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Bloody Secrets (Lupe Solano #3)

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In Bloody Secrets, Lupe Solano returns to work the case of a balsero - a refugee who escaped Cuba by raft. Although Lupe doesn't accept clients without a reference, she is intrigued by Luis's story: a drifter living in a flophouse in a dangerous neighborhood, he claims that one of Miami's prominent Cuban couples has swindled his family out of their fortune and arranged for ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published February 2nd 1998 by Putnam Adult (first published 1998)
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Nov 03, 2012 Judi rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-1999
This third Lupe Solano Mystery is the best one yet! The story begins at a Havana night club in 1958 where we witness a conversation between friends, the Delgado and the de le Torres, who are also business partners. While the band plays, there is shooting in the background, setting the tone of the revolution for these wealthy Cubans. Then the book moves to 1994, during that brief time in which Castro declares that anyone wanting to leave can- as long as they find there own way. This is when we le ...more
Oct 08, 2013 Gramy rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series starring Lupe Solano, a private investigator, from a wealthy Cuban family. She quickly jumped in to help a Cuban refugee that had apparently been swindled by a Cuban couple prominent in high society Miami circles. At first, the client seemed more interested in his families honor than anything else.

Lupe struggled with emotional feelings for the client and moved to solve the case veraciously.

She spent more time working this case, transfixed on a client, and
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Jun 05, 2009 Patricia O'Hara rated it really liked it
A fresh voice. I feel I have had a front seat with all of her characters as if I were a traveler in time involved with their intriguing scenarios. It's the first book in a year I did not jump ahead and read the ending as I was getting no where with them in the "see me, feel me," department.

I learned that every now and then when you go to the library you get lucky.

Patricia O'Hara
Nov 17, 2010 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is excellent reading as is the whole series. A Cuban rafter wants Lupe's help to regain his fortune and honor that he believes was taken away by a prominent Miami Cuban family. The twists and turns are great, and the end a total surprise. I highly recommend this series.
Dec 16, 2009 Kristen rated it liked it
Recommended to Kristen by: mary rose
Thrid book in a series, second book I've read.
Continues to be a decent series. This book was a little light on the mystery and a little heavy on the history lesson of Cuban migration.
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Carolina Garcia-Aguilera (born 1949) is a Cuban-born American writer. She has written a series of mystery stories, and two novels.

She was born in Havana, Cuba in July 1949. In 1960, she emigrated to the United States, living in Palm Beach, Florida, and then New York City. She graduated from college, with degrees in history and political science, a master's in language and linguistics, and an MBA i
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