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Havana Black

(2006)
(The second book in the Mario Conde Mystery series)
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The brutally mutilated body of Miguel Forcade is discovered washed up on a Havana beach. Head smashed in by a baseball bat, genitals cut off by a dull knife. Forcade was once responsible for the confiscation of art works from the bourgeoisie fleeing the revolution. Had he really returned from exile just to visit his ailing father?

The novel evokes the disillusion of a generation, many of them veterans of the war in Angola, discovering the corruption of those who preceded them. Yet it is a eulogy of Cuba, its life of music, sex and the great friendships of the people who elected to stay and fight for survival.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Leonardo Padura's Havana Black

Paperback Editions

April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Havana Black: A Mario Conde Mystery (Mario Conde Investigates)
Author(s): Leonard Padura
ISBN: 1-904738-15-X / 978-1-904738-15-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2006 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Havana Black: A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery (Mario Conde Investigates)
Author(s): Leonardo Padura
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Havana Black: A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery (Mario Conde Investigates)
Author(s): Leonardo Padura
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA