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Sticky Fingers

A Roxy Abruzzo Mystery

by Nancy Martin

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Sticky Fingers by Nancy Martin
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Roxy Abruzzo stays one step ahead of trouble - especially now that her cash flow is less than stellar, and she's "doing favors" for her slippery uncle Carmine, one of the last old-time Mob bosses in Pittsburgh.

With her sidekick, Nooch, and her thieving pitbull, Rooney, Roxy hustles the mean streets collecting debts for Uncle Carmine and keeping his customers in line. With her daughter's college tuition to pay, Roxy can almost convince herself that the shady jobs are legal. But when Carmine's consigliere offers Roxy a contract to kidnap someone, that's a line she won't cross.

Trouble is the kidnapping happens anyway, and when the victim turns up murdered, Roxy's number one on the police hit parade. To protect herself, she investigates and soon learns the victim had a big secret - or two. Add a rock singer with a penchant for dinosaur bones and throw in a pesky paleontologist, plus an ex-nun with a mustache problem - not to mention a sexy chef with a taste for whatever Roxy dishes up - and you've got a caper full of quirky characters and laugh-out-loud mayhem.

Peppered as usual with Nancy Martin's sharp one-liners, Sticky Fingers - the second Roxy Abruzzo mystery - is even tastier than the first.

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"Starred Review. Martin's wacky second Roxy Abruzzo mystery improves on the excellent first entry... Roxy's evolving relationships with Sage, her rapidly maturing teenage daughter, and with Sage's chef dad, Patrick Flynn, give this series an extra heart-tugging zing." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Guaranteed to delight tough girls and tough-girl fans everywhere." - Kirkus Reviews

"Martin is a good choice for those who have read all of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and want to try something new." - Library Journal

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Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin, winner of the Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing from RT Book Reviews, is the author of Foxy Roxy and the bestselling Blackbird Sisters mysteries. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia.

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