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Paisaje de Otono: Autumn Landscape (Mario Conde #4)

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One autumn night, a group of fishermen discovers a corpse on a beach in Havana. The victim, Miguel Forcade Mier, has been brutally murdered and abandoned in a terrible state. This crime will resurface an old conspiracy loaded with corruption and frustrated ambitions. Forcade had officially been in charge after the revolution of the expropriation of artistic valuables from ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by TusQuets
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Laura
From BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Drama:
Lieutenant Mario Conde has been suspended for taking a well-deserved pop at a fellow officer. But Major Rangel is short of staff and has to call Conde in for a case involving the disappearance of a Cuban with U.S. citizenship who has come home to visit his family. The final story in the Havana Quartet.

directed by Mary Peate
Solistas
Apr 17, 2016 Solistas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το τελευταίο μέρος της αρχικής τετραλογίας με πρωταγωνιστή τον Μάριο Κοντε κ μάλλον το καλύτερο μαζί με τις Μάσκες (3ο βιβλιο), το Havana Black βρίσκει τον ήρωα λίγο πριν τα 36α γενέθλια του κ ενώ η κάτοικοι της Αβάνα περιμένουν τον τυφώνα Felix να σαρώσει την πόλη.

Όπως κ στα προηγούμενα μέρη έτσι κ δω ο Παδουρα γύρω απο ενα θέμα διαφθοράς της κυβέρνησης της Κούβας στήνει ενα περιφερειακό μυστήριο για να εστιασει στο ψυχισμό του ήρωα που προσπαθεί να διαφύγει απτην πορεία που έχει πάρει η ζωή το
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Dimitrije Vojnov
Sep 07, 2015 Dimitrije Vojnov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pročitao sam JESENJI PEJZAŽ Leonarda Padure. Ključni adut ovog romana jeste zanimljiv kubanski milje koji opisuje pisac JOŠ UVEK nastanjen na Kubi. Sve drugo je u rasponu od korektnog do blago diskutabilnog. Ipak, vrlo je zanimljivo da je Padura uspeo da napiše čitavu seriju krimića o inspektoru Mariju Kondeu i njegovim istragama zločina u Havani, i da u njima zadrži i jednu društvenokritičku dimenziju. JESENJI PEJZAŽ je po mnogo čemu krajnje konvencionalni krimić. Ipak, prepoznatljivo je da Pad ...more
Nick
It's autumn in Havana, hurricane season and the gathering of many threads in the Havana Quartet. A former high-ranking official in charge of the disposition of property left by the bourgeoise after the revolution has returned to Havana and turned up dead and sexually mutilated. The Count, ready to resign from the police force, is pressured into solving this one last case by his new boss, who has the power to grant him his request or to prolong the agony which is caused principally by the house-c ...more
Alfredo
Jul 28, 2015 Alfredo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: negra
Luego de un no muy bueno tercer volumen dedicado a las andanzas del detective Mario Conde, vuelve Padura a la carga con Paisaje de otoño... y queda espléndido. La excelente manufactura de la obra me lleva a pensar que la hipótesis vertida en este mismo espacio a propósito del proceso de escritura de Máscaras, consistente en que, hacia el final del mismo, el propio Padura se hartó del tono petulante y sobrado que había asumido y corrigió el rumbo en la medida de lo posible, tiene muchos visos de ...more
Fabio Tassi
Jul 06, 2014 Fabio Tassi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: narrativa, noir, italiano
L'ultima stagione di Mario Conde.
Con questo volume si conclude il fatidico anno 1989 e si completa l'ultimo tassello nella tetralogia delle stagioni di Mario Conde, tenente investigativo della polizia dell'Avana. In tre giorni di sfida contro il tempo riesce a risolvere l'ennesimo caso di omicidio; recuperare tesori nascosti ed ormai perduti nell'oblio; precipitare ancora una volta in un abisso di bugie, ipocrisie, malaffari, corruzioni e tradimenti tipici della società cubana post-rivoluzionari
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Dave Riley
I intend to write a more general review of the crime fiction of Leonardo Padura Fuentes. While I'm no expert on Cuban literature I'm going back and forth between Padura and those fellow crime writes, unlike Padura, such as José Latour, who have turned their back on the revolution in order to get a feel for the fictional dialogue that is in motion.

And it is fascinating -- almost, in its own way, unique. If there is indeed a Havana Noir driven by evil and violence -- where is that coming from? Wha
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Bernardo
Aug 19, 2015 Bernardo rated it really liked it
Por un error o un presagio del destino, terminé leyendo el último volumen de la tetralogía de Mario Conde como si fuese el tercero. Espero que al empezar con "Máscaras", pueda llenar algunas leves lagunas que para nada impidieron el disfruté de esta última aventura que cimenta las aventuras de este detective entre los disfrutes más pródigos que me he dado. Padura logró que yo quisiera ser Mario Conde, y sólo en esa afirmación baso lo muchísimos que me ha gustado leer sobre sus altibajos y la cap ...more
Florencia Quarneti
First book by Padura I've read and I liked it very much. If you can, read it in Spanish because he has a beautiful literary style (although sometimes I needed a Cuban-Argentine dictionary!). I will try to read the whole series
Michael
This final volume of Padura’s “Havana Quartet” is an excellent Cuban police procedural, providing us with a murder mystery, insights into the exile community in Florida, the life of the masses still on the island, and the machinations of the Party hacks.
Nicolas
Jan 23, 2016 Nicolas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
muy Bueno.
Bettie☯
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Jacob DelValley
May 24, 2016 Jacob DelValley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Good
Anna
Dec 31, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good, engaging detective story. Loved the descriptions of Cuba and I liked the hurricane approaching that hung over the story. I would definitely read more by this guy.
Brook
Jan 27, 2008 Brook rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok. i love a good mystery and when I read this one, I did want to read the quintet it comes from. I suggest reading it plus i reviewed it a few issues back in nat creole.com
francois
Apr 20, 2007 francois rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all and sundry
A wonderful book about Cuba by an author who lives in Havana in love with his country yet unafraid to be critical of the regime. Sensual,lyrical mystery novel with a great cop.
Poppy
Jan 31, 2012 Poppy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
We continue to follow mario, The reluctant Police officer through havana. Meeting his friends, his loves, his politics... A great novel.
Anita
Dec 12, 2015 Anita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
interesting features connected to Cuban history, but the guy needs to do a gender analysis.
Joyce Yarrow
Feb 03, 2012 Joyce Yarrow rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
The mystery is secondary - the atmosphere first rate. Wonderful backstreet view of Havana!
Quentin
Jun 15, 2008 Quentin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read a lot of Cuban literature so this was interesting. And a good detective novel to boot!
Vanessa
Aug 23, 2010 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fake Matisse? Whoa yeah. My only complaint is the lack of love interest for Conde.
Patricia
Una noir latinoamericana muy buena.
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Leonardo Padura Fuentes (born 1955) is a Cuban novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba's best known writers internationally. In English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. He has written movie scripts, two books of short stories and a series of detective novels translated into 10 languages. In 2012, Fuentes was awarded ...more
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