Dog Collar Knockoff(2016)
(The second book in the Lucie Rizzo Adventure series)
A novel by Adrienne Giordano
Dog Collar Crime: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (book 1)
Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she's long avoided - move back home with her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the ex that never fails to make her heart sit up and beg. When Lucie turns a dog-walking gig into a fancy dog accessory business, life starts to look like a walk in the park... until three of her bling-wearing clients are dogjacked. Despite Frankie's help, Lucie is thrown into an investigation that's more Goodfellas than good doggie. If she can survive her family and a plot involving stolen diamonds, she might just have a second chance at love.
Keywords: romantic mystery, romantic suspense, thieves, detective, Chicago, dogs and animal lovers, action and adventure
Dog Collar Knockoff: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (book 2)
Catering to the pampered paws set took Lucie Rizzo from unemployed to entrepreneur. With her dog walking/chic pet accessory business on the verge of success, Lucie's ready to make a name for herself. One not tarnished by her dad's mobster rep.
When an art deal she brokered between clients turns suspicious, it's up to Lucie to sniff out the truth. She might not know the difference between Monet and Manet, but Rizzos are no strangers to jail time - and Lucie refuses to be someone's prison bitch.
Unless that someone is a tall, blond and Irish cop. Detective Tim O'Brien certainly knows how to get Lucie hot under the rhinestone collar. And with her on-again-off-again relationship with Frankie Falcone currently off, O'Brien isn't shy about making her feel wanted, mafia ties and all. Even joining her crack - or crackpot - team on the trail of two paintings with equally shady origins.
Dog Collar Couture: A Lucie Rizzo Mystery (book 3)
Mafia princess turned canine couturier Lucie Rizzo knows dogs are woman's best friend. Thanks to her fashion-forward four-legged clients, Lucie's dog walking/designer pet accessory business is booming. And for once her love life isn't far behind.
Lucie devotes her days to building the Coco Barknell brand, but her nights are all about roguishly sexy Tim O'Brien. At least they will be if she and Detective O'Hottie finally take their relationship to the next level. But bring an Irish cop home to her mobster father? Fuggetaboutit.
Lucie's knack for finding trouble lands her in the doghouse - and on the six o'clock news. Someone's absconded with a million-dollar piece of cinematic costume history, with Lucie the only witness to the crime. Not to mention the prime suspect. To clear her name, she'll need an assist from her entire wacky crew: friends, family... and future (hopefully) lover.
ADRIENNE GIORDANO, USA Today bestselling author, writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.
Praise for this book
"Adrienne Giordano hits a home run once again with a fun mystery you can't put down." - Dianna Love
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Used availability for Adrienne Giordano's Dog Collar Knockoff
January 2016 : Paperback
February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition