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

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  251 ratings  ·  23 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 14, 2010 Shannon rated it 2 of 5 stars
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
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
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
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.
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...
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.
Liberty Abbott-Sylvester
Jun 08, 2010 Liberty Abbott-Sylvester rated it 4 of 5 stars
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!
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.
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.
Cheryl Karkoff
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.
Dec 23, 2010 Brooke rated it 3 of 5 stars
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)
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.
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.
This was a fun, fast, action packed read. It has me wanting to read the other Izzy McNeil novels.
Third book in the Izzy McNeil series, just as good as the first two books in the series.
Best of the trilogy! Can't wait to see what Izzy McNeil does next!
Melissa Wehunt
Red, White & Dead (Izzy Mcneil) by Laura Caldwell (2009)
A satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.
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super good read!
Jo Anne
great 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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