Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Abigail Larson. 

Notes: There is a limit of one copy per edition per household.

Our edition of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s best-selling Mexican Gothic will be printed in two colors throughout, with a full-color wraparound dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and a duotone chapter header.

About the Book: 

An isolated mansion. A family with a dark past. And the 1950s socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. 

Glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada’s life of parties and merriment is interrupted when she receives a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin Catalina, begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom. 

Noemí immediately heads to High Place, an estate in the mountains of central Mexico owned by the secluded Doyle family, determined to discover what is troubling her beloved cousin. The fortunes of the silver-mining Doyles have eroded and their house is a dilapidated relic. Even more worrisome are the inhabitants of High Place. There’s Catalina’s alluring yet menacing new husband; his foreboding father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and other taciturn relatives. Soon the house itself begins to menace Noemí, invading her dreams with visions of blood and doom. 

The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. She must tread carefully, for there are many secrets behind the terrifying yet seductive walls of High Place and Noemí may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind… 

Lettered: 26 signed, specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies


Form The Guardian:

“It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America.”

From Publishers Weekly:

“Moreno-Garcia’s energetic romp through the gothic genre (after Gods of Jade and Shadow) is delightfully bonkers. In the 1950s, Noemí, a flirtatious socialite and college student, travels from Mexico City to rescue her cousin Catalina from the nightmarish High Place, a remote Mexican mountain villa... In a novel that owes a considerable debt to the nightmarish horror and ornate language of H.P. Lovecraft, the situations in which Noemí attempts to prevail get wilder and stranger with every chapter..”


From Kirkus:

“A terrifying twist on classic gothic horror.”

From The New York Times:

“Stylish and edgy. . . While the book draws inspiration from Gothic classics like Rebecca and Jane Eyre—there is a spunky female protagonist and an ancient house filled with disturbing secrets—its archly intelligent tone and insightful writing make Mexican Gothic an original escape to an eerie world.”


From The Los Angeles Times:

“The author’s postcolonial spin on the gothic tradition evokes the usual suspects: Daphne du Maurier, Emily Brontë, Mary Shelley, even Anne Radcliffe. Like those authors, Moreno-Garcia works in a tradition in which chills and thrills tap into elemental cultural fears—runaway science, carnal passion. But to these she adds a more politically inflected horror, both ancient and timely.”


Silvia Moreno-Garcia
336 pages
United States
Out of Print