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Dirty Trouble (Esposito Mysteries #2)

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Someone Is Stalking Vinnie Esposito. But That's Just the Start of Her Problems...

Criminal justice instructor Vinnie Esposito is having a very bad day. After barely escaping serious injury in a car accident, she runs into a former adversary she suspects is stalking her. Then she learns her 60-year-old aunt has been arrested and is palling around with mobsters. Suddenly, Vi
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 28th 2009 by Outskirts Press (first published 2009)
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Georgiann Hennelly
May 14, 2010 Georgiann Hennelly rated it it was amazing
Vinnie Esposito is a criminal justice instructor. She's having a very bad day. After getting in a car accident which she barely escaped without serious injury. She runs into a former adversary who she thinks is stalking her.Then she finds out her elderly 60 year old aunt has been arrested and is hanging around with mobsters. Vinnie suddenly finds herself in over her head in trouble- dirty trouble. Now faced with sorting out her emotions and her families reputation even as some mysterious siniste ...more
May 15, 2010 Kat rated it really liked it
i just found out i won this book. it looks like a fun read, i can hardly wait to get it in the mail. thanks goodreads!

finished it today, 5/29/2010
it was good! kind of like sue grafton and stephanie plum combined. a fun italian flavored read! good job!
Nicole Normand
Seriously? How old is this heroine??? She acts like she's 13. She cannot make up her mind about whom to go out with and is a pathological liar. She thinks that by crossing her fingers - or toes in some instances - everything will be fine and she can go about her life as if nothing was said. She has a lot of quickies with her boyfriend but he never stays the night, there's no commitment between them, and she lets herself be kissed by another man when her boyfriend is not around. She feeds everyon ...more
Shirley Worley
Jun 22, 2014 Shirley Worley rated it really liked it
I thought this second book in the series was a very entertaining, light summer read. Since I have read all of the Stephanie Plum books, this was an excellent substitute. The author has a great voice and gives the reader a great blend of mystery and romance. I love the characters. Vinnie is a smart, sassy Italian who has two hot cop guys always looking out for her when she gets in over her head in mischief, which is most of the time. The book is full of all things regarding the stereotypical Ital ...more
Jan 08, 2014 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Loved the first book so much I couldn't wait to download and read the second book to see what trouble Livinia Esposito(Vinnie) could get into. She reminds me of Stephanie Plum but a bit smarter, tougher and stronger. Her family is on the outskirts of the mob in Rhode Island, she teaches Criminal Justice at the University to all the cops in the state and she is involved with a State Trooper Marcus Richmond and her FBI neighbor Aaron. Vinnie runs into more troubles than you can imagine and everyon ...more
Mar 31, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in the Esposito Mystery series. Vinnie is having a run of tough luck or so she thinks. First, she is involved in an accident and that sets off a chain of events that would make anyone scream. Of course, there's her continuing romance with Trooper Marcus Richmond and the upstairs tenant who just happens to be a hunk and an FBI Agent. I enjoyed this book so much more than the 1st book. It contained more action and more romance between Vinnie and Marcus.
James Saunders
Apr 15, 2014 James Saunders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dirty Trouble

Yes of course I liked this book. I wouldn't read it twice if I didn't. What can I say, if you expect me to discuss this like I was giving a book report, not going to happen. J. M. Griffin is of the modern generation of women authors. From Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Georgette Heyer through Agatha Christie and Martha Grinds as well as the ones of today have their own style of romantic involvement. That has its own honor to me.
Feb 28, 2014 Caryn rated it it was ok
This is a bit like the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series; girl always stumbling into trouble, two hot guys, crazy family, love of food, continually smashed up cars, eye-catching sidekick. Esposito lacks the rib-splitting uncontrollable explosions of laughter or shuddering seedy darkness of Plum. Light easy reading for the gym or bathtub. Will keep one of the series around for summer swimming pool time, or stuck in traffic going no where time.
Mar 22, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
JM Griffin in All 3 Books in the Series has not disappointed me once... Characters are developed and I know them Better now That I am Reading "Cold Moon Dead" Quirky Appeals to me and The Rhode Island setting is perfect..And Vinnie she pulls us in to her world Which Is Comforting... ;) Mystery,Murders & The Mob...
Jun 21, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
This is another light, fun read about Vinny. No matter how hard she tries, trouble seems to find her. It's always interesting how she manages to get out of tight spots. Her aunt in this book is a hoot. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Kathryn Moore
Feb 05, 2016 Kathryn Moore rated it liked it
Mediocre story line. Lots of meaningless detail. A page about a stray cat, etc.
Vinnie Esposito is the main character who has an undercover FBI agent living in her upstairs apt., and a cop boyfriend. Big surprise, she likes both.
Jun 09, 2015 Mysterygal3 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite authors

Great storyline, humorist, with lots of twists and turns, romance and cute guys what more could you want in a book lol
Dec 19, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
Not quite as fasted-paced as the first, but still good. I'm getting a little annoyed by certain things Vinny says/does, but other then I like the series so far.
Liberty Blake
Jan 07, 2012 Liberty Blake rated it it was amazing
The thrills just keep coming when you go for a ride with Vinny. Another book where I couldn't put it down until I reached "The End".
Apr 29, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as well as the first. I'm now looking forward to book three.
Jackie Wenner
May 12, 2010 Jackie Wenner rated it did not like it
I'm afraid that I abandoned it. Just couldn't empathize.
Feb 11, 2014 Casey rated it liked it
A fun mystery of mob proportions. Vinnie finds herself in the middle of a pile of trouble with car accidents, mob drama and an ex stalker. Cute and fun to read. Vinnie and her friends are a hoot.
Aug 16, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Good follow up.... Vinnie is always in trouble! How she manages to juggle two hot men is beyond me.
Sep 28, 2013 Michele rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I loved it, I was drawn into this book immediately and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend reading this book as well as the others in the series.
Judy Volhart
Apr 04, 2015 Judy Volhart rated it it was amazing
A nice light read. I love J.M.'s sense of humour.
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JM Griffin grew up in the Maine countryside. Inspired by the Nancy Drew mysteries, JM wrote her first story at age twelve.

With 5 books written and more in the works, JM's first book in the Vinnie Esposito series published in February of 2009. The first and second Vinnie Esposito novels have been re-released through Lachesis Publishing. The third novel in the series, Dead Wrong, was released in ebo
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Other Books in the Series

Esposito Mysteries (6 books)
  • For Love of Livvy (Esposito Mysteries, #1)
  • Dead Wrong (Esposito Mysteries, #3)
  • Cold Moon Dead (Esposito Mysteries, #4)
  • Season for Murder (Esposito Mysteries, #5)
  • Death Gone Awry (Esposito Mysteries, #6)

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