Author: Nanci Rathbun
Narrator: Kieren Calland Metts
Series: Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 2
Publisher: Dark Chocolate Press LLC
Released: Apr. 24, 2018
Length: 9 hours 40 minutes
Genre: Modern Detective; Mystery
A double murder. A mysterious inheritance. One PI is about to follow the money all the way into a den of thieves…
After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she’s in over her head. After all, when she visits her client’s family attorney, Angelina discovers yet another bloody crime scene.
With the help of her new flame, Angelina follows the clues into an underworld of war-plundered artifacts, stolen treasures, and deadly consequences. As their last lead grows colder, the PI must catch the killer before an endless cycle of murderous greed gets her client killed.
Cash Kills is the second book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like hard-as-painted-nails female detectives, historical mysteries, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s loaded crime thriller.
Buy Cash Kills to follow the money trail to a sassy, suspenseful mystery today!
Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister.
Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout ‘Nana’ when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nanci’s Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.
Kieren Calland Metts is addicted to audiobooks. She has almost 1,000 in her Audible.com library and has listened to most of them! She tends toward mysteries of all kinds, especially cozies, and YA dystopia.
She grew up a diplomat brat, traveling to tours in Baghdad, Iraq; and Kabul, Afghanistan. After several more moves in the U.S., the family settled in Ohio.
Kieren has a background in copy editing, book & newspaper design, and web production; adores arts and crafts; and has a weakness for fluffy orange kitties.
“May I please use your phone?” she said in a surprisingly sultry voice that contrasted sharply with her image. I handed her my cell phone and she placed a call. “Uncle Herman, this is Adriana.” She pronounced it Ah-dreh-yah-nah. “I’m with the accountant you recommended. Yes, Susan Neh. She introduced me to a private investigator, whom I wish you to hire on my behalf. I understand that the investigator would then be covered by attorney-client privilege.” She paused and listened, her face not showing any expression. Then she spoke again. “I mean no disrespect, Uncle Herman, but if you cannot accommodate me in this way, I will find someone who will.” Hmm, the mouse has teeth, I thought.
A Private Investigator has its pros and cons. You work long hours and sometimes can get so wrapped up in work that it becomes difficult to have a relationship because most of your cases are about infidelity or adultery. You end up doing things that you have never thought you’d ever end up doing, i.e. digging in someone else’s garbage, bird watching, pulling an all-nighter surveillance stakeout, and impersonating vendors to get the information that you seek for another person. This information can make or break someone’s life…and most of the time, it’s the latter. Would you still want a job like that if it meant that you could possibly dangle your life in someone else’s hands? You would knowingly be putting yourself in danger against who knows…the mafia/mob, gang related group, jealous spouses, and the list goes on and on.
Angelina Bonaparte barely escaped with her life thanks to her new friend and partner-in-crime, Bobbie. After the last fiasco with a cheating spouse and a dead girlfriend—Angelina has a lot of heat from family and friends regarding her safety. Just returning back to work after the healing, Angie may not be out of the clear yet. A new client, Adrianna, has inherited a large sum of money from the passing of both her mother and father, but she has no idea how they could have come to earn that much over their lifetime. Thinking that it may be illegally obtained money that her parents were killed over, she runs straight into Angie. Angie knows that she is in over her head when more people connected to Adrianna’s parents are executed, but she can’t turn away her services from Adrianna. You could say that the connection that she makes with Adrianna is more of a motherly one than anything else—which is why she can’t back out and let her fend for herself.
Rathbun has an entertaining mystery with this second installment. Character development is fantastic and the story-line flows well. This crime mystery takes readers on a dangerous path to find a killer who has hid themselves for over ten years. Readers will find interest in the satire engulfed in the book as well as the mystery leading up to finding who the killer is. While the killer’s identity in this book isn’t really the main focal point, the reason why they are happening is the mystery that will keep readers gripping to the words in this story. This narrator seems to have a little trouble with some voice differentiation, but others were captivating. Since this review is complimenting the audiobook, it appears that the story is well-written with the voice relay being clear and flowing effortlessly. If you are a reader of crime mysteries, this may be something to pick up the next time you are looking for a book to read. This is the second installment in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries. While this book can be read as a standalone, some of the character backgrounds and history carries over directly from the previous installment.
An audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a four-star rating to Cash Kills by Nanci Rathbun.
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