Leave it all up to me (Dejen todo en mis manos)

Leave it all up to me (Dejen todo en mis manos)

Novel | Penguin Random House , 2007 | 121 pages
A fairly unsuccessful writer who finds himself in a somewhat desperate financial situation is offered a deal by an editor. The company will give him an advance and publish his novel if he can discover the whereabouts of a certain Juan Pérez who had earlier sent them an exception manuscript from Penurias,a town far from the capital, without a return address. The writer accepts the assignment, and in his improvised role as a detective, travels to the town to try to locate the person behind theapparent pseudonym.

From this moment on, suppositions and investigations get all mixed up in his adventures as a writer turned detective: his contacts with the town prostitute, with the old, now retired school teacher, with the local columnist, with a rather impassioned amateur poetess, with a childhood enemy and with an enchanting travel companion who in the end is to help him solve the mystery of the unknown writer.

Written under the guise of a detective novel with abundant doses of humour.

Dejen todo en mis manos is beautiful, meaningful, and important….it is not only a good way to spend some time, but also provides us with keys for understanding a part of the savage spirit of our times….  Hotel Kafka

Published in Spanish world-wide by Random House Mondadori/   Brasil Rocco Editora / Francia Éditions  de L’Arbre