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Red, White & Dead (Izzy McNeil Mystery #3)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  281 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
A few short months before, I’d juggled three men in my life, and then suddenly there were none. Today, one was staging a comeback, and I wasn’t sure what to do about that. In the meantime I was free to date whoever I wanted. Even a ranking member of the mafia as part of a part-time job.

Izzy McNeil is hot on the trail of one of Chicago’s most notorious gangsters. Not that h
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Mira
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Feb 10, 2017 Melanie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense, family
This was another solid book in this series, but I felt like it did drag on a little in parts. Mostly full of action and interesting twists and a lot of good character development. I love Laura Caldwell, she has a really interesting writing style, and Izzy is a great, gutsy character. The ending felt a little abrupt for being the 3rd book in a trilogy - I'm hoping she plans to write another one and not leave me hanging here! I want to know what happens with Theo, Izzy's dad, her aunt, and the guy ...more
Dec 07, 2009 Linda rated it it was ok
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Elly Cloeck
Af en toe klust advocate Izzy McNeil bij als privédetective. Het gaat mis als ze probeert het aan te leggen met gangsterbaas Dez Romano, van wie de FBI vermoedt dat hij connecties heeft met de Italiaanse camorra. Een van zijn handlangers herkent haar, en dus zit er nog maar één ding op: de benen nemen. Op de vlucht voor het tweetal wordt ze op het nippertje uit hun klauwen gered door een onbekende, die meteen daarna weer verdwijnt. Boo noemde hij haar. Izzy is verbijsterd, want alleen haar vader ...more
Jan 01, 2013 Meigan rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
This one just didn't knock it out of the park for me. I really liked the previous two in this series which I read concurrent to this one, so maybe I'm just "Izzy'd" out for the moment.

This one lacked the quirkiness and the humor of the previous two. It was more focused on the mystery and not so much on the relationships between the characters this time around, which necessarily isn't a bad thing providing the mystery is good. This mystery was strange. It was like a bad mash up of Ally McBeal me
Dec 12, 2009 Shannon rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers.
Shelves: 2010
I did not like this third book in the Izzy McNeil trilogy as much as the first one. This took me FOREVER to finish (I've been working on it since the day after Christmas), but, in all fairness to me, I am visiting family and have had a sick husband and twins in the intervening time and been unable to stay up much past 8 p.m.! I am not so sure that that has much to do with the story or writing being any less good, but rather my inability to read more than a couple of pages at a time.

One thing tha
Aug 28, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
In the third installment of Laura Caldwell's Izzy McNeil legal thriller series, Red, White and Dead, Izzy McNeil was on an adventure of her life. Umemployed and looking for work, she always wondered about the mystery of her father's death. Little did she knew, it would take her to Italy to search for answers from her own aunt. The more she discovered the truth behind it and the Camorra mob connection, the more perilous she and her family would be. And in the end, there was an explosive ending th ...more
Teena in Toronto
Jul 04, 2012 Teena in Toronto rated it it was ok
This is the third in the series ... I still have to read the second one.

This isn't a bad story and I liked Izzy's character. A lot of it is far-fetched and could never happen but you just have to go with it.

Though I enjoyed the writing style, I found it odd that most chapters were written in Izzy's voice ("I") and others which included her weren't (she is referred to as "she").

The story wrapped up really quickly and predictably and left a lot of loose ends for me.
Dec 07, 2009 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
three parts of this story... Izzy catches the eye of a gangster (in a bad way)... her relationship with a younger man develops... and she becomes embroiled in discovering family secrets - her father (whom she thought died when she was 10) is actually alive; as a double agent with the FBI and his mafia family, he faked his own death and continued to work against them.... and his sister (Izzy's beloved aunt) is the family mafia head...
Liberty Abbott-Sylvester
Oct 24, 2009 Liberty Abbott-Sylvester rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
I hate that this is a trilogy! I love Izzy and want more!!! Of the three books, this was the best in my opinion. It was full of sex, mystery, heartache and more! The ending surprised me and that always makes for an excellent book. If you haven't had a chance to meet Izzy McNeil, I highly suggest it!
Oct 11, 2011 Patt rated it really liked it
This was the third book in the Izzy McNeil series. Ir was interesting, but not as good as the first two. In this book she travels to Italy to solve the mystery of her father's death. I think I enjoyed the others more because of the Chicago location, but this book did tie up some loose ends from the first two in the series.
Sep 27, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this series of 3. They read quickly and you love the redheaded lawyer without a job. She lives in Chicago, but manages to see other places in her quest to find answers. I think it is a fun read.
Apr 17, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-romance
Best of the three books. Very suspenseful ad intriguing. Lot of surprises in the story as well. Leaves you hanging a bit at the end and I don't think there are any plans for more in this series, so you're not sure how some of the subplots are resolved, but that's okay, I can live with that.
Jo West
Sep 20, 2012 Jo West rated it it was amazing
great read!
Dec 13, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
This was a fun, fast, action packed read. It has me wanting to read the other Izzy McNeil novels.
Jul 31, 2009 Cora rated it really liked it
Third book in the Izzy McNeil series, just as good as the first two books in the series.
Nov 03, 2013 Sharon rated it liked it
This is the third and final book in a series. while it had enough going to keep me reading overall I thought all three books were average.
Jul 04, 2011 Norma rated it really liked it
Shelves: summer-2011
Chicago to Rome to Chicago - I didn't want to put the book down. Izzy McNeil certainly knows how to get into and out of trouble.
Feb 07, 2016 Becky rated it liked it
Not as good as the others, but still entertaining. Difficult to believe, and a bit predictable. Just found out there are 3 more books in this series, can't wait for a vacation to read them!
May 27, 2010 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2009 Sally rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, fiction, series
A satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.
Dec 16, 2010 Brooke rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
Cute mystery novel.....wish I had started with the first one even though they are written to be stand-alone books (this is book #3)
Cheryl Karkoff
Sep 29, 2009 Cheryl Karkoff rated it liked it
The third book in the series about Izzy Mcneil. This time she gets involved with the Mafia while trying to find out if her father is really dead. Pretty good fast reading.
Cecile Volten
Jul 31, 2016 Cecile Volten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leest lekker weg en is pakkend door de verassende wendingen in het boek. Sommige dingen zijn absoluut met veel fantasie bedacht maar desalniettemin heel leuk om te lezen
Aug 28, 2011 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I didn't realize this was the third book in a mystery series. It was fun with just the right mix of humor, suspense, surprises and mystery for a good read. Can't wait to go back and read #1 and #2.
May 14, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing
super good read!
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Laura Caldwell is a Chicago-based lawyer turned novelist. Her first book, Burning the Map, was selected by Barnes & as one of The Best of 2002. Following that, A Clean Slate received a starred review from Booklist. The release of The Year of Living Famously and The Night I Got Lucky prompted Booklist to declare, “Caldwell is one of the most talented and inventive...writers around.”

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