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An Easy Thing

(1990)
(The first book in the Hector Belascoaran Shayne Detective series)
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Set amidst the political turbulence and social unrest of contemporary Mexico City, An Easy Thing introduces English-speaking readers to Taibo's human and world-weary protagonist, independent detective Hector Belascoarán Shayne. In this debut outing, our hero, who, incidentally, possesses an insatiable appetite for Coca Cola and cigarettes, tackles three cases simultaneously: a killing in a corrupt factory; the deadly threats against a former porn starlet's teenage daughter; and, strangely, the search for Emiliano Zapata, folk hero and leader of the Mexican Revolution, rumored to be alive and hiding out in a cave outside Mexico City.

Combining black comedy, social history and a touch of surrealism, Paco Taibo's wonderfully idiosyncratic detective novels are admired the world over and are particularly popular in Europe and in the Spanish-speaking world.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Paco Ignacio Taibo II's An Easy Thing

Hardback Editions

January 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Easy Thing
Author(s): Paco Ignac Taibo II, William I Neuman
ISBN: 0-670-82462-3 / 978-0-670-82462-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

March 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Easy Thing (Missing Mystery, #49)
Author(s): Paco Ignacio Taibo
ISBN: 1-59058-006-0 / 978-1-59058-006-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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December 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Easy Thing (Penguin Crime Mystery)
Author(s): II Paco Ignacio Taibo
ISBN: 0-14-011523-4 / 978-0-14-011523-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

1995 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Easy Thing
Author(s): Paco Ignacio Taibo II
ISBN: 1-887546-01-4 / 978-1-887546-01-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Audio
Availability: Amazon