Living the Vida Lola

A Lola Cruz Mystery

A Lola Cruz Mystery (Volume 1)

Misa Ramirez

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Meet Lola Cruz. After paying her dues as an intern, she’s now a full-fledged detective at Camacho and Associates. Her boss is Manny Camacho, a muy caliente former cop with a mysterious ex-wife, a Lara Croft look-alike girlfriend, and a sudden personal interest in Lola. Her first big case? A missing mother who may not want to be found. And to make her already busy life even more complicated, Lola’s helping her cousin plan her quinceañera, and battling her family and their old-fashioned views on women and careers. She’s also reunited with the gorgeous Jack Callaghan, her high school crush whom she shamelessly tailed years ago and photographed doing the horizontal salsa with some other lucky girl.

 

Lola takes it all in stride, but when the subject of her search ends up dead, she realizes she has a lot more to worry about. Soon she finds herself wrapped up in the possibly shady practices of a tattoo parlor, local politics, and someone with serious---maybe deadly---road rage. To top it all off, her treasured postcoital pictures of Jack are missing! Still, Lola is well-equipped to handle these challenges. She's a black-belt in kung fu, and her body isn’t her only weapon. She’s got smarts, sass, and more tenacity than her Mexican mafioso-wannabe grandfather. A few of her famous margaritas don’t hurt, either.

 

Debut author Misa Ramirez, a blond-haired, green-eyed gal with a passion for the Latino culture and authentic Mexican food, has penned a delicious mix of mystery, romance, and all-out fun. Filled with sizzling scenes and side-splitting humor, Living the Vida Lola is a thrilling ride that will have you up all night.

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"Living the Vida Lola has a cast of endearing characters so real they jump right off the page. If you like a mystery with plenty of sass and sizzle, don't miss this sparkling debut!"—Brenda Novak, bestselling author of Trust Me

"If you like fun and spunky Stephanie Plum, you'll love smart and sexy Lola Cruz. Fun, tightly plotted and 100% entertaining, Living the Vida Lola is a terrific story bursting with marvelous characters that keep you rapidly turning pages until the very end. Misa Ramirez's debut novel rocks."—Allison Brennan, bestselling author of Playing Dead

"Make way for Lola Cruz!  Misa Ramirez's Lola Cruz is a flesh and blood heroine:  smart, sassy, and sexy.   Living the Vida Lola is a hot debut mystery that shouldn't be missed."—Maggie Barbieri, author of Quick Study

"Watch out baddies, Lola P.I. packs a punch and always gets her man!"—Mary Castillo, author of Switchcraft

"Sexy, funny, and completely entertaining.  Who could ask for more?  But wait!  Living The Vida Lola has much more, including colorful characters you'll cheer for from chapter one to the end.  Not to be missed."-- Lara Rios, author of Becoming Americana

"Muy caliente! Living the Vida Lola by exciting new author Misa Ramirez is deliciously decadent, laugh-out-loud fun. If you like a little spice with your mystery, you're going to love PI Lola Cruz."--National bestselling author Tori Carrington of The Sofie Metropolis, PI series

 

 


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Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez is proud to be a Latina-by-marriage. A native California girl and a former middle and high school teacher, she now writes full-time in her home near Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband and five children.

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Living the Vida Lola
A Lola Cruz Mystery
Misa Ramirez

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250006097
ISBN10: 1250006090
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429947718
ISBN10: 1429947713
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$2.99
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