Nick had hoped to spend his first Valentine's Day with Shannon in a traditional manner, starting with a nice dinner out on the town and then perhaps a long warm adventurous night in her arms. His plans quickly change when cupid is found murdered in a back alley. The investigation becomes more and more inconceivable, as Spinelli discovers that Shannon is linked to the victim. When another cupid turns up dead, and it is discovered that Shannon knows him as well, Spinelli is motivated to go undercover as a singing valentine dressed as cupid, complete with wings and a quiver of arrows. How many other cupids are at risk? Is Spinelli on the killer's list as well? The stress ignited by the day's events causes sparks to fly between Spinelli and Shannon as he struggles to piece it all together and stop the string of slayings.
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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite Craving Vengeance is A Nick Spinelli Mystery, Book 2 by Valerie J. Clarizio. It is Valentine’s Day and Detective Nick Spinelli’s romantic plans with Shannon frizzle when a man dressed as Cupid is murdered. Someone has a serious grudge against the god of desire as more Cupids turn up dead, and the detective goes undercover as a singing Valentine Cupid. He learns that one of the victims operated an escort service, and is surprised that Shannon dated all the Cupids. He has mixed reasons about his relationship with her, and when he and his team dig deeper into the case, they come to realise that Spinelli does look like the victims and speculate on the killer’s next move. Craving Vengeance (A Nick Spinelli Mystery, Book 2) is the second book that I have read from Valerie J. Clarizio. The protagonist, Nick Spinelli, and his team of detectives are very likeable and thorough in their investigation. Each detective contributes special skills to the case that the other does not possess, which makes the plot more interesting. The author does not write content that is graphic or action packed, as she concentrates on the investigation. Nick’s personal life is complex and his insecurities come into play when dealing with certain parts of the investigation. Craving Vengeance, Book 2 in the Nick Spinelli Mystery series is a fast-paced story with a nice plot and characters. The attractive cover illustration complements the short book, which is a light suspense and a quick.