Home Killings by Marcos McPeek Villatoro


Eugene Owens
Librarian

I like mysteries that feature people of different times, places and ethnic backgrounds. This is a police procedural mystery featuring Romilia Chacón, a police detective who is a single mother of Central American descent living with her son and her mother. Her culture and her being a Latina are very much entwined in the mystery.

An analogy can be made to the BBC series Prime Suspect, where the character played by Helen Mirren deals with being a detective and a woman. And how much each of those roles inform and complicate each other.

Home Killings is an American Latina Prime Suspect, so to speak.
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“Spotlight on Marcos Villatoro,” La Bloga
“Where Great Writers are Made: Assessing America’s Writing Programs,” Edward J. Delaney, The Atlantic
“Keeping Watch on the Detectives,” David Cole, New York Review of Books

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