Emilia Cruz fought her way up the police ladder in Acapulco, a city ravaged by drug violence and corruption.Now she's the first female police detective.But she's still fighting. Because they're still trying to break her.MADE IN ACAPULCO is a collection of short stories featuring Emilia Cruz, the first and only female detective on the Acapulco police force. The stories take place before the action ...
Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 13, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 5140258
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I found all but one of these stories not very satisfying. Crimes go unsolved, the bad guys are rarely caught, and the protagonist, Acapulco's first woman detective, gets no recognition despite being smarter and braver than her male colleagues.On the ...
-length novels in the series:The Beast captures Emilia's struggle to become the first female police detective in Acapulco. It previously appeared in The Huffington Post's Huff/Post 50 Featured Fiction showcase.The Disappeared sees Emilia search for a friend who goes missing. Those who have gone missing amid Mexico's drug war violence is a continuing theme throughout the mystery series.The Artist was inspired by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia's efforts to bring awareness to the plight of families impacted by the drug war violence and references photos of some of the rallies held in Mexico in recent years.The Date explores the downside of a job that pits Emilia against Mexico's enduring culture of machismo, while also drawing on real events that occurred in a nightclub in Mexico in 2006.The Cliff is the original Emilia Cruz story. Written for a literary critique group, the story was initially entitled So Far From God and introduces hotel manager Kurt Rucker. The story became the basis for CLIFF DIVER, the first Emilia Cruz novel.With hot nights on the beach and suspense straight out of the news, the series goes inside Mexico's drug war with a fearless style and a woman who will be hard to forget.PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ SERIESCliff Diver"Consistently exciting." ― Kirkus ReviewsHat Dance"Emilia . . . is a force to be reckoned with." ― MysterySequels.comDiablo Nights"Amato's unique setting, realistic characters, and intriguing plot set her apart." ― OnlineBookClub.orgKing Peso"Danger and betrayal never more than a few pages away." ― Kirkus ReviewsGet the entire DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ SERIES:Cliff DiverHat DanceDiablo NightsKing PesoPacific Reaper43 MissingMade in Acapulco