Book Review: Campari Crimson by Traci Andrighetti

Posted January 6, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Campari Crimson by Traci AndrighettiCampari Crimson (Franki Amato #4) by Traci Andrighetti
Narrator: Madeline Mrozek
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries #4
Published by Limoncello Press on 12-13-18
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti...
Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato’s in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend Bradley has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker nonna who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. As bad luck would have it, Franki is hired to investigate the murder by the number one police suspect, an eighteenth-century vampire impersonator. A detective acquaintance offers to team up to find the killer, but he’s interested in more than Franki’s professional input. To solve the case, she goes solo into NOLA’s vampire community and immerses herself in local vampire legends. Can Franki prevent another bloodletting? Or will the next blood spilled be her own?
Franki Amato Mysteries: Limoncello Yellow (book #1) Prosecco Pink (book #2) Rosolio Red (holiday short story) Amaretto Amber (book #3) Fragolino Fuchsia (Rome short story)Campari Crimson (book #4)
"Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page. Her sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment." —Long Island Book Reviews
“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!” ~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author
“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the page and makes the reader laugh out loud…. A thoroughly enjoyable new voice in fiction!” ~ Kristin Harmel, Internationally bestselling novelist (The Sweetness of Forgetting)

Private Chicks Investigation are hired this time by the main suspect in a series of ‘bloody’ crimes in New Orleans. First, the blood banks are targeted, but when a frat boy appears dead in a cemetery with his blood drained, Franki starts to think she may be out of her depth. In a city where anything could be possible, Franki may need to face not only real vampires but also her own fears.

This audiobook was a total blast! It was really fun to be a witness of Franki’s investigation and doubts along the way. There were some peculiar characters and situations that made this a very enjoyable listen. The story got me hooked from the beginning and I kept me wondering about who the murderer could be. I didn’t find out in advance about the killer, being the story quite complicated and with many characters. Apart from the mystery in question, Franki needs to deal with some issues in her relationship with Bradley, and receives the visit of her brother and the ‘nonne’, a group of old women led by her grandmother, keen on resolving Franki’s love life once and for all.

I really liked the story but my favorite part of this audiobook was its narration. Madeline Mrozek did an excellent job bringing the characters to life with brilliant interpretations and providing a different style and voice for each character. Following dialogs was a breeze, and the book was definitely richer thanks to Mrozek’s narration.

Franki Amato Mysteries series is definitely worth a listen for anyone into cozy mysteries.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars