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Emilia Cruz is the first and only female police detective in Acapulco, Mexico's murder capital.
Every day, Emilia faces drug violence, official corruption, and Mexico's culture of machismo. Plots are torn from today’s headlines: missing persons, money laundering, drug violence, cartels, crooks, and official corruption.
The 5 stories in MADE IN ACAPULCO chronicle her first cases and form a prequel to the series, which has been optioned for television and won the 2019 award for outstanding series from CrimeMasters of America. Books in the series include CLIFF DIVER, HAT DANCE, DIABLO NIGHTS, KING PESO, PACIFIC REAPER, 43 MISSING, and RUSSIAN MOJITO.
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PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ SERIES
"Consistently exciting." ― Kirkus Reviews
“Emilia . . . is a force to be reckoned with.” ― MysterySequels.com
“Amato's unique setting, realistic characters, and intriguing plot set her apart.” ― OnlineBookClub.org
"Danger and betrayal never more than a few pages away." ― Kirkus Reviews
“A thrill to crime-loving aficionados.” – Latina Book Club
“Astounding.” – Nightstand Reviews