The Misfortune Cookie

· Penguin
4.5
2 reviews
Ebook
400
Pages

About this ebook

Esther Diamond's year gets off to a rocky start when NYPD's Detective Connor Lopez, who slept with her and then didn't call, shuts down the Little Italy restaurant where Esther works between acting jobs and gets her arrested. Once she's out of handcuffs, Esther takes a small role in a grad student's film project in Chinatown—where her friend, semi-retired hit man Lucky Battistuzzi, is hiding out in a Chinese-Italian mortuary.

Esther and Lucky soon realize that something strange is going on in Chinatown, where mysterious gourmet fortune cookies are inflicting deadly mystical curses on the hapless victims who receive them as gifts—and before long, Esther learns that Detective Lopez is one of the recipients. As preparations heat up for the Chinese New Year, when the icy streets will be filled with costumed lion dancers, firecrackers, and dense crowds, Esther and Lucky summon the help of their friend Max, a semi-immortal mage, to help them save Chinatown and Lopez—though he doesn't deserve it—from the menace of a maniacal murderer.

The Misfortune Cookie is the sixth installment of the acclaimed Esther Diamond series.
4.5
2 reviews
Third-party review
Esther is cast in an indie film set in Chinatown. She is lucky to get that role as she lost her last job as a singing waitress when the restaurant was raided and shut down by the Organized Crime ...
Third-party review
The Misfortune Cookie (Esther Diamond #6) by Laura Resnick This series is such fun! Esther always finds trouble or trouble finds her! It's never normal trouble but supernatural kind! This time someone ...
Third-party review
When we last saw Esther, she and her cop boyfriend were snuggly in the sack. And then he didn't call. For a week. Esther literally spends the first 25% of this book obsessing about that detail and ...

About the author

Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude  graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.

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