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  • Location: Hamburg, Bremen

Mexico Street

Mexico Street

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2000s: Cars are being set alight across the German city of Hamburg….

  • ISBN: 978-1913193157
  • Translator: Rachel Ward
  • Genre: Crime, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

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…

Travel Guide

Discover the city of Hamburg with Simone Buchholz

The city comes alive in this novel but it shines a rather dim light on what can go on beyond the glitz and history of a city. There is no Mexico Street in real life but there are perhaps many streets like it in reality.

Mexico Street in the novel is a ghetto of high-rise blocks in the north of the city. A body is found of a man who belonged to a notorious gang and from that moment on, the city’s gang and criminal elements come to the fore.

The criminal underworld climbs out of each and every page and the extent of the problem reaches out far and wide across the whole of Germany….

Oh and Bremen? ‘Bremen needs Batman…..’

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Mexico Street

Destination/location: Hamburg  Author/guide: Simone Buchholz  Departure Time: 2000s

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