Monday, June 6, 2016

A Season for Killing Blondes

A Season for Killing Blondes
Joanne Guidoccio
June 2015

Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the body of golden girl, Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside Gilda’s office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders. 

Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends. 

As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked. 

Between The Pages 
A cozy murder mystery story with an interesting cast of characters and an entertaining plot. The author does a good job on keeping the reader’s attention with a suspenseful ‘who-done-it’ theme. While the mystery is enjoyable, the story lacks in romance. I would have like to see a deeper relationship develop throughout the plot between Gilda and Carlo. A few tasty recipes are included at the end.

3.5 Stars


Joanne Guidoccio said...

Thanks for the review, Darlene :)

GiniRifkin said...

HI Joanne: Sounds like a great premise and well done, not an easy task to write a good mystery.

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Thanks Gini! :)