Tucson Festival of Books

The Suspense is Killing Me

Fearless authors introduce us to their female-leading thrillers, with a side of Latinidad.

Isabella Maldonado

Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before turning to crime writing. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina to attain the rank of captain in her police department, she retired as the Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics....

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of "The Daughter of Doctor Moreau," "Velvet Was the Night," "Mexican Gothic," "Gods of Jade and Shadow," and many other books. She has won the Locus and British Fantasy awards for her work as a novelist, and the World Fantasy Award as an editor....

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Raquel V. Reyes

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....

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When Darkness Falls
L. T. Vargus, Tim McBain

Smarmy Press
November 2021
ISBN 9798837881596
477 pages

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Nuestras Raices
Random House Worlds
July 2022
ISBN 9780593355336
320 pages

Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking
Raquel V. Reyes
Mystery / Thrillers
Crooked Lane Books
October 2022
ISBN 9781639101061
336 pages