Book Review: “The Mariachi Murder” by Marie Romero CashJanuary 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
Tags: Book Review, Fiction, Thriller
From the back cover: A popular mariachi singer is found shot and buried south of Santa Fe near Cerrillos, putting him in the jurisdiction of Detective Rick Romero and Forensic Psychologist Jemimah Hodge. Eduardo Sanchez had a massive ego that could well have gotten him killed, considering his penchant for reckless womanizing. However, as the weeks pass, the trail grows cold, increasing the pressure on law enforcement. Was the mariachi killed by a spurned girlfriend or an angry husband? Why was he traveling back and forth between Santa Fe and Mexico?
Although Rick and Jemimah have been dating for two years, they have yet to commit. So when Rick’s beautiful ex-wife breezes into town and makes a play for him, she stirs up trouble all around. Meanwhile Jemimah receives her own unwelcome visitor: a friend of her FLDS family who’s tracked her down and wants to dredge up the past. To add to the drama, Detective Romero’s wayward ex-con brother Carlos lands in deep trouble when he hooks up with a woman hiding her checkered past.
When the clues come together, they intersect in volatile ways no one could have foreseen.
When we were traveling across America to our new home one of the States that we had to travel through was New Mexico and one of the cities that we visited was Santa Fe. Naturally you cannot separate the mariachi music from the land so therefore you cannot separate the music from the mariachi musician. Ms. Cash has given us a police procedural, murder mystery as the music stayed just the musician was killed then buried. The Mariachi Murder offers readers the pleasures we have come to expect from her Jemimah Hodge series: a vivid physical and cultural landscape populated with true-to-life characters in a fast-paced story. To solve this murder Jemimah and Rick need all their abilities to sort through the Hispanic, Anglo, and Pueblo eccentricities of New Mexico. “The Mariachi Murder” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. I think this is Ms. Cash’s best mystery! And I am already looking forward until the next book in this series comes out.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Camel Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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