If you like mysteries by Jo Nesbo and Ian Rankin, you’ll want to meet Acapulco detective Emilia Cruz
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Lieutenant Inocente slowly sat upright. “Let me put this in a way you’ll understand, Cruz,” he said. “Unless one of my detectives steps up and says they’ll take you on as partner, you just wasted a lot of time and energy going after this job.”
Emilia felt a rush of anger. “That wasn’t a criteria last year,” she pointed out. “Or the year before. Or any year.”
“You’re not last year,” Lieutenant Inocente said.
— Praise for the Emilia Cruz mystery series –
“Consistently exciting . . . A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers hungry for the series’ next installment.” — Kirkus Reviews on CLIFF DIVER
“For pure entertainment and a gripping story likely resulting in nail-biting, read Carmen Amato’s addictive prose. She knows this territory like a jaguar.” Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp on HAT DANCE
“Emilia is definitely a character that is close to my heart. She is a real gem with human feelings, a strong personality that doesn’t bend even with all the crap she’s dished every day from every corner.” Mystery Sequels on DIABLO NIGHTS
– The latest news from Carmen’s desk –
The third Emilia Cruz novel, DIABLO NIGHTS, is available now for Kindle. The paperback edition will be released this fall. DIABLO NIGHTS is currently rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by Amazon reviewers:
“[Amato] has created an iconic figure in Emilia Cruz . . . Few mystery writers can outrun her!”
“This is a marvelous read.”
“If, after reading the latest installment of the Detective Emilia Cruz series, Diablo Nights, you aren’t a fan of her as a writer and, by extension, as a person, then you should go back and re-read the novel again.”
– Writing for Water –
Throughout 2014, I’m donating $1 for every Kindle book sold to Water.org, the charity co-founded by Matt Damon to bring clean water and decent sanitation to communities worldwide. Other authors, including Jerry Last, Norm Hamilton and Sharon Lee Johnson, are joining me on the Writing for Water Team. Thanks to our amazing readers, so far we have donated enough to give 27 people access to clean water for life.