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Getaway

Getaway
  • Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
  • Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Michelle Mason tells herself she’s on vacation. A brief stay in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a chance to figure out her next move after the unexpected death of her banker husband, who’s left behind a...

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out
  • Author(s): Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Location(s): Tulum
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re...

Gringos in Paradise

Gringos in Paradise
  • Author(s): Barry Golson
  • Location(s): Sayulita
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“A Year in Provence” meets “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” in this lively and entertaining account of a couple’s year building their dream house in Mexico. In 2004, Barry Golson wrote an award-winning article for “AARP” magazine about...

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate
  • Author(s): Laura Esquivel
  • Location(s): Mexico, Coahuila
  • Genre(s): Food and Drink, Romance
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit – and...

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic
  • Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it’s clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has always had a flair for the dramatic, but her claims...

Mexico City Noir

Mexico City Noir
  • Author(s): Paco Ignacio Taibo II
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

A collection of 12 noir short stories under the editorship of Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Narcoland

Narcoland
  • Author(s): Anabel Hernandez
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Various

The product of five years of investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a...

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago
  • Author(s): Douglas Cowie
  • Location(s): Chicago, Guatemala, Mexico, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s/50s

Sharp and intimate, Douglas Cowie’s reimagining of the turbulent love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren asks what it means to love and be loved by the right person at the wrong time. Chicago, 1947: on a...

On the Road

On the Road
  • Author(s): Jack Kerouac
  • Location(s): Mexico, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1950s

The two main characters of the book are the narrator, Salvatore “Sal” Paradise, and his new friend Dean Moriarty, much admired for his carefree attitude and sense for adventure, a free-spirited maverick eager to explore all kicks and an...

Tequila Sunset

Tequila Sunset
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): El Paso, Juarez
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez sit across the Texas / Mexico border from each other. They share streets, share industry, share crime. One gang claims territory in both: Los Aztecas. This single criminal organisation is responsible for most of...

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