Books A Pretty Face by Rafael Reig and Paul Hammond Paperback, 181 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Pretty FaceAuthorRafael Reig and Paul Hammond Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Maria Dolores Esquibar, a popular author of children's novels, enlists the service of Carlos Clot, private eye extraordinaire, and tries to solve her own murder. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about A Pretty Face Review Book Reviews Dead In Madrid, And Looking For Your Own Murderer February 26, 2009 A dead heroine with a mad scientist husband seeks her own killer in a parallel-universe Spain occupied by U.S. forces. A Pretty Face, by Spanish noir writer Rafael Reig, is anything but an open-and-shut case.