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Rob posts on 5/25/2011 9:28:46 AM Glitch in my post. Meant to say that the Rubino books were NOT lightweight. One more thing is the guys. Womens books always turn guys into supermacho or over sensitive types (and men write women like theyre all Megan Fox with PHDs) But the guys here are three dimensional. Carlo especially struggling with his early retirement and butting in because he needs something to do is a great character. Same with Freddy. Some great gals too. Got a kick out of the mortician friend - could go on but get the books.
Rob posts on 5/24/2011 5:13:51 PM I never miss the TV show Bones. Always been a fan of the detective partners since Holmes and Watson. Not a cop show fan but anything like Bones, the old Remington Steele show, Nero Wolfe. Victor and Cat paired up well and the books were fun but lightweights. Plot Twist put me thru the ringer.
Elena posts on 5/9/2011 10:47:57 AM Cat Takes The Cake!! Got a copy of the book Deadly Morsels @ a used book store. 4 short novels with characters from mystery series that were in the works. Loved - LOVED - Cake Job the first Cat Austen and Victor Cardenas i ever read. Where have they been all my life? HE IS SOOOOOO SEXY! Went back and found the first book Death of a DJ in pb also and now scrambing to find the other ones. Cat and Victor are such a great pairing. Im in love.

Charlie from Charleston posts on 4/4/2011 4:05:58 PM Read this series 5 years ago and reread it last year. Except for those few things that got outdated so fast between the 90s and now it holds up so well and the characters just walk off the page. Cat Fortunati Austen is the widow of a state trooper who was murdered. She is from a tough Italian family - 6 older brothers! - and decides she has to take on responsibility for her own life and satisfaction so she revives a writing career - in a small way - while raising her 2 kids. In the first book a shock jock gets whacked & CAt is the only witness - enter the enigmatic Lt Victor Cardenas, homicide and the plot, the sparks and the FUN take off. Dont know another series that can have you close to crying on one page and laughing 3 pages later. The second book - Fruitcake - a great Christmas mystery and the last book - Raise the Dead - shows off Rubino's skill as she circles back to plot lines that started in Book 1. Especially loved Plot Twist with its slam bang twist and the very touching finale. Real, true characters and dialogue - fun, intelligence and thrills.
Tony posts on 3/1/2011 6:45:35 PM One series that needed better people behind it - the Write Way editions are good looking but w/some editorial glitches that a bigger pub would have ironed out. Saying that - these books are grrrrreeat! (my name is Tony!) Real people. Like that you dont have 100 chapters that are a page long. Dont know whats up with that in newer mysteries but once a chapter starts up I want some meat to it. Cat Austen and Victor Cardenas are my favorite pair since Nick and Nora - hate that these books stopped @ Raise the Dead. Like the "take" on Atlantic City - Rubino doesnt gloss it over. Fine series.
Nicky H posts on 2/11/2011 4:11:59 PM Check in to grab some recommendations - read the first two books and got the last one but cant find books 3 or 4. Anyway - what a ride. Love Cat. Love that mom of hers. Imagine sitting down to dinner with them? Rubino was really on to something here - and the Jersey shore setting has a great feel to it - wish it was a tv show
Paul W posts on 1/31/2011 1:04:42 PM Checked these out - good plots kept me guessing - liked the crime unit and the lady lawyer - Lauren who keeps busting Victors ba_ _ s. Lot of characters and a lot going on but easy to follow. Plot Twist slammed me with that twist. Didnt see that coming.
F. Welles posts on 1/14/2011 9:20:21 AM LMAO! Darcy-with-a-badge! How true!! One of the series would luv to see kindled! The Holmes and Austen tie-ins are fun too since am a fan of both.
Jo posts on 1/12/2011 5:00:01 PM Come here to get good quik roundups of books for my library runs - and had to LOL @ Ingrids "Darcy with a badge" comment!!!! EXACTLY! Luv when Victor stands up when a lady comes into the room and is so formal! Because you know there is that OTHER side! Went back to read Fruitcake over the holidays because it is a fun Christmas mystery - and like someone else cant find Cake job!!?? Are Rubinos books on Kindle?
Liliane posts on 11/4/2010 7:20:00 AM Grabbed five of these books @ the library and tore thru them - W.O.W. Great fun! Like if The Sopranos had a branch of the family made up mostly of cops. Trying to think if this was a movie who would play Victor - sexy beast!
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