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Publisher Description

Leonardo Padura’s gripping new mystery breaks with the traditions of the detective novel, tracing the provenance of a mystical statue through history, from the Crusades to modern-day Havana.

Mario Conde is facing down his sixtieth birthday. What does he have to show for his decades on the planet? A failing body, a slower mind, and a decrepit country, in which both the ideals and failures of the Cuban Revolution are being swept away in favour of a new and newly cosmopolitan worship of money.

Rescue comes in the form of a new case: an old Marxist turned flamboyant practitioner of Santería appears on the scene to engage Conde to track down a stolen statue of the Virgen de Regla—a black Madonna. This sets Conde on a quest that spans from the Crusades to present day Havana, by way of the Spanish Civil War. He must uncover the true provenance of the Madonna and solve the two murders triggered by the theft of the statue.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
10 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bitter Lemon Press Ltd.
SIZE
1.4
MB

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