Minos: A Romilia Chacon Novel eBook ✓ Minos: A PDF

Minos: A Romilia Chacon Novel Picked this up off the recommended mystery s shelf at the library A dark story about Romilia, a police officer who is tracking down the serial killer that killed her sister Involving story, but not my style Violent Bad Language Dark storyline. This is really good Just like the first Villatoro book, with protagonist Romilia Chacon, Home Killings , you are through before you know it I ve always regarded reviews of books that use you can t put it down , as way over the top Well, I stand corrected I read both of these books in less than 4 days Great fun I liked the connections with Dante s Inferno and absolutely nothing else My professor pointed out that this would make a good airport novel, something to pass the time between New York and LA I wouldn t have been invested enough to turn that many pages if I hadn t been reading it for class Even then, I probably could have skipped a few dozen. OMG this is the 1st mystery book I ve read and it s awesome totally a must read since it mentions Dante s 9 circles Not to mention that Romilia is an awesome charcter GIRL POWER.yAHOO Fantastic drawing upon allegories Great story If you like Thomas Harris, this is one not to miss Beautifully woven, and written, well thought out, in other words you won t figure it out if you try to solve these books in your head like I do. i love this series, it s the first crime novel i ve ever read and i LOVE tekun oman A great second novel in the Romilia Chacon series Makes me want to readThe protagonist is one gutsy lady. The writing is good enough and the characters potentially interesting enough that I ll read them all started with 4, then read 1 and 2, have 3 next in the queue , butis promised than delivered Backstory doesn t deepen characterization and while various themes relationships continue across books, they don t really seem to develop They just serve as plot points Also I m getting tired of the criminal and his sister were victims of childhood abuse motif two such pairs over 3 books The writing is good enough and the characters potentially interesting enough that I ll read them all started with 4, then read 1 and 2, have 3 next in the queue , butis promised than delivered Backstory doesn t deepen characterization and while various themes relationships continue across books, they don t really seem to develop They just serve as plot points Also I m getting tired of the criminal and his sister were victims of childhood abuse motif two such pairs over 3 books judging from the preview of 5 The award winning Home Killings, Marcos M Villatoro s first Romilia Chac n 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 Chac n turns back to the reason she became a cop in the first place to hunt for the sadist who took her sister s life and has kept on killing ever sinceHe is known as the Whisperer for the cryptic messages he leaves at his horrific crime scenes But Detective Romilia Chac n 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 doesn t want A seductive international drug lord is obsessed with her and seems to know about the case than anyone inside law enforcement But neither an outlaw s unbridled power nor a cop s 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 he s already decided who will join him next


About the Author: Marcos M. Villatoro

Marcos M Villatoro is the author of the Romilia Chacon crime novels The Los Angeles Times Book Review listed his Home Killings as a Best Book of 2001 It won the Silver Medal from Foreword Magazine and First Prize in the Latino Literary Hall of Fame The other Romilia novels include Minos and A Venom Beneath the Skin Random House publishes the Romilia Chacon crime fiction novels in mass market paperback under Dell Germany, Japan, Russia and Brazil have acquired foreign rights of all the Romilia books Cypress Productions of Los Angeles has bought the film rights for Minos His autobiographical novel The Holy Spirit of My Uncle s Cojones was an Independent Publishers Book Award Finalist and nominated for the Pushcart Prize His other books include They Say that I am Two poems , On Tuesday, When the Homeless Disappeared poems , A Fire in the Earth novel , and the memoir Walking to La Milpa Living in Guatemala with Armies, Demons, Abrazos, and Death In the 80s and early 90s, Villatoro lived in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Alabama, doing grassroots community work in Central America and with migrant farm workers After graduating from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1998, he and his family moved to California, where he holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Writing at Mount St Mary s College He s also a regular commentator for NPR Villatoro lives with his wife and four children in Los Angeles.


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