Brand-new stories by: Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonia Parra, Bernardo Fern ndez Bef, scar de la Borbolla, Rolo D ez, Victor Luiz Gonz lez, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hern ndez Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde, and Julia Rodr guez. Paco Ignacio Taibo II
was born in Gij n, Spain, and has lived in Mexico since 1958. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world, including a mystery series starring Mexican Private Investigator H ctor Belascoar n Shayne. He is a professor of history at the Metropolitan University of Mexico City.
"Set across Mexico City in a variety of neighborhoods, the stories feature acast of characters as diverse as the city, from homeless people to young children to innocent passersby.This is a strong collection, both for the way it showcases outstanding short fiction in the noir style and forthe way it demonstrates how a strong sense of place can drive a narrative." Booklist, Feb. 15, 2010