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June 13, 2016

Review: Amaretto Amber by Traci Andrighetti #MondayBlogs

by Elisa Hordon

Amaretto Amber
Frankie is a former cop turned PI. She is living and working in New Orleans, so you can imagine her life is just a little colourful. Then when you add in her landlord Brenda who is an ex-stripper, her boyfriend Bradley Hartmann who is president of Ponchartrain Bank,  her best friend Veronica who is also a PI whom she works with at 'Private Chicks' and then Frankie’s Italian Catholic family who are lovably certifiably crazy....... that information alone should be sending off alarm bells of hilarity.

Amaretto Amber is the third hilarious cozy mystery with Frankie Amato shining as a great lead character. I love how Frankie investigates in her own 'no holds barred' way. She has serious style that is uniquely her own: Frankie is stubborn, sassy and determined to get the job done. When a stripper is murdered in the club Frankie’s landlord Glenda worked in for years, Glenda asks Frankie for help. So who killed Amber? And why the bath tub? And what about the necklace? All the clues are there for Frankie to piece together.

Frankie is also hard at it helping Ruth, her boyfriend Bradley's secretary, keep them from losing their jobs at the Ponchartrain Bank when another worker, Jeff Payne who is the bank’s manager, has his eyes set on Bradley's job as President. Jeff will stop at nothing to get it, even trying to ruin Frankie and Bradley's relationship. But leave it to Frankie, she will sort it all out in her own special way with a lot of unwanted help from her family.

There were many funny parts throughout this story but I must say I loved it when Frankie saw her mother’s car in the driveway. That was just hilarious. I expected her to just keep It got even funnier when she goes into her apartment and her Nonna is with her Older Italian women are just downright hilarious, especially when they gang up on the younger generation. When Nonna gathers her posse together you really feel sorry for Frankie, it’s no wonder she likes a drink or two or twenty….lol.

So can Frankie solve Amber's murder and help Bradley and Ruth keep their jobs at the bank, all the while keeping herself out of trouble and sane at the same time? Only time will tell.

Traci Andrighetti is one author who knows how to write a great cozy mystery that will have you laughing out loud, Don’t forget to check out other adventures with Frankie Amato: Limoncello Yellow, Prosecco Pink and a great Christmas short story Rosolio Red.

Buy Amaretto Amber at Amazon

Elisa Hordon, reviewerElisa lives on the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia were she spends her days reading, journaling, painting, cooking and home schooling her daughter. She has always been an avid reader, Elisa loves reading many genres of books except horror; her favourite genres would be mystery, romance and paranormal. Elisa also loves pursuing many creative outlets if she is not relaxing with a book she can be found writing, sketching, painting or cooking. Elisa loves to share her obsession with books especially with her family and friends. Reading and reviewing books is a favourite pastime of Elisa’s.

Book info:
available formats: ebook and print
published: June 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing
ISBN13: 978-1533237842
genres: cozy publishing, 
book source: author

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