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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-11-2019

Disappointing

I don't know what all the good reviews are about. Am I reading the same book?! Its all about Angelina. What she wears, how hot she is, all the men who want her, etc etc. Stupid story. No mystery. I had the killer pegged after 2nd chapter. My advice is don't waste your time because I'm not going to waste mine with any sequels.

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  • Laura
  • 28-08-2019

Smart Fun Mysteries

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This set consists of Books 1 - 3 of the series. Each is a standalone book with no cliffhanger endings. However, each book in the series does reference events and characters from prior books. Additionally, the MC Angelina does grow and develops relationships throughout the series so it's good to start from the first book to completely understand her growth and relationships. Although the author does provide quick summaries of past events and characters.

In Book 1, Angelina is tasked with helping to prove a mobster's infidelity when his mistress winds up dead and he is accused of her murder. But he claims innocence.

In Book 2, Angelina is tasked to determine where a hefty inheritance came from after the deceased couple leaving the inheritance to their daughter did not appear to have the means to leave so much money.

In Book 3, Angelina has been working on finding a missing spouse for several years when all of a sudden his obituary shows up in the news. Angelina is then tasked to find out why he left his family and where he has been for all those years but it's not quite what she was expecting.

I liked that the MC was a smart feisty 50ish woman who is starting a new career after a long miserable marriage. She is assertive yet she is rediscovering herself, her sexuality and her desire for a new romance. This makes her completely relatable and personable. 

The mysteries are well plotted and move along at a good pace. I enjoyed the various characters with whom Angelina interacted and the well-researched plot points.

The narrator does a wonderful job. Her voice is bright and mature - as I would imagine Angelina. She used distinctive voices for the different characters - including some great accents. Additionally, she was able to pronounce various foreign languages with aplomb.

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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.

I was given this free review-copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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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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  • 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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  • John
  • 06-02-2020

An entertaining detective series

The Angelina Bonaparte box set includes three entertaining mysteries staring an interesting middle aged, female private eye with mob ties. There are some slow moments in the books, and at times Angelina is a bit too concerned about fashion and lingerie for my taste, but overall these are good books, and I look forward to reading more from the author. I hope a fourth book in the series comes out soon.

The narrator of the audiobook does a good job bringing the stories to life and fits the books well.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Deedra
  • 03-11-2019

Angelina Bonaparte box set 1-3

Very good mystery set!Well written,realistic crime thrillers with better than average characters.They keep you guessing! Kieren Calland Metts was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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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.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this review. .

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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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  • 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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  • Zoe
  • 30-08-2019

Lasagne, lawyers, and lingerie

Angelina is a sassy signorina and a breath of fresh air. If you read a lot of crime books that veer toward the dark side content-wise and usually revolve around a damaged main character then take a break every now and then for something like this. Although these stories do involve some unpleasant crimes the tone never becomes bleak, plus Angie is a well-adjusted, well-loved lady. The plots are interesting and Nanci Rathbun has populated Angelina's world with likeable, engaging regular characters. I particularly enjoyed meeting smoke-wreathed lawyer Bart and Papa Pasquale.

These books are pleasantly easy to listen to; due to both the light style of the prose and the very good narrator. It is especially refreshing to find a fifty-something woman being presented in this way; naturally confident in her appearance and professional abilities with a positive outlook on life.

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  • Placid
  • 30-08-2019

Exciting

This book involves a lady who is a private detective. She really gets involved in the cases and the clients lives.

I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next book

The narrator did an excellent job.

This book was provided free of charge and this review was freely given.

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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

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  • Deb C
  • 04-01-2020

Very Enjoyable

I enjoyed these stories of Angie and her friends and the strange and interesting characters they interact with. Unlike in so many of this type of story Angie is a feisty older lady who doesn't flinch away from awkward situations. She is also assured of her sexuality and not afraid to use it to advantage. Great stories with good characters and snarky dialogue.The narrator does an excellent job of bringing it all to life.







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  • G. Faye Page
  • 07-10-2019

A fun read with good plots and characters.

Good stories and believible narration. I was surprised at the main character's obsession with clothes. She describes everything she wears, mostly designer of course. The characters were terrific and anyone would want friends like them. Her relationship with the Mob was a bit far fetched as was the character of her father, a bit soppy. However,the stories are a really good read and will keep your attention. Exciting plots and not too gory.