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Playing With The Bad Boys (A Mia Ferrari Mystery, #1)

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A woman plunges ten floors down an atrium and lands on a baby grand piano in the luxurious Rourke Hotel Sydney. The police rule this as a straight case of suicide, but 48-year-old hotel duty manager and wannabe investigator, Mia Ferrari, thinks otherwise.

As Mia sets out to unravel the mysterious death and prove the cops wrong, especially her archenemy, Detective Sergeant P
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Published March 6th 2012 by Tudor Ent. (first published March 5th 2012)
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Darcia Helle
Mia Ferrari is a fun and adventurous woman in her late forties. In this first book in the series, she leads us through a tangled web as she plods along in her quest for answers.

I really enjoyed Mia's character, as well as her supporting cast. At times this book made me laugh. Other times I'd find myself nodding in understanding. The pace is quick, the mystery a bit of a whodunit that allows readers to figure things out along with Mia.
Gloria Antypowich
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This is a wonderful fast paced, jaunty read. The dialogue was witty and sassy. I enjoyed Mia Ferrari's independent, determined, take no crap from anyone, attitude. She has an inquisitive mind and is a passionate amateur sleuth. She is relentless in her quest for the truth; a thorn in the side of the police who are trying to solve the case.

The mystery is well played out. This story line had many twists and turns along the way to the surprise ending. Just when you thought you knew what was happeni
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Carol Wyer
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Watch out Janet Evanovich, there's a new 'girl' on the block! Admittedly, she is older than Stephanie Plum but this is a ballsy lady with credibility and determination.
48 year old Mia Ferrari (who wouldn't want a great name like that?) holds down the position of duty manager at a top Rourke hotel in Sydney. Once rejected by the police force, thanks to her ex-husband and a policeman called Smythe, Mia is a sleuth at heart.
A suicide occurs on her watch at the hotel and Mia's gut reaction is that f
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Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it
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Mia Ferrari, a duty manager of the Rourke International Hotel in Sydney, Australia, is paged with news that a hotel guest had fallen from the tenth floor within the hotel atrium onto a baby grand piano. Was it a suicide or was something more nefarious behind this woman's death? Mia, who is in the middle of an ugly divorce and still blames the lead police detective in the investigation for her rejection to the police force twenty years earlier, believes the latter and has no problem interjecting ...more
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Born in Argentina from Italian and Spanish descent (with a bit of Swiss thrown in) and transplanted to Australia at age 10, Sylvia describes herself as a bit of a "moggie" cat by way of mixed pedigree. She is al
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