Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato Mysteries #1)

Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato Mysteries #1)

by Traci Andrighetti

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Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato Mysteries #1) by Traci Andrighetti

**Now in development for a TV movie!**

From USA Today bestselling author Traci Andrighetti, comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas...

Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki's hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she's not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of "good Italian boys"—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life.

Franki Amato Mysteries:
Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
Prosecco Pink (book #2)
Rosolio Red (holiday short story)
Amaretto Amber (book #3)

“Traci Andrighetti’s Limoncello Yellow had me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy
heroine wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to
the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”
- Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the
page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly
enjoyable new voice in fiction!”
- Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046052923
Publisher: Gemma Halliday
Publication date: 01/24/2014
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 222,734
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Traci Andrighetti is a writer, literary translator and Italophile. If she's not working, Traci is probably watching reality TV, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

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Limoncello Yellow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you think you have it figured out...keep reading
Tangen More than 1 year ago
PI, ex-cop, NOLA, stripper, stress buster, humor, no gratuitous erotica, What's not to like? Franki really wanted to be a cop, but her mentor was a sleazebag and her lover seemed to prefer lady wrestlers, so she packed up and left Texas for NOLA and her best friend's PI agency. The smothering Italian family had her phone number, though. The verbal humor is great, but the situational humor is guaranteed to have you snorting your caffeine! The publisher's blurb gives hints, but can't really do justice to things like the eccentric ex-stripper who still dresses for pole dancing, or some of the antics the characters get up to. A fun escape read! I had the ebook, but forgot about it until I got the audio.
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Loved this book I can't wait for more !!
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Tina_CA More than 1 year ago
This was a great read! Suspenseful, laugh out loud, fun novel. Hope the next one is as good!
mellis More than 1 year ago
This was a really good, funny cozy mystery. The characters were very likeable and fun. First time reading this author, but will definitely follow this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Can't wait for the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I devoured this novel in less than a day. I just couldn't put it down. Murder mysteries aren't my usual genre of choice but this one has a twist - it's hilarious, more chick lit than anything really. Sort of The Shopaholic series meets Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly Franki's crazy Sicilian family (I mean, Nonna was just wonderful!) and Glenda... well, what can I say about her? She's probably the coolest, craziest, quirky character I've ever read about. The author had me guessing almost all the way to the end (actually, I admit that I did figure out who the killer was before it was actually revealed!) and the way she tied things (no pun intended) in the finale was perfect. If I had to say anything negative about the book, it would only be (and this is my former editor self coming out here) that the author has a tendency to over describe things. But I can look past that for a wonderfully-told story. I'm definitely a fan and I'd love to read anything else Traci Andrighetti writes in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new read for me and I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Was wrapped up in it from the begining. Looking forward to the next book.
achickwhoreads More than 1 year ago
The words Gemma Halliday presents were what drew me to this book because I love The High Heel Mystery series. I loved this book too. Its like Stephanie Plum and Sophie Metropolis all rolled into one. I absolutely adore books like this that are full of fun and funny. You will laugh out loud reading this, which at times can be embarrassing, but hey! Everyone needs a good laugh and when you get one from a book, that's twice as nice. Oh and toss in a wacky grandma! Move of Grandma Mazur, that's all I can say. The guys Franki's Nonna sets her up with really are a hoot. Then there's her landlady, Glenda!  As George Takei would say, Oh MY! Some of the personal life issues could send the mystery to the back burner, but that didn't happen here. Traci blends a crazy life and the crime solving perfectly. And in the case Jessica Evans, there are so many people that could have done it. When you finally find out who it actually was, I guarantee that you will be surprised. The Franki Amato series, is definitely going to be one to keep up with. The crazy cast of characters and writing style of Ms Andrighetti will make this a series to gobble up.
Ms_Review More than 1 year ago
What a great, fun read! Thoroughly enjoyed the characters and their adventures. Can't wait to see what Traci Andrighetti comes up with next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun mystery with some unique characters and funny moments!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun to read mystery that will keep you guessing while laughing at colorful characters in crazy situations. Loved the New Orleans setting! An easy, relaxing, and fun read. Hope theres more from this author soon.
MarienicollBetaIN More than 1 year ago
This is 4 star book there is no doubt about it. Franki, and her boss Veronica with their business Private Chicks Inc. Extremely A joy to read, will leave you tripping over your own giggles. Traci, brings you the first in this series. A delightful laugh out loud story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and fresh. It was a bit like the Stephanie Plum books, with the main character getting into some crazy situations. However, it was new and fresh and different. I signed up for e-mail updates on the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Has you guessing til the end. Romance, mystery, laughter and girl power all in one book!