Amaretto Amber : Franki Amato Mysteries

  • by Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by Madeline Mrozek
  • Series: Franki Amato Mysteries
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now in development for a TV movie!
Private investigator Franki Amato has just turned 30, 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 60ish 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 One)
Prosecco Pink (Book Two)
Rosolio Red (Holiday short story)
Amaretto Amber (Book Three)


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Customer Reviews

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Even better with this narrator!

murder-investigation, stripper, italian-customs, nola, pi, witches, voodoo, snarky

It's her thirtieth birthday, she thinks that she is cursed, and that feeling is borne out by being descended upon by her mother and Italian grandmother hassling her about her unmarried state. Then there is a murder at the strip club favored by sexagenarian landlady, and her boyfriend being sabotaged at his bank! The publisher's blurb gives hints and clues but can't begin to prepare you for all the situational and verbal humor. No spoilers here, but the investigation is so convoluted, and each suspect is so easily believable. The antics of family, friends, and the crazy landlady would be unbelievable anywhere but in NOLA.
Madeline Mrozek really brings each character alive and can snark with the best. I'm still totally amazed that she doesn't crack up narrating this author's books!

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- Jan

Amaretto Amber

Any additional comments?

With Franki on the case what could go wrong or wright...... This is such a fun story (and series) once you start it, its hard to put down. Franki's nona and mom come to town in the middle of the case and make thinks even crazier! Dealing with a club full of strippers, another full of drag queens, an ex pimp and a moody detective its just another day in the big easy! Of course nona and mom must met Glenda, Franki try's to avoid this as long as she can... This crew will keep you on your toes and laughing all the way to the end. Great book and narration.

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- Christy D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2017
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing