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Mexican Gothic

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The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a mesmerising feminist re-imagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a young socialite discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico.

He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.

When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed 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 that her husband is poisoning her and her visions of restless ghosts seem remarkable, even for her.

Noemí’s chic gowns and perfect lipstick are more suited to cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing, but she immediately heads to High Place, a remote mansion in the Mexican countryside, determined to discover what is so affecting her cousin.

Tough and smart, she possesses an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

And Noemí, mesmerised by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind . . .

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Cleverwicked and winning. Moreno-Garcia well and truly hits the mark with Mexican GothicAngela Slatter, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings

Blends chilling scenes of all-out horror with elements of traditional gothic . . . It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin AmericaGuardian

With peculiar characters, a family curse and enough suspense to hold the reader’s attention, it is the perfect summer readThe Lady

This pitch-perfect Gothic tale is a delicious, delicious delightHeat

Masterful . . . a gloriously moody adventure. Spookysmart, and wry. Chic, no-nonsense Noemí Taboada is one hell of a tour guide through this world of mystery, scandal and spirits, Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

Darkly brilliant and captivating. Readers who love old houses and family secrets will devour this book (as I did!). The setting itself – High Place, with its reputation for devouring the dreams of young women – is a character in this marvelously fantastical novel. From 1950s glamorous Mexican high society to the crumbling pride of an abandoned silver mine, Moreno-Garcia enthralls with this twisty tale of love and betrayalYangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger and The Ghost Bride

Tenseatmospheric and beautifully writtenMexican Gothic will carry readers back in time to 1950s Mexico where a dark secret looms large, insidiously winding its way through the pages. A spellbindingsuspensefulimmersive read!, Chanel Cleeton, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Last Train to Key West

gorgeous piece of work . . . absolutely terrifying, and it has stayed with me in a powerful way, Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award-winning author of Magic for Liars

So powerful I sometimes had to look away . . . plays all the classic Gothic tropes with deft confidence while weaving in a much more modern and visceral strain of horror, Vivian Shaw, author of the Dr Greta Helsing series

Stylish and sinister . . . a gothic masterpieceGwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

About the Author

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of 2015 by BuzzFeed and more; Certain Dark Things, a Publishers Weekly top ten; The Beautiful Ones, a fantasy of manners; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). Born and brought up in Mexico, she now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Author can be found online at https://www.silviamoreno-garcia.com/blog/
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Weight400 g
Dimensions22 × 16 × 5 cm
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