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The Glass Factory (Filomena Buscarsela #3)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When tough-talking urban crime-fighter Filomena Buscarsela learns about a fetid glass factory located in a poor New York neighborhood, her cop instincts kick in....
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Signet (first published June 1st 2000)
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Marsali Taylor
Filomena Buscarella is an ex-cop latina who left Ecuador for the bright lights of the US. Now she’s a woman on a mission: to get the big boss who’s poisoning all the land in his area...

From the first sentence, this book was a delight. Filomena is smart and sassy, and totally believable, from her tussles with her three-year-old daughter Antonia (an extra in this book is a fun story told by Antonia aged 12) through sorting out unpleasant thugs and hitting the worst news ever, to the joys of a sur
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Lucy
I really enjoyed this book. I had not heard of the Filomena Wishnia books

before but will definitely look out for them in the future. Filomena is an

ex cop with a grudge, a well deserved grudge against a chap that has to all

intense and purposes murdered her – you will have to read the book to

understand what I mean. Filomenia is a brilliantly conceived character, you

would certainly love to have her around. That dialogue in the book just

jumps off the page and is as sharp as a knife. The story is abo
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Yves Fey
The Long Island setting of Kenneth Wishnia’s environmental thriller seems to lie just north of Mordor. Usually, such an evil brew of despairing urban grunge and insatiable corporate greed would make me run for the cozy embrace of Hannibal Lector. But Filomena Buscarsela kept me riveted. She burns off the page and lights up the world, even with mortal darkness shadowing her own life. Fil is an amazing, an indomitable heroine. Her vibrant voice dominates the novel, a wise-cracking fury bent on rev ...more
Yves Fey
The Long Island setting of Kenneth Wishnia’s environmental thriller seems to lie just north of Mordor. Usually, such an evil brew of despairing urban grunge and insatiable corporate greed would make me run for the cozy embrace of Hannibal Lector. But Filomena Buscarsela kept me riveted. She burns off the page and lights up the world, even with mortal darkness shadowing her own life. Fil is an amazing, an indomitable heroine. Her vibrant voice dominates the novel, a wise-cracking fury bent on rev ...more
Kirsty Darbyshire

I have to take Wishnia slowly as the fast paced first person narrative starts to give me a headache after a while. Which is a compliment rather than a complaint as it means I really get inside Filomena's head. This is the third in the series and she's battling the same foe as in the first two books. The continuity of story through the series so far is good but I hope that this book concludes it for once and for all.

And it looks like we might have seen the last of that storyline. Nice to have it

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Lydia
Good read.
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aka Kenneth Wishnia.

Kenneth John Alexander Wishnia's debut novel, 23 Shades of Black, featuring Filomena Buscarsela, was short-listed for the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel in 1998. He has written three subsequent Filomena mysteries, Soft Money, The Glass Factory and Red House. Born in New Hampshire, he is a graduate of Brown University and has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from
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More about K.J.A. Wishnia...
23 Shades of Black (Filomena Buscarsela, #1) Soft Money (Filomena Buscarsela, #2) Red House (Filomena Buscarsela, #4) Blood Lake (Filomena Buscarsela, #5) Flat Rate and Other Tales of Mystery and Weirdness

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