New release!

Detective Emilia Cruz goes up against the cult of Santa Muerte, Mexico’s forbidden saint of death in PACIFIC REAPER, the 5th novel in the series set in Acapulco.

Without giving anything away, early reviews say REAPER is the most powerful Emilia Cruz mystery yet. But you be the judge. Get REAPER on Amazon and please remember to leave a review.

In case you missed the run-up to REAPER, check out some background on the cult of Santa Muerte and read Chapter 1 for free:

When Detective Emilia Cruz Meets Santa Muerte

Background to PACIFIC REAPER


Thanks to great readers like you, PACIFIC REAPER debuted on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list for the International Mystery and Crime category next to some of the genre’s heaviest hitters. Matt Chase’s stellar cover art held its own next to the likes of Jo Nesbo’s THE THIRST.

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1 Comment

  1. patricia crane

    Review of Pacific Reaper.
    Since I read in advance I am not sure where to post.
    As always Emilia, colleagues, relatives , boyfriend and enemies had me enthralled beginning to end. I was drawn into Emilias passion to discover the truth about the broad spectrum Acapulco crimes being investigated. Confusion challenges relationships, religious beliefs, and her whole future…..problems that loom threateningly in her future. I will be reassured to find Emilia rise like a Phoenix from the wrath of The Pacific Reaper. I lost sleep over the authors skillful weaving of a thrilling story including many difficult issues.

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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

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