The Dead Women of Juarez by Sam Hawken

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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 Sam Hawken

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Sam Hawken is a native of Texas now living on the east coast of the United States. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he pursued a career as an historian before turning to writing. The Dead Women of Ju?rez is his first novel.
Published January 6, 2011 by Serpent's Tail. 324 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Hawken’s debut novel ambitiously confronts a real-life scandal, the many, mostly unsolved murders of women in Ciudad Juárez since the early 1990s, previously tackled by Roberto Bolaño’s sprawling 2666

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Mariann Hawken 18 Jun 2013

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