BLOOD’S ECHO REVIEWED IN SUSPENSE MAGAZINE!

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From the March/April edition of Suspense Magazine: “In her debut novel Maldonado pulls from her personal experience as a former cop to provide readers with a highly entertaining police procedural—a thriller with more than a touch of reality, pulled from today’s headlines. Detective Veranda Cruz, a Phoenix Police Drug Enforcement Agent and a first-generation Phoenician, is […]

EVER WONDER WHAT A REAL FEMALE POLICE OFFICER THINKS ABOUT FICTIONAL WOMEN WITH A BADGE?

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I wrote this exclusive guest post for Criminal Element. Follow the link to read the whole article. I confess to a love-hate relationship with police procedurals—be they novels, TV shows, or movies. After 22 years wearing a gun and badge, I’ve followed the shifting image of the female police officer/detective with interest. For the most […]