And what about Mexican crime fiction? I'm starting to read more crime novels set in Latin America, and one I read recently that stands out is The Mongolian Conspiracy, by Rafael Bernal. It's set in Mexico City, and even though it was written in 1969 and takes place during the height of the Cold War, its view of Mexican politics remains as relevant as ever. It's also mordantly funny. A great read overall.
I wrote a piece about
it for Criminal Element, which is right here: The Mongolian Conspiracy.