If you like mysteries by Jo Nesbo and Ian Rankin, you’ll want to meet Acapulco detective Emilia Cruz
Get your copy of THE BEAST: An Emilia Cruz Story today!
- As seen in The Huffington Post Fiction 50 showcase
- Prequel to CLIFF DIVER, the novel that Kirkus Reviews called “Consistently exciting!”
- THE BEAST is an exclusive excerpt from MADE IN ACAPULCO: the Emilia Cruz stories collection available on Amazon.
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.
– The latest news from Carmen’s desk –
DIABLO NIGHTS is out! In the third installment of the Emilia Cruz mystery series set in Acapulco, a religious relic leads Emilia on a quest to find a kidnapping victim even as it forces her to confront a secret from her past. Click it here to get on Kindle: Diablo Nights (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 3)
The secret could threaten her relationship with hotel manager Kurt Rucker, but relationships are on the back burner as the relic leads Emilia into a labyrinth of cartel smuggling and revenge killings spiced by a rare heroin mix.
It’s a huge case, but Emilia also has to deal with a murder aboard a cruise ship and a dead hooker who might have been the last chance to find missing teen Lila Jimenez Lata.
Franco Silvio is back as her reluctant partner, but Emilia is stuck with a trainee who is having a difficult time understanding the difference between personal and professional relationships.
Just like with CLIFF DIVER and HAT DANCE, Emilia Cruz’s Acapulco is full of strangers with agendas driven by risk, power, and corruption. No crime is simple, no investigation will be easy.
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 in the Writing for Water Team. So far we have donated enough to give 20 people access to clean water for life.
Read more: Writing for Water.