Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Mysteries: Crime for the Holiday

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Read a mystery.

Last year I blogged about Cinco de Mayo Mysteries, and I don't really have many titles to add, so I thought I'd run the post again for those who missed it...or won't take the extra step to click. :-)

I've supplemented the list with Mexican mystery writers and books set in Mexico. Add to your reading pleasure today with a Mexican Chocolate Celebration. Check out my other Blog, Dying for Chocolate, for recipes and suggestions of great chocolate for Cinco de Mayo. Entrees, drinks and desserts.

The Cinco de Mayo Murder by Lee Harris
The Bane of Cinco de Mayo by Nathan S. Mitchell
The Cinco de Mayo Reckoning by Terry Money

Not meaning to be complete in any way, I put together a few titles by Mexican authors or mysteries set in Mexico or related to the Mexican experience in some way (but not to Cinco de Mayo).

Mexican Crime Writers:
Paco Ignacio Taibo II The Uncomfortable Dead (and numerous other novels) Read an interview with Paco.
Eduardo Monteverde
Juan Hernandez Luna

Hardboiled fiction on the Mexican-American frontier:
Gabriel Trujillo Munoz-known for his science fiction and literary criticism, also writes detective fiction.
Mesquite Road
Tijuana City Blues

Carlos Fuentes: Cabeza de la Hidra (The Hydra Head)
Joaquin Guerrero-Casaola, The Law of the Garrotte

Want to find out more about Mysteries in Mexico. Read G.J. Demko's Landscapes of Crime.

Lucha Corpi, Guest blogged on: La Bloga on Chicana Crime Fiction: Where to?
Mignon G. Eberhart. Wings of Fear takes place in Mexico City.

Read an essay by Jennifer Insley "Border criminals, border crime: hard-boiled fiction on the American Frontier in Confluencia: Revista Hispanica de Cultura y Literatura

Interested in Crime for the Holidays? Check out Mystery Readers Journal, Volume 25:1.

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