Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


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“Set in an alternate time-line Mexico City, Silvia Moreno-Garcia answered the question of ‘how can the War on Drugs be bloodier?’ Simple: Add vampires.

This is a ‘neon-noir’ story told in multiple perspectives: From a wild and spoiled vampire prince, to a hard-nosed but long suffering detective, with a focus on Atl, a warrior from a clan of vampires that date back to before the Aztecs. Evocative of classic noir movies, Hammer horror flicks to more contemporary media like World of Darkness, Garcia’s brisk and consistent pace makes for a book that you can sink your teeth into. Just don’t bring it in contact with garlic.”


From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore. Now back in print and available in paperback for the first time ever!

Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, is smart, beautiful, and dangerous. Domingo is mesmerized.

Atl needs to quickly escape the city, far from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include Domingo, but little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in.

Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive? Or will the city devour them all?

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia