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Home Killings

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ISBN13: 9780440242109
ISBN10: 044024210x
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The award-winning Home Killings, Marcos M. Villatoros first Romilia Chacón novel, won dazzling acclaim for its fusion of character, suspense, and a gripping police procedural swirling around a fiery Latina detective. Now, in a new novel filled with the same remarkable precision and power, Romilia Chacón turns back to the reason she became a cop in the first place: to hunt for the sadist who took her sisters life-and has kept on killing ever since.

He is known as the Whisperer for the cryptic messages he leaves at his horrific crime scenes. But Detective Romilia Chacón can hear him loud and clear. Still haunted by the death of her beloved sister, Romilia begins to dig into the case on her own time and soon finds help she doesnt want. A seductive international drug lord is obsessed with her and seems to know more about the case than anyone inside law enforcement. But neither an outlaws unbridled power nor a cops persistence can untangle the web of illusion surrounding the man they seek. For this killer is living at the center of his own brilliant hell-and hes already decided who will join him next.…

Synopsis:

Rookie homicide detective Romilia Chacón is haunted by the unsolved murder of her sister. On the broken streets of Nashville, she longs for vengeance but finds herself an outsider--within a Latino community that views her with suspicion, and within a police force that makes no place for a brainy, beautiful woman. Partnered with the department hero, a detective famed for catching a vicious, ritualistic serial killer, she learns that her bilingual skills are valued more than her investigative insights. But when a reporter turns up dead, Romilia alone is convinced that it was murder, not suicide--and, worse, that it may be the work of the very killer her partner thinks he's already caught.

About the Author

Marcos M. Villatoro is the author of several novels, 2 collections of poetry, and a memoir set in Guatemala. He holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Writing at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to NPR and also hosts the L.A. program on Pacifica Radio called "Shelf Life," where he interviews other poets and novelists from around the world. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on the third novel featuring Romilia Chacon.

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citykid, April 16, 2008 (view all comments by citykid)
The character development and relationships are well done and interesting. The plot moves along nicely with enough suspense to make me want to read another chapter before going to sleep.
I'm going to buy the other two in this series as soon as you open tomorrow.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440242109
Publisher:
Dell
Subject:
Suspense
Author:
Villatoro, Marcos McPeek
Author:
Villatoro, Marcos
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 x .5 in .5 lb
Age Level:
twenty-four. Weight: one hundred sixty-five pounds

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 368 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440242109 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Rookie homicide detective Romilia Chacón is haunted by the unsolved murder of her sister. On the broken streets of Nashville, she longs for vengeance but finds herself an outsider--within a Latino community that views her with suspicion, and within a police force that makes no place for a brainy, beautiful woman. Partnered with the department hero, a detective famed for catching a vicious, ritualistic serial killer, she learns that her bilingual skills are valued more than her investigative insights. But when a reporter turns up dead, Romilia alone is convinced that it was murder, not suicide--and, worse, that it may be the work of the very killer her partner thinks he's already caught.
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