Taibo was born in Gijon, Spain and has lived in Mexico since 1958. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world, including a mystery series starring Mexican Private Investigator Hector Belascoaran Shayne. He is a professor of history at the Metropolitcan Unviersity of Mexico City.
"Set across Mexico City in a variety of neighborhoods, the stories feature acast of characters as diverse as the city, from homeless people to young children to innocent passersby.This is a strong collection, both for the way it showcases outstanding short fiction in the noir style and forthe way it demonstrates how a strong sense of place can drive a narrative." --Booklist, Feb. 15, 2010