Thorndike Press

Queen of Bones

  • Teresa Dovalpage
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  • ISBN-10: 1432886363
  • ISBN-13: 9781432886363
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 374 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2021

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A Havana Mystery

Juan, a Cuban who has settled in Albuquerque, returns to Havana for the first time since fleeing Cuba by raft twenty years ago. He hopes to reconnect with Victor, his best friend from college, and to discover what has become of two ex-girlfriends, Elsa and Rosita. Juan is surprised to learn that Victor has become Victoria and runs a popular drag show. Elsa has married a wealthy foreigner, and Rosita works at the Havana cemetery. When one of these women turns up dead, it will cost Padrino, a Santería priest and former detective on the Havana police force, more than he expects to untangle the group’s lies and hunt down the killer.


Customer Reviews

“[An] enticing second Havana mystery . . . Dovalpage skillfully evokes the lights and shadows of life in Cuba . . . Vibrant supporting characters such as Padrino, a Santería priest, and Lt. Marlene Martínez, a police detective, lend color. This moving tale of love, loss, greed, and betrayal will also appeal to non-mystery readers.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Cuba shines here, as Havana native Dovalpage contrasts its politics and society over a generation, making this a good bet for armchair travelers as well as mystery buffs.”

— Booklist