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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Review: Some Like it Hot by KJ Larsen
Some Like It Hot by K.J. Larsen
is the third book in the “Cat DeLuca” mystery series. Publisher: Poisoned Pen
Press, March 2013
When an old friend buys a trenchcoat and opens his
own detective agency, PI Cat DeLuca sees a train wreck. Because everything
Billy Bonham knows about being a private dick, he learned from Humphrey Bogart.
And that’s just enough to make him dangerous. The bungling detective is
way over his head on a case involving murder and a stolen pair of Marilyn
Monroe’s dazzling diamond earrings. His outrageous client, Cristina McTigue, is
pursued by men who want her dead. Five minutes after meeting the woman, Cat
would cheerfully kill her too.
When Billy is gunned down on the street, it’s up to
Cat to save his crazy client and nail a murderer. She soon finds herself
dodging bullets, knee-deep in trouble, and chasing diamonds. Before it’s over,
she’ll be helped by her sexy FBI boyfriend, a hunky ex-spy, her outrageous
Italian family of Chicago cops, and her interfering Mama who keeps the cannoli
coming. With a cast of zany characters and a pace that’s unrelenting,
this laugh-out-loud mystery is best served hot.
Now I know why I love this series,
it’s Cat DeLuca herself, the intrepid and gutsy PI who knows how to catch a
cheater, but always winds up investigating a murder with great aplomb. When her
friend is murdered, Cat is on the prowl for a killer in this engaging story
that entertained me from beginning to end through the streets of Chicago. The
author did a good job in keeping this mystery light and exciting as Cat does
what she does best and that is getting the job done with using all the resources
available at her disposal. With a gun-toting faux-partner, her crazy family and
a sexy FBI by her side, this was a very enjoyable read and I can’t wait for the
next book in fantastic series.