By Carol O'Connell
2010 Retail ePub
A reclusive senior citizen kills an intruder—but there's extra to the tale. In Carol O'Connell's new novel long island urban officer Kathleen Mallory purges a lady of her mysterious past—and the flesh-and-blood ghosts of a violent kin legacy.
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Compliment for the Havana Quartet:
“Havana crimson, one other winner from sour Lemon Press. ”—The long island Times
“Overlaid with a wealthy smoky patina, an environment that reeks of slums and riches, cigar smoke and unique perfumes. ”—The Independent
“Talk approximately unforeseen discoveries, the Havana Quartet is a revelation. With a nod to Key Largo and a digital bow to The Maltese Falcon, those novels are finally concerning the redemptive nature of timeless friendship and the doubtless harmful nature of timeless love. ”—The Atlantic Monthly
“Drenched with that beguiling otherness so attractive to enthusiasts of mysteries of alternative cultures, it is going to additionally attract those that take pleasure in the sultry lyricism of James Lee Burke. ”—Booklist
The fourth name of the prize-winning Havana Quartet.
Twenty-four-year-old Lissette Delgado was once crushed, raped, after which strangled with a towel. Marijuana is located in her residence and her cloth cabinet is suspiciously past the technique of a highschool instructor. Lieutenant Conde is burdened via “the maximum authority” to finish this research fast whilst likelihood leads him into the hands of an attractive redhead, a saxophone participant who stocks his love for jazz and battling fi sh.
This is a Havana of crumbling, grand constructions, secrets and techniques hidden in the back of pale doorways, and corruption. For an writer dwelling in Cuba, Leonardo Padura is remarkably outspoken concerning the failings of Fidel Castro’s regime. but it is a eulogy of Cuba, its lifetime of track, intercourse, and the good friendships of these who elected to stick and struggle for survival.
On a chilly evening almost immediately sooner than Christmas, an immigrant road seller is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano. the closest witnesses to the development are the travelers who were looking the man's wares prior to his demise -- pretend purses of each dressmaker label -- yet they've got visible not anything that may be of a lot aid to the police.
While the physique of guy is located in a canal, broken by way of the tides, wearing no pockets, and donning just one shoe, Brunetti has little to paintings with. No neighborhood has filed a missing-person file, and no lodge visitors have disappeared. the place was once the crime scene? and the way can Brunetti determine the fellow whilst he can’t exhibit photos of his face?
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Ice never fought each other. Divisional boundaries kept them apart. But a sense of duty brought them together in spirit, and both men joined the Los Angeles Police Department and continued fighting out of the ring--this time in the war against crime. Blanchard cracked the baffling Boulevard-Citizens bank robbery case in 1939, and captured thrill-killer Tomas Dos Santos; Bleichert served with distinction during the '43 Zoot Suit Wars. And now they are both officers in Central Division: Mr. Fire, 32, a sergeant in the prestigious Warrants Squad; Mr.
Skirmishing broke out inland: navy personnel from the Chavez Ravine naval base versus pachucos in Alpine and Palo Verde. Word hit the papers that the zooters were packing Nazi regalia along with their switchblades, and hundreds of in-uniform soldiers, sailors and marines descended on downtown LA, armed with two-by-fours and baseball bats. An equal number of pachucos were supposed to be forming by the Brew 102 Brewery in Boyle Heights, supplied with similar weaponry. Every Central Division patrolman was called in to duty, then issued a World War I tin hat and an oversize billy club known as a nigger knocker.
And, of course, we became partners. Looking back, I know that the man possessed no gift of prophecy; he simply worked to assure his own future, while I skated uncertainly toward mine. It was his flat-voiced "Cherchez la femme" that still haunts me. Because our partnership was nothing but a bungling road to the Dahlia. And in the end, she was to own the two of us completely. I Fire and Ice CHAPTER ONE The road to the partnership began without my knowing it, and it was a revival of the Blanchard-Bleichert fight brouhaha that brought me the word.