Cactus Blood: A Mystery Novel

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Arte Público Press, 1995 - Fiction - 249 pages
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"She's back: Gloria Damasco, the Chicana detective tempered during the civil rights movement. And she's involved in solving another mystery complete with gruesome murders. Is it a serial killer that is leaving the corpses strewn with artifacts from Native American rituals? Does it have something to do with the farm workers' union which the victims had worked for in the seventies?" "Gloria Damasco and Justin Escobar are the detectives who begin to look into the disappearance and death of the three former activists from the seventies. The trail the sleuths follow leads from the grape vineyards of Delano in 1973 to the old Native American ghost dancing site in the Valley of the Moon. The portentous landscape becomes a fitting site for the surprise denouement foreshadowed by Gloria's mysterious visions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Apprentice private eye Gloria Damasco and her employer, ex-cop Justin Escobar, take a journey of sorts after a friend--active in the Chicago Civil Rights movement--supposedly commits suicide. Their ... Read full review

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Lucha Corpi teaches adult education for the Oakland City Schools.

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