Desert Blood (Sangre en el desierto)

There are dead girls who do not make any noise…

Ivon Villa is a lesbian professor living in Los Angeles who returns home to El Paso to adopt a baby boy from Cecilia, a Mexican maquiladora living across the border in Juarez.

Cecilia is found dead in the desert, with the baby disemboweled, a victim of the epidemic of homicides of young women from southern Mexico emigrating to the north for better work.

Things take a turn for the worse when Ivon’s sixteen-year-old sister Irene gets kidnapped while attending a fair in Juarez. The search for her sister leads Ivon to discover a terrifying conspiracy that involves everyone from the Border Patrol to the corrupt judicales in Juarez.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: Based on the femicides that occurred in Ciudad Juarez in 1998, Desert Blood is the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, as well as one International Latino Book Award for Best English Language Mystery.

Both the critics and the audience have highlighted the necessity of bringing to light these sort of events. Besides that, they mention Gaspar’s quality and professionalism by making a critical social statement in her novel.


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: TV Series, Miniseries, Film, TV Movie.


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