A Death in Mexico by Jonathan Woods

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A voluptuous artists’ model is murdered, her mutilated body dumped in the central plaza of the colonial Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. Inspector Hector Diaz’s murder investigation takes him deep into San Miguel’s gringo expat colony, the corruption of modern Mexico by greed and drugs, and the quirky byways and dead ends of love. Corporal Felicia Goya, a tough cookie, ably assists Diaz in his search for the killer. When ancient Aztec gods or their hallucinations appear to Diaz, he considers the legacy of Mexico’s bloodstained past as a blueprint for justice in the present. Recalling Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union in its mastery of metaphor, wit, moody atmosphere and sense of place, A Death in Mexico is a gritty and gripping quest for revenge and redemption.

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Published April 16, 2012 by New Pulp Press. 230 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Brutal as the kick of raw mescal, the first novel from Woods (the short fiction collection Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem) depicts a nightmarish drug-ridden modern Mexico, where corruption and sadism lie in wait for unwary Americans like artist’s model Amanda Smallwood, found with...

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When the mutilated body of an American art model is discovered in the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende late one night, local inspector Hector Diaz knows his life is about to become much more complicated.

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