The Detective Emilia Cruz series: Emilia’s Acapulco
Emilia Cruz is the first and only female police detective in Acapulco. The city is Mexico’s homicide capital where rival cartels fight for smuggling routes along the Pacific coast. Every day, Emilia faces drug violence, official corruption, and Mexico’s culture of machismo. Plots are torn from today’s headlines: missing persons, money laundering, drug violence, cartels, crooks, and official corruption.
Explore Detective Emilia Cruz’s Acapulco
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Here are some of the places where the action takes place in the Detective Emilia Cruz books.
Use your imagination for the Pasodoble Bar.
Sinfonia del mar; the best place to watch Acapulco’s fabled sunsets
Credit: panza.rayada [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Skyscrapers along Acapulco’s road acround the bay, the Costera Miguel Alemán
Credit: Eneas De Troya from Mexico City, México (Acapulco) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de La Soledad
Credit: Andrew in Raleigh (Movie set turned church) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
La Quebrada, jumping-off spot for Acapulco’s famed cliff divers
Credit: Prayitno from Los Angeles, USA (Quebrada Cliff Diver Show ( Aerial Over View )) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Fuerte San Diego on the western side of Acapulco Bay
Credit: Enrique Galindo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Miguel Angel Alvarez Bernardo from Madrid, Spain (La playa de la caletilla por la mañana) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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I'm author Carmen Amato. I write mystery and suspense, including the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco. Expect risk, power, corruption. And relationships with heat. More