Carlota Moreau: jeune femme ayant grandi dans une propriété isolée à l'environnement luxuriant, loin des conflits qui secouent la péninsule du Yucatan. Fille unique d'un chercheur soit génial... soit fou.Montgomery Laughton : marginal, chef d'équipe mélancolique au passé tragique, porté sur la boisson. Aide le docteur Moreau dans ses expériences financées par les Lizalde, propriétaires fortunés de splendides haciendas.Les hybrides: fruit des travaux du docteur, destinés à obéir aveuglément à leur créateur et à rester dans l'ombre. Monstres mi-humains, mi-animaux formant un groupe hétéroclite.Tous vivent dans un monde stable et routinier ébranlé par l'arrivée soudaine d'Eduardo Lizalde, charmant et insouciant, fils du mécène du docteur Moreau, qui déclenchera sans le vouloir une dangereuse réaction en chaîne.Car Moreau a des secrets, Carlota des interrogations, et dans la chaleur accablante de la jungle, les passions pourraient bien s'embraser.
Un manoir isolé. Un aristocrate dangereusement séduisant. Et une jeune mondaine poussée à dévoiler leurs atroces secrets.
Après avoir reçu un mystérieux appel à l'aide de sa cousine récemment mariée, Noemí Taboada se rend à High Place, un manoir isolé dans la campagne mexicaine. Elle ignore ce qu'elle va y trouver, ne connaissant ni la région ni le compagnon de sa cousine, un séduisant Anglais.
Avec ses robes chic et son rouge à lèvres, Noemí semble plus à sa place aux soirées mondaines de Mexico que dans une enquête de détective amateur. Elle n'a pourtant peur ni de l'époux de sa cousine, un homme à la fois troublant et hostile, ni du patriarche de la famille, fasciné par son invitée... ni du manoir lui-même, qui projette dans les rêves de Noemí des visions de meurtre et de sang.
Car High Place cache bien des secrets entre ses murs. Autrefois, la fortune colossale de la famille la préservait des regards indiscrets. Aujourd'hui, Noemí découvre peu à peu d'effrayantes histoires de violence et de folie.
Si elle ne s'en échappe pas très vite, elle risque fort de ne plus jamais pouvoir quitter cette demeure énigmatique...
Un roman aussi captivant que glaçant, déjà vendu à près de 300 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis et dont les droits ont été acquis dans 24 pays.
'This is historical fantasy at its best' S.A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass Inspired by Mexican folklore, Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical, wildly imaginative coming-of-age tale for fans of Katherine Arden, Naomi Novik and Helene Wecker. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but it's passing Casiopea Tun by. She's too busy scrubbing floors in her wealthy grandfather's house to do anything more than dream of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she could call her own. This dream is impossible, distant as the stars - until the day Casiopea opens a curious chest in her grandfather's room and accidentally frees an ancient Mayan god of death. He offers her a deal: if Casiopea helps him recover his throne from his treacherous brother, he will grant her whatever she desires. Success will make her every dream come true, but failure will see her lost, for ever. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed only with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey, from the jungles of Yucatan to the bright lights of Mexico City and deep into the darkness of Xibalba, the Mayan underworld. 'Wondrous and magical' Kevin Hearne, author of The Iron Druid Chronicles 'Evocative and moving' Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trial of Lightning 'An adventure for the mind and the heart' Christina Henry, author of Alice 'A joy to read' Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library series
B>From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a dreamy reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of;nineteenth-century Mexico./b>br>br>Carlota Moreau: a young woman, growing up in a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the;Yucatán peninsula. The only daughter of either a genius, or a madman. br>;br>Montgomery Laughton: a melancholic overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. An outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his scientific experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers. ;br>;br>The hybrids: the fruits of the Doctors labor, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows. A motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities.;br>;br>All of them living;in a perfectly balanced and static world, which is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Doctor Moreaus patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.br>;br>For Moreau keeps secrets, Carlota has questions, and in the sweltering heat of the jungle, passions may ignite.
1970s Mexico City: while student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite seeks escape from her humdrum life in the stories of passion and danger filling the latest issue of Secret Romance . She is deeply envious of her neighbour, a beautiful art student apparently living the life of excitement and intrigue Maite craves - so when Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman, journeying deep into Leonora''s secret life of student radicals and dissidents. But someone else is also looking for Leonora, at the behest of his boss, a shadowy figure who commands goon squads dedicated to squashing political activists. Elvis is an eccentric criminal who longs to escape his own life: he loathes violence and loves old movies and rock ''n'' roll. Watching Maite from a distance, he comes to see her as a kindred spirit who shares his love of music and the unspoken loneliness of his heart. As Maite and Elvis come closer to discovering the truth behind Leonora''s disappearance, they can no longer escape the dangers threatening to consume their lives, with hitmen, government agents and Russian spies all aiming to find or protect Leonora''s secrets - at gunpoint. Velvet Was the Night : an edgy, simmering historical novel for lovers of smoky noirs and anti-heroes.
From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico--and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets. He is trying to poison me . You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Shes not sure what she will find--her cousins husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: Shes a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But shes also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousins new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemis dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the familys youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his familys past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The familys once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
From Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the New York Times bestselling author of MEXICAN GOTHIC (July 2020) and VELVET WAS THE NIGHT (August 2021), comes UNTAMED SHORE, a dark cocktail mixing a nuanced coming-of-age story with a classical noir. ''Brutality takes on an almost divine quality'' LA Review of Books Baja California, 1979: Viridiana spends her days under the harsh sun, watching the fishermen pulling in their nets and the dead sharks piled beside the seashore. Her head is filled with dreams of romance, travel and of a future beyond this drab town where her only option is to marry and have children. When a wealthy American writer arrives with his wife and brother-in-law, Viridiana jumps at the offer of a job as his assistant, and she''s soon entangled in the glamorous foreigners'' lives. They offer excitement, and perhaps an escape from her humdrum life. When one of them dies, eager to protect her new friends, Viridiana lies - but soon enough, someone''s asking questions. It''s not long before Viridiana has some of her own questions about the identities of her new acquaintances. Sharks may be dangerous, but there are worse predators nearby, ready to devour a naive young woman unwittingly entangled in a web of deceit.
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 and beautiful - and very dangerous. Domingo is mesmerised. Atl needs to escape the city quickly, to get far away from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn''t include Domingo, but little by little, she 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. Atl and Domingo stand little chance at all of making it out alive before the city devours them all - but they are determined to try . . .
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about a curse that haunts a legendary lost film - and awakens one woman''s hidden powers.
Montserrat has always been overlooked. She''s a talented sound editor, but she''s left out of the boys'' club running the film industry in ''90s Mexico City. And she''s all-but-invisible to her best friend Tristan, a charming if faded soap opera star, even though she''s been in love with him since childhood.
Then Tristan discovers his new neighbour is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he has a way to change their lives - even if his tales of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.
Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristan to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristan begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend . . .
As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristan might find out that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies . . .