King Peso By Carmen Amato (Emilia Cruz Mysteries #4)

King Peso by Carmen Amato

King Peso is the latest offering by Carmen Amato in the Emilia Cruz crime mystery series set in the corrupted Mexico. Emilia is a by now seasoned detective working at the Acapulco police station with colleagues who range from liking her, to being weary of her, to disliking her and wanting her out of the way. For good. She is the only female detective on the force, hence the major resentment by many of her colleagues. There is a killer in town, one who killed already several seemingly honest cops. So she knows that there soon will be a task force […] Read more »

Diablo Nights by Carmen Amato (Emilia Cruz Mysteries #3)

Diablo Nights by Carmen Amato

Diablo Nights is the third book in the Emilia Cruz mystery series by Carmen Amato’s. Emilia is a female detective – the first and only female detective on the force – fighting murder, evil and corruption that goes up to the highest ranking officials in the city. Not only that, but she has to fight her way through the prejudice against her on at work, which makes her life pretty difficult overall. In Diablo Nights, Emilia and her partner, senior detective Franco Silvio have to investigate the murder of a body found in a meat locker of a cruise ship. Nobody seems […] Read more »

Hat Dance by Carmen Amato (Emilia Cruz Mysteries #2)

Hat Dance by Carmen Amato

Hat Dance is book #2 in the Emilia Cruz crime mystery series set in Acapulco. Emilia is the very first and currently only female detective on the force, and her struggles to be accepted by her colleagues seems to be just as fierce as they were in the first novel. Her previous partner has been recently killed on the job and now she is reluctantly teamed up with Franco Silvio, a senior detective who has just as a bad attitude towards her as he is good at his job. And he is a very good detective. If you’ve read the […] Read more »

Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato (Emilia Cruz Mysteries #1)

Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato

Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato is the first book in the Emilia Cruz mystery series. I got both books in the series from the author with a request to read and review. When I went in June for holidays, I took both books with me and read them while away. Cliff Diver follows young detective Emilia, who has a tough job to do, being the only female detective in Acapulco among all the macho male policemen who don’t think of her all too highly and definitely don’t want her in their midst. Luckily she got teamed up with Rico, who is […] Read more »