Loa a un ángel de piel morena: Serie detectivesca “Gloria Damasco”
by Lucha Corpi
Publication Date: September 30, 2012
Bind: Trade Paperback
The pioneering first installment in the Gloria Damasco Mystery series is available for the first time in Spanish.Look Inside
Eulogy for a Brown Angel began a new chapter in the mystery genre with the creation of the first Chicana detective in American literature. Now available for the first time in Spanish, readers can discover, or rediscover, Lucha Corpi’s dynamic detective, Gloria Damasco, in the classic novel that started it all.
A Chicano Civil Rights march has been disrupted by the Los Angeles police, resulting in the gruesome death of a prominent reporter. The tear gas has barely settled when a small, defiled body is left on a street in Los Angeles. A feisty political activist finds the murdered child and begins a search for the murderer that will lead her on a trail of international conspiracy and bloody vengeance. Before long, two other people are dead, and Gloria is determined to piece the mystery together, no matter how long the search may last.
Adding to the mystery is Gloria Damasco’s dark gift, a puzzling extra-sensory awareness that forces her to confront situations in which solutions demand more than reason and logic.
Loa a un ángel de piel morena is a fast-paced and suspenseful novel, packed with an assortment of interesting characters. A member of the international writers’ circle, Sisters in Crime, Lucha Corpi brings the intrigue to a hard-hitting conclusion in the picturesque wine country of Northern California.
“Dazzlingly evocative prose… some original and highly charged moments … Corpi expands the genre with this work.”—Publishers Weekly
“The bloody conclusion adds an extra wallop to the convoluted goings-on . . . worthwhile mystery reading.”—Kirkus Reviews
LUCHA CORPI is an internationally renowned poet, novelist, and children’s book author. She is the author of several mystery novels published by Arte Público Press: Confessions of a Book Burner: Personal Essays and Stories (March 2014), Death at Solstice: A Gloria Damasco Mystery (2009), Eulogy for a Brown Angel (2002), Black Widow’s Wardrobe (1999), Cactus Blood (1995), and Crimson Moon (Arte Público Press, 2004). Loa a un angel de piel morena (2012) is the pioneering first installment in the Gloria Damasco Mystery series now availbale in Spanish. Her poetry collection, reissued by Arte Público Press in 2001, is entitled Palabras de mediodía / Noon Words (2001). A Piñata Books picture book for children, The Triple Banana Split Boy / El niño goloso was published in 2009. Her latest book, Confessions of a Book Burner (2014), is a collection of personal essays and poems. Corpi is the recipient of numerous awards and citations, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Prize in fiction, and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Book Award of Excellence in Adult Fiction. She was a tenured teacher in the Oakland Public Schools Neighborhood Centers Program for over 30 years.