Back by popular demand, Author Isabella Maldonado visits Sun City West with the third book in her Veranda Cruz Mystery series, “Death Blow,” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the Lecture Hall (19803 North R. H. Johnson Blvd., next to the Village Store). This program is open to all and a ticket is not required. For your convenience, all the books of the series will be available for purchase at the venue.

The novels feature Veranda Cruz, a Phoenix police detective. Like the character in her book, Maldonado wore a badge and gun in real life and will bring police equipment for display.

Maldonado retired as a police captain after 22 years in law enforcement. As a captain, she served as Gang Council Coordinator, and oversaw a police precinct before her final assignment as the Commander of the Special Investigations and Forensics Division. She graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico after eleven weeks of physically and mentally challenging study and earned her “yellow brick” for completing the famous FBI obstacle course. Now she says she “enjoys her family when she’s not handcuffed to her computer.”