Created by Lucha Corpi
GLORIA DEMASCO is a petite Chicana, born in Oakland,
California. She came from a working
class family, and was trained as a speech therapist. She's a young widow (she was married to a Puerto Rican, Nuerriqueño) with a daughter .She's very involved in local politics, both as an activist and a tireless supporter of Chicano poets and artists in the Bay Area. Oh, and she's clairvoyant.
A college student at the conclusion of her first recorded case, Eulogy for a Brown Angel (1992), by the conclusion of 1999's Black Widow, she's become P.I. She works with her partner, both professional and romantic, Justin Escobar. They both love to cook with a Mexican flavor and he loves jazz.
Respectfully submitted by Susan Sotelo, from the University of Arizona, who's doing research on the Chicano detective novel.