Mexico Street

Mexico Street

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2020
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Mexico Street
Punchy and fresh crime writing
I thoroughly enjoy the Chastity Riley books (‘Mexico Street’ is book three), they are a little different from your average crime tale, they are quirky, sma... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford


Hamburg state prosecutor Chastity Riley investigates a series of arson attacks on cars across the city, which leads her to a startling and life-threatening discovery involving criminal gangs and a very illicit love story...'Another brilliant adventure in the company of Chastity Riley, the coolest character in crime fiction. Darkly funny and written with a huge heart’ Doug Johnstone, Big Issue'Reading Buchholz is like walking on firecrackers … a truly unique voice in crime fiction’ Graeme Macrae Burnet‘Caustic, incisive prose. A street-smart, gutsy heroine. A timely and staggeringly stylish thriller’ Will Carver_______________Night after night, cars are set alight across the German city of Hamburg, with no obvious pattern, no explanation and no suspect.Until, one night, on Mexico Street, a ghetto of high-rise blocks in the north of the city, a Fiat is torched. Only this car isn’t empty. The body of Nouri Saroukhan – prodigal son of the Bremen clan – is soon discovered, and the case becomes a homicide.Public prosecutor Chastity Riley is handed the investigation, which takes her deep into a criminal underground that snakes beneath the whole of Germany. And as details of Nouri’s background, including an illicit relationship with the mysterious Aliza, emerge, it becomes clear that these are not random attacks, and there are more on the cards..._______________‘A stylish, whip-smart thriller’ Russel McLean‘Lyrical and pithy’ Sunday Times ‘Fierce enough to stab the heart’ Spectator‘Sharp and unrelenting’ CultureFly‘Simone Buchholz writes with real authority and a pungent, noir-ish sense of time and space’ Financial Times‘Deeply moody, atmospheric and evocative’ Blue Book Balloon‘An unconventional, refreshing new voice’ Crime Fiction Lover

  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • ISBN: 9781913193157
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Mexico Street
German crime fiction set in Hamburg
Welcome to Mexico Street. Well, there’s not much chance for a stroll or wander as cars are on fire everywhere. The smell of burning is in the air.Chastity ... READ MORE
Mexico Street
Thriller set in BREMEN and HAMBURG
Mexico Street is the third in Simone’s street-wise, hard hitting thriller series featuring Hamburg prosecutor, Chastity Riley. It is every bit as good as t... READ MORE
Mexico Street
Another twist in the tale
So, following my review of the first two books in the Chastity Riley series (which you can find here), we are now on to the author’s latest novel and the t... READ MORE
Julie Morris
Mexico Street
The series gets even darker...
I'm grateful to Orenda Books for a free advance copy of Mexico Street and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. If you've read Buchholz's previou... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon