Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet (Mario Conde Mystery) by Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Peter Bush (Translator)

bookshelves: autumn-2014, cuba, mystery-thriller, play-dramatisation, noir, series, radio-4, published-2001

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read on November 29, 2014


Description: Lieutenant Conde goes on a trip through his childhood Havana haunts when a young female schoolteacher at his old school is murdered. And could it be that Conde has finally met the woman of his dreams? Dramatisation of the second novel in the Havana Quartet series.
Directed by Mary Peate
Leonardo Padura’s series, published in English as the Havana Quartet, is set over the course of 1989.

Leonardo Padura is a novelist and journalist who was born in 1955 in Havana where he still lives. He has published a number of short-story collections and literary essays but he is best known internationally for the Havana Quartet series, all featuring Inspector Mario Conde.

What a lovely discovery this series is. Recommended.

3.5* Havana Blue
3.5* Havana Gold

In 1998, Padura won the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers and in; 2012, he was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba’s national literary award.

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