Carmen Amato writes stylish suspense and mystery, including the Detective Emilia Cruz police procedural series set in Acapulco and optioned for television. Emilia Cruz is the first female detective on the Acapulco police force, confronting Mexico's drug cartels and legendary government corruption.
Originally from New York, Carmen’s books draw on her experiences living in Mexico and Central America, as well as travels across the globe. Her fan favorite Mystery Ahead newsletter is filled with the pro writing tips and insights that supercharge her novels, as well as mystery reviews and interviews with fellow mystery authors.
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