Prosecco Pink

Franki Amato Mysteries

Book 2
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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**Now in development for a TV movie!**

 

For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but “The Big Easy.” When she met handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, she knew she’d finally found a man she could trust. But she can’t say the same for his sexy new secretary, who is about as trustworthy as Mata Hari and every bit as seductive. Meanwhile, Franki’s best friend and employer, Veronica Maggio, has named her the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home.

Now the pressure is on Franki to figure out what a bottle of pink lip gloss and the legend of a pink diamond have to do with the bizarre killing. The problem is that the plantation is notorious for being haunted, and Franki is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of meeting a ghost. Adding to her stress, her Sicilian grandma is up to her usual meddling antics—this time planning Franki’s engagement to Bradley before he’s even considered popping the question. As Bradley grows distant and plantation employees begin dropping like Southern belles during a sweltering summer, Franki turns to a psychic with a phobia of ghosts to solve the mysterious murders and her own relationship fears.

 

the Franki Amato Mysteries:

Limoncello Yellow (book #1)

Prosecco Pink (book #2)

 


“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy  heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to  the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”

~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the  page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly  enjoyable new voice in fiction!”

~ Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

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About the author

Traci Andrighetti is a writer, literary translator and Italophile. If she's not working, Traci is probably watching reality TV, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

Visit Traci online at: http://traciandrighetti.com/

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Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Published on
Feb 16, 2015
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Pages
274
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ISBN
9781940371467
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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**Now in development for a TV movie!**

 

Private investigator Franki Amato has just turned thirty, and she feels anything but festive. For starters, she can’t have cake because she’s given up sweets, and one of her teeth is torturing her. To add insult to birthday injury, she has to investigate a surreal strip club homicide—with her sixtyish ex-stripper landlady. Then her Sicilian grandma crashes the New Orleans non-party and insists that she steal a lemon to land a husband. Unfortunately for Franki, the man she has in mind has his mind somewhere else, and their relationship seems to have soured. Adding to her troubles, she has to figure out what a missing amber pendant and a mysterious amaretto bottle have to do with the murder, not to mention why she’s being followed. When a second dancer goes down and a third is threatened, Franki turns to a weird witch to crack the case and cancel a curse before someone blows out her candles for good.

 

Franki Amato Mysteries:

Limoncello Yellow (book #1)

Prosecco Pink (book #2)

Rosolio Red (holiday short story)

Amaretto Amber (book #3)

 

"Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page. Her sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment."

—Long Island Book Reviews


"Traci Andrighetti's Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy  heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to  the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!"

—Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

 

"Traci's writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the  page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly  enjoyable new voice in fiction!"

—Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

**Now in development for a TV movie!**

From debut author, Traci Andrighetti, comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas...

Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki's hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she's not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of "good Italian boys"—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life.

“Traci Andrighetti’s Limoncello Yellow had me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”
- Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the
page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly enjoyable new voice in fiction!”
- Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti...


Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato’s in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend Bradley has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker nonna who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. As bad luck would have it, Franki is hired to investigate the murder by the number one police suspect, an eighteenth-century vampire impersonator. A detective acquaintance offers to team up to find the killer, but he’s interested in more than Franki’s professional input. To solve the case, she goes solo into NOLA’s vampire community and immerses herself in local vampire legends. Can Franki prevent another bloodletting? Or will the next blood spilled be her own?


Franki Amato Mysteries: 

Limoncello Yellow (book #1) 
Prosecco Pink (book #2) 
Rosolio Red (holiday short story) 
Amaretto Amber (book #3) 
Fragolino Fuchsia (Rome short story)
Campari Crimson (book #4)

"Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page. Her sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment." 
—Long Island Book Reviews 

“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!” 
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author 

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly enjoyable new voice in fiction!” 
~ Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

 From USA Today bestselling authors Traci Andrighetti and Elizabeth Ashby comes a holiday treat of the deadly variety...

 It’s Christmas in Danger Cove, and all Cassidi Conti wants is clients. A rival salon owner has come to town and stolen The Clip and Sip’s business. Her holiday hopes go south, however, after someone sexes up the sleigh display at her open house, and an incident from the past makes the paper. Luckily, her tough talkin’ Texan aunt rides to her rescue, and she’s madder 'n The Grinch in a gift shop. But when a nail client drops dead at her rival’s salon, and the killer sends unseasonal greetings to The Clip and Sip, Cassidi wonders whether an entire Texas cavalry could save her from the impending disaster. She has to act fast to figure out who the manicure murderer is, or her Noël could be nixed—forever.

 

 

The Danger Cove books:

Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)

Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)

Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)

Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)

Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)

A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)

Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)

Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)

Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)

A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)

A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)

Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery) 

 

About Danger Cove:

Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest! Visit us at dangercovemysteries.com

**Now in development for a TV movie!**

From debut author, Traci Andrighetti, comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas...

Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki's hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she's not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of "good Italian boys"—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life.

“Traci Andrighetti’s Limoncello Yellow had me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”
- Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the
page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly enjoyable new voice in fiction!”
- Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti...


Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato’s in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend Bradley has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker nonna who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. As bad luck would have it, Franki is hired to investigate the murder by the number one police suspect, an eighteenth-century vampire impersonator. A detective acquaintance offers to team up to find the killer, but he’s interested in more than Franki’s professional input. To solve the case, she goes solo into NOLA’s vampire community and immerses herself in local vampire legends. Can Franki prevent another bloodletting? Or will the next blood spilled be her own?


Franki Amato Mysteries: 

Limoncello Yellow (book #1) 
Prosecco Pink (book #2) 
Rosolio Red (holiday short story) 
Amaretto Amber (book #3) 
Fragolino Fuchsia (Rome short story)
Campari Crimson (book #4)

"Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page. Her sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment." 
—Long Island Book Reviews 

“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!” 
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author 

“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly enjoyable new voice in fiction!” 
~ Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

This salon's styles are to die for.

Native Texan Cassidi Conti was expecting to face some obstacles when she moved to Danger Cove and opened The Clip and Sip, a hair salon that gives away free drinks. What she wasn't counting on was a client dying during a dye job. But when eighty-year-old Margaret Appleby comes in for her biweekly appointment, that's exactly what happens: Margaret drinks her usual soy chai, dozes off under the dryer...and doesn't wake up. Now The Clip and Sip is under suspicion, clients are wary, and Cassidi is on a mission to prove that while her styles may be killer, her employees are innocent! But as Cassidi wades through the myriad of suspects in the small, coastal town, the killer sets his sights straight on everyone's favorite stylist. If Cassidi doesn't watch her back, she may just end up Danger Cove's latest fashionable victim.

 

The Danger Cove books:

Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)

Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)

Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)

Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)

Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)

 

 

About Danger Cove:

Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest! Visit us at dangercovemysteries.com

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