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Detective Emilia Cruz Series
Get the Cookbook
Get a PDF copy of the Detective Emilia Cruz cookbook featuring recipes for Mexican dishes featured in the books.
If Detective Emilia Cruz and company ever (finally) make it to the silver screen, I think it would be a cross between Hawaii 5-0 and Netflix’s Narcos.
Could this be the dreamcast? Let me know!
Map of Acapulco
From Silvio's point of view
As an experiment, here is the first major confrontation between Emilia and rival Franco Silvio, written from his point of view.
The scene takes place in the first book, CLIFF DIVER, which is all from Emilia’s point of view.
Acapulco Sugar short story
A fun short story in which Emilia investigates the death of a famous US senator. Was it the girlfriend? The personal assistant? Or maybe he died of natural causes.
As so often happens in the Detective Emilia Cruz series. Not.
All about the series
This is where you’ll find iconic locations in Acapulco mentioned in the books, all about the cover artist, how Emilia was “born” and much more.
Galliano Club Series
Galliano Club downloadable "Menu"
If you’ve read the Galliano Club books, you know that the menu is sandwiches, doughnuts and coffee. Every day Luca Lombardo makes a signature sandwich.
Get a downloadable PDF of the club’s sandwich menu for directions for making your own signature Galliano Club sandwich.
CLICK HERE: DOWNLOAD MENU
The Galliano Club building
The architecture of the fictional Galliano Club is based on the Italian neighborhoods of upstate New York.
The real Galliano Club in my hometown of Rome, NY was built in 1920.
Where is Lido, New York located?
Bartender Luca Lombardo is from Calabria. What part of Italy is that?
My grandparents, who inspired the series
The Galliano Club series was inspired by the stories told by my grandfather, a deputy sheriff of Oneida County during Prohibition. My grandparents were married during that time, an event marred by a double murder the evening of their big reception in Rome, NY in 1928.
All about the series
Everything about the historical fiction series inspired by my hometown and my grandfather’s stories from his days as a deputy sheriff of Oneida County, New York during Prohibition.
Odds and Ends
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Lost scene from THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY
Sometimes the oddest little things give us courage . . . like breakfast. Read it and you’ll see what I mean.
Insider's Guides to Mexico
Two collections of travel essays from those who know Mexico best. CLICK HERE
Old book covers
Over the years, book covers get updated for one reason or another. Here are some of the oldies:
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