t's hard to get much more noir than Mexico City and after several years' effort, Akashic Books was finally able to rope Paco I. Taibo into curating this dramatic, chilling and frequently hilarious volume. Brand-new stories featured in the collections include work by: Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonia Parra, Bernardo Fernandez Bef, Oscar de la Borbolla, Rolo Diez, Victor Luiz Gonzalez, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hernandez Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde and Julia Rodriguez.
Taibo was born in Gijon, Spain and has lived in Mexico since 1958. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world, including a mystery series starring Mexican Private Investigator H ctor Belascoar n Shayne. He is a professor of history at the Metropolitcan Unviersity of Mexico City.