Books by Leonardo Padura

Leonardo Padura was born in 1955 in Havana. He is a prize winning novelist, essayist, journalist and scriptwriter. International fame came with the publication of the Havana Quartet, all featuring Lieutenant Mario Conde, of which Havana Black is the secon

HERETICS by Leonardo Padura
Released: March 14, 2017

"Padura capably works here in Perez-Reverte territory, where art and ideas meet mayhem. Smart and satisfying though too long by 100 pages."
Cuban mysterian Padura (The Man Who Loved Dogs, 2013, etc.) returns with another installment in his Mario Conde detective series, this one following a Rembrandt portrait over centuries and continents. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO LOVED DOGS by Leonardo Padura
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Long but without excess; philosophically charged but swiftly moving. A superb intellectual mystery."
Cuban writer Padura delivers a complex, ever deepening tale of politics and intrigue worthy of an Alan Furst or Roberto Bolaño. Read full book review >
HAVANA BLUE by Leonardo Padura
Released: June 1, 2007

"Padura's first Conde novel, though the third translated into English (Havana Black, 2006, etc.), features a political smoke-and-mirrors mystery wrapped in a dusky narrative of grim, sophisticated humor."
Is foul play involved in the vanishing of a popular Cuban politician, or is it another kind of crime? Read full book review >