Monday, February 17, 2014
Limoncello Yellow by Traci Andrighetti & Giveaway
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (January 4, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 1904 KB
Print Length: 250 pages
From debut author, Traci Andrighetti, comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas…
Francesca “Franki” Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn’t cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica’s detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki’s hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she’s not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of “good Italian boys”—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life.
“Traci Andrighetti’s Limoncello Yellow had me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy
heroine wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to
the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”
- Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author
“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the
page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly
enjoyable new voice in fiction!”
- Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)
Traci Andrighetti is the author of the Franki Amato mystery series. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime–writing, that is.
If she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Traci is probably watching her favorite Italian soap opera, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.
My Review:Limoncello Yellow by Traci Andrighetti
Limoncello Yellow is an entertaining P.I. detective story. It is full of loveable characters, interesting settings, humor and dating woes.
The plot Franki's life is falling apart so she decides to move to New Orleans and become a P.I. with college roommate Veronica. They get a case to work on a murder to solve.
Franki's family is trying to find her a husband, especially her grandmother. Franki likes a banker she has just met. Her dating life is full of laughs and drama.
The setting is New Orleans from the fashion to Voodoo the story takes us.
The characters are fun and unique. From their landlady a ex-stripper who has plenty of stories to share.
To Franki's Italian family. To Veronica lawyer turned P.I.. A Nun, Goth, and Voodoo Priestess. Plus everyone else is special too.
I would definitely read another book in the series. A light hearted cozy mystery indeed.
This is a clean read too.
I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving a honest review and being part of it's blog tour.
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