June 9, 2015

Bye Bye Love by K.J. Larsen - Review and Giveaway

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Bye, Bye Love by K.J. Larsen
Cat DeLuca Mystery #4
ISBN: 9781464203855
Trade Paperback - 228 Pages

Chicago’s Pants On Fire Detective Agency targets liars and cheats. But PI Cat DeLuca is once again up to her smokin’ skinny jeans in murder. Cat is out running in a neighborhood park when she crashes over the faceless body of Bernie Love. Bernie was the finance guy to the scary Provenza family, with whom he grew up. And friend to Cat’s shady, Ferrari-wheeling-cop Uncle Joey. As she hauls out her phone, Cat is assaulted by someone with a Rolex, stun gun, and wheelbarrow. When the cops show up, the killer is gone. And so is the body. Captain Bob, a stickler for habeas corpus, blows off Cat’s story. Stung by a chorus of snickers from the Ninth Precinct, home base for DeLuca men, Cat vows to make her case and goes after Rolex man. The murderer, desperate to silence the only person who can place him at the park, comes after Cat. She’s quickly on a collision course with the deadliest adversary she’s ever encountered―but she has the help of her beagle partner, her gun-happy assistant, an ex-spy (or two), and her outrageous, interfering Italian family. Meanwhile her hot, FBI-boyfriend seems sidelined in Vegas. In Bye, Bye, Love, K.J. Larsen delivers another nail-biting tale rife with unexpected plot twists, zany characters, fabulous food, and laugh-out-loud humor.

This is the fourth book in a series and even thought I have not read any of the rest of the series I was able to read this one just fine. The story was full of some good characters that I had fun getting to know. This book was a little more harsh than the cozy mysteries so if you expecting something mild than you will be disappointed. It was a very fast book to read and kept your attention right up until the end of the story. The author did a good job of keeping you guessing and to me that makes a good mystery. Cat was my favorite character in the book and I liked how she went after what she wanted and she was good PI. I loved the name of her company as well. The author did a good job with her descriptions in this book. You could almost taste the great Italian food, feel as if you were a part of the family and laugh along with them. All in all a good book.

About the author:
One day three sisters, linked by a voracious love of mysteries, set off to write their own. Hunched over a mojito and bucket of steamer clams, the Pants On Fire Detective Agency was born. Julianne, Kristen and Kari Larsen, (horse trainer, minister and irreverent baker) deliver a sizzling read and easy smile. Liar Liar is the first book in the Cat DeLuca mysteries. The sisters live in the Pacific Northwest and Chicago area and are currently at work on Cat’s next, most fabulous adventure.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this series mystery with us. I haven't read the earlier books so glad to hear one can jump in here with this title and not feel lost in terms of characters.