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Death of a Telenovela Star (A Novella) by Teresa Dovalpage

Death of a Telenovela Star (A Novella)

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Death of a Telenovela Star (A Novella) by Teresa Dovalpage
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Aug 25, 2020 | ISBN 9781641291859

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Praise for Death of a Telenovela Star

“A compact, quick-paced novella with some fortune telling, a murder, and small revelations about Marlene along the way . . . A light-hearted, cleverly put together mystery, enjoyable and gently revelatory—treat yourself to a copy, and share it with a “bestie” so you can smile about it together.” 
Kingdom Books

“If you crave a few hours of mystery, intrigue, and romance aboard a crowded cruise liner, then I highly recommend that you make reservations to read Teresa Dovalpage’s highly captivating novella . . . When Marlene hunts for Carloalberto’s killer, I am reminded of several Agatha Christie mysteries, especially those involving Hercule Poirot . . . the perfect vacation read.”
Gumshoe Review 

“In this spare, bite-sized narrative, Marlene Martínez, an ex-cop in Havana, now owner of her own Bakería Cubana in Miami, spoils her young niece Sarita with a quinceañera cruise from Miami to Cozumel . . . The novel is a marvel of thrilling economy, peppered with Spanish dichos, and the relationship between aunt and niece zings with verisimilitude.”
Taos News

“Well-drawn, amusing characters lift this witty novella from Dovalpage starring former Havana, Cuba, police detective Marlene Martínez . . . just enough red herrings to keep readers on their toes. Fans of lighter mysteries will have fun.”
—Publishers Weekly

Praise for Teresa Dovalpage


“Dovalpage wields her considerable authorial skill in this intricately plotted tale of jealousy, revenge, and the dark side of love.”
—Isabella Maldonado, award–winning author of the Veranda Cruz mysteries

A fast-paced, richly layered tour de force. The twists, turns, and santería rituals that abound in this complex noir will please crime readers and armchair travelers alike. Bravo, Teresa Dovalpage! Encore!”
—Lucha Corpi, author of the Gloria Damasco mysteries

“Amusing, observant . . . [A] devastating depiction of prejudice in 1980s Cuba.”
The Miami Herald

“Dovalpage’s first crime novel is a well-cooked stew of culture and cuisine . . . [A] stunningly unexpected conclusion.”
The Taos News 

“A rich and perceptive portrayal of daily life in Cuba.”
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“[A] dazzling culinary mystery . . . Those expecting a traditional food cozy will be happily surprised.” 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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