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A Corpse for Cuamantla [Kindle Edition]

Harol Marshall
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Book Description

When American anthropologist Anna Merino arrives in the sleepy village of Cuamantla in rural Tlaxcala Mexico to conduct her dissertation research, she becomes embroiled in a homicide and the theft of the village's most prized possession, the Real Cedula, a document from King Philip II of Spain, dating back to 1551. Stress and Intrigue ratchet up when Anna becomes entangled in the murder investigation by inadvertently filming the killer. Fearing  her life is in danger if the killer realizes she holds the key to his or her identity, Anna enlists the help of two handsome and charismatic men, at least one of whom seems intent on capturing her affection.

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  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Deerwood Books; 2 edition (November 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SUP3C8
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5.0 out of 5 stars A corpse for Cuamantla March 23, 2011
I loved this book! Do you think working on one's doctorate can be boring, sitting for hours doing research online, pouring through reference books and typing for hours at a time? It's anything but for American Anthropologist Anna Merino. She travels to Mexico for hands on research for her project and, within hours, she's swept into the investigation of a murder when she inadvertently films the murderer. The deeper she becomes involved the greater the intrigue. Along the way to resolution, Anna is pursued by a charismatic investigator who is as interested in her as solving the murder. A great read!
Dixie Land
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Corpse for Cuamantla February 24, 2009
Do you like intrigue? Do you like to learn about different cultures and their traditions and customs? A Corpse For Cumanantla projects you into Mexico's smallest state, Tlaxcala, where American anthropologist, Anna, the main character, is thrust into the middle of a murder and robbery. While working on her doctorate, she has to figure out how to handle this intrusion in an environment that deals differently with crime from agencies at home. As she does, she finds herself in life threatening situations as well as romantic involvements. The reader acquires a taste of Mexican life; its celebrations, educational system, village customs, cities, police procedures, and history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The first of its kind January 9, 2014
This is the first book of Harol Marshall's that I read, and it was fabulous. I was in graduate school pursuing my PhD and learning about qualitative research when I picked up this mystery, and was struck by the rich, thick descriptions in the book. Marshall is a gifted storyteller who understands how to illuminate scenes and human emotions in carefully chosen words. I easily pictured the Mexican town and school where the murder took place, and felt the main character's frustration with the local police, and the 'other worldliness' of a murder in another country, one without our American CSI perceptions of rapid-fire evidence processing and prosecution. Marshall is a gifted author and her characters are relatable and compelling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, December 5, 2013
Great read. Interesting characters, surprise ending! I enjoyed the book . The storyline was not overly complicated and the details regarding the setting were great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a fun way to get an education! March 22, 2012
By jgrin
Harol Marshall, a former college professor, gives you a subtle education while taking you on a fun ride to Mexico. I learned so much about the culture while enjoying a really good mystery. Can't wait for more!
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More About the Author

My father was Deputy Chief of Police in my hometown, which may explain why I love writing my humorous detective novels: "Holy Death," "Holy Mole Murder," and "Holy Kow! Who's Dead Now?" (due out in February, 2014).

My first political thriller, "The Shadow Cabinet," appeared in December 2012 to 4.5 and 5 star reviews, and my second, "The Singapore Assassin" is available now.

I also have three romantic suspense novels: "Adieu at the Zoo," starring Curator of Horticulture Samantha Clark; and a series set in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala: "A Corpse for Cuamantla" and "A Corpse for the Matadora." For more, visit my website:


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