Mystery author | ex-CIA intel officer
Personal experiences occasionally disguised as fiction
Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series
Emilia Cruz is the first female police detective in Acapulco.
Dive into an ocean of secrets, lies, and murder when she goes up against Mexico’s drug cartels, official corruption and culture of machismo.
Torn from today’s war on drugs and Carmen’s own counterdrug and intelligence experiences.
2019 & 2020 Poison Cup Award, Outstanding Series – CrimeMasters of America
Galliano Club historical fiction thrillers
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.
“Darkly thrilling and accomplished” – Book Viral
Carmen’s page-turning standalone thrillers deliver layers of deception, unforgettable characters, and relationships with heat.
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.
THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY
LONGLIST, 2020 MILLENNIUM BOOK AWARD
“Riveting political drama” – Literary Fiction Review
“Painted beautifully, with layers of depth” – InD’tale Magazine
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