A Perfect Manhattan Murder
Thrilled that their playwright friend’s Broadway debut was a rousing success, Nic and Nigel are trying to enjoy the A-list after-party with their pal Harper. Unfortunately, all the champagne and repartee in the world aren’t enough to overlook the churlish behavior of Harper’s theater-critic husband, Dan. (Not a nice person) Nic is shocked the next morning when she learns that Dan’s been murdered. Nigel thinks the world may be a better place without him.
Still, Harper is their friend and they’re intent on helping her any way they can.
I did like this book and felt so sorry for Harper. He was not a nice man. He took full advantage over the fact that his wife was a lovely, well connected and RICH person. Harper’s friends weren’t to happy with Dan, but well. . . . read the book and enjoy!!!
Murder with a Twist
Visiting New York to attend a cousin’s birthday gala, Nic and Nigel Martini are looking forward to cocktails with old friends and a pampered stay at the Ritz. But when the birthday girl’s gold-digging cad of a husband goes missing, the Martini family worries that the social event of the season may turn into a story for the scandal sheets.
Nigel’s condescending aunt begs former detective Nic to find sleazy Leo, despite the fact that it would be better for everyone if he just stayed lost. Trailing a “married bachelor” with a penchant for trouble isn’t pretty; in fact it’s downright deadly. Assisted by Nigel and their newly adopted Bullmastiff, Nic must tangle with her old underworld connections if she hopes to hunt down the dirtiest Martini
The Bullmastiff made that story. He sounds like such a cute dog. I kid you not. Every time Nic was supposed to be doing something that dog bailed him out. He is a huge dog by the description, however, I digress. I felt same way about the missing husband as Nic did and I really didn’t blame him for his lack of care towards him. But you have to read the story, if only to get to know the Bullmastiff.
Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a bow-tied Bullmastiff draws Nic and Nigel Martini plenty of attention from the press. But that’s nothing compared to the attention they receive at the A-list after party, when Hollywood royalty learn they’ve discovered behind-the-scenes footage from an acclaimed film that left one of its stars dead.
Returning home after the party, Nic and Nigel find their house in shambles and their employee DeDee Evans beaten within an inch of her life. And when the weapon used to pummel DeDee implicates a beloved actress, Nic and Nigel drink and banter their way into a modern-day version of a golden-age crime caper.
These books are so much fund and Tracy Kiely really know how to connect the two main charcters. It was a lovely story and and the series just gets better and better. Can’t wait for the next book.