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Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Box Set: Books 1-3

Angelina Bonaparte Crime Thrillers
Written by: Nanci Rathbun
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
  • 2019-06-29

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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  • Rayc
  • 2019-08-16

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
  • 2019-08-08

Kept Me Interested

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

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  • Jesse
  • 2019-08-06

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
  • 2019-07-30

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
  • 2019-07-28

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
  • 2019-07-21

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
  • 2019-07-07

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.