The Cupid Caper: A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper

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"Sexy, Sassy, and Southern Suspense at its Best."

From The Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author, Larissa Reinhart, the first in the Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series.


She wants to use her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all?


Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murdered. The last thing she wants is to work with her ex-partner (and ex-boyfriend), the brilliant (brilliantly frustrating) British con artist, Lex Leopold. However, when it appears Penny's demise might be related to an exclusive matchmaking service for millionaires, Fin needs Lex's help to pull a long con to get the goods on Penny.


Romance is in the air for hustlers, gangsters, and their marks. Unfortunately for Fin and Lex, infiltrating the racket doesn't make for a match made in heaven. This Valentine swindle could stop their hearts for good.


“Once again, Larissa delivers a humorous tale that shows the struggles of a determined woman who has the guts to do what must be done. Expertly written with engaging dialogue and a fast-paced read, this mystery kept me glued to the pages.” — Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings



"Once again, Reinhart has managed to spin an intriguing tale."-Christa Reads and Writes


"This is not the first book I've read of Larissa Reinhart, and as always it kept me glued and addicted to the story, trying not to worry too much for our characters."-Varietats


"One thing I can always count on from this author is her fabulously strong female characters. Fin doesn’t disappoint and the mystery takes many twists and turns to keep a reader guessing to the very end."-Bibliophile Reviews


"It’s sexy, sassy, and southern suspense at its best."-Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews


"Hang on to your hat and purse and seat as this is a wild ride. As exciting and fast-paced as this long con is for the first half of the book, at almost exactly 50% the game plan changes!"-Laura's Interests


"Immediately engaging. Kept me guessing. Solid group of characters that so far are segregated like Atlanta. Lots of surprises."-The Layaway Dragon


Related subjects include: crime capers, soft-boiled mysteries, organized crime, amateur sleuths, mystery caper, Atlanta-based mystery, light noir, cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town humor, Southern humor, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, con artist, small town and rural.


Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:


A Cherry Tucker Mystery series


Maizie Albright Star Detective series

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About the author

Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart writes humorous mysteries and romantic comedies including the critically acclaimed Maizie Albright Star Detective, Cherry Tucker Mystery, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series. Her works have been chosen as book club picks by Woman's World Magazine and Hot Mystery Reviews. Larissa's a contributor to the 2017 Silver Falchion Reader's Choice winner, was the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year finalist, 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Larissa's family and dog, Biscuit, had been living in Japan, but once again call Georgia home. See them on HGTV's House Hunters International "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya" episode. Visit her website, LarissaReinhart.com, and join her newsletter for a free short story.

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Past Perfect Press via PublishDrive
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Published on
Apr 24, 2018
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324
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ISBN
9780998548487
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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"Chaos, Criminals, Catastrophic Weather, and a Whole Lot of Crazy.”

From Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author, Larissa Reinhart. The seventh in the award-winning Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series and the third in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series.


“It was fun watching Maize and Cherry do what they do best, helping each other, indirectly, along the way in this engagingly entertaining drama. I look forward to more adventures together or separately with these lovable characters.” —Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musing


May Your Days Be Cherry & Albright... When Halo's most notorious artist, Cherry Tucker, thinks she sees a crime through her bedroom window, her feverish claims are ignored by her family. Trapped in bed, influenza is the least of her problems. Deputy Luke Harper can't be found. She can’t tell fevered dream from reality. And a very bad Santa knows Cherry’s spotted his Christmas killing. It's going to take a Christmas miracle for Cherry to recover.


Meanwhile, ex-celebrity and #WannabeDetective Maizie Albright’s determined to help an elderly woman find her missing granddaughter despite her private investigator boss (and not-so-secret crush) Wyatt Nash’s claims that the grandmother’s annual plea is nothing but a dangerously wild goose chase. This holiday, Maizie’s search takes her away from her family and Nash to Halo, Georgia, where a storm threatens her nerves and her quest. When a deviant Santa learns Maizie’s looking for the granddaughter, he put Maizie on his naughty list. This Santa may get his holly jollies from murder.


“If you love southern settings with plenty of sweet tea and eccentric characters, the meetup of these two heroines is epic. Not only did I race through the pages, but I immediately headed over to Amazon to download the first book in the series.” — Barb Taub, humor writer and author of the Null City series


“I love the characters Cherry Tucker and Maizie Albright and this mystery brings the two of them together in the same book. Everything I love about both series is here. If you've read either of the two series, I highly recommend this one.” — Michelle, Michelle’s Romantic Tangle


"A quick read, but it has laughs and reflections on life and the holidays. Well-written. Although pulling the main characters from two series, this is easily read as a stand-alone mystery. Enjoyed it.” — Christa Nardi — Christa Reads and Writes


Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town humor, Southern humor, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, Christmas, mystery novella, short story (single author), novella, small town and rural.


Books in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series:


QUICK SKETCH (novella in HEARTACHE MOTEL)


PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (#1)


STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (#2)


HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (#3)


DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (#4)


THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE (#5)


THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (novella)


A COMPOSITION IN MURDER (#6)


A VIEW TO A CHILL (#7)


Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:


15 MINUTES


16 MILLIMETERS


A VIEW TO A CHILL


NC-17


Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:


A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (February 2019)

In this gritty and gripping new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.


Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...

The kids aren’t all right. And apparently, neither is Maizie Albright.

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, the third book in the "sassy, sexy, and fun" Maizie Albright Star Detective series.


“Larissa writes a delightful book. Suspense, romance, and some funny situations. Maizie’s a teen star grown up to new possibilities” — Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction


#StillDetectiveing As an ex-star of a hit teen detective show, Maizie Albright gets the youth demographic. Or so she thought. Now that she’s adulting, today’s kids make Maizie feel out of date. At least the teen Youtube stars of Bigfoot Trackers who want to hire her to look into the disappearance and possible murder of their producer. A murder the police find as likely as Bigfoot.


Maizie has her own suspicions about the new celebrity retreat where their missing person was last seen. Particularly when she learns her ex-fiancé has been hired to run the Center. Kind of an issue when she thought Oliver was in prison. Kind of an issue when Nash, the man of her dreams, is out of commission.


Wait, not man of her dreams.


Boss of her fantasies. Professionally speaking, of course.


While Maizie’s looking for a missing Youtube star, she’s wrangling her mother’s wedding, assuaging an overzealous probation officer, and struggling to keep Nash Security Solutions solvent. Conspiracy theories collide with real-life catastrophes beginning with murder and possibly ending with Maizie’s life.


Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:


15 MINUTES (#1)


16 MILLIMETERS (#2)


A VIEW TO A CHILL (#3)


NC-17 (#4)


Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:


A Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series


A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.”—Los Angeles Times

Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis unravel a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together the details of a crime, Delaware can decipher the darkest intents driving the most vicious of perpetrators. And there’s no better place for the doctor’s analytical skills to shine than a rowdy hall full of young men and women intoxicated on life and lust . . . and suddenly faced with the specter of death.

Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners–themed wedding reception. But they’re not the only uninvited guests. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed to impress in pricey haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. What’s missing is any means of identification, or a single partygoer who recognizes the victim. The baffled bride is convinced the stranger snuck in to sabotage her big day—and the groom is sure it’s all a dreadful mistake. But Delaware and Sturgis have a hundred guests to question, and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. Now they must separate the sinners from the saints, the true from the false, and the secrets from those keeping them. The party’s over—and the hunt for whoever killed it is on.
"A great mix of Hollywood with Southern charm.”

“Part romcom, part murder mystery, they are the perfect weekend read.”


From The Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart, the first three books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series.


Hot Mystery Reviews’ “2017 Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs,” 2018 Georgia Author of the Year finalist for best mystery, and 2018 Silver Falchion finalist for best cozy mystery and Reader’s Choice Award.


#WannabeDetective When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator, modeled after her childhood starring role as "Julia Pinkerton, Teen Detective.” Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Her stage-monster mother still demands screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to a California prison. And she’s still costar crushing, but now for her would-be boss.


For a license in Georgia, she needs training and there's only one private eye in town, Wyatt Nash of Nash Security Solutions. He's got a hard body, Paul Newman eyes, and no interest in having an ex-actress for an apprentice.


Particularly after she loses the client's wife on the first day...


Maizie’s got a big learning curve to overcome to make it as a real-life Julia Pinkerton. The job will demand the performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly.


For fans of romantic comedy mysteries like Meg Cabot's SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT and the Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.


Books in the first box set:


15 MINUTES


16 MILLIMETERS


NC-17


"Maizie’s my new favorite escape from reality.” —Gretchen Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series


"Maizie Albright is the kind of fresh, fun, and feisty star detective' I love spending time with!’" —Penny Warner, Author of Death of a Chocolate Cheater and The Code Busters Club


“I love Larissa Reinhart’s books because they are funny but they also show the big heart of the protagonist.” —Lynn Farris, Hot Mystery Review


“This new series is a great mix of Hollywood with Southern charm.” —Book Babble


“Celebrity gossip fans, reality TV fans, and of course mystery fans are going to love Maizie Albright.” —The Book’s The Thing


I love seeing Maizie grow as a character, and I absolutely adore the behind-the-scenes glimpses into celebrity culture. I encourage readers to delve into this lively, funny, and genuinely satisfying series.” —Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine


“I really enjoy this series. Part romcom, part murder mystery, they are the perfect weekend read.” —Jenna, Girl With Book Lungs


Related subjects include: strong female protagonist, private investigator, cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, humorous women’s fiction, chick lit, former child stars, romantic comedies, comic (humorous) crime and mystery, mothers and daughters, movie stars, Hollywood satire, and small town humor


Books in the Maizie Albright Star Detective series:


15 MINUTES (#1)


16 MILLIMETERS (#2)


A VIEW TO A CHILL (#4)


NC-17 (#3)


18 CALIBER (2019)


Other mystery series by Larissa Reinhart:


A Cherry Tucker Southern Cozy Mystery series


A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series

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