Havana Red by Leonardo Padura, Peter Bush (Translator)


Description: Lieutenant Mario Conde’s fondly held prejudices are tested by this case involving a man found strangled in Havana Woods wearing a beautiful red dress. A dramatisation of the third story in the Havana Quartet.

Directed by Mary Peate

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.

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.

3.5* Havana Blue
3.5* Havana Gold
4* Havana Red

NB wiki sourced: The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is celebrated by various Christian denominations. The origins of the feast are less than certain and may have derived from the dedication of three basilicas on Mount Tabor. The feast was present in various forms by the 9th century, and in the Western Church was made a universal feast on August 6th by Pope Callixtus III to commemorate the Siege of Belgrade (1456).

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