No Offense Intended

Munch Mancini Mysteries

Book 2
Diversion Books
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A “wonderful” novel of suspense about a woman journeying into her own dark past to protect her child’s future (Michael Connelly).
 
When her ex-lover comes to see her, Miranda “Munch” Mancini has mixed feelings. On one hand, he’s a reminder of all she has left behind in order to stay sober and rebuild her life. On the other hand, he’s Sleaze Garillo, the father of the baby girl she is now raising. When Sleaze disappears, Munch can’t help but get involved. The police don’t see foul play, but Munch is the one with the knowledge—and the friends—to get to the truth behind Sleaze’s suspicious disappearance.
 
To find him, she’ll have to take an unwelcome trip down memory lane to visit people from her shady past. There’s more at stake here than tracking down Sleaze: Munch must also protect the life she’s built for herself, and for the little girl she calls her own.
 
This “fast-paced” mystery (Los Angeles Times) is a “real cause for celebration . . . Seranella keeps the story moving at a brisk pace, with surprises around every corner” (Chicago Tribune).
 
“A splendid read.” —T. Jefferson Parker
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About the author

Barbara Seranella was born in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in Pacific Palisades. After a restless childhood that included running away from home at the age of fourteen, joining a hippie commune in the Haight, and riding with outlaw motorcycle clubs, she decided to settle down and do something normal—she became an auto mechanic. Seranella retired from wrenching in 1993. She is the author of Deadman’s Switch, No Human Involved, No Offense Intended, Unwanted Company, Unfinished Business, No Man Standing, Unpaid Dues, and Unwilling Accomplice
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Publisher
Diversion Books
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Published on
Nov 12, 2013
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Pages
266
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ISBN
9781626811737
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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