It’s Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, but PI Franki Amato has too many problems to celebrate. A proven Sicilian lemon tradition hasn’t landed her a proposal, so her nonna has amped up the meddling to get her married, and pronto.
Franki’s also under pressure to solve the strange murder of a family friend’s nephew, Nick Pescatore, who was found on a Mississippi River steamboat rumored to be haunted. When the sinister old boat sets sail on an overnight gambling cruise, Franki goes undercover with a motley crew, including a Mark Twainophile captain with a murderous past, a slimy galley chef with a mobster brother, and not to mention an ex-stripper landlady with a newfound career as a memoir writer and all-too public speaker.
Franki has to figure out what missing Civil War gold, a playing card, and a mysterious woman on roller skates have to do with Nick’s death. If she doesn’t, it’s anchors aweigh for Franki – down to Davy Jones’ locker.
“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!” (Gemma Halliday, The New York Times best-selling author)
“Traci’s writing is sharp and funny; the world she paints leaps off the page and makes the reader laugh out loud. A thoroughly enjoyable voice in fiction!” (Kristin Harmel, internationally best-selling novelist and author of The Sweetness of Forgetting)