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5 out of 5 on Amazon with 1 rating
Price: $1.99
(Price last checked: 04/09/2020, 1:31 PM)

The Artist/El Artista: A detective story in English and Spanish (Spanish E...

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (October 3, 2018)

2019 Silver Falchion award, Best Short Story Anthology/CollectionTHE ARTIST/EL ARTISTA is an illustrated short story in both English and Spanish. It is both a language learning tool and part of a unique cross-curriculum for those studying contemporary Mexico. The story was inspired by Mexican poet... (read more)

4.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 29 ratings
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(Price last checked: 04/12/2020, 5:43 AM)

Awakening Macbeth

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (December 9, 2016)

The game is love versus evil . . . Winner take all.“Page-turning paranormal romance.” – Kirkus Reviews University professor Brodie Macbeth’s father threw himself out of a hotel window one sunny day, leaving her a small fortune and the stipulation that she read his colle... (read more)

4.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 31 ratings
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(Price last checked: 06/02/2020, 12:40 PM)

Russian Mojito (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 7)

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (June 3, 2019)

Driven to the edge by her own secrets, can the first female police detective in Acapulco give Russian collusion a dose of Mexican justice? "A thrilling series." – National Public RadioDetective Emilia Cruz is back in Acapulco after surviving a deadly cartel ambush, only to witness... (read more)

4.7 out of 5 on Amazon with 55 ratings
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(Price last checked: 06/09/2020, 8:07 PM)

43 Missing (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 6)

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (November 16, 2017)

The award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz series delivers a heart-stopping alternative history novel as Acapulco’s first female police detective confronts Mexico’s most notorious true crime."A thrilling series." – National Public RadioEmilia finds herself in Mexico Cit... (read more)

4.3 out of 5 on Amazon with 125 ratings
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(Price last checked: 06/08/2020, 11:21 PM)

King Peso (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 4)

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (August 17, 2016)

Is Acapulco’s first female police detective the next target of a ruthless cop killer? It’s a serial killer thriller with a spicy Mexican twist from the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz series."A thrilling series." -- National Public RadioSomeone is killing law enforcemen... (read more)

4.6 out of 5 on Amazon with 98 ratings
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(Price last checked: 06/20/2020, 8:42 AM)

Hat Dance (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 2)

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (August 19, 2013)

Acapulco’s Detective Emilia Cruz battles her own worst fears as she hunts for a violent arsonist and a missing girl in this riveting crime thriller set against Mexico’s drug war."A thrilling series." -- National Public RadioEmilia’s new lieutenant is a drunk. Her par... (read more)

4.5 out of 5 on Amazon with 232 ratings
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(Price last checked: 04/09/2020, 1:29 PM)

Cliff Diver (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 1)

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (January 27, 2013)

Acapulco’s first female police detective dives into an ocean of secrets, lies, and murder when she investigates her own lieutenant’s death. Cliff Diver kicks off the heart-stopping Detective Emilia Cruz police series confronting drug cartels and official corruption. This is the Mexic... (read more)

4.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 53 ratings
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(Price last checked: 06/29/2020, 9:31 AM)

The Hidden Light of Mexico City

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (April 5, 2012)

A stunning political thriller from a former CIA officer on 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 headlines. As presidential elections near, Mexico City attorney Eduardo Cortez Castill... (read more)

4.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 43 ratings
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(Price last checked: 06/28/2020, 9:07 PM)

Pacific Reaper (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 5)

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (March 27, 2017)

Acapulco’s first female police detective feels the wrath of a voodoo-like cult in a riveting thriller that takes the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz series into dangerously uncharted cartel territory."A thrilling series." -- National Public RadioIn Acapulco's remote Coyuca Lag... (read more)

3.9 out of 5 on Amazon with 42 ratings
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(Price last checked: 04/12/2020, 5:43 AM)

Made in Acapulco: The Emilia Cruz Stories

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (October 29, 2013)

Acapulco never had a female police detective before . . .And they don't want one now.How did Emilia Cruz become the first female police detective in Acapulco? You won't want to miss this prequel to the award-winning detective series!"A thrilling series" -- National Public RadioMADE IN AC... (read more)

4.9 out of 5 on Amazon with 25 ratings
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(Price last checked: 08/29/2020, 3:24 AM)

Narco Noir (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 8)

by Carmen Amato

A bitter past drives Acapulco’s first female police detective into a Hollywood film starring lies and murder when she goes undercover to catch a killer. As the camera rolls, Detective Emilia Cruz will face her toughest case yet. “A thrilling series” -- National Public Radio ... (read more)

4.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 10 ratings
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(Price last checked: 08/29/2020, 3:14 AM)

Feliz Navidad From Acapulco: A Detective Emilia Cruz Christmas Story

by Carmen Amato

Acapulco's first female police detective brings her own brand of justice--and some unexpected humor--to the holiday season.In this companion Christmas story to the award-winning police procedural series, Detective Emilia Cruz and her perpetually cranky partner Franco Silvio go undercover during th... (read more)

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(Price last checked: 08/29/2020, 3:10 AM)

La Clavadista: Una novela policíaca de misterio, asesinos y crímenes...

by Carmen Amato

La primera mujer detective de la policía de Acapulco se sumerge en un océano de secretos, mentiras y asesinatos cuando investiga la muerte de su propio teniente. LA CLAVADISTA inicia la serie de policías de la detective Emilia Cruz, que se enfrenta a los carteles de la droga y la c... (read more)

4.6 out of 5 on Amazon with 35 ratings
Price: $9.99
(Price last checked: 08/29/2020, 3:02 AM)

Murder in Acapulco Box Set: Detective Emilia Cruz Books 1-6

by Carmen Amato

Imagine that you are the first female police detective in Acapulco. If the cartels don’t get you, another cop will. This box set contains the complete first 6 novels in the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco: CLIFF DIVER, HAT DANCE, DIABLO NIGHTS, KING PESO, P... (read more)

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(Price last checked: 04/12/2020, 12:51 AM)

Hecho en Acapulco: Las historias de la detective Emilia Cruz (Spanish Edit...

by Carmen Amato

by Laurel & Croton (March 30, 2018)

Emilia Cruz tuvo que pelear para escalar dentro de la estructura de la policía de Acapulco, una ciudad asolada por la violencia causada por las drogas y la corrupción.Ahora, ella es la primera policía mujer con rango de detective.Pero continúa peleando porque siguen tratando de... (read more)

4.2 out of 5 on Amazon with 17 ratings
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(Price last checked: 04/12/2020, 11:19 PM)

The Insiders Guide to the Best of Mexico: 42 experts tell you where to sun...

by Carmen Amato

by Amazon.com Services LLC

The Insider’s Guide to the Best of Mexico is a unique collection of insider stories that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s your passport to a country full of color, culture, and contrasts. Forty-two writers, artists, educators, travelers, business owners and others share thei... (read more)

3.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 13 ratings
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(Price last checked: 05/05/2020, 12:52 PM)

LA CONTESSA DI CALLE. Nuova edizione. ep. 1 di 2: Il diario segreto (Colla...

by Carmen Margherita Di Giglio

by Nemo Editrice (November 21, 2016)

#1 BESTSELLER E LONGSELLER AMAZON DAL 2014Nuova edizione. Con un'introduzione dell'autriceAprile 2011. Il ritrovamento di un antico diario getta finalmente luce sul mistero che da due secoli esatti avvolge la cittadina di Calle in Toscana. A chi appartiene il fantasma che si aggira nelle n... (read more)

There’s no such thing as “too many books”

Have you heard of the Japanese word tsundoku? tsundoku — (n.) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books. As most book lovers can attest, tsundoku is a common occurrence. A book by an author we like,...

A Reader’s Guide to Traditional vs. Self-Published Books

Modern readers have what seems a never-ending selection of books to choose from, far more so than at any other time in history. With the rise of the self-publishing industry, the choices out there can be daunting. So how does the discriminant reader choose between...

The Old-School Women’s (Murder) Club

by: Emily (the great gumshoe) Hinn I’ve loved mystery books since I was a kid. I’ve read allllllll of the Nancy Drew books (and I do mean all of them, most of them twice), The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, and The Boxcar Kids. My favorites are the mystery series,...

Protect Your Books Like a Medieval Monk – With Curses

Being a scribe in the Middle Ages would have been slow, detailed, tedious work. Working every day but the sabbath, they sat silently in scriptoriums copying works in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. And beyond copying the books, they had to precisely cut parchment, make the...
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