From USA Today bestselling author Traci Andrighetti...
With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing, and she has to hurry home to Houston to investigate. All the evidence points to foul play, but then there’s a bizarre break in the case—one that makes her wonder whether her notorious nonna has been naughty or nice.
Franki Amato Mysteries:
Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
Prosecco Pink (book #2)
Rosolio Red (holiday short story)
Amaretto Amber (book #3)
"Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page. Her sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment."
—Long Island Book Reviews
“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have 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)
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Less than 31 pages. It's an ok story. Nonna is starting to rattle my nerve.' You will a see' i enjoyed the first book, i cant belive I paid for this.
This laugh riot of a mystery is the very thing to lighten your holiday stresses! Living in NOLA, Franki would rather spend Christmas with her main squeeze, but then her Italian grandmother goes missing so Frankie gets herself off to Houston. There she hunts for her Nona while everyone from the parish priest to the dry cleaner nag her about not having a husband, just like her Nona always does! I love this writer's work!
Traci Andrighetti has managed to combine several of my favorite genres into one with this laugh out loud short read. Amateur sleuth, cozy mystery, romance and comedy combine for a special escape read as Franki Amato must give up her holiday plans to return home and search for her grandmother. Or should I stress meddling grandmother. Is she the victim of a sweetheart swindler? All evidence points to a mysterious man in black. After meeting Franki and her friends I want to read this entire series.
Was ok for a short story of30 pages
Francesca (Franki) was looking forward to spending Christmas Eve with her boyfriend when she received a phone call from her Mom telling her that her grandma was missing. Worried that her grandma could be a victim of a "sweetheart swindler" or worse she went home to Houston to help with the search. This short story is both a mix of humor and mystery and like all of Traci Andrighetti's books a fun time.