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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Another great read from an author who brings to life his less-than-heroic characters and also the country they live in. Padura's characters are the same age as him, approaching 40 in the 1990s, "a faceless, aimless, gutless generation. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

An old school acquaintance is missing, and Mario's reflections on his school years (and his infatuation with that missing friend's now-wife, Tamara) occupy a considerable portion of the novel, notable for both nostalgia and cutting satire of both the educational system of Communism and the still existing class structure of the school and the state.Rafael Morín considered “an immaculate trustworthy comrade” had been reported missing by his wife the day before. Conde is a bit of a loner, with a goldfish named Rufino, and who hums "Strawberry Fields Forever" when he needs a lift out of depression. The Tom Ford eyewear collection contains vintage inspired frames that remind us of Hollywood chic, with many of the frames featuring statement bold chunky geek styles, all with detailed and exquisite craftsmanship. Unfortunately, with the current Brexit situation, we are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The story concerns the disappearance of a businessman (actually, someone in a Government ministry, since this is Cuba). One of the attractions of this novel is that the investigation forces detective Mario Conde into remembering a long period of his life in high school when he fell in love for the first time. Simply enter how many square metres you’ll need and we’ll tell you how many boxes are required to cover this area.

There are some excellent descriptive passages in this book, and colourful characters, often unrelated to the plot, that lift it above the average detective genre. Certainly he's sick of hearing everyone sing Rafael's praises, as he goes on interviews seeking a clue to the disappearance. 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. This was because many plants would be dormant during this time of the year and foliage would either be reduced or absent, making them easier to post.

Anti-hero, Lieutenant Mario Conde of the Havana Police Department, known as "the Count," is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover. 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). Inspired by traditional Moroccan patterns, these delightful tiles offer an intoxicating mix of geometric motifs and subtle colours. By drawing inspiration from fine British design traditions, we are able to connect with those who love and appreciate this rich, craft heritage. While pursuing the case in a decaying but adored Havana, Conde confronts his lost love for Tamara and the dreams and illusions of his generation.Publishers Weekly 'Drenched with that beguiling otherness so appealing to fans of mysteries of other cultures, it will also appeal to those who appreciate the sultry lyricism of James Lee Burke.



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