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Mexican Gothic

(2020)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .
 
From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird” (The Guardian).

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.   
 
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with 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 even 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 Noemí, 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, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

“It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Stylish and sinister . . . a gothic masterpiece." - Gwenda Bond

"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 swallowing the dreams of young women—is a character in this marvelously fantastical novel, stretching from glamorous 1950s Mexican high society to the crumbling pride of an abandoned silver mine. Silvia Moreno-Garcia enthralls with this twisty tale of love and betrayal." - Yangsze Choo

"Tense, atmospheric, and beautifully written, Mexican Gothic will carry readers back in time to 1950s Mexico, where a dark secret looms large, insidiously winding its way through the pages. A spellbinding, suspenseful, immersive read!" - Chanel Cleeton

"A gorgeous piece of work . . . Absolutely terrifying, and it has stayed with me in a powerful way." - Sarah Gailey

"An intense, beautiful monster of a novel . . . Moreno-Garcia’s gothic plot is as sharp as a razor and twice as dangerous." - A J Hackwith

"The subversive, seductive, satisfying haunted house story I didn’t know I needed . . . I genuinely couldn’t put it down." - Alix E Harrow

"Lovely . . . reminded me of the old Mary Stewart romance mysteries mixed with a healthy dose of Lovecraftian horror. Moreno-Garcia is a master." - Jenn Lyons

"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


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June 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mexican Gothic
Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
ISBN: 1-5294-0265-4 / 978-1-5294-0265-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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June 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mexican Gothic
Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
ISBN: 0-525-62078-8 / 978-0-525-62078-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Mexican Gothic
Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
ISBN: 1-5294-0268-9 / 978-1-5294-0268-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mexican Gothic
Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
ISBN: 1-5294-0267-0 / 978-1-5294-0267-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mexican Gothic
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Title: Mexican Gothic
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Title: Mexican Gothic
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mexican Gothic: a mesmerising historical Gothic fantasy set in 1950s Mexico
Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
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