Synopsis: With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing, and she has to hurry home to Houston to investigate. All the evidence points to foul play, but then there’s a bizarre break in the case—one that makes her wonder whether her notorious nonna has been naughty or nice.
My thoughts: Andrighetti is a bona fide comedian and if you want to assess that theory, please grab a copy of Rosolio Red and from the first paragraph you will know what I mean.
Andrighetti’s dialogue is genuine yet uproarious, and her glowing characters animatedly leap off the page.
Andrighetti’s sparkling wit keeps the hijinks brimming with merriment.
A mirthful, feisty heroine, a fun mystery exploration, diverting secondary players, ubiquitous comicality, sharp one-liners, and some famiglia make this Franki Amato holiday short story a definite homerun.
Rosolio Red is highly addicting, highly amusing, highly uplifting…and highly recommended.
Rosolio Red is engaging, robust and a must-read for bibliophiles looking to lose themselves in an inventive snack bite read!
Review first appeared in Long Island Book Reviews Examiner.
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