Havana Blue (Mario Conde Mystery 3) (Mario Conde Investigates)

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Havana Blue (Mario Conde Mystery 3) (Mario Conde Investigates)

Havana Blue (Mario Conde Mystery 3) (Mario Conde Investigates)

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Conde works to find the truth about his comrade of old, (now a hero), who may not be all he appeared to be. Situated along the Straits of Florida, the capital of Cuba has been through several identities: Spanish colonial settlement, mobster rule in the 1930s, glamour of the 1950s, Cuban revolution and, most recently, a cultural renaissance. These novels are about the transcendental life of the imagination as well as death and detection; it is this that makes them such distinctive reading. But the prefatory note is a meditation on the possibilities of "reality", and Conde continues writing his novel in his head. The Times 'Blending noirish police procedural with vivid images of life in contemporary Cuba, Padura has produced another gem in the third of his Havana Quartet (after Havana Black and Havana Red).

But Havana Blue seems even more melancholy (though Mario gets the girl, in a sense) and more critical (if I'm not forgetting some of the critical edge of the books translated earlier). p>Pamela Ruiz came to Cuba in the 1990s and fell in love, both with the country and her husband, Cuban artist Damian Aquiles.And that means spending a lot of time with Tamara, and facing up to the unprofessional possibilities that arise there.

While she claims to be mystified by her husband vanishing, swearing that he was an honest public servant, Tamara remains high on Conde's list of suspects even as he struggles to master his desire for her. Padura uses the elements of a police procedural to criticize the political and social structures of the society in which the action takes place.The fact that this novel, the first of three, was written by a Cuban resident and not a Cuban exile gives it a certain sterility and dry quality one can imagine. Their beautiful petal pattern is a true timeless classic - it’s the kind of design that works wonderfully well in both modern homes and heritage interiors alike. At age thirty-four, with two divorces behind him, he drinks too much rum and smokes two packs a day. The author uses the narrative to provide a portrait of Havana and its people under a totalitarian regime that only allows the most basic forms of freedom. The male characters are obsessed with women, but it doesn't go much deeper than the appreciation of anatomy.

This third installment in the Mario Conde series tracks the disappearance of our police-lieutenant hero's boyhood friend while navigating the usual deceptions and pitfalls (a femme fatale included) on the way to the discovery.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don't visit. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Published a decade ago but only recently translated into English these award-winning detective novels broke new ground in Cuba with their gritty and very real depictions of Havana life and their flawed protagonist, Lieutenant Mario Conde, revitalising a genre characterised previously by party line-toeing plots and detectives. Anti-hero, Lieutenant Mario Conde of the Havana Police Department, known as "the Count," is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover.



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