Happy Sunday bibliophiles!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the UK or outside, I figure I should celebrate all mothers days! Delighted to share with you today my review for this fun mystery! Many thanks to Emma for my invitation to the tour and to Cheryl Denise Bannerman for her wonderful words!👠
In this second installment of The Anna Romano Mystery Series, Anna gets herself into a mess that lands her in hot water with the prime suspect and her new Bo, Detective John Solace. Their new romance was going great, when all in the sudden, a simple trip to the grocery store turned into wrestling match between two scorned women.
Peeking her interest for a juicy story, Anna’s snooping to find out more about the seemingly ‘innocent’ love triangle, catapulted her into the middle of a murder investigation. The murder weapon of choice? A red stiletto…conspicuously pointing the police in the direction of a female assailant.
No one knows whether the adulterating husband killed his wife to avoid a costly divorce, or if his mistress killed her in a fit of jealous rage. While the detectives are convinced the husband is the ‘killer’, it seems Anna’s faith in his innocence may be in vain, as additional bodies, and mistresses, keep piling up.
Meanwhile, Anna’s publicist, Shirlene, tries to convince Anna to leave the detective work to the police, but, as usual, falls on deaf ears.
In the end, not even a pan of lasagna and a neighborly smile could save Anna!
Find out in A Bloody Stiletto, Cold Lasagna, and a Bestseller if Detective Solace will be able to handle Anna’s crazy antics, or if he will make her vow to stay OUT of the realm of ‘Murder and Mayhem’ once and for all.
This is the second installment in the author Anna Romano series and it was just as fun and entertaining as the first. First of all can I just say I love the titles in the series, this title has three of my favorite things in it: shoes, food, and books! It is a quick easy read the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Anna Romano is a likable protagonist whose main flaw is she’s a bit on the nosy side. BUT it is Anna‘s nosiness that leads to all the fun and chaos in these amusing stories.
Anna is innocently grocery shopping one day when she hears a huge fight between two women in a different aisle. Of course she cannot help but investigate what is going on. Soon there after one of these ladies has been killed with a red stiletto no less. It is thought to be the husband who had caught her cheating, that is until other mistresses start dropping dead. What is going on? Anna is determined to figure it out, much to the chagrin of her beau John who is a detective. There is a lot packed into this little book: great characters, an intriguing mystery, and food! Recommend!
About Cheryl Denise Bannerman:
Writing under pen name, Cheryl Denise Bannerman, Ms. Powell is an author of two self-published books, and an owner of a 22-year-old Training and Development company, specializing in eLearning, called Learn2Engage.
In her personal life and relationships, Ms. Powell has learned how to turn tragedies into triumphs through her strong will, faith, tenacity and most importantly, her quirky sense of humor. She now turns that keen knowledge of relationships and people, along with her various degrees and experience in Training and Development, into fun, engaging online courses for ‘Corporate America’, and, of course, in her works of fiction.
Within each of her works of fiction, a topic of social concern is addressed. From addictions to domestic violence, and suicide to molestation.
Her writings inspire people to live, laugh, love, learn and grow. She believes that when the world laughs at you, laugh harder. In Ms. Powell’s real and fictional world, she has learned how to create her own ‘happy ending’…one day at a time.
Published in paperback and ebook on 28th February 2019