Book Club

The Transparency of Time

Leonardo Padura’s The Transparency of Time is a fusion of contemporary noir and historical adventure set in Havana, Cuba. The recovery of a stolen statue for an old school friend, Bobby, should be a straightforward job for ex-cop Mario Conde. Only Bobby has been lying…
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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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Love the Dutch

On the Radar — There are a lot of great crime books coming out in the next couple of weeks, but we think the pick of the bunch is the debut from Holland, which starts off our column this week. Butterfly on the Storm is…
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