Bloody Waters (#1)

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Hired by adoptive parents to find the biological mother of an illegally adopted, terminally ill child, Cuban-American private eye Lupe Solano soon finds herself plunged into the heart of a perilous and potentially lethal case.


“Immediately engaging, written in a witty, straightforward style spiced by Lupe’s wry observations on Cuban-American family life.”

Miami Herald

“A talent worth watching.”


“Lupe and her eccentric family (a bodybuilding cousin; a dad who keeps a boat provisioned for the day when Castro falls; a sister who’s a nun) have a charm that bodes well for future outings.”

Publishers Weekly

“Fast—paced and brimming with energy, Garcia-Aguilera’s work are energized by cultural fetishes inherent in Latinos.”

Hispanic Magazine

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