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What they are saying about 


“The opening chapter of Blessed Are Those Who Weep is one of the best I have read. I defy any crime fiction fan to stop reading this book after finishing that very short, but impeccably written chapter.” – BOLO Books

“I was convinced the author had only two books in her and the third was a return to literary mediocrity. Fortunately, I finished the book. Ms. Belcamino has written a stunning book … She is on the cusp of being included in the same breath of America’s best mystery writers. For my money, she has hit the big time.” — Dick Barbuto, Mystery Book Reviews and Discussion

“The story is gripping.” — Liz on Goodreads

“A thumping good read. I enjoyed the story as well as the characters, and tore through this book in under 24 hours. It has a tremendous need-to-know-what-happens factor …” — Girl Detective

“Belcamino continues to up the ante, creating even more tension and more page-turning suspense than ever.” —David Pennington, author of PEER THROUGH TIME.

“Buy this book!” — Douglas Cronk on Goodreads

“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WEEP demonstrates the importance of family and how the willingness to forgive others and oneself is important.” — John Kurtze, Authors on the Air



San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni stumbles onto a horrific crime scene with only one survivor—a baby girl found crawling between the dead bodies of her family members. Reeling from the slaughter, Gabriella clings to the infant. When Social Services pries the little girl from her arms, the enormity of the tragedy hits home. Diving deep into a case that brings her buried past to the forefront, Gabriella is determined to hunt down the killer who left this helpless baby an orphan.

But one by one the clues all lead to a dead end, and Gabriella’s obsession with finding justice pulls her into a dark, tortuous spiral that is set to destroy everything she loves …


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What people are saying about the Gabriella Giovanni books:

“… a crime novel so skillfully executed that it’s hard to believe it’s her debut … The plot is as suspenseful as they come. And the gritty prose, distinguished by short, muscular sentences, is truly first-rate.” —Bruce DeSilva, Edgar-award winning author of the Mulligan crime novels.

“Blessed are the Dead is a great read, Gabriella Giovanni is a one-of-a-kind character, and Kristi Belcamino is a writer to watch.”— David Corbett, award-winning author of DO THEY KNOW I’M RUNNING?

“Belcamino puts her experience on the crime beat to good use, creating the kind of villain who’ll lurk in your nightmares long after the book ends. Double-check your locks before you crack this one open!”— Owen Laukkanen, award-winning author of THE PROFESSIONALS

Read more praise here.



And if you want to support an independent bookstore (which I highly recommend), signed copies of BLESSED ARE THE DEAD and BLESSED ARE THE MEEK are available at Once Upon a Crime or Valley Bookseller.


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