Martín Solares

MEXICO D.F., 1970

Martín Solares is writer and critic. He worked on his PhD at the Sorbonne. Actually he lives lives in Mexico and works as publisher. His short stories and essays have been published in many Mexican newspapers and supplements as well as in international anthologies in Spain, France and the UK. An excerpt of his first novel Los minutos negros (The Black Minutes) can be read on One of his short stories was awarded the "Premio Nacional de Cuento Efraín Huerta".

"In a country where the search of the truth can be considered as the greatest

crime, Martín Solares unfolds in his novel a major and brilliant intrigue where

the death of a young journalist leads to a Portrait of this nowadays Mexico where

time is measured in black minutes. An intense and vertiginous novel."

Juan Villoro


"A breathless marvellous first novel that begins with the murder of a journalist

in a mid-sized Mexican city but that quickly propels the investigator-protagonist,

Maceton, into a darker mystery: the savage unsolved murders of a series

of young girls. This is Latin American fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest,

this is a literary masterpiece masquerading as a police procedural

and nothing else I've read this year comes close".


(about Los minutos negros -The Black Minutes-)


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By Martín Solares

  • Death in the Moonlight Garden

    NOVEL, 2020

    Second volume of a crime trilogy set in Paris where the Surrealists are the prime suspects. When his friend and mentor is murdered in the Luxembourg Gardens, Pierre Le Noir swears that he'll...

  • Fourteen Fangs

    NOVEL, 2018

    During a dark week in 1927, a man is killed under strange circumstances and his body appears in an alley in Paris. The discovery poses a chilling mystery: in addition to the odd color of the...

  • Don’t Send Flowers

    NOVEL, 2015

    Don't Send Flowers tells the story of Carlos Treviño, a former policeman forced to return to the State of Tamaulipas to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy heiress. Beginning in...

  • How to Sketch Out a Novel

    ESSAY, 2014

    These essays on novels are by turns conversational, naughty and very confessional. In this book, Martín Solares converts his reading and convictions into a kind of literary conversation in...

  • The Black Minutes

    NOVEL, 2014

    The Black Minutes is a witty, accomplished and utterly compelling novel that melds elements of mystery and the fantastic into a literary Noir. Darkly comic, riveting and full of great descriptions...

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