Mystery author Carmen Amato

 

A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, personal experiences are occasionally disguised as fiction.

 

Discover the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco, Galliano Club historical fiction, and riveting standalone thrillers.

 

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Blackmail at the Galliano Club

BLACKMAIL AT THE GALLIANO CLUB

 

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In 1926, thanks to Prohibition, it’s hard to find a beer in Lido, New York. But trouble is always on tap at the Galliano Club.

In the 2nd book in the series, secrets are for sale, at prices no one can pay. Can bartender Luca Lombardo save the club, or will he die trying?

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Start the new Galliano Club historical fiction thriller series

MURDER AT THE GALLIANO CLUB

 

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Are you a fan of The Godfather, Road to Perdition, The Untouchables, or Boardwalk Empire?

Based on true stories from upstate New York, get ready for Chicago gangsters, Italian mobsters, bold bootleggers, and a brave bartender.

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Cliff Diver

CLIFF DIVER

 

DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ BOOK 1

“Consistently exciting” – Kirkus Reviews.

Detective Emilia Cruz dives into an ocean of secrets, lies, and murder when she investigates her own lieutenant’s death in this explosive start to the award-winning series.

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The Hidden Light of Mexico City political thriller

THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY

 

LONGLIST, 2020 MILLENNIUM BOOK AWARD

“Riveting political drama” – Literary Fiction Review

From Mexico City to the front lines of Mexico’s drug war, expect characters who leap off the page and a chilling border scenario that could be tomorrow’s headline.

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Welcome to the Galliano Club

“Darkly thrilling and accomplished” – Book Viral

Go inside the Galliano Club during the height of Prohibition, as a Chicago bootlegger and an Italian immigrant  battle for control amid a storm of murder, blackmail, and revenge.

Inspired by Carmen’s grandfather, a deputy sheriff in upstate New York during Prohibition.

Detective Emilia Cruz seres

2019 & 2020 Poison Cup Award, Outstanding Series – CrimeMasters of America

Emilia Cruz is the first female police detective in Acapulco. Dive into the award-winning series confronting Mexico’s drug cartels, official corruption and culture of machismo.

Drawn from Carmen’s own counterdrug and intelligence experiences.

page turning thrillers

“Painted beautifully, with layers of depth” – InD’tale Magazine

Carmen’s page-turning standalone thrillers deliver layers of deception, unforgettable characters, and relationships with heat.

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