The South American Stories
"Alfieri effortlessly recreates 17th-century Peru in her impressive debut... The author nicely balances action and deduction in a mystery that works as a political thriller as well as a historical whodunit."
- Publishers Weekly
"In this nail-biting debut thriller..., an intriguing era in Latin American history comes alive under Alfieri's sure hand. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal
"As both history and mystery City of Silver glitters."
- Washington Post
"Alfieri's debut is a vividly rendered historical soap opera, replete with political intrigue, church scandal, feuding families, illegitimacy, lovers past and present and women fabulously gowned and jeweled."
"An engrossing, fast-paced mystery packed full of historical fact that illuminates the story but never overshadows it; a great read, highly recommended."
- Historical Novel Society
"(Alfieri's) excellent historical mystery has...heartache and sorrow, but it also has romance and humor...The mystery is the icing on an already delicious cake....people with whom I fell in love...Invisible Country is a mystery that will nearly impossible to forget."
- Gumshoe Review
"Alfieri has written an antiwar mystery that compares with the notable novels of Charles Todd."
- Kirkus Review
"A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller with a large cast of appealing characters, Invisible Country is a story about ordinary people struggling to survive. Kudos for a fascinating setting and for the unusual historical period that make this novel a refreshing, enjoyable read."
- Historical Novel Society Review
"The author's recreation of Paraguay in the 1860s is perfectly entwined with the plot and never comes off like a travelogue or historical research. Fans of historical mysteries should not pass this one up."
- Mystery Scene Magazine
"With a spectacular cast of characters who cover the wide spectrum of Argentine politics in the Perón era, Annamaria Alfieri fashions a sly mystery around the most intriguing figure of them all, Eva. Alluring and sophisticated, with enough twists and turns to bring readers into nearly every corner of Buenos Aires, Blood Tango is a single-sitting read, full of startling revelations and clever plotting."
- Manuel Muñoz, PEN/O. Henry and Whiting Writers' Award-winning author of What You See in the Dark
"Top Ten Thrillers: Blood Tango. "This inventive South American noir reimagines the colorful relationship between Argentinean president Juan Peron and his wife Eva, caught up in a brutal murder mystery amid the tumultuous political scene of 1940s Buenos Aires."
- The Christian Science Monitor
"This ambitious novel doesn't romanticize its historical figures. As Evita might have wanted, the common people are its stars."
- The Boston Globe
"A compelling mystery and a passionate and empathetic portrayal of the endlessly fascinating Evita Perón combine in a gripping tale that brings 1945 Buenos Aires fully alive."
- Carolyn Hart, author of What the Cat Saw
"Alfieri's atmospheric third stand-alone historical with a South American setting...Alfieri (Invisible Country) once again convincingly evokes another time and place."
- Publishers Weekly
"Alfieri's novels are packed with political intrigue, religious dogma, stupefying mystery, and passionate romance...Mystery fans need to discover the novels of Annamaria Alfieri...She has a talent for taking real people and placing them into fast-paced mysteries that are intriguing and controversial."
- Gumshoe Review
Silver Falchion Award Finalist
- Killer Nashville 2013