Criminal Element: Four Seasons in Havana

A scene from the Netflix series Four Seasons in Havana
A scene from the Netflix series Four Seasons in Havana

My latest entanglement with the Criminal Element takes me across the Florida Strait to the land of mojitos:

The Las cuatro estaciones (Four Seasons in Havana) detective novels have brought Leonardo Padura fame, a certain amount of financial and political independence, a visit by Anthony Bourdain … and now, a four-part series on Netflix. As you might gather from the title, each book (and episode) takes place in a different season in Cuba’s grand, haunted ruin of a capitol—though, in the tropics, seasons are marked mostly by whether the water in the air is humidity, rain, or both…

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