Name of the Dog (A Lefty Mendieta Novel #3) (Paperback)

By Elmer Mendoza

MacLehose Press, 9781635060928, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

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Description

AS MEXICO'S DRUG WAR DESCENDS INTO CHAOS, A GRISLY WAVE OF KILLINGS IS BEGINNING IN CULIACAN . . . AND DETECTIVE EDGAR "LEFTY" MENDIETA MUST FIND THE MURDERER.

FROM ELMER MENDOZA, "THE MASTER OF NARCO-LITERATURE" (SACRAMENTO BEE) AND "THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT'S HAPPENED TO MEXICAN LITERATURE IN THE LAST THIRTY YEARS" (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH), COMES A THRILLING NOVEL THAT EXPLORES THE CORRUPT POLITICS AND DARK VIOLENCE OF THE CITY THAT MEXICO'S DRUG KINGPINS CALL HOME.

It's Christmas in Culiacan and Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta can't believe his luck: An old flame has returned with his teenage son he knew nothing about, and he couldn't be happier. But Jason Mendieta wants to follow in his father's footsteps--even as Mexico's drug war descends a slippery slope towards chaos.

While Lefty pursues a lunatic who has taken to bumping off dentists with a heavy-calibre pistol, a secret agent infiltrates a meeting of the drug lords and hears Pacific Cartel boss Samantha Valdes implore her underlings to stay out of the war. But an audacious murder provokes Samantha into changing her mind and launching a grisly wave of killings across the country.

There will be no quiet family Christmas for our detective, as Samantha persuades Lefty to help her find the killer that pushed everything over the edge. The truth he discovers will underline an old adage: revenge is a dish best served cold.


About the Author

Élmer Mendoza was born in Culiacán, México in 1949. He is a professor and author, widely regarded as the founder of 'narco-lit', which explores drug trafficking and corruption in Latin America. He won the José Fuentes Mares National Literary Prize for Janis Joplin's Lover, and the Tusquets Prize for Silver Bullets.


Praise For Name of the Dog (A Lefty Mendieta Novel #3)

Praise for Elmer Mendoza

"Mendoza is a master of narco-literature, a subgenre of crime fiction set in Mexico that puts perspective on how narcotics trafficking has affected the culture and politics of that country."—The Sacramento Bee

"Mendoza is an important Mexican writer."—The Washington Post

"One of the biggest names in Mexican literature . . . A true novelist."—Arturo Pérez-Reverte

"A logical recommendation for admirers of the similarly themed novels of Don Winslow"—Library Journal

"Presents Mexico in a darkly surrealist light: corrupt politicos, a plague of narco-crime and only battered detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta on the side of the angels."—Barry Forshaw Independent

"The literary representative of modern-day Mexico in its narco-incarnation . . . The most important thing that's happened in Mexican literature in the last thirty years."—Gaby Wood Sunday Telegraph

"A vivid glimpse into an ultraviolent world of macho posturing, unorthodox policing and ruthless criminality."—Laura Wilson Guardian

"Essential reading."—Jake Kerridge Sunday Express

"Mendoza's style is spare but fast-paced . . . As the plot moves along the reader is swept along with it. Lefty is a likeable character who has somehow managed to find a way to navigate through all the killing aided by a detachment which serves him well."—Matthew Geden Irish Examiner