As a fan of author Paco Ignacio Taibo II, the founder of the Mexican neodetective story, I knew I had to read Mexico City Noir released 2/10 by Akashic books. I am addicted to Taiboâ€™s series detective novels which feature the philosophical one-eyed detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne. Hectorâ€™s favoured modus operandi is to snoop around and to be a big enough pain that someone somewhere breaks ranks and rattles loose with a clue or two. Itâ€™s a method that gets Taibo into a great deal of trouble (hence the one-eye), and keeps him poor, but he never loses his sense of humour. Anyway, add me to the legion of Taiboâ€™s fans whoâ€™d read this writerâ€™s shopping list if he bothered to write it on a piece of toilet paper.