giovedì 6 novembre 2014

Review Book Tour-Cash Kills by Nanci Rathbun

Cash Kills
by Nanci Rathbun

Angie is a believable blend of tough stuff and compassion, and uses both for her clients. But just like organizing all the dishes to a huge Thanksgiving dinner, Nanci Rathbun stirs up tension and keeps us licking our chops for the final sit-down.

Cozy Mystery

2nd in Series

Paperback: 258 pages

Publisher: Cozy Cat Press (June 3, 2014)

ISBN-10: 1939816440

ISBN-13: 978-1939816443
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When her office mate, accountant Susan Neh, brings Angelina Bonaparte a client named Adriana Johnson, the PI wonders how she can help this bedraggled young woman.   Adriana’s parents, immigrants from the former Yugoslavia, were murdered only a week earlier, in a robbery at their small hardware store. Now she has discovered that, despite living like the working poor, they were actually quite wealthy––with numerous large bank accounts located around the world.  Adriana is suspicious about her newfound status and hires Angie to discover the nature of her deceased parents’ wealth.  When Angie arrives to interview with the parents’ attorney, Herman Petrovitch, he is missing, but his secretary Dragana is there––lying dead on the office floor, with her head blown off.  Homicide detective––and Angie’s own boyfriend––Ted Wukowski, cautions her against getting involved in the murder investigation.  Of course, Angie pays little heed to his warning.
My Review
It's an amazing cozy mystery! It 's full of suspense and mystery. Angie with her sympathy and her Sicilian-American family will captivate you from the first page.

We are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Angie Bonaparte is a private investigator, shares  the study and activities with Susan, an accountant. She's mother and grandmother too, she's divorced and now is engaged to a Polish detective WT Ted Wukowski. In her study appears a girl of Yugoslav origin, Adriana Johnson. In the early 90's during the war, she and her family emigrated from Bosnia. They had a hardware store and did a very poor life: the girl could not even attend college, attend the school dance, her clothes and her hair was homemade. With the death of her parents for an attempted robbery gone bad, Adriana discovers that they have always lied: actually had a lot of money. The girl does not want to dirty money and asks Angie to understand where they come from. The fist day of investigation is already a murder.....

It reminded me a bit  Stephanie Plum by Evanovich, maybe that's why I came immediately in sympathy.

It 's a book attractive, amazing, funny. The various characters both main and secondary are well characterized: very funny Angie's father and aunt Terry, very charming WT I really liked also quotes the beginning of each chapter: my favorite is 

“As soon as there is life there is danger.” ––Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's the second book in the series and can not wait to read the first and the others to come.

About This Author
Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves.  She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister. Her first novel, Truth Kills: An Angelina Bonaparte Mystery, is out in both paperback and ebook formats. The first chapter is available free on her web site and on her Goodreads page. Cash Kills is the second book in the series. Number three has a working title of Deception Kills, with plans to publish in 2015.
Nanci is a longtime Wisconsin resident who relocated to Tennessee to be closer to her granddaughters – oh, and their parents – and is planning an upcoming move to the West Coast for the same reason. No matter where she lives, she will always be a Packers fan.
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Twitter: @nancirathbun
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First Book in the Series

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