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Call Him Mine

Call Him Mine

A HILARIOUS, GRIPPING, POETIC OFF-THE-WALL CRIME STORY. I LOVED ITAdrian McKinty, author of The Chain


NOBODY ASKED US TO LOOK.
EVERY DAY, EVER SINCE, I STILL WISH WE HADN’T.

Jaded reporter Andrew and his photographer boyfriend, Carlos, are sick of sifting the dregs of Mexico’s drug war: from cartel massacres to corrupt politicians, they think they’ve seen it all.

But when they find a body even the police are too scared to look at, what started out as just another assignment becomes the sort of story all reporters dream of…
…until Carlos pushes for answers too fast, and winds up murdered, leaving Andrew grief-stricken and flailing for answers, justice, and revenge.


CALL HIM MINE PULLS YOU IN BY THE EYEBALLS, STEALS YOUR WALLET, TRAMPLES ON YOUR HEARTSTRINGS, AND SOMEHOW LEAVES YOU FEELING UPLIFTED AND ALIVE’ Paul Murray, author of Skippy Dies
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 11th July 2019

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781474610445

Reviews

Imagine Narcos crossed with Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas crossed with Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye and you'll begin to have an idea of Tim MacGabhann's brilliant debut. A visceral, acid-soaked trip through Mexico's many underworlds, and a heartfelt testament to lost friendship, Call Him Mine pulls you in by the eyeballs, steals your wallet, tramples on your heartstrings, and somehow leaves you feeling uplifted and alive.
Paul Murray, author of SKIPPY DIES and THE MARK AND THE VOID
A hilarious, gripping, poetic off-the-wall crime story set in a delirious Mexican underworld that William Burroughs, Sam Peckinpah & Hunter Thompson would have recognised.
Adrian McKinty, author of THE CHAIN
This audacious and ingenious combination of hardcore reporting and genre fiction gives the clearest account and synthesis I've read anywhere of the staggering horror that has befallen contemporary Mexico. If a young journalist really were to investigate the murder in Mexico of another daring journo and justice warrior who was also his lover, this terrifying, riveting, emotionally wrenching narrative is a realistic account of how that might go. But Call Him Mine gives the reader more than that, because Macgabhann is a writer of gritty poetic genius. This is the wired fevered enthralling Mexico City I live in. This is the most beautiful writing about Mexico in an English-language novel since Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano.
Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name and The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle
This gritty crime novel set in Mexico follows reporter Andrew as he investigates the murder of his own boyfriend. Brilliantly plotted, with a strong sense of the vibrant and violent setting, Call Him Mine is a must-read for those who were glued to Narcos and Sicario.
Dead Good (Debut crime novels to watch out for in 2019)