43 MISSING, Detective Emilia Cruz Book 6, is available to pre-order at the discount price of $1.99 for Kindle. The preorder price will be in effect until Thursday 16 November when the book is published. If you preorder the Kindle version, it will appear on your Kindle on 16 November.
The preceding book in the series, PACIFIC REAPER, is also just $1.99 until 16 November. The action in 43 MISSING takes up where PACIFIC REAPER left off. Emilia’s battle with Santa Muerte, Mexico’s forbidden saint of death, is far from over, even as she investigates the disappearance of 43 college students as a member of a national task force.
43 MISSING is inspired by the true events of September 2014, in which 43 students were rounded up by police in the city of Iguala in the Mexican state of Guerrero, and never seen again. Francisco Goldman’s reporting on the event, published in The New Yorker magazine, was a huge source of information such as this 2016 article: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-missing-forty-three-the-mexican-government-sabotages-its-own-independent-investigation
I was lucky enough to thank him in person last month at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference where he presented the achievement award to Annie Proulx. Francisco is the author of many books, including SAY HER NAME.
The location of the disappearance as well as the final conclusion of 43 MISSING, are quite a bit different from the true story. At least in fiction, the families of the missing get closure.
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My most recent book, 43 MISSING: Detective Emilia Cruz Book 6, was inspired by the events of September 2014 when 43 students from a teacher's college in the town of Ayotzinapa, near Acapulco in Mexico's state of Guerrero, disappeared in the nearby town of...read more
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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