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The Dead Women of Juárez

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime

The Dead Women of Juárez

Sam Hawken

A visceral crime novel based on the true story of mass murder in a Mexican border townShortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger Award.

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847656551 (6 Jan 2011)

About the book

Since 1993 over 500 women have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez.

Residents believe the true number of disappeared stands at 5,000.

When a new disappearance is reported, Kelly Courter, a washed-up Texan boxer, and Rafael Sevilla, a Mexican detective, are sucked into an underworld of organised crime, believing they can outwit the corruption all around. The Dead Women of Juárez follows these two men obsessed with seeking the truth about the female victims of the Mexican border wars.

About the author

Sam Hawken is the best-selling and Crime Writers' Association Dagger-nominated author ofThe Dead Women of Juárez, Tequila Sunset and Missing, collectively known as The Borderland Trilogy. He makes his home in Maryland with his wife and son.


A heartfelt book

- Guardian

A tense, gripping read and a plea for justice

- Sunday Times

His debut novel is a hard-boiled plunge into damaged lives that grippingly evokes the dust, decay and pervading sense of death in Juárez, leaving you with a lingering sense of sweaty unease

- Metro

A powerful and shocking novel

- Dreda Say Mitchell

Hawken writes with a maturity that is rare for a first novel, and achieves both a great crime novel and a work that transcends the genre. This is the real deal: tragic, dark, heartfelt. The Dead Women of Juárez deserves to be massive.

- Dave Zeltzerman

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime

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