Christmas 2016: Crime Fiction

What could be better on a cold winter's evening than to curl up in a nice warm place with a really grisly murder mystery? Here are some we've enjoyed this year.

The Acid Test

Elmer Mendoza, translated by Mark Fried

From the publisher:

Egdar “Lefty” Mendieta investigates the death of a notorious stripper in this second sweltering “Narco-lit” noir from the Godfather of Mexican crime fiction

The Transmigration of Bodies

Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman

Tony Wood writes:

‘I didn’t cross the line, the line crossed me,’ a character in Yuri Herrera’s first book, Trabajos del reino (2004), remarks. In Mexico ‘la línea’ often means the ...