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Hasta La Vista, Lola!
Misa Ramirez

Lola Cruz #2
Minotaur Books
February 2010
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Featuring: Lola Cruz
272 pages
ISBN: 0312384033
EAN: 9780312384036
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Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Private Eye

When Lola comes home to her parents’ house to find a horde of relatives mourning her death, no one is more surprised than she is. The news had reported that one Lola Cruz, PI was found murdered in an alley, causing great alarm in the Cruz family. Before Lola can say “boo,” a cop comes to the house. It turns out the dead woman had a driver’s license with Lola’s information. Between avoiding an unsavory ex- boyfriend, sorting out mixed signals from the very interested but not yet committed Jack Callaghan, and filling in as a waitress at her parents’ Mexican restaurant, Lola tries to find out who the woman was and why she stole her identity. Was the woman hiding from someone who meant her harm, or is there someone out there who wants Lola dead?

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Lola Cruz Mystery


38 comments posted.

Re: Hasta La Vista, Lola!

looks like a great read :)
thanks for the chance to win!

(Tina Werner 2:08pm January 28, 2010)

This sounds like a fun premise. Original
and intriguing!
Sue Ahn 3:51am January 29, 2010)

Haven't read many mystery/romance series novels, but did read the first couple of Sue Grafton's alphabet books and thought they were good. Would love to read yours. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book.
Joanne Reynolds 6:22am January 29, 2010)

sounds like an interesting read.
Sherry Russell 9:18am January 29, 2010)

Sounds like a wonderful book and love mystery/romance books
Shirley Kulesza 11:00am January 29, 2010)

Thank you all for stopping by and
reading about Lola! It is a great read, if I
do say so myself, Tina! Fun, sassy, sexy,
and intriguing all in one nice little
package. =)
Misa Ramirez 11:22am January 29, 2010)

Joanne, maybe Lola Cruz Mysteries will
bring your back to mysteries. There's
plenty of spicy romance in them to keep
you hooked!
Misa Ramirez 11:22am January 29, 2010)

One of my favorite series is Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.
Darcy Odden 12:27pm January 29, 2010)

This looks really fun. Can't wait to read it.
Linda Kish 12:37pm January 29, 2010)

Ahhh my new to me author... nice to read more about your series! :)
Colleen Conklin 12:40pm January 29, 2010)

This is a book I would be interested in buying, though I would love to win one
Vikki Parman 12:48pm January 29, 2010)

Love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Not just romance & mystery but funny as well. Hasta la Vista Lola sounds like a fun enjoyable read too.
Donna Petrilla 12:52pm January 29, 2010)

Great title and cover!!!
Freda Mans-Labianca 1:16pm January 29, 2010)

Sounds like a great read.
Debbie Walker 1:22pm January 29, 2010)

Look forward to reading this book.
John Walker 1:24pm January 29, 2010)

Lola is such a cool character. The first
book was great, the second even better (I
got a sneak peak!!) Can't wait to read it
Virna De Paul 1:49pm January 29, 2010)

Hey! I see familiar names here. So fun
to see people along the way while on
this blog tour. :)

If you like Stephanie Plum, you'll like
Lola Cruz! Hope you give it a whirl!
Misa Ramirez 2:22pm January 29, 2010)

Thanks for visiting--I enjoyed your column. As to your question. Toady I would say my favorite mystery series is Lee Child's Reacher series. My favorite romance series is Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. But, like I said, that's today's answer!
G S Moch 2:22pm January 29, 2010)

I love books with smart talking female investigators. Keep the books coming!
MaryEllen Hanneman 2:33pm January 29, 2010)

I really like Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Schulz series and Janet Evanovich's Plum series along with her Alex Barnaby series.
Leni Kaye 2:56pm January 29, 2010)

You had me stressed about the dying part - I'm glad it's only ID theft!
I read many romance/mystery series. It is a little off the strict romance/mystery path, but I really like Elizabeth Peter's Vicki Bliss series. Actually I like all of her work, but this is the one that fits most closely into the genre'
Anne Jones 3:11pm January 29, 2010)

I like your comments about how you 'found' Lola. I have been doing the family tree of the various branches of our family and many times I notice characteristics similar to some of my current 'cousins'. That research is my favorite mystery series :>) I also like the ones listed above and J A Konrath's Jack Daniels series.
Karin Tillotson 3:23pm January 29, 2010)

This sounds like a great book. I like Shirley Damsgaard's Abby and Ophelia mysteries.
Sandy Giden 4:33pm January 29, 2010)

I love mysteries, especially those with a strong female protagonist.

Thanks for sharing how your "found" Lola!
Cheryl Bradley 5:35pm January 29, 2010)

Thanks for taking the time to read,
Misa Ramirez 5:39pm January 29, 2010)

There are a few mystery series I enjoy but the one I love most is JD Robb's In death series. I have all of them including anthologies written with other authors; I also have most of them in audio format that I listen to when traveling to and from work. I have probably 2/3's of them in hard cover since when she began the series they came out only in pocket format. I keep them all and re read twice a year when a new one is due out. In fact I'm working on re reading them now since she has a new one scheduled for the ed of february.
Diane Sadler 6:05pm January 29, 2010)

I can only imagine how hard it is to research & write. Thank you for the insight.
Mary Preston 6:33pm January 29, 2010)

I need to read more in this genre, but my current favorite is Stephanie Plum series. I have also read and liked the Pauline Sokol series by Lori Avocato. Lola sounds like a fun character.
Michelle K 6:56pm January 29, 2010)

I could relate to the book. I have to balance my family culture as a Chinese and be a Westerner at the same time. It's not easy. When East meets West, I have to choose what is important.
Kai Wong 7:15pm January 29, 2010)

I would say the Justin Brother
Patricia Kasner 7:24pm January 29, 2010)

One of my favorite mystery series is the Patricia Cornwell series.
Cheryl Snyder 11:24pm January 29, 2010)

Patricia Cornwell and Karen Reichs are my favorite mystery writers. I have got to get this new book of yours!
Lisa Glidewell 11:40pm January 29, 2010)

You seem to have embraced the Latino life well. Do you speak the language fluently? Does hubby proofread your writing?
Gladys Paradowski 1:26am January 30, 2010)

Dang.....I hate that I missed the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes. We had snow here in North Carolina yesterday and working at an elementary school was just....one of those days.
Danelle Drake 10:11am January 30, 2010)

Good questions, Gladys. I don't speak
Spanish fluently, but I can get by.
Less so now that we are living farther
away from my husband's family where
Spanish is spoken by his parents. I
have several friends who proof read
my Spanish and help, and my husband
gives his input, too.
Misa Ramirez 10:42am January 30, 2010)


I really enjoy a good mystery romance. I can't get any names out of my head right now, but I do read and enjoy historical mystery romance and contemporaries too. I have read the Stephanie Plum series and Sue Grafton's too. Your book looks really good and I just put it on my amazon wishlist. Ooooooh, it's my birthday really soon....ha!!!

in Germany
Valerie Bongards 12:32pm January 30, 2010)

I like Dean Koontz, which really isn't a traditional mystery writer. Your book sounds great!
Brenda Rupp 9:58pm January 30, 2010)

Well I love this review, and love that it
was picked up by USA Today online and
tagged with Salma Hayek! Why, who
knows, but it's cool!
Misa Ramirez 11:38pm July 2, 2010)

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