Some Like it Hot: A Cat DeLuca Mystery (Cat DeLuca Mysteries)

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When an old friend buys a trenchcoat and opens his own detective agency, PI Cat DeLuca sees a train wreck. Everything Billy Bonham knows about being a private dick he learned from Humphrey Bogart. And that’s just enough to make him dangerous.
The bungling detective is in way over his head on a case involving murder and a stolen pair of Marilyn Monroe’s dazzling diamond earrings. His outrageous client, Cristina McTigue, is pursued by men who want her dead. Five minutes after meeting the woman, Cat would cheerfully kill her too.
When Billy is gunned down on the street, it’s up to Cat to save his crazy client and nail a murderer. She soon finds herself dodging bullets, knee-deep in trouble, and chasing diamonds. Before it’s over, she’ll be helped by her sexy FBI boyfriend, a hunky ex-spy, her outrageous Italian family of Chicago cops, and her interfering Mama.
With a cast of zany characters and a pace that’s unrelenting, this laugh-out-loud mystery is best served hot.

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One day three sisters, linked by a voracious love of mysteries, set off to write their own. Hunched over a mojito and bucket of steamer clams, the Pants On Fire Detective Agency was born. Julianne, Kristen and Kari Larsen, (horse trainer, minister and irreverent baker) deliver a sizzling read and easy smile. Liar Liar is the first book in the Cat DeLuca mysteries. The sisters live in the Pacific Northwest and Chicago area and are currently at work on Cat’s next, most fabulous adventure. http://kjlarsenauthor.com/

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"The slangy, cartoonish style suits Pants on Fire shenanigans."--"Publisher's Weekly"

"The characters are sassy as ever." --"Kirkus Reviews"

Everyone wants the diamond earrings Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like It Hot, and everyone--the bar owner, the ex-bartender, the PI, the estranged wife--thinks the others are hiding them. The diamonds were last seen at a benefit that took place the same night magician Alan Mitchell was killed in Kyle Tierney's bar, with Cristina the bartender as a witness. Kyle served his time, and Cristina is back in town, hiring Billy Bonham for the job of finding the earrings. And Billy has brought his high-school classmate Cat DeLuca into the game. Cat lives in a bungalow in the Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport, surrounded by her family, including several cops. Her mother wants her married and is disappointed when Bonham is killed in what looks like a drive-by shooting. Cat takes over the case with Cristina and pursues Bonham's killer as well as the earrings. Along the way, she uses her police connections to skirt the law--but also helps Bonham's mother with her son's funeral. Cat is a young V. I. Warshawski, but she's surrounded by an eccentric family reminiscent of Stephanie Plum and her clan. --"Booklist Online ""Reviews"
""The slangy, cartoonish style suits Pants on Fire shenanigans."" "Publisher's Weekly"
""The characters are sassy as ever."" "Kirkus Reviews"
Everyone wants the diamond earrings Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like It Hot, and everyone the bar owner, the ex-bartender, the PI, the estranged wife thinks the others are hiding them. The diamonds were last seen at a benefit that took place the same night magician Alan Mitchell was killed in Kyle Tierney s bar, with Cristina the bartender as a witness. Kyle served his time, and Cristina is back in town, hiring Billy Bonham for the job of finding the earrings. And Billy has brought his high-school classmate Cat DeLuca into the game. Cat lives in a bungalow in the Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport, surrounded by her family, including several cops. Her mother wants her married and is disappointed when Bonham is killed in what looks like a drive-by shooting. Cat takes over the case with Cristina and pursues Bonham s killer as well as the earrings. Along the way, she uses her police connections to skirt the law but also helps Bonham s mother with her son s funeral. Cat is a young V. I. Warshawski, but she s surrounded by an eccentric family reminiscent of Stephanie Plum and her clan. "Booklist Online""Reviews"
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