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

FREE Shipping

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

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

RRP: £8.99
Price: £4.495
£4.495 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


Padura intersperses the narrative with several flashbacks to fill in backgrounds and relationships with the people who populate the story.

The "Cuban Series" Havana blue Sparring glove is a Professional Pre-Fight glove that comes in Blue and handcrafted in Querétaro, Mexico. On a certain level, Padura's work invokes the creative process, as does the journey of Montero's journalist. But as a window on Cuba, on a particular kind of Anglo-loving Cuban frame of mind (it's largely music and literature from the U.The second book in the series, Havana Gold (1994), has just been published in English, to complete the Quartet. Anti-hero, Lieutenant Mario Conde of the Havana Police Department, known as "the Count," is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover.

His Havana series crime novels featuring the detective Mario Conde, published in English by Bitter Lemon Press, have been translated into many languages and have won literary prizes around the world. Both Mayra Montero and Leonardo Padura draw on the lush inheritance of pre-revolutionary Cuba, a period of almost hallucinatory cruelty and voluptuousness. We know that mugs, figurines, puzzles and clothes are the best gift for everyone, regardless of age or interest. Larger than average (4-5cm diameter) flowers appear for many months from early summer above the clumps of yellow-green foliage. Crumbling pastel-coloured facades line its streets, parked vintage cars evoke times past, live music permeates the air.Havana police lieutenant Mario Conde awakes on January 1, 1989, with a pounding New Year's Eve hangover and an uncomfortable assignment: the reported disappearance of Rafael Mor"n Rodr"guez, a charismatic and influential politico in Cuba's ruling nomenklatura. Mario's boss has a romantic attachment to Havana cigars, which he smokes slowly and with orgasmic pleasure.

Every stage of the probe is punctuated by nostalgic flashbacks-back in the day, Conde and his best friend Skinny Carlos hopelessly loved Tamara and her sister Aymara-followed by Conde's self-recrimination over his current mediocrity. The good thing about this though is that they are also still flowering when all the others are winding down for the winter, providing late season colour and a let source of nectar for any pollinators if the weather remains mild. The books cuts back and forth between Conde’s memories of high school and the present as he tries to figure out if the too-good-to-be-true Rafael Morin is really the upright comrade everyone says he is.Please note: if Government advice or our staffing situation suddenly prevents us from dispatching, then rest assured that your plants will be reserved and cared for until such a time as we can dispatch again. He was at high-school with the man but, more importantly, had lusted after Tamara, the girl who married Morin. Though it’s the middle of a weekend, he is asked to urgently investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rafael Morin, a high-level business manager in the Cuban nomenklatura. Enter your tracking number and postcode there and you will be able to track the progess of your parcel(s). Padura uses the elements of a police procedural to criticize the political and social structures of the society in which the action takes place.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop