233rd out of 336 books — 46 voters
Red Hot Murder (An Angie Amalfi Mystery #13)
by Joanne Pence (Goodreads Author)
Dilettante chef Angie Amalfi doubts if she'll actually survive her engagement to San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith, what with her meddling mom micromanaging the whole affair. So Angie leaps at the chance to spend some time away with her fiance in the sun?drenched Arizona desert town where he'd spent time as a boy-and maybe explore the possibility of a Southweste...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 31st 2006 by Avon
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Well, at least Angie was a bit less self-absorbed than she has been in some of the previous books. She the spoiled, youngest daughter of Italian immigrant that are an American success story and are very well off. She doesn't think she's spoiled (of course); but she is. While I admire her striving and continual tenacity to find a career for herself; but frankly, she is her own worst enemy. In one book, she was totally consumed by the details of her engagement party - not her wedding - her engagem...more
I don't usually read books out of order, but I needed this book for a challenge. It was not difficult to fall into the story and sorta catch up with the characters. Fairly good storyline and believeable characters.
Joanne Pence is perhaps best known as the author of the Angie Amalfi mystery series, which has 15 books (the latest, COOKING SPIRITS is an April 2013 release). She is also author of novels in the genres of historical fiction, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, fantasy, and her newest, ANCIENT ECHOES is a suspense novel with supernatural and historical elements set in Idaho. Her Western histo...moreMore about Joanne Pence...