Latin America

The Man Who Made a Brazilian Cop a Hero

A former professor became one of Latin America's most successful crime novelists.

Not the most popular.

Photographer: Nadia Sussman/Bloomberg

Walking on Rio de Janeiro's cratered sidewalks in March, novelist Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza tripped and fell on the pavement. He broke his nose in three places and needed a dozen stitches inside his mouth, but his real worry was about an appointment.

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