January Kills Me

January Kills Me

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by Evan Katy
     
 
USA Today Bestseller

January Kills Me is a romantic comedy, an action filled mystery and a cautionary tale of how not to go about recovering from a divorce. For those who like laugh-out-loud funny alongside poignant self-discovery and reclamation of a life gone askew, this novel will fill that requirement.

Samantha Rialto, a recently divorced,

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USA Today Bestseller

January Kills Me is a romantic comedy, an action filled mystery and a cautionary tale of how not to go about recovering from a divorce. For those who like laugh-out-loud funny alongside poignant self-discovery and reclamation of a life gone askew, this novel will fill that requirement.

Samantha Rialto, a recently divorced, defensively snarky middle school music teacher, has taken up surveillance photography as a way to fill the gaps in her educator�s salary. As the daughter of the former Chief of Police it seemed like a reasonable choice for a side job. That is until a particularly cold week in January when Sam finds herself entangled in a mystery involving dead people, copious amounts of cash and a nutty Tai Chi enthusiast.

In a deserted alley two people are murdered and Sam is the only witness. Ben Parker, the detective assigned to the case, is not happy to see her again. A year ago his former partner, Harry Rialto � Sam�s ex-husband � killed a fellow cop in a bar brawl, single handedly tarnishing the local police reputation. Sam never spoke about how Harry treated her while they were married and she isn�t going to start now, even though Ben�s questions about the alley crime scene and her inability to answer them bring up old frustrations and ignite a surprising (and inconvenient) attraction.

Before long, Sam finds herself outfitted with a wire at dinner, nearly run over by a car, and shot at by a trained sniper. Her carefully constructed existence, post-divorce, begins to crumble as the widow of one of the victims refuses to leave her alone, her ex-husband begins stalking her and Ben�s sexy crime fighting skills cause a mild anxiety attack. When key evidence shows up linking Samantha to the murders, things become much more sinister. With the help of her best friend Maxie, Sam will tap into reserves of inner strength left scarce after her wrenching divorce and will have to use more than her considerable wit to stay alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012485212
Publisher:
Evan Katy
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Series:
Samantha Rialto Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
196,041
File size:
851 KB

Meet the Author

Evan Katy is currently living in the same town she grew up in with her two children, one husband and three dogs (one of which is a demon cleverly disguised as a beagle).

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January Kills Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
JanePearl More than 1 year ago
Samantha is a down to earth heroine, beautiful, self deprecating and drop dead hilarious. With her charismatic sidekick Maxie, and tall, dark and handsome Ben, Katy weaves a whodunit with bite. "January Kills Me" is chock full of vivid characters, from her wicked ex Harry, to pining PE teacher Doug, to middle-school lovebirds Violet and Clancy. I hear Katy has February in the works. I can't wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gread book. Hard to put down. Only problem was the setup of the typing. A period at the beginning of a line or a word broken, not hyphenated at the correct break was a little hard to go with. I would reccomend this to anyone who likes a light mystery. Have ordered the next book. Very quick read, but enjoyable.
ImOnFire More than 1 year ago
This one will suck you in and make you not want to put it down. It is a tad slow in some places - but the romantic tension is perfect, there is action and a good mystery, and at times I almost had tears running down my face from laughing. Definitely worth a buck.
GailLV More than 1 year ago
If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you will like Samantha Rialto. Good mystery with a little romance along the way. Sam is a teacher by day and a reluctant "photographer" at night. Hey, don't judge, what teacher makes a livable salary?! I've started reading the next book, A Bomb in February and am enjoying it.
kealea More than 1 year ago
Couldn't stop laughing. LOVED this book anf look forward to reading more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept thinking as I read that this book was just like Evanovich. Had to laugh at the review disgusted by the sex, gore, and cussing. I do not recall anything in the book offensive at all. It was slightly amusing. A little over the top at times. I read it in 4 hours, so a quick entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was s funny that you some how forgot you were reading a mystery and yet your were. I don't get me wrong it's a excellent mystery and it touches on a lot of issues form spousal abuse , to corrupt cops, teachers and murder and coverups to a lot more. Sam is a music teacher who does side work has a PI sometimes taking photos, she also taking the plan for her drunk abusive ex-cop of a husband killing someone. But between therpay and her best friend she's becomng more assertive and take charge kind of girl. And did i mention the midgets with the water balloons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found sam likeable and i just wanted to keep reading, had to get next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book. Really
mysterybooklover More than 1 year ago
This book is very hard to put down. It grips the reader in the first few pages. Just when you think you have solved the mystery the plot changes. Really a great book and I would highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Jane Evanovich's Eve Plumb character, you will love Samantha, the crazy and hilarious middle school teacher, private eye. Couldn't set the book done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you guessing right up til the end, and laughing, too. Sam's supposedly "inner dialogue" Is hilarious ! The cops are human, not just a badge without a face. I also love that the scariest cop in the bunch Is the female lieutenant, Sharon. Great writing and good read !
LittletommyD More than 1 year ago
When I ordered the book, I thought the lead character was a private detective, but was pleased when she turned out to be a music teacher and part-time photographer snookered into a photo job on a cheating husband. From that point forward, the pace picked us and the humor abounded. Nice easy read that keeps you guessing throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for her next book!
KH33KH More than 1 year ago
Stumbled across this book and loved it. I found out there was a second one in the series and downloaded it right away. Now waiting on the next from this author. It was an entertaining read and I liked the main characters in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great light-hearted adventure. Can't wait for the next installment.
outlawzz More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, and a different theme. I found it very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too flakey of heroine and too much violence borrow dont buy
lovemynookgb More than 1 year ago
January Kills Me, really held my interest in the beginning, the characters were likable. Had all the promise of a fun series to read. Then it started downhill. The end was so far fetched that I moved onto another series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books. Can't wait for next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining book. I'm looking forward to reading Sam's next funny adventure.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many things wrong with this book, but SO mamy things right. Similar writing style to the author of The Spellman Files... but really needs some polishing and a bit more depth. That being said, it was still difficult to put down.