Monday, March 23, 2015

Bye, Bye Love: A Cat DeLuca Mystery by K J Larsen

Cat DeLuca always seems to get caught up in murder.  All she does is private eye work and that's mostly catching cheaters.  She can't help it if she went jogging and fell over a body, can she?

Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th, so you can grab a copy then.  If you haven't read any of the others in this series, you should.  Cat always in trouble, has odd relatives and can't decide which man she wants in her life.  You won't be bored.

When she's checking the body for some sign of life, someone comes up and whacks her in the head.  Upon waking, she finds the body gone.  And the police chief thinks it's all in her whacked up head.  There's no body to be found.  The only blood is on her.  She's nuts, that's all.

Cat's relatives are little like the Mafia.  They have connections, they have more money than they should have (how many cops drive a Ferrari?), and they can find muscle when they need it.  They don't like anyone picking on Cat.  The only complication here is that the dead man is apparently Bernie Love.  He was the bookkeeper for one of the highest ranking Mafia around.  Could Mr. Provenza have killed Bernie because he was trying to retire?

Cat's assistant is gun toting moll that is willing to scale fences to get where she's going after information.  Her Uncle Joey is after Mr. Provenza, and, Cat is trying to figure out why Bernie was killed.  

This story is quite the ride.  Cat has a killer after her, her Uncle's Ferrari gets blown up, she has a missing man to find, and she has to work hard to stay alive.  It's a good thing she has lots of people to take care of her even if she has to depend on herself at the end.  I enjoy this series.


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