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Velvet was the Night - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Velvet was the Night - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Velvet was the Night

Author:  Silvia Moreno-Garcia

ISBN:  9781529417944

Weight:  854 g

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Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a riveting noir thriller about a daydreaming secretary and a lonely enforcer – and the missing woman they are both seeking.

1970s Mexico City: while student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes from her humdrum life in the stories of passion and danger that fill the latest issue of Secret Romance.

She is deeply envious of her neighbour, Leonora, a beautiful art student who lives the life of excitement and intrigue Maite craves – so when she disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite jumps at the chance to uncover Leonora’s secrets.

Maite is not the only one searching for the missing girl.  Elvis, a goon-for-hire who is longing to escape his violent life, has been assigned to find the student.  Like Maite, he loves old movies, comics and rock 'n' roll… and he’s beginning to be interested in the mousy secretary who is fast becoming involved in a world of political intrigue.

As Maite and Elvis follow Leonora’s trail, they journey deeper into a world of student radicals, hitmen, government agents and Russian spies, who are all determined to unearth Leonora’s secrets – at gunpoint.

Velvet Was the Night is an explosive combination of such classic ’70s thrillers as Three Days of the Condor and contemporary Mexican noir like Yuri Herrera’s celebrated Signs Preceding the End of the World.

Peer & Press Reviews

Praise for Silvia Moreno-Garcia:

A genre-jumping wizard, one of the most exciting and necessary authors writing today.

Charlie Jane Anders, author of The City in the Middle of the Night

A chameleon writer with incredible writing skills.


Moreno-Garcia is a master who writes with a deft hand and a flare for beautifully evocative details.

Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings

Bibliographic Info

TitleVelvet was the Night
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.
(Printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, and the logo / name of the imprint.)
Book Stats
PublisherQuercus Editions
ImprintJo Fletcher Books
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781529417944
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)240 x 162 x 29mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographMartin Dee
Jacket designFaceout Studio: Tim Green
Jacket illustrationFaceout Studio: Tim Green
Photo illustrationIncludes images from: Getty Images, Shutterstock, Alamy and iStock

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