The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado

The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado Author : Marele Day
Country : Australia

Marele Day’s third crime novel, The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado (1993), is once again set in Sydney, Australia. Performer Dolores Delgado dances with style until the night she collapses on stage and dies without regaining consciousness.

Marele Day’s third crime novel, The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado (1993), is once again set in Sydney, Australia. Performer Dolores Delgado dances with style until the night she collapses on stage and dies without regaining consciousness. The death looks suspicious to PI Claudia Valentine, who was hired to help Dolores track down fabulous dress shops, but the police won’t investigate. So, armed with keys to Dolores’s apartment, she explores the dancer’s life—or lives: Dolores’s effects include three passports bearing different names, business suits, a company credit card and a book on doing business with the Japanese. Early in the investigation someone takes an interest in Claudia: after she is nearly run over, she acquires a persistent, yet amateurish, trail. The more Claudia uncovers—a businessman sugar daddy, a recent trip to a tourist town that seems much too bland for the flamboyant tango artiste—the more she realizes she didn’t know Dolores at all. Day’s story is as tough and outrageous as the characters who populate it. Dolores is quite a character, and Day plays her for all she’s worth. (adapted from Publisher’s Weekly)

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