Silver Bullets by Elmer MendozaSilver Bullets by Elmer Mendoza

Silver Bullets

byElmer MendozaTranslated byMark Fried

Paperback | January 17, 2017

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It's just another day at the office for Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta: abandoned by the woman he loves, demoralized by his city's (nad his nation's) ubiquitous corruption, and in dire need of some psychotherapy. Against this backdrop, he catches the case of Bruno Canizales, a high-powered lawyer with a double life, who was killed by a single silver bullet.

Throwing himself into his work, Mendieta begins to piece together the details of Canizales' life. The son of a former government minister, and the lover of a drug lord's daughter, Canizales it seems had a penchant for cross-dressing and edgy sex.

In the sweltering city of Culiacán, Mexico's capital of narco-crime, Mendieta scrambles to follow several leads. His dogged pursuit of the killer takes him from glitzy mansions to drug dens, from down-at-the-heels reporters to glamorous transsexuals. When a second, apparently related murder surfaces, Mendieta discovers that his desire to unearth the truth has become as overpowering as any drug.
Élmer Mendoza is a literature professor and crime novelist, a formative figure in the genre known as "narco-literature," or narco-lit. Also a dramatist and short story writer, he is best known for his series of detective novels starring detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta. The first Lefty Mendieta novel was A Lone Murderer, which immediat...
Title:Silver BulletsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681446138

ISBN - 13:9781681446134


Editorial Reviews

"Mendoza has transformed the corruption, chaos and constant bloodletting of Mexico's disastrous War on Drugs into blackly comic fiction...The battle between the cartels is not so much Mendoza's subject matter as the medium in which the events he describe take place. The novels' very construction suggests that in this world some lives matter a lot more than others, and that some deaths are not worth investigation because it's obvious who did it...Murder is a part of everyday life."-London Review of Books