No Man Standing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Munch Mancini is on a mission to save an old friend, before her old life catches up to her.

“Barbara Seranella brings rare street credibility to her crime mysteries… Muscular and entertaining.” — Miami Herald

Miranda “Munch” Mancini has transformed her life, from low-life junkie to high-class mechanic, ...
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No Man Standing

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Overview

Munch Mancini is on a mission to save an old friend, before her old life catches up to her.

“Barbara Seranella brings rare street credibility to her crime mysteries… Muscular and entertaining.” — Miami Herald

Miranda “Munch” Mancini has transformed her life, from low-life junkie to high-class mechanic, respected businesswoman, and mother. But life hasn’t been as forgiving for her old friend Ellen Summers. Munch and Ellen were an inseparable pair in their youth, but when Munch went straight, Ellen went to prison.

One day before she’s to be released from prison, Ellen’s mother and stepfather are murdered. When the killer threatens Ellen, she turns to Munch as the only person she can trust. While Munch questions some of her friend’s story, the danger she is in proves to be all too real. Munch is determined to find the murderer and save her friend one last time–before the killer ends her crime solving days for good.

“There’s no more interesting protagonist in crime fiction… Don’t miss this series.”—Chicago Tribune

“Fast-paced and brainy but with plenty of heart.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148985648
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 11/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 8 MB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    great amateur sleuth tale

    In 1985, Los Angeles police detectives Art Becker and Rico Chacon almost lose their lunch looking at the tortured corpses of Dwayne and Lila Mae Summers. Not long afterward they visit Lila Mae¿s adult daughter from her first marriage Ellen, a resident of the California Institute for Women at Frontera. Ellen is stunned with the news knowing she will receive her parole ¿freedom¿ tomorrow in time to host a funeral. <P>Because of her trips to the prison to see Ellen, Rico visits the reformed troublemaker turned automobile mechanic and adopted mother Munch Mancini to obtain information on who would want the innocent couple dead. Believing there is a connection to Ellen, Munch investigates even as she deals with a stalker who accuses her of stealing her life. However, she finds evidence involving stolen loot connected to Ellen that Munch hides from Rico though she is attracted to the law enforcement official. This leads to someone willing to murder children to gain what they believe is theirs while coming after Munch. <P> The fifth Munch Mancini amateur sleuth tale is a great novel because readers gain insight into the heroine¿s dark past and current motivations. The story line of NO MAN STANDING is action packed, but belongs to an impressive cast who enables the audience to better understand Munch while forwarding the who-done-it plot. The audience¿s hearts will reach out to the preadolescent friend of Munch¿s daughter who is caught in the crossfire of two selfish adults. That sidebar augments the intense look at the star though not critical to the prime theme. Fans of amateur sleuth tales will enjoy munching on Barbara Seranella¿s latest tale. <P>Harriet Klausner

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