John Scherber

Our Books

Place_In_the_Heart_coverLiving in San Miguel: The Heart of the Matter

A warm and often humorous personal tour, not of the homes of San Miguel, but of the lifestyle issues important to anyone thinking of living there. Health care, housing, dating, cost of living, banking and finance, and fifteen others essential to making an intelligent move.


GET IT AT: San Miguel de Allende Books

Into the Heart of Mexico coverInto the Heart of Mexico: Expatriates Find Themselves Off the Beaten Path

For those who are thinking to work or retire in México, the expatriate colonies in San Miguel de Allende and Lake Chapala are well known. For many Americans and Canadians coming south of the border whether to live or start a business abroad, the ability to tread a well-worn path is reassuring. Other folks who know the ropes are willing to help you get settled.

But what if you’re looking for an experience of Mexico undiluted by the presence of so many foreigners? This book reveals the stories of people who have moved to Mexico to settle in places that have only small or hardly any support communities.


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The Predator coverThe Predator

Set in the steamy jungles of the Yucatán, the Zacher Agency encounters tomb robbers, arrogant collectors, uncaring cops, and a jaguar who would like to invite them to dinner.


GET IT AT: Amazon Kindle or Nook

The Book Doctor coverThe Book Doctor

The murder of a presenter at a major mystery writer’s conference in San Miguel causes mayhem. Can the 200 hopeful writers in attendance solve the case, or must it be Paul Zacher, San Miguel’s own painter turned detective. Zacher finds himself in the murky bottom of an unsavory business, and it’s not publish or perish.


GET IT AT: Amazon Kindle or Nook

A Place In the Heart coverSan Miguel de Allende: A Place in the Heart

An account of the expat experience based on conversations with 32 people who have lived in San Miguel for as little as 18 days and as long as 50 years.

Non-fiction – travel

GET IT AT: Amazon (Print & Kindle), San Miguel bookstores.


Twenty Centavos coverTwenty Centavos

Zacher is unwilling drawn into the investigation of a murder in San Miguel. A prominent antiques dealer has been shot and a 20 centavo coin found in his mouth. As Zacher inches closer to the killer, his find himself marked for death. Does an artist see things differently?


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The Fifth Codex coverThe Fifth Codex

When an unknown 5th Mayan codex surfaces, Paul Zacher is rushed into motion to save it for archaeologists. But a combination of the Mexican government, a collector with deep pockets, and the Zapatistas line up against him.


GET IT AT: Amazon (Print & Kindle),  Nook, Print, Local San Miguel bookstores.

Brushwork coverBrushwork

When a disgraced former vice president of the US is murdered in San Miguel, Paul Zacher is framed for the crime. The challenge: to stay ahead of the law as he finds the real killer.


GET IT AT: Amazon (Print & Kindle), Barnes & Noble online (Print & Nook), San Miguel bookstores.

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