Made in Acapulco: The Emilia Cruz Stories

She’s the first female police detective in Acapulco.The other police detectives want to break her. But the cartels want to kill her.
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MADE IN ACAPULCO is a collection of short stories featuring Detective Emilia Cruz, the first female detective in the Acapulco police department. If you like police procedural mysteries by Ian Rankin or Jo Nesbo, you need to meet Emilia.
“Consistently exciting . . . a clever Mexican detective tale.” – Kirkus Reviews on CLIFF DIVER
“Amato brings her characters to life with her vivid writing style and sets them on the streets of a Mexico steeped in Catholicism and corruption.” – on DIABLO NIGHTS
Five stories chronicle Emilia’s unlikely rise from beat cop to detective, reveal the event which triggered her hunt for Acapulco’s missing women, and introduce hotel manager Kurt Rucker, the gringo she falls for. Together, these stories form the prequel to the novels, including CLIFF DIVER and HAT DANCE.
"I really enjoy Emilia's character. She is a force to be reckoned with and I wouldn't want to be on her bad side.” -- on HAT DANCE
“Amato weaves an intricate assortment of themes into a vivid tapestry that depicts both the beauty and ugliness of Acapulco . . . the investigative pace holds steady, with danger and betrayal never more than a few pages away.” – Kirkus Reviews on KING PESO

Carmen Amato is the author of romantic thrillers and the Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series set in Acapulco including Cliff Diver, Hat Dance, and Diablo Nights. For a copy of the Detective Emilia Cruz Starter Library, visit her website at Follow her on Twitter @CarmenConnects.

Originally from New York, Carmen was educated there as well as in Virginia and Paris, France, while her experiences in Mexico and Central America inspire many of her books. Her family tree includes a mayor, a Mensa genius, and the first homicide in the state of Connecticut with an automatic weapon.

See why Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp wrote: “For pure entertainment and a gripping story likely resulting in nail biting, read Carmen Amato’s addictive prose. She knows this territory like a jaguar!”

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