The Mamacita Murders by Debra Mares was a roller coaster ride between exciting and slow. This was the first title I've read by this author and it took me a while to get through it. In the beginning it was kind of slow for my taste but as the story progressed it began to gain momentum. But just as it picked up speed it began to stall again. I do believe that Ms. Mares has talent and I wouldn't object to reading another of stories but Mamacita Murders at the very least was just above sub-par I think she could've done better with this story and the characters. I would say check it out for yourself it wasn't horrible,it wasn't great....it was alright.