THIS WAS ANOTHER FUN MYSTERY THAT HAD A LOT OF ROMANTIC OVERTONES AS WELL. IT KIND OF REMINDED ME OF SUE GRAFTON’S ALPHABET SERIES. VINNIE IS NOT A MEMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BECOME ENTANGLED IN HER OWN INVESTIGATION. SHE IS ALWAYS ENCOUNTERING MISHAPS LIKE HAVING HER CAR TORCHED. SHE HAS A PARTNER IN CRIME AS WELL AS TWO QUITE MACHO MEN TRYING TO DO THEIR BEST TO PROTECT HER.
HERE IS THE PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:
After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt’s house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbfounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address, her Aunt Livvy’s. Frustrated by the cops’ refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands. Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father. Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her usual tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.
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