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Cash Kills

Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 2
Written by: Nanci Rathbun
Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins

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A double murder. A mysterious inheritance. One PI is about to follow the money all the way into a den of thieves… 

After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she's in over her head. After all, when she visits her client's family attorney, Angelina discovers yet another bloody crime scene. 

With the help of her new flame, Angelina follows the clues into an underworld of war-plundered artifacts, stolen treasures, and deadly consequences. As their last lead grows colder, the PI must catch the killer before an endless cycle of murderous greed gets her client killed.  

Cash Kills is the second book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like hard-as-painted-nails female detectives, historical mysteries, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s loaded crime thriller.  

Buy Cash Kills to follow the money trail to a sassy, suspenseful mystery today!   

©2013, 2017 Nancianne Rathbun (P)2018 Nancianne Rathbun

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  • cosmitron
  • 2018-05-02

A good mystery.

This is a well crafted mystery that will hold your attention the narrator does a good job in keeping
the story moving without many moments of being boring.

The characters are believable and the plot is original and creative.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.


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  • Susan C-K
  • 2018-05-01

Exciting crime story!

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This is the 2nd book in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, A client presents with an incredibly large inheritance from murdered poor parents and wants to find out the truth behind the money. The characters were interesting and believable. Angelina Bonaparte and her family have charming Italian-American ways and customs. She can take care of herself but will call in experts when she needs to. I would love the series to continue! I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review,

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  • Theresa Horton
  • 2018-09-02

Great

I really liked this mystery story great characters very well written and the narrator did a great job I received this audiobook f
Free code and im very thankful If u have a code for ur next book I would be very happy to review your next book in the series
Thank you

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  • Brittany
  • 2018-05-16

Such a wonderful book

Angie takes us on another crazy wild ride with a war criminal. I love how compassionate Angie is with her client and how much more we get to interact with Billy as an investigator. I loved the mysterious adventure of this book and the history of Bosnian war that sets the background. This book grabbed my attention right from the beginning. I can't wait for the next book in this series. I received this book for free for an honest review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 2018-12-01

Cash Kills - Angelina Bonaparte book 2

This book is a solid mystery with strong ties to historical events. I was totally engrossed in the storyline as Angelina began to unravel the mysteries surrounding not only the deaths of her clients parents, but also the questionable inheritance her client was left. There were no cliffhangers in terms of the resolution of the case.

I do like the overarching storyline that deals with the relationships between the characters. I look forward to seeing where this goes.

I enjoyed the solid performance by Kieran Calland Metts!

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

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  • LeMiliere
  • 2018-11-20

So Very Intriguing I could Not Stop Listening!

This may be the second book in this series but for me, it was the first, not only of the series but by this author too. I had read the blurb and thought it would make a change to listen to a detective story where the PI was a woman, and a vertically challenged 50 ish one at that! Being vertically challenged myself I found lots of the little points made in the story bringing a smile to my lips.

But back to the story - well this was an incredible story, packed full of characters and a very involved mystery to solve. The book starts with our Lady Detective, Angelina Bonaparte who from this point on I will call Angie being asked to meet with Adriana Johnson, her parents have recently been murdered. All her life Adriana has gone without, always believing that there was no money, she couldn't go to college as there was no money etc. But now she has been informed by her parent's lawyer Herman Petrovitch, whom she refers to as Uncle Herman, that she has inherited millions of dollars most of which is not fluid as yet but she does have access to an account in her name with a considerable sum in it. Adriana is unsure if she should accept her inheritance, where has this money come from and why was it kept a secret?

Angie arranges to meet with Petrovitch to discuss Adriana's inheritance, but so that he will have to talk to her and not claim client confidentiality she arranges for Adriana to hire a lawyer of her own and recommends, Bart Matthews who in turn hires Angie so that she's working for Adriana's legal team. When Angie goes to Petrovitch's office the next morning, he is not there to meet her, but his secretary Dragana Zupan is, well let me rephrase that, the body of Dragana is discovered by Angie but there is no sign of Petrovitch.

When the police arrive on the scene, the lead detective is Wukowski (who from this point on I will refer to as Ted). This could complicate things because Ted is Angie's lover. So to put things in a nutshell we have a Serbian couple murdered, followed by the Serbian secretary, a missing Serbian Lawyer, a Polish detective, and a Sicilian-American PI and a pile of money from we know not where!

I don't want to give away too many spoilers but this book both intrigued and gripped me from the moment I started listening to it. I really loved the writing style of this author, I loved her attention to detail. The warmth she brought to the characters, the depth she gave to each and every character in the story. This was a real rollercoaster involving, ex. servicemen acting as security guards for Adriana, Angie and her trainee detective Bobbie, the FBI, and last but not least the mafia. As the story progresses a very dark tale emerges involving possible war crimes and attempts on the lives of both Adriana and Angie. Whilst all this is going on Angie and Ted try to come to terms with where their own relationship is going, these two both have their own demons to face but will they decide to face them together?

The story is full of really interesting characters some of which I have already mentioned but there are many more and each and every one of them is brought to life beautifully by the very talented narrator Kieren Calland Metts who did a truly amazing job with this intricately involved story. I've already mentioned that this is my first book by this author but I now want to listen to more, especially if they involve the lovely Angelina Bonaparte and her new associate Bobbie.

I was lucky enough to be given this audiobook as a gift and my review is written voluntarily and contains only my personal opinions and observations.


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  • Mary Lou PagePrincess Hoffman
  • 2018-10-27

ENTERTAINING EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT ACTION

CASH KILLS is the second book in the Angelina Bonaparte Mystery series. Though each mystery stands on its own, I believe it would be best to read each book in the series and in the order of release as there are other arcing story lines (romance and family).

So, before we get to the story about Adriana and her parents’ murder, and I have a story to tell. You may have noticed that there were no reviews posted the week before last and very few this past week. That’s because I didn’t read anything for a whole week. I haven’t written a review for two weeks until today. My process is to do all of my posting in scheduling on Saturday morning. Instead I have been sitting and asking “why.” The source of my angst is murder! More specifically, murder-suicide which means never knowing the answer to “why.” The murderer took the answers with him. One of my co-workers was killed and we are left with why. I have come to the conclusion that this is actually why I like mysteries. We are not left with why. The authors will tell us. Here, in real life, we have to wait until the mysteries are revealed in heaven after our own passing to find out the answers to why. Now, on to my review. (R.I.P. Cathy Kramarcik)

I have fallen madly in love with Angelina Bonaparte – and will never pronounce it incorrectly again, by the way. Her supporting team, Ted Wukowski, Bobbie Russell, and Susan Neh are amazing and the kind of friends everyone should have, along with Bart Matthews (I’m always humming “I Have Friends in Low Places” when he’s around) and his secretary, Bertha Conti.

CASH KILLS is full of action and sweetness. It is emotion-filled and informative. It is gritty and entertaining. This is definitely a story to keep you turning the pages (or driving the miles). I know I didn’t want to turn off the car when I got to work (or home), just so I could find out one more bit of the puzzle.

I’m looking forward to the third book in the series and hope there will be many more!

Narration: Kieren Callan Metts did another superb job of handling multiple character, personalities, and accents. Her presentation was enjoyable and entertaining.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Final note: I have said before, that I am most impressed when an author is able to instill some history into a story and educate while entertaining. Ms. Rathbun added this note at the end of the book: "Although I am not a historian, I took pains to make the impact of the Bosnian War realistic, especially in regards to Professor Kolar's memories. Of particular help in that regard is REMEMBER SARAJEVO, an online pamphlet with journalist Roger Richards' account of his time in Sarajevo in 1992. The photographs and his story are hauntingly real. I encourage you to read this small, but powerful document." I did take the time to read the pamphlet and appreciated the expansion to my own understanding of the realities of the history that has repeated and will continue to repeat as long as evil is allowed to flourish.


Title: CASH KILLS
Series: Angelina Bonaparte #2
Category /Genre: Modern Detective; Mystery
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Listenability: OK for ears
Received from: Nanci Rathbun (as an Audible gifted copy)

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  • Lynn Shaw
  • 2018-10-12

I cannot get enough of PI Angie Bonaparte!

Nanci Rathbun has quickly become one of my new favorite authors! The Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries is definitely in my
Top 10 favorite mystery audiobooks. I am hooked. Angie is smart, sexy, witty, and sassy. I strive to be her when I am in my 50's.

Cash Kills is a smartly written, complex murder mystery with several jaw-dropping layers to the story. When Adriana Johnson's parents are found murder execution style in the local store, her world turns upside down. Adriana learns of multiple secret bank accounts totaling in the millions and asks PI Angie Bonaparte to investigate where the funds originated from. This leads Ang down a dangerous path into Bosnian war crimes and more.

This fast-paced, edge of your seat story is brought to life by narrator Kieren Calland Metts. Metts imbodies Angelina Bonaparte. She navigates the complex story and its characters flawlessly.

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  • Gina Johnson
  • 2018-09-19

Wow

This was a great mystery. Intricate details of an investigation, a strong woman and her detective beau made a great story. I received a complimentary audio and I am voluntarily reviewing.

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  • Clau
  • 2018-09-16

What an amazing book!

If there were just one thing I could praise about this book, it would be the protagonist. Angelina Bonaparte is the class of protagonist you don't see often. A middle-aged divorcee, with grown-up children and grandkids of their own, who decided that she wanted to do something different with her life and got herself a P.I. license. A woman who is not afraid of her body, who carry a healthy sexual life and who makes no secret about how she keeps herself fit and attractive: she works for it.

But it would be unjust to the rest of the things that makes this an amazing book. The plot is fantastic, the writing compelling and perfectly paced, so you simply don't want to stop.

And the simply glorious multiculturality of it! Angelina is of Sicilian origin, her boyfriend, Polish, her associated, Japanese, her client, Serbian. And it feels like a truly necessary and refreshing, so welcoming slice of life!

I'll say this: I'm dying to submerge myself in the rest of the series. Here to a new favourite author.

Regarding Kieren Calland Metts narration, what can I say? It's superb. There are so many characters, so many different accents, and it must have been terribly difficult to manage and keep everybody straight, but she does it. Amazing job!

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