Our book choice for February is Sticky Fingers by Nancy Marin. (Thanks to Janet for this months book choices!) It is a bit of a twist for us as it is a mystery--that has Pittsburgh as the back drop!
By popular demand, we'll meet at Sesame Inn Chinese Restaurant off of McKnight Road. In addition to a huge dinner menu selection, they also offer sushi at the North Hills location. Take a peek at the menu below
Sesame Inn Chinese Restaurant
711 Browns Ln
If you find you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP no later than 3:00 pm on WEDNESDAY if possible...I'll need to give the restaurant a final count of the group at that time. Thanks!
**Also, please note that this Meetup will be weather permitting. Please be sure to check your email or the Book Club page before heading out if we are experiencing winter weather that day!**
Release date: March 29, 2011 | Series: Roxy Abruzzo Mysteries
Roxy Abruzzo stays one step ahead of trouble----especially now that her cash flow is less than stellar, and she's "doing favors" for her slippery uncle Carmine, one of the last old-time Mob bosses in Pittsburgh.
With her sidekick, Nooch, and her thieving pitbull, Rooney, Roxy hustles the mean streets collecting debts for Uncle Carmine and keeping his customers in line. With her daughter's college tuition to pay, Roxy can almost convince herself that the shady jobs are legal. But when Carmine's consigliere offers Roxy a contract to kidnap someone, that's a line she won’t cross.
Trouble is the kidnapping happens anyway, and when the victim turns up murdered, Roxy’s number one on the police hit parade. To protect herself, she investigates and soon learns the victim had a big secret---or two. Add a rock singer with a penchant for dinosaur bones and throw in a pesky paleontologist, plus an ex-nun with a mustache problem---not to mention a sexy chef with a taste for whatever Roxy dishes up---and you've got a caper full of quirky characters and laugh-out-loud mayhem.
Peppered as usual with Nancy Martin’s sharp one-liners, Sticky Fingers---the second Roxy Abruzzo mystery---is even tastier than the first.
From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Martin's wacky second Roxy Abruzzo mystery improves on the excellent first entry, 2010's Our Lady of Immaculate Deception (retitled for reprint Foxy Roxy). A few days after Roxy—architectural salvage expert, singer, and recovering sex addict—turns down an offer on behalf of her imprisoned mobster uncle, Carmine Abruzzo, to kidnap snooty museum curator Clarice Crabtree, a former high school classmate of hers, Det. Bug Duffy of the Pittsburgh police takes her to a crime scene at an old industrial site. Bug shows her a body recovered from the Ohio River that Roxy identifies as Clarice. Curious to find out who popped Clarice, Roxy rolls into action accompanied by her lovable sidekick, Nooch Santonucci, a big lug with a heart of gold, and her pooch, Rooney. Roxy's evolving relationships with Sage, her rapidly maturing teenage daughter, and with Sage's chef dad, Patrick Flynn, give this series an extra heart-tugging zing. (Mar.)
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