Raques V. Reyes writes Latina protagonists. Her Cuban-American heritage, Miami, and Spanglish feature prominently in her work. "Mango, Mambo, and Murder," the first in the Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series, won a LEFTY for Best Humorous Mystery. It was nominated for an Agatha Award and optioned for film. Reyes' short stories appear in various anthologies, including "The Best American Mystery" and "Suspense 2022." Her new book, "Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking," is the latest in the Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series.
Awards: LEFTY award (2021 Left Coast Crime), Latino Book Award
Communities: Hispanic or Latinx