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Havana Sleeping by Martin Davies
  

Havana Sleeping

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Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2015.

A tale of early espionage and skulduggery that spills over from London to Cuba. George Blackhouse is immensely flattered when promoted and sent to Havana with his wife to investigate the strange goings-on of various ships in and out of the busy port. An American vessel catches his interest. Blackhouse has no idea he was sent out as a pawn and it was thought he was not intelligent enough to see what was really going on. When he befriends an enigmatic lady and delves into areas he was not expected to notice the plot becomes highly intriguing.

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Synopsis

Havana Sleeping by Martin Davies

Havana in the 1850s is a city as dangerous as it is exotic. The murder of a humble night watchman at the British Consulate seems to worry neither the Consul nor the police. But one person cared for the old man. The enigmatic courtesan Leonarda will not rest until she understands the mystery of his death. In wintry England, George Backhouse is plucked from obscurity in the Foreign Office and given an unexpected promotion. His task: to travel to Cuba and take a stand against the illegal slave trade still flourishing there. But Havana is a tinderbox of intrigue. As the great powers of the region conspire against each other with increasing ruthlessness for control of the island, Backhouse comes to see that the most innocent of actions could spark a devastating war. To protect their interests, the powers-that-be in Whitehall are prepared to turn a blind eye to many things. Leonarda will not. But what of George Backhouse?

About the Author

Martin Davies

Martin Davies grew up in North West England. He has travelled widely, including in the Middle East and India, and his plan for THE CONJUROR'S BIRD was put together on a trekking holiday in Greenland. He lives in South West London and works for the BBC as a producer.

Photograph © Jerry Bauer

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Book Info

Publication date

26th March 2015

Author

Martin Davies

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340980477

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