Secondhand Smoke

  • Title: Secondhand Smoke
  • Author: Karen E. Olson
  • ISBN: 9780892960255
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Secondhand Smoke Awakened by a loud commotion New Haven reporter Annie Seymour wanders outside to discover a favorite Italian eatery engulfed in fire Even shocking is the bullet ridden body found in the debris Then t
    Awakened by a loud commotion, New Haven reporter Annie Seymour wanders outside to discover a favorite Italian eatery engulfed in fire Even shocking is the bullet ridden body found in the debris Then things get personal Annie s father, a Vegas casino boss, suddenly arrives in town and the restaurant hires hunky private eye Vinny DeLucia, with whom she has some unfinAwakened by a loud commotion, New Haven reporter Annie Seymour wanders outside to discover a favorite Italian eatery engulfed in fire Even shocking is the bullet ridden body found in the debris Then things get personal Annie s father, a Vegas casino boss, suddenly arrives in town and the restaurant hires hunky private eye Vinny DeLucia, with whom she has some unfinished business Now trying to cut through the smoke to uncover the real story, Annie questions her father s connection to the crime Between the FBI, her would be hero Vinny, and some raucous animal rights protestors, Annie must peer through the familiar town houses, worn out sidewalks, and back alleys of her youth to determine a killer s motives and avoid being burned next

    • Secondhand Smoke BY Karen E. Olson
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      Published :2019-08-18T23:45:18+00:00

    About Karen E. Olson


    1. I am the author of the Black Hat Thrillers and the Annie Seymour and Tattoo Shop mystery series.My new suspense series, which Kirkus Reviews calls electrifying, begins with HIDDEN, It features a computer hacker who has been hiding in plain sight on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island until her past finally catches up to her The second in the series, SHADOWED, and third, BETRAYED, are also available The fourth, VANISHED, will be out in early 2018.My first book, SACRED COWS, won the Sara Ann Freed Award for best first mystery and my fourth book, SHOT GIRL, was shortlisted for a Shamus Award.


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    1. Olson's focus isn't on the case, it's not about the mystery for her. This is Annie's story--it's about what happens to her (and those around her) while she investigates/reports on this case.Annie Seymore is a single woman, pushing 40; a life-long resident of New Haven, CT; and a newspaper reporter getting tired of it all (I look really forward to seeing how that progresses in further novels in particular--especially in light of all the industry troubles). This particular novel finds her between [...]

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    2. Annie is so smart and has such great instincts, she seems to see things that other people miss or dismiss.I really hope that Annie and Tom move past all the awkwardness and become good friends, they always seemed more like 'friends with benefits' than an actual couple there was just something missing.Finally Vinny realizes that he and Annie are meant to be together, but will he have the courage to be honest with himself or with his fiance Rosie?Will Vinny's mom ever accept Annie as a part of he [...]

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    3. CT Author - New Haven setting. My second book by this author.Reporter Annie Seymour gets involved in a fire, murder, the mob and other mysteries in her Wooster Street neighborhood. Inquisitive Annie finds out there is more to this local restaurant's demise and her Italian neighbors can be close mouthed. Annie is sassy and smart mouthed (sometimes vulgar, but she's persistent in her quest. An added side theme of romance within this mystery - Annie is lusting after Vinny who's engaged to Rosie. Lo [...]

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    4. Foul-mouthed reporter Annie Seymour not only writes the news but also makes the news in this enjoyable mystery set in New Haven, CT. When a favorite Italian eatery goes up in flames, Annie is quickly on the scene to write the story. But she also gets sucked into an arson/murder case that leaves her looking behind her shoulder and dodging bullets. Since I used to live in New Haven, it was fun to revisit old haunts like Claire's, Wooster Square, and even the Q Bridge.

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    5. Annie Seymour is the Stephanie Plum of New Haven CT. The storyline moves quickly and while the who done it solved the reader is still asking what about the love interest. There's another book that follows so it's a great to be continued. One note the first book involved cows this one has chickens. What's next lol.

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    6. Since I read mostly romance I'm always leary about reading anything else because I know I'll get bored. But with Secondhand Smoke, the questional romance is intriging and adds to the intensity of the mystery that Annie is determined to solve. I'm happy that I took a chance and started reading Karen Olsen's work.

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    7. I love Annie Seymour! She is a newspaper reporter who is great at her job, but has a pile of dirty clothes and an empty refrigerator at home. She is fearless when hunting down the facts of a story, but afraid to commit in a relationship. I found her very likable (even when she is being unlikable) and totally relatable. I am looking forward to the next book.

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    8. In this second book in the series, news reporter Annie gets personally involved when a body is found in a local restaurant that has burned to the ground. I enjoyed getting to know a bit more about Annie’s father and seeing how her various relationships function. I’m really getting into this series!

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    9. This was a chore for me to read, but once I start a book, I feel it is my duty to finish it. The book's writing style, structure, heroine, and love interests are reminiscent of the Stephanie Plum series, but without the humor or fun.

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    10. This is the second book in the series and I can't wait to read the third!! These books are cute and fun, and a quick read. I like to lighten things up every once in a while, and this series fits the bill :)

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    11. Another fun read!

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    12. literaryfeline/2007/11

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    13. An enjoyable book. I'll probably eventually read the other books in this series.

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    14. This series is getting betteryay! Read this one in a day.ry Janet evanovichyeasy mystery. I'm a big fan of olsons other series, so I'm giving these a go.

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    15. My blog post about this book is at this link.

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    16. Better than the first, but I am still not a huge fan of the characters. I love the writing, and the characters are growing on me so I will definitely be reading the next book.

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    17. A funny, fast-paced mystery with a lot of smart-aleck dialogue loved it!

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    18. Great story, love Karen's books!

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    19. I really like this character and the mysteries move along fairly quickly, so I'll probably read the entire set of four novels before moving on. Hopefully, Olson will open up a new series soon.

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    20. I liked this second book of hers. She uses some vulgar language, but you get used to it. The main character is pretty sassy, so I guess it fits. Fun mystery to read.

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    21. Book reviewI like her writing stylehonest and hilariousminds me of Evanovichs Plum series.I highly recommend Olson's books to anyone who wants good laughs

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    22. Good book, like reading Karen E. Olsons book. Waiting for her to write some others.

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