Six Latin American Detective Stories


There is an interesting page (in Spanish) about 6 Latin America detective stories here

The six novels are:

• Los siete hijos de Simenon (2000) by Ramón Díaz Eterovic (Chile)
• El hombre de Montserrat (1994) by Dante Liano (Guatemala)
• Plata quemada (1996) Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia (Argentina)
• Managua, Salsa City (1999) by Franz Galich (Guatemala)
Pasado Perfecto (1991)(Havana Blue) by Leonardo Padura (Cuba)
Muertos incómodos (2005?) (The Unconfortable Dead) by Pago Ignacio Taibo II together with Subcomandante Marcos (Mexico)

To my knowledge only Padura and Taibo have been translated.
P/D I just found Piglia’s book is also available in English.

2 thoughts on “Six Latin American Detective Stories”

  1. >¡Hola José Ignacio! Leí Plata quemada, de Piglia, el año pasado, y me gustó. ¡Espectacular! De hecho, ese libro y otra novela de Piglia, Respiración artificial, eran dos de los mejores libros que leí en 2009 con 2666 de Bolaño. De todos modos, gracias por el post y el link y suerte con su buen blog. ¡Saludos desde Nueva Inglaterra!

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