Home Killings by Marcos McPeek Villatoro

Eugene Owens

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.
“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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