Death Comes In Through The Kitchen: A Cuban Mystery

Author:   Teresa Dovalpage
Publisher:   Soho Press
ISBN:  

9781641290197


Pages:   1
Publication Date:   12 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Teresa Dovalpage
Publisher:   Soho Press
Imprint:   Soho Press
Weight:   0.368kg
ISBN:  

9781641290197


ISBN 10:   1641290196
Pages:   1
Publication Date:   12 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Praise for Death Comes in through the Kitchen Dovalpage's first crime novel is a well-cooked stew of culture and cuisine . . . [A] stunningly unexpected conclusion. --The Taos News [A] dazzling culinary mystery . . . Those expecting a traditional food cozy will be happily surprised. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review The parade of colorful characters helps Dovalpage paint a vivid portrait of late Castro-era Cuba. --Kirkus Reviews Don't let the title and included Cuban recipes mislead you into thinking this is a cozy--this novel shows the gritty side of Cuba. --Library Journal [Dovalpage] creates a m lange of clashing cultures, multilayered deception, even traditional Cuban recipes, that are both entertainment and a revealing expos of how a strangled society bypasses laws to survive, and dare to enjoy, daily life. --Booklist I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through Cuba via Matt's naive perceptions, and look forward to the next in this series from Dovalpage--because there's sure to be more about this set of wild and eccentric characters. --Kingdom Books Dovalpage does a magnificent job at describing the beauty of Havana, a city caught in the past... An intriguing murder mystery that is heavy with political undertones. --Fresh Fiction A fascinating book . . . Five stars. --Fangirl Nation A lively murder mystery with a Cuban culinary twist. Teresa Dovalpage brings Havana--with its rampant shortages, schemes, and sensuality--to vivid life. Studded with food blogs by a murdered Cuban chef and the efforts of her hapless American fianc , this is a dark comedy bursting with cultural history and recipes. --Cristina Garc a, New York Times bestselling author of Dreaming in Cuban Death Comes in through the Kitchen might be a story about death, but it's also alive with authentic cubanidad, intrigue, humor, delicious recipes, and complex characters. Beautifully written and bursting with surprises! --Margarita Engle, author of Mountain Dog and National Young People's Poet Laureate The crime and the recipes take a back seat to the rich flavor the author provides of a culture and a country so close to the US and yet so far away. --Reviewing the Evidence From tantalizing recipes to irresistible scenes of seduction, Death Comes in through the Kitchen provides a sumptuous feast for readers, who will fly through the pages to uncover not only the culprit, but also to discover the true identity of the victim. In her debut crime novel, Teresa Dovalpage delivers her signature sass and bawdy wit, while rendering a bittersweet portrayal of Cuba in the last years of Castro's reign. --Lorraine M. L pez, author of Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories and The Darling You've never read a mystery like this one! In Dovalpage's Cuba, love, murder, food and politics form a deliciously dark and funny stew. --Chantel Acevedo, author of The Distant Marvels and The Living Infinite Eye opening, a cultural tour that I enjoyed taking. --Book Dilettante (blog) Praise for the work of Teresa Dovalpage A rich and perceptive portrayal of daily life in Cuba. --Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel [A] piquant coming-of-age novel. --O Magazine Amusing, observant . . . Dovalpage's sense of place and devastating depiction of prejudice in 1980s Cuba make this a worthwhile debut. --The Miami Herald


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Teresa Dovalpage was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1966. She earned her BA in English literature and an MA in Spanish literature at the University of Havana, and her PhD in Latin American literature at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of twelve other works of fiction and three plays, and is the winner of the Rinc n de la Victoria Award and a finalist for the Herralde Award. She lives in New Mexico.

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