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Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Box Set: Books 1-3

Angelina Bonaparte Crime Thrillers
Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins

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A divorcee in search of justice. A detective stuck in his old ways. Can an unlikely partnership survive a criminal conspiracy?

Three suspenseful mystery novels. Over 25 hours of justice served with a side of sass.

After her messy divorce, Angelina Bonaparte refuses to let any man hold her back. She’s even opened a private eye practice to help other victims of relationships gone sour. So when she crosses paths with a detective who believes a crime scene is no place for a woman, she sets out to change his mind. 

On the trail of a cheating mobster, her sharp wit provides the perfect counter-balance to Detective Ted Wukowski’s shoot-first attitude. And before long, the reluctant partners find themselves sharing clues to help sort through a murdered mistress’ long list of enemies. When the mysterious case of a multi-million dollar inheritance turns deadly, Angelina calls on Ted to help expose an underworld of greedy collectors willing to kill for their crown jewel. And they’ll have to put their heads together to read between the lines of a missing father’s faked obituary. 

With each new assignment, Angelina and Ted’s mutual respect grows…along with their budding attraction. But when danger lurks around every corner, can Angelina count on him to have her back when the bullets start to fly?

Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Box Set contains the first three books in a sassy, suspenseful mysteries series. If you like tenacious heroines, snarky humor, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s high-spirited private eye collection.

Buy Angelina Bonaparte to get on the case with a fiery, freewheeling detective today!

©2019 Nancianne Rathbun (P)2019 Nancianne Rathbun

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  • Clau
  • 29-06-2019

Fabulous!

I love Angelina! How can you not love her? Fifty-something divorcée, with grown-up children and grandchildren, she decided that, no matter what her title says, she won't be a librarian, but a private eye. And boy! is she good!

Angelina is a wonderful character, smart, sensible (until she isn't :P) and determined. A strong woman rebuilding a life of her own, with no time to feel sorry for herself and determinate to look fabulous in the meanwhile.

One of the things I really enjoy in these stories is the diversity in the characters, in every sense of the word. All interesting, all humans and three-dimensional: no cartoonish villains nor perfect heroes.

And the writing is delightful, funny and enticing. These books are simply a joy to read/listen.

Kieren Calland Metts does a superb job narrating, each character unique and identifiable. And let me tell you this: with so many characters that's not an easy task.

I need book four right now! *laughs*

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  • Cindy Scheffler
  • 24-08-2019

A wonderful story

A wonderful start to a series. The characters grew from book to book. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Rayc
  • 16-08-2019

An excellent listen/read

Angelina Bonaparte box set.
An excellent read, 3 full length stories. All have very strong and interesting storylines. Angie and her circle of friends and associates tackle mysteries in a distinct way.
I'd read book 2 previously but listened again and enjoyed it. Ok the description of her clothes wasn't my scene BUT get passed that and what you have is high quality unique mysteries.

Can't wait for book 4 to be released in audio.
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  • H. Ongaro
  • 08-08-2019

Kept Me Interested

Writing was good. Characters interesting . Narrator OK. Would get another book by this author

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  • Jesse
  • 06-08-2019

Fascinating PI with some secrets below the surface

First of all: "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

**BOOK ONE**

It didn't take long to fall for Angelina Bonaparte. The private investigator is likable for many different reasons, not the least of which is her quirkiness. Though the writing is not entirely elegant, it is very down-to-earth and realistic. The author does a great job of making Madison, Wisconsin seem like a very happening place, at the center of the crime and punishment world. And the plot is entertaining without crossing over into the ridiculous.

The narrator plays a big role in bringing the interesting characters to life, and adds to the overall charm of the novel. I look forward to listening to the other two books.

**BOOK TWO**

Angelina Bonaparte does it again! The feisty PI is faced with a tough challenge: prove the innocence of a man with the odds stacked against him while nurturing a budding relationship with her cop boyfriend. Will she be able to do it?

Another interesting book that pleasantly surprised me.

**BOOK THREE**

Maybe each book was just a little too long, or maybe three is one book too many, but whatever the reason, this one didn't quite thrill me as much as the other two. Don't get me wrong, I didn't NOT like it, but I also didn't love it. Still, the series as a whole would be a marvelous read for any mystery fan.

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  • Welby
  • 30-07-2019

If Spenser for Hire & Miss Marple had a love-child

I'm writing this review after having finished listening to book one and have gotten midway or more through book two. I'd spend a credit to get just the one book, but I've got three! The tale is personable and warm with a steady plot and engaging characters, and thoughtfully literate. There were few off notes for me in book one, but the moments that felt off were probably more about my biases than Rathbun's writing. In book two they haven't crept in again, and I'm enjoying the mystery more.

The audiobook narrator seems very well cast. The audio quality is solid, but I might recommend listening at 1.25 speed.

If you're looking for a fun summer read/listen, you could do a lot worse than this set.

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  • spcl-k
  • 28-07-2019

Can’t wait for 4th in series!

I have listened to all 25 hrs of this box set in one 6 hr stretch, driving from FL, then in 15 minute chunks during my commute and while running errands.

I loved these characters as I got further into each book.

While it’s possible to read them in any order, there is reference to characters from the earlier books

Nanci, hurry and release book four, and have the same person doing the audio book she’s awesome!

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  • Satisfied Customer
  • 21-07-2019

Loved it! I could not stop listening.

I can't wait for Book 4. The description of the events and how they interrelate to other events and people keep the spectator constantly aware of what happened when and who was involved. The narrator does a great job of maintaining the attention of the listener. Thank you for the short quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Most of them made me stop to think about their meaning.
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  • Q Garcia
  • 07-07-2019

AB Detective Agency

Fifty-something grandmother, fashionista, divorcee Angelina is private detective who falls into murder cases. Simple cases of search and find turn into murder. A fancy car and a killer wardrobe - what's not to like. Likeable characters with flaws make this a great series. I was gifted this from the author.

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  • Julie
  • 01-07-2019

A book apart from the rest

I really enjoyed this book. I think any fan of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone or Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski will enjoy this book as Angie made me think of both of those characters. It is a must for any mystery fan that like there lady detective to be strong, clever and not afraid to fight and I love her side kick and inter fearing family.

Book one -Truth kills -four stars.
This is sees Angie hired by a pregnant lady who thinks her husband is cheating on her. When the husbands mistress turns up dead she then gets hired by the husband lawyer to prove him innocent. The victim wasn't well liked and it soon becalmed apparent that there were plenty of people who wanted her dead but is her new client one of them?

Book two- Cash kills- five stars.
When Angie's office room mate asks her to help her new client track down where her mysterious inherence came for nobody could guess what she would spark off. The case soon delevelops into more than just looking into a trail of money and Angie and her new partner need to add to the team, a bodyguard, a computer specialist, an ex FBI agent and an librarian.

Book three- Honour kills - five stars.
Angie's routine search for a missing father turns up an obituary notice in the newspaper but as she and her probie partner investigate it turns up to be anything but ordinary. Following a trail of clues turns up lots of twists, turns and secrets. One that might just lead back to Angie and her own connections to the Mob. But what will this case end up costing her? Her family, her boyfriend or even her life?
This was a great collection of stories and I will definitely be looking out for more in this series.
The narrator was very good and I think she did a great job with all the different voices.

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  • Selina ryles
  • 11-08-2019

A brilliant collection that will have you gripped

This is the first time I have come across the author Nanci Rathbun and I sincerely hope that it wont be the last. First of all I would like to say that although the books can be read / listened to as stand alone novels I cannot emphasise enough that the reader should aim for getting the collection. it is great value for money for near enough 26 hours of listening time. You will not be disappointed for investing your time.
The books are gripping and definitely page turners. Before starting the series I thought that the private investigator mysteries have been overdone time and time again whether this is through books or TV series... but i have to confess that this series stands out from them all . The main character is feisty and strongwilled and has a strong opinion about everything She is a breath of fresh air and I only hope that I have the same sense of adventure and spirit at her age. I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review