Lucha Corpi. Black Widow’s Wardrobe (1999) 193 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “When Gloria Damasco decided to take part in San Francisco’s traditional ‘Day of the Dead’ procession, she didn’t realize she’d soon be encountering both a convicted killer—Oakland’s notorious ‘Black Widow’—and a bizarre abduction by two costumed riders on horseback. As Gloria attempts afterwards to solve the puzzle of Licia Lecuona’s murder of her husband Peter, the trail leads her from the fog-shrouded but familiar Bay Area south to the remote, sunlit peaks of the Sierra de Tepoztlán and perhaps, she fears, back in time to a mysterious and violent encounter as ancient as Mexico itself.”
Setting: Oakland, San Francisco, Mexico