Praise for Return to the Same City...
"Mordantly funny.... With a formerly dead man to guide us, we begin to see what Mr. Taibo means when he refers to Mexico as the 'terrain of surprising reality' where the grotesque is a natural part of life."
-New York Times Book Review
"Taibo's novels...are an addicting import. ...part of a beguiling worldview in which everything, including crime and love, are elements in a cosmic joke." -Publishers Weekly
"Fans of Mexico City's greatest one-eyed detective will be overjoyed to find him not only alive and dyspeptic as ever but deeply smitten with his client: 'How he loved her. She was the ideal woman for a suicide pact.'" -Kirkus Reviews
Héctor Belascoarán Shayne has danced with the dead. Luke Estrella does the rumba in white patent leather shoes. Together, they make the perfect pair to lead each other into an inferno under an azure Acapulco sky: a hell populated by mariachis and machine guns, incompetent bikini contest judges, and at least one killer who is closer to Hector than he thinks....
Paco Ignacio Taibo II is a Mexican intellectual, historian, professor, journalist, social activist, union organizer, and world-renowned writer. One of the most prolific writers in Mexico, more than 500 editions of his 51 books have been published in 29 countries and over a dozen languages, and several of his novels have been considered among the "Books of the Year" by The New York Times, Le Monde, and the Los Angeles Times.