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Grab a Snake by the Tail

Written by Leonardo Padura, translated by Peter Bush — For decades, glimpses into Cuban life were hard to come by, and for Americans will be harder to come by again with renewed travel restrictions. English-language crime fiction about contemporary Cuba also has been sparse, despite…
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Ghosts of Havana

Written by Todd Moss — The long tail of the failed American invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs swings around to sting a married couple in this present-day political thriller – third in a series by former US State Department diplomat Todd Moss. With…
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The Poisoned Pawn

Written by Peggy Blair — Like many other crime fiction readers, I was bowled over by Canadian author Peggy Blair’s debut novel The Beggars’ Opera – available in the UK as Midnight in Havana. So, I was eagerly awaiting the second in the series. The…
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Interview: Peggy Blair

Based in Ottawa, Peggy Blair had a career as a human rights lawyer before she became a crime novelist. Though she battled to get it published, her debut The Beggar’s Opera (Midnight in Havana here in the UK) won plaudits far behond Canada’s borders and…
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Voodoo Eyes

Written by Nick Stone — PI Max Mingus has settled into his routine of investigating cheating spouses when what would usually be a fairly standard case turns decidedly not-so-standard. However, that case takes a swift back seat when Max gets a call from his old…
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Live by Night

Written by Dennis Lehane — Live By Night is the second book in a trilogy in which Lehane is exploring mid-20th century America. The first, The Given Day, was published to great acclaim in 2008, and fans have been looking forward to Live by Night…
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