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North Hills Book Club - Sticky Fingers by Nancy Martin

  • Feb 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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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!**

Book Description

Release date: March 29, 2011 | Series: Roxy Abruzzo Mysteries Sticky Fingers (A Roxy Abruzzo Mystery #2)

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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Hope to see you there!

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  • Wendi

    Thanks everyone for being so welcoming and fun! Look forward to another meeting :)

    February 25, 2013

  • Kristi

    Thanks for making me feel so welcomed. What a nice evening! I look forward to joining you again.

    2 · February 22, 2013

  • Becky

    I had a good time, although the service wasn't too good.

    February 21, 2013

  • Kim

    Thanks to all of you for coming out, and to Janet for suggesting the books and leading the discussion this month! Looking forward to next time :)

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Lorinda Novosel H.

    This group is so much fun--always a great group of women. I liked the book (but I love seeing my city in print), and while dinner was yummy, the service was lackluster for the Sesame Inn. But that had nothing to do with us, so thanks again Kim and Janet for pulling together a fun event!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Janet

    Thanks to the ladies at my table for the great discussion!!!!

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • Janet

    Great time this evening! Really enjoyed the discussion and the conversation! Nice to meet new members!

    February 20, 2013

  • Kristi

    Hello North Hills! I usually attend the Shadyside meetings, but when there was a schedule conflict this month (and I saw your intriguing book pick) I decided to come join you for a change. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    February 17, 2013

    • Kim

      Welcome Kristi! Glad you are joining us :)

      February 19, 2013

    • Susan L.

      We miss you, Kristi :( Kim - you'll love her!!

      February 20, 2013

  • Kim

    Gals, forgot to mention yesterday...Amber has suggested our book choices for March, so we'll be going over them tonight and making our decision on what we'd like to read :) Stay tuned for the deails this evening, and thanks for lending a hand, Amber!

    February 20, 2013

  • Kelly S

    I'm sorry - just learned I have to work late tonight. Have fun!!

    February 20, 2013

  • jess r.

    Hi Kim ... im planning to come tomorrow however, i am not able to rsvp on the site...i just keep getting an error. See you tmrw

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, deadline, will have to work late.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry work meeting i forgot about...hopefully next meeting I can join

    February 19, 2013

  • terri

    I want to start coming but have not read the book! When do you start a new book?

    February 19, 2013

    • Kim

      Hi Terri, we will be chossing our March book at the book club tomorrow night, then I will post all the details on Thursday--so check back over the next few days. Thanks!

      February 19, 2013

  • Kim

    Hi Everyone! Just a quick reminder--if you find you can't make it tomorrow eve, please update your RSVP as early as possible. We've got a big group and I just want to be sure to give the Sesame Inn an accurate count. Thanks! Looking forward to seeing everyone :)

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gah! Another scheduling conflict!

    February 19, 2013

  • Cindy

    Sorry to change, can't make it.

    February 18, 2013

  • Kim

    Ladies, just a note...this book is the SECOND in the series by this author. If you wish to read the first book as well (probably not necessary, tho) check out the blurb from Publisher's Weekly above for the Titles in has been published under.

    January 17, 2013

    • Liselle

      This is the author who spoke at the 2012 literary tea. I remember her saying that you could start with the 2nd one with no problems.

      January 17, 2013

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