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'A complex and cleverly imagined story set in Crete after the German invasion in 1941 which shows Pastor totally in command of her exhaustive research and writing at the peak of her powers.' Shots Magazine
'Padura  encompasses the whole richness of modern Cuban and Jewish history. This is a major novel and a testament to Padura’s stature as a writer.' Booklist

Out now in Europe and in North America. Buy HERE.


 In May 1941,Wehrmacht officer Bora is sent to Crete, recently occupied by the German army, and must investigate the brutal murder of a Red Cross representative befriended by SS-Chief Himmler. All the clues lead to a platoon of trigger-happy German paratroopers but the truth may be more complex.
Bora takes to the mountains of Crete to solve the case, navigating his way between local bandits and foreign resistance fighters. Carrying Joyce’s Ulysses in his pocket, Bora starts a perilous odyssey of his own. With echoes of Claus von Stauffenberg, Bora is torn between his duty as an officer and his integrity as a human being. 
Praise for the Martin Bora series: 
Tin Sky is the best crime novel of the month. This fine story is packed with tense moments and moral ambiguity.” Times 
Dark Song of Blood is historical crime fiction at its best, vividly re-creating the atmosphere of a city occupied by an increasingly desperate army.” Sunday Times 

Book Events

A reminder for tomorrow: Come and have a glass of wine with four of the best women authors in the genre: Johana Gustawsson,  Andrée A Michaud, Henrietta Rose-Innes and Teresa Solana, speaking about their novels.Tuesday, 28 March, 6:30pm:
Waterstones, 19-21 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 1BJ 
It is free but places are limited so please reserve by emailing

April 5 at Daunt Books Marylebone:
Leonardo Padura is Cuba's most celebrated living novelist, and Heretics is the fifth of his best-selling novels featuring police inspector Mario Conde, who enjoys a drink and would rather be a writer.  Conde is back in a sweeping novel of art-theft, anti-Semitism and family tragedy.  The book is both a detective story and a historical drama and as usual the moral complexity of modern day Havana is brilliantly realised.

Joining Leonardo to discuss his novel will be literary critic Gaby Wood. Gaby is the Literary Director to the Booker Prize Foundation and former head of books at The Daily Telegraph.

DAUNT BOOKS, 84 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW
Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 7:00PM. Tickets are free but call the shop on 020 7224 2295 to reserve your place or follow this LINK

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