Book Reading & Signing: The Mariachi Murder (Jemimah Hodge Mystery Series)
2 pm to 4 pm
Join us for a book reading and signing with celebrated artist and author Marie Romero Cash as she reads from “The Mariachi Murder”, the fourth murder mystery in her series featuring forensic psychologist Jemimah Hodge. The novel offers readers the pleasures we have come to expect from the Jemimah Hodge series: a vivid physical and cultural landscape populated with true-to-life characters in a fast-paced story. Set in New Mexico, in and around Santa Fe, the familiar—Cash’s family has lived here for generations—meets the mysterious when a mariachi musician turns up dead in the high desert. Forensic psychologist Jemimah Hodge and her sheriff’s detective amor Rick Romero need to solve a murder, and that requires their ability to sort through the Hispanic, Anglo, and Pueblo eccentricities of New Mexico.
Free Community Event
Romero Cash will discusses how she started writing murder mysteries, along with her other non-fiction writing, stemming from a career as an award-winning Santera. As a 30 year participant at Spanish Market, she has received many awards, including the Master’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, and Women in the Arts. Marie Romero Cash has created art for many churches in the United States and in Mexico, including Stations of the Cross for the Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe. Romero Cash is also the author of “Living Shrines: Devotional Spaces in Northern New Mexico Homes”; “Santos: Enduring Images of Northern New Mexican Village Churches”; “Tortilla Chronicles: Growing up in Santa Fe”; and “Lowrider Blues: Reflections from my Inner Barrio”.
The presentation will be followed by a book signing. This free Saturday event will take place at 2pm on October 1st, 2016 in the Library within the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Building.