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No Offense Intended (Munch Mancini #2)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A former substance abuser, expert mechanic Munch Mancini is doing her best to stay clean, but there's always some temptation to make it hard, Like her ex-lover, Sleaze Garillo, a hustler in need of a favor. When Sleaze drops out of sight under troubling circumstances, Munch can't help hut get involved. The cops want her for answers, but Munch doesn't have any -- yet. And s ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by HarperTorch (first published January 1st 1999)
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Kathleen Hagen
No Offense Intended, by Barbara Seranella, a-minus,Narrated by Paul Boehmer, Produced by audible inc. and downloaded from

This is the second in the series. Munch Mansini has, in the past year, put together a reasonably good life for herself. She is employed full-time as a mechanic, and is good at her job. But she does have one problem. People keep appearing from her old life, wanting a favor, to borrow money, to try to get her to use drugs or alcohol again. The latest in this run of
Jennifer Taw
A workmanlike thriller. Though ostensibly set in 1977, there's nothing that marks the story as being of that period and several errors (the nuclear reaction statue in Santa Monica dates only back to 1991, but that's just one example). There's a distracting use of the word "lad" throughout, too. I read the Kindle version which was also rife with typos. The best part of the book is that the main character, a young woman, is a mechanic; really, the author only hits her stride when explaining how to ...more
I have never seen a bad review of a Seranella book, and I can't figure out precisely why this series does not work for me. Perhaps it's the constant feeling of impending violence, even though it mostly does not happen. I disliked the first Munch Mancini novel so much that I never finished it (and it's been years since I did that). This is my second try and I had to make myself finish it. Mancini seems a bit flat as a character for me, as do most of the book's other characters, the plot focuses h ...more
No Offense Intended - VG
Barbara Saranella - 2nd in series
It sounds simple enough: Just pick up Sleaze John Garillo's baby Asia from the neighbor who's been watching her while Sleaze has been, uh, busy, and deliver her together with her baby gear to Sleaze's sister Lisa Slokum. But nothing is simple when you're a recovering alcohol-and-drug abuser on probation, like Venice car mechanic Munch Mancini, and nothing is simple when it involves Sleaze, who can't even make it through the day he turns up
Munch Mancini is a ex-druggie, recovering alcoholic, who is trying her best to stay out of trouble when someone from her pas at comes back into her life. The rivalry between FBI and local law adds to her troubles.
Munch is a surprisingly smart heroine, an ace mechanic who knows Shakepeare. Overall enjoyable. (reread)
Kirsty Darbyshire
I've read this for a mailing list discussion so I'll wait until that starts before talking about the book here. In a nutshell though, this series is fast becoming one of my favourites.
I just love this series, plain and simple.
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Barbara Seranella was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in Pacific Palisades. After a restless childhood that included running away from home at 14, joining a hippie commune in the Haight, and riding with outlaw motorcycle clubs, she decided to settle down and do something normal so she became an auto mechanic.

She worked at an Arco station in Sherman Oaks for five years and then a Texac
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Munch Mancini (8 books)
  • No Human Involved (Munch Mancini, #1)
  • Unwanted Company (Munch Mancini, #3)
  • Unfinished Business (Munch Mancini, #4)
  • No Man Standing (Munch Mancini, #5)
  • Unpaid Dues (Munch Mancini, #6)
  • Unwilling Accomplice (Munch Mancini, #7)
  • An Unacceptable Death (Munch Mancini, #8)
No Human Involved (Munch Mancini, #1) An Unacceptable Death (Munch Mancini, #8) Unwanted Company (Munch Mancini, #3) Unwilling Accomplice (Munch Mancini, #7) No Man Standing (Munch Mancini, #5)

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