by Adrienne Giordano

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Whacked by Adrienne Giordano

(Previously titled Dog Collar Chaos)

Paris. Milan. New York. Franklin, Illinois? Aspiring design mogul and reluctant mob princess Lucie Rizzo dreams of taking the fashion world by storm. As the wisest of wiseguys will tell you, to go big, you have to start small. And a local charity fashion show provides the perfect chance to shine the spotlight on Coco Barknell.

Not to mention the opportunity to work with the Don Corleone of pet products, Buzzy Sneider. But she didn't earn that rank by being nice. Buzzy expects everyone to kiss her ring. When Coco Barknell designs start appearing on Buzzy's website, Lucie wants to wring her thieving neck. Until somebody beats her to it.

A dead celebrity plus a very public feud can only add up to trouble for a girl named Rizzo. Except it's not Lucie the cops put behind bars, but her BFF--hotheaded creative diva, Roseanne. The evidence may be stacked against Ro, but Lucie and her zany crew will never let her go down without a fight.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158958076
Publisher: ALG Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Series: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 22,602
File size: 929 KB

About the Author

Adrienne Giordano is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports-obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a cofounder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne’s books, please visit www.AdrienneGiordano.com. Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor, Twitter at http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano and Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/AdrienneGiordano. For information on Adrienne’s Facebook reader group go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdrienneGiordanoReaderGroup.

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Whacked 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Love this fun series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved each book I have read! Getting the 5th book now.
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better! Lucie's best friend and business partner, Ro, is behind bars for a crime that she didn't commit. Despite Tim's advice that Lucie stay out of an active police investigation, she just can't let Ro sit in jail. Lucie, her dad, Joey and the Cock Heads are hilarious as they work together to help prove Ro's innocence. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
green____ More than 1 year ago
:) :) :) :) :) Another delightfully entertaining adventure with Lucie! This time her best friend gets into trouble and Lucie will do all she can to help! I love this series! Each story always makes me laugh and smile at their antics! Such great writing and storylines! I just love Felix the parrot! Definitely looking forward to reading more in this series!!!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Another great story in the Lucie Rizzo series! In this book Lucie’s business is dealing with design theft, gearing up for a fashion show, collaborating with a wealthy dog house designer and dealing with other issues when Buzzy, the one Lucie is collaborating with, ends up dead. Lucie is definitely sleuthing mode as she does not trust the police to get the facts straight and is especially concerned because her best friend has been arrested for the murder. Throw in her father the mafia Don, a boyfriend who is on the police force and trying to balance work with dating a mafia princess, her brother the bookie and the return of her old boyfriend Frankie and you have the makings of a GREAT story. I had NEVER heard of the cause of Buzzy’s death…wonder if it is even possible? Not telling HOW she died but it was a one of a kind way to go ;) Thank you to the author for the copy of this book – this is my honest review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
I love Lucie and her crew. This new adventure is so much fun. This time Lucie isn't in trouble, but Ro is the one arrested. Lucie can't let her best friend stay in jail and be convicted of a crime she didn't commit, so she has to investigate. Tim loves Lucie, but she is giving him an ulcer. Lucie is happy that Tim is able to handle the Rizzo circus, but she wonders how long that will last. I really enjoyed this new adventure.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
How many authors can turn the life of a mafia princess into a cozy mystery and make it work? I know one!! Whacked may be my favorite of this series although it is tough to pick among books I love. Adrienne Giordano’s trademark of intelligent characters, wonderful wit, and unique stories keeps me coming back for more. Lucy’s dog apparel business first took off when a major department store began carrying her bling and Ro’s doggy apparel. Now they are thrilled to be invited to participate in a charity pet fashion show alongside a well-established accessory designer who seems to love their work. In fact she loves them so much that she steals some of the new designs and sells them through her online shop without giving Ro creative credit. An incensed Rosanne rages to everyone who will listen including all of her twitter followers, so naturally when the credit thief is murdered, Ro becomes the prime suspect. Lucy has often feared that her connection to her father will bring trouble down on her but she never expected her best friend to face disaster partly through her connection to Mr. Rizzo. The deeply loyal Lucy will do anything to help her friend, even if it destroys her relationship with the man of her dreams. I read this I love this non-traditional cozy mystery.