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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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  • Laura
  • 2019-08-28

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
  • 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.

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

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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.

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-11-07

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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  • Deedra
  • 2019-11-03

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
  • 2019-08-24

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
  • 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.
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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.