COLD HAVANA GROUND.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Akashic Books. (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel to be published in English by one of the three "fathers" of Cuban crime fiction - "Cuban Noir" mystery based on actual events in Cuba involving three Afro-Cuban religions: Santeria, Palo Monte, and the Abakua Secret Society. Based on the Havana police records, this is quthentic look into little-known aspects of Cuban society: when a Chinese cadaver is stolen from a cemetery in Havana, the Cuban police are stumped. Their investigation leads to a priest in the Abakua Secret Society. Translated from the Spanish by Marjorie Moore. Dust jacket praise from Martin Cruz Smith, Lawrence Block and others. Map endpapers. 300 pp. plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements. ISBN: 1-888451521.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)