Death Laid Bare in Havana

Hernán Rivera Letelier

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 2017. 177 PAGES.

The son of a wealthy businessman from Antofagasta disappears without a trace in Havana after being accused of murder. When the Cuban police fail to find him, at the suggestion of an enigmatic redhead the father hires the most famous detective in his home city to find the young man, dead or alive.
And so Tuta Gutiérrez and his assistant Sister Tegualda set out for Cuba, where their investigation takes them into the murky world of Havana nightclubs.
In Death Laid Bare in Havana, Hernán Rivera Letelier captures the overwhelming sensuality of the Cuban capital with his unique prose. This adventure sees the action play out to the catchy beat of reggaeton, featuring horrendous cannibalism and the ever-present mutual attraction between the Chilean detective and the beautiful nun.

«Hernán Rivera Letelier, poet of the harsh Atacama desert, cantor for those cast aside after the decline of the saltpetre industry, creator of magical universes (...) is the latest major crime writer in Spanish to emerge.»
Juan Carlos Galindo, El Pais

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