Saturday, March 21, 2009

Congratulations, Bertha Jacobson

HIT LIST: The Best of Latino Mystery
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Arte Publico Pr (March 31, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1558855432
ISBN-13: 978-1558855434

Congratulations to Society member Bertha Jacobson! A story she wrote, A Broken String of Lace, will appear in an anthology of Latino Mystery stories!!

From Arte Publico:

This first-ever collection of short mystery fiction by Latino authors features an intriguing and unpredictable cast of sleuths, murderers and crime victims. Reflecting the authors’—and society’s—preoccupation with identity, self, and territory, the stories run the gamut of the mystery genre, from traditional to noir, from the private investigator to the police procedural, and even a “chick lit” mystery.

Edited by Sarah Cortez, Hit List collects for the first time short fiction by many of the Latino authors who have been pioneers in the mystery genre, using it to showcase their unique cultures, neighborhoods and realities. Other contributors include award-winning writers such as Carolina García-Aguilera, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Rolando Hinojosa, and Manuel Ramos, as well as emerging writers who deserve more recognition.