Who Killed Palomino Molero?

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Who Killed Palomino Molero?
First edition (Spanish)
Author Mario Vargas Llosa
Original title ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero?
Country Peru
Language Spanish
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Seix Barral
Publication date

Who Killed Palomino Molero? (Spanish: ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? ) is a 1986 novel by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

The book begins with the discovery of the brutally murdered body of a young recruit, Palomino Molero, from a nearby military base in northern Peru. Vargas Llosa uses the structure of a murder mystery to examine the darker side of human nature, corruption, and class prejudice in Peru of the 1950s.