Quito Murder Mystery

Quito Murder Mystery

by Jenny Yates


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It happens at Escuela Carcelén, an international school in Quito, Ecuador. When the Spanish teacher is murdered, the school counselor, Soledad, and her lover, Casey, start looking for the answer. They are ex-pats here in Quito - with Soledad coming from Venezuela, and Casey from the U.S. - and they make a light-hearted but very effective team. They investigate Laura Torres' many lovers, past and present, and her early origins in Cuba. Casey, who is an astrologer, counsels Laura's guilt-ridden mother. And they deal with an eclectic batch of teachers and students, including the little group of dramatic "bad kids" called Las Voces. But meanwhile, the police (at the behest of the U.S. ambassador) are focusing their attention on the locally hired staff at the school, and political tensions are escalating. When the local hires form a picket line over their ill treatment, there is another attack. Who is behind the violence that is tearing Escuela Carcelén apart? And since Laura was found murdered the first time Las Voces presented their avant-garde play, what will happen at the repeat performance?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511891998
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/24/2015
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Jenny Yates (born 1951) has lived all over the world. As a child, daughter of a linguist, she lived in Thailand, Vietnam, and Germany. When she grew up, she fell in love with a Venezuelan woman, and moved with her to Venezuela, Ecuador and Germany again. She and her wife are currently living in the DC area - which is actually where they met, twenty-nine years ago.

When she isn't writing fiction, poetry, and the occasional play, she works as an astrologer. She does readings for people, and she also maintains a website with current data, at http://www.astrologerjenny.com/, and writes a monthly column at http://astrologerjenny.blogspot.com/. She also has an astrology book out - Your Horoscope: A Guide to Interpretation (1994) - but it's only available in paper at this point. Look for it to be a kindle book someday soon!

And when she isn't writing or working, she's reading or playing Scrabble, both somewhat obsessively.

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