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Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before turning to crime writing. The first Latina to attain the rank of captain in her police department, she retired as the Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics. During more than two decades on the force, her assignments included hostage negotiator, department spokesperson, and precinct commander.
Selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, she uses her law enforcement background to bring a realistic edge to her writing.
She lives in Arizona with her family and is hard at work on the third Nina Gurrera novel which will be published in 2022.
Isabella Maldonado is one of my favorite new authors who writes gripping serial killer thrillers which, if you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, you’ll know, is one of my favorite crime thriller genres.
I enjoyed talking with Isabella about her law enforcement career, her writing process, writing about dark crimes, and a lot more.
Isabella Maldonado’s Latest Book
Other Books by Isabella Maldonado
Show Notes & Links
A Wrinkle in Time – a book that influneced Isabella Maldonado growing up.
Writing organizations: Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, International Society of Latino Authors
Deadline article about Jennifer Lopez set to star as Nina Guerrera in the Netflix movie version of THE CIPHER.
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