An Easy Thing: A Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Detective Novel #1

An Easy Thing: A Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Detective Novel #1

by Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii
     
 
Set amidst the political turbulence and social unrest of contemporary Mexico City, An Easy Thing introduces English-speaking readers to Taibo’s human and world-weary protagonist, independent detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne. In this debut outing, our hero, who, incidentally, possesses an insatiable appetite for Coca Cola and cigarettes, tackles

Overview

Set amidst the political turbulence and social unrest of contemporary Mexico City, An Easy Thing introduces English-speaking readers to Taibo’s human and world-weary protagonist, independent detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne. In this debut outing, our hero, who, incidentally, possesses an insatiable appetite for Coca Cola and cigarettes, tackles three cases simultaneously: a killing in a corrupt factory; the deadly threats against a former porn starlet’s teenage daughter; and, strangely, the search for Emiliano Zapata, folk hero and leader of the Mexican Revolution, rumored to be alive and hiding out in a cave outside Mexico City.
Combining black comedy, social history and a touch of surrealism, Paco Taibo’s wonderfully idiosyncratic detective novels are admired the world over and are particularly popular in Europe and in the Spanish-speaking world.

Editorial Reviews

Dorothy Salisbury Davis
"I loved An Easy Thing--its exuberance, color, and human concern. It throbs with the life of the city and rocks with its violence. We must have more of Paco Taibo this side of the border. We need his insights, his passion and compassion."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014976268
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
07/20/2012
Series:
Héctor Belascoarán Shayne Detective Novels , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Paco Ignacio Taibo II is a historian and writer. The winner of seven international fiction prizes, including the coveted Moritz-Planeta Award, he lives in Mexico City.

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