Carol Potenza is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University. She and her husband, Jose, live in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Hearts of the Missing, her debut novel, is the winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize.
"Potenza's outstanding debut and series launch is sure to please fans of mysteries that respectfully depict Native American culture and beliefs... Readers will look forward to seeing a lot more of Nicky and her friends." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"This action-packed mystery, which vividly evokes the beauty of the New Mexico landscape and its indigenous peoples, will attract fans of the Hillermans (Tony and Anne), leaving readers eagerly awaiting the next installment." --Library Journal, starred review"[Potenza has] a good ear for dialogue and an understanding and respect for the places and people in the novel." --Kirkus Reviews"New Mexico is a spectacular setting for mysteries, and Carol Potenza puts its majestic landscape to unexpected and thrilling use." --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of First Blood"Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Carol Potenza strikes gold with her upcoming police procedural debut Hearts of the Missing." --Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author"In the Hillerman tradition, Carol Potenza's Hearts of the Missing winds and weaves together like a Tsiba'ashi D'yini basket holding one fine mystery." --Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries"Thoroughly researched and masterfully plotted, Hearts of the Missing uses the atmospheric beauty of New Mexico to fully make this mystery come alive." --Tricia Fields, Tony Hillerman Prize-winning author of The Territory"Hearts of the Missing is a stunning debut. It's compelling, intelligent, and brilliantly designed. Brava, Ms. Potenza! I couldn't put it down." --Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author "Potenza stirs the various ingredients together into a satisfying conclusion." --The Albuquerque Journal