In this debut mystery set in Santa Barbara, movie stars are in town for the film festival, powerful business interests are at stake, and detective Nola MacIntire and her partner, Tony Angelotti, must solve the complicated puzzle behind three seemingly unrelated deaths in this idyllic beach town.Read more...
In this debut mystery set in Santa Barbara, movie stars are in town for the film festival, powerful business interests are at stake, and detective Nola MacIntire and her partner, Tony Angelotti, must solve the complicated puzzle behind three seemingly unrelated deaths in this idyllic beach town. This mystery has got it all: snappy dialogue, memorable characters, and a captivating web of intrigue to untangle.
Anne Flett-Giordano is a five-time Emmy-winning television writer and producer whose credits include Frasier, Becker, and Desperate Housewives. In addition to three Best Comedy and two Best Writing in a Comedy Series Emmys, Anne (with her screenwriting partner Chuck Ranberg) has won a Producer's Guild Award, a Golden Globe, and a Writer's Guild nomination for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. Currently a consultant on the half-hour comedy Hot In Cleveland, starring Betty White, Anne divides her time between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California.
- ISBN-13: 9781938849497
- ISBN-10: 1938849493
- Publisher: Prospect Park Books
- Publish Date: June 2015
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-20
- Reviewer: Staff
TV writer/producer Flett-Giordano’s first novel dishes up a delightful combination of snark, sass, and sunshine. Nola MacIntire, Deputy Chief of Detectives for the Santa Barbara, Calif., PD, knows her designer labels and can still rock a short skirt, despite the looming of the big four-zero. She and her hunky partner, Det. Lt. Anthony Angellotti, catch the early morning call when beloved busker Charley Beaufort is shot to death outside the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Two more bodies, a crew of young eco-radicals, a contested real estate deal, and some missing bioweapons later, Flett-Giordano’s chick-lit/police procedural mash-up is still going strong. Nola and Tony trade witty banter and relationship woes, while connecting the criminal dots, making the bite-sized chapters fly. This funny, sexy mystery is one to enjoy in the sun, preferably with sand between your toes and an umbrella drink close at hand. Agent: Paul Fedorko, N.S. Bienstock. (June)