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Campari Crimson

Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 4
Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From USA TODAY best-selling author Traci Andrighetti...

Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato is in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend, Bradley, has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker Nonna, who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. 

Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. As bad luck would have it, Franki is hired to investigate the murder by the number one police suspect, an 18th-century vampire impersonator. A detective acquaintance offers to team up to find the killer, but he’s interested in more than Franki’s professional input. To solve the case, she goes solo into NOLA’s vampire community and immerses herself in local vampire legends. Can Franki prevent another bloodletting? Or will the next blood spilled be her own?

©2018 Traci Andrighetti (P)2018 Traci Andrighetti

Critic Reviews

"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, 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 new voice in fiction!" (Kristin Harmel, internationally best-selling novelist, author of The Sweetness of Forgetting

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Great Listen

WOW! My fourth read, and first full-length read, from entertaining author Traci Andrighetti. As good as the shorts were this one was outstanding! Characters so well-developed that by this time you feel like you know them and are invested in them. Narrator Madeline Mrozek adds greatly to the listening enjoyment. I'd previously read this book on my Kindle and the Audible version was very much worth the re-read because of her. I was given an Audible edition of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I need to get more books in this series by this outstanding author.

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Campari Crimson

Franki and her New Orleans cases never cease to amaze you. With all the fun/crazy you can imagine or think up. The book will keep you on your toes and laughing throughout. Nonna and her friends always turn into a bigger help than you think in the beginning, and these ladies are so much fun. This time she's investigating vampires and boy does the big Easy take its Vampire stories and heritage to the extremes. Just when you think the cop nonna seems to love is a good guy though you may want to think again.....I just love the series and can't wait for more. Traci Andrighetti keeps the series/cases new, fresh and full of fun. Madeline Mrozek does a fantastic job on the narration.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 02-02-19

Fun Vampire Themed Mystery

This was a pretty fun vampire mystery that had some really cute and moments throughout. The author did a pretty good job on keeping me guessing about who the murderer is and what exactly Campari Crimson was comprised of. I liked these character and all of the various interactions between them and I liked that we get a little bit of romantic drama thrown into the mix. I think that this was a great standalone; however I did find myself thinking that I probably missed important character interactions from previous books that would have allowed me to get more attached to these characters. It is a little gruesome at times, but for the most part it is a light mystery.

The narrator did a great job on this performance. There was plenty of differentiation between character voices and her voice was pleasant to listen to.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Franki Amato Strikes Again

Disclaimer: Vampires don't do a thing for me. I've tried to read Anne Rice's books several times and failed, but I stuck with Andrighetti's newest Franki Amato mystery and will go back for more. Narrated by the talented Madelyn Mrozek, the New Orlean's-based mystery is fun and funny. Listening to all the characters (and there are seemingly gazillions-- Italian and otherwise) is worth the price. From Franki's Nona, her dud of a brother, Anthony, Detective Sullivan, Franki's boss, her clients are all characters, but not so over-the-top you don't believe in them. I also enjoy the little tidbits about New Orleans' (and, yes, vampire) history. If you're looking for a campy mystery, this is it.

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Truly a great book

This is my first book from this author and I am hooked. The storyline was great. the mystery was great, the romance was great, every thing was great! The narrator did a wonderful job of portraying each character and in getting the listener into the story. I highly recommemd this book to mystery lovers and those that love a little romance in your story this is for you too.

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This audiobook was a total blast!

Private Chicks Investigation are hired this time by the main suspect in a series of ‘bloody’ crimes in New Orleans. First, the blood banks are targeted, but when a frat boy appears dead in a cemetery with his blood drained, Franki starts to think she may be out of her depth. In a city where anything could be possible, Franki may need to face not only real vampires but also her own fears.

This audiobook was a total blast! It was really fun to be a witness of Franki’s investigation and doubts along the way. There were some peculiar characters and situations that made this a very enjoyable listen. The story got me hooked from the beginning and I kept me wondering about who the murderer could be. I didn’t find out in advance about the killer, being the story quite complicated and with many characters. Apart from the mystery in question, Franki needs to deal with some issues in her relationship with Bradley, and receives the visit of her brother and the ‘nonne’, a group of old women led by her grandmother, keen on resolving Franki’s love life once and for all.

I really liked the story but my favorite part of this audiobook was its narration. Madeline Mrozek did an excellent job bringing the characters to life with brilliant interpretations and providing a different style and voice for each character. Following dialogs was a breeze, and the book was definitely richer thanks to Mrozek’s narration.

Franki Amato Mysteries series is definitely worth a listen for anyone into cozy mysteries.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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  • Dianne
  • Dallas, TX, United States
  • 01-05-19

Loved it!!!

This is a really fun series. Franki lives in a former whorehouse in New Orleans; her landlady is a former stripper (how funny is that) and Franki's Italian Mother, Grandmother and her brother have all arrived in New Orleans and are crashing in her 1 bedroom apartment! Tons of fun/funny situations continue in this book and you won't be disappointed. The book is well written and characters are well developed and you will love all the subcharacters which add so much to the book! The mystery is really well plotted too. The narrator is absolutely phenomenal and adds so much to the whole experience, Madeline Mrozek definitely brings Franki to life!!!

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Another great story

I love these stories that mix Italian with American culture. Throw in a cozy mystery murder and you've got the right ingredients to make a hit story. This book did not disappoint. I was grossed out by the cooking sessions but it was interesting. As always this narrator did a great job bringing the story to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lacey
  • Philadelphia, PA United States
  • 12-30-18

What adventures are made of!

I did 2 things I love to do. I went on an adventure riding on the PCH and through the mountains while listening to one of my favorite book series on Audiobook, the Franki Amato series. Let me first start by saying that Franki Amato is one of my favorite characters. This series is suspenseful and funny
I love it! Campari Crimson is a very intense book. It's about vampires, a bit of Halloween, the Bayou and many murders. This book was the most intense of the Franki Amato series for me. New Orleans and vampires. Franki has taken on two cases , her nonna and her younger brother. What a mess! Someone is literally draining the blood out of people and the vampire community is suspected. A psychic has predicted the possible death of someone that Franki knows plus there are wannabe vampires all over New Orleans and a few real one. This book is good to the very end. You never see what's coming. Grab your copy on Audiobook!!! You won't be disappointed

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QUIRKY CHARACTERS FUNNY DIALOG

The voice of Madeline Mrozek brought this story to life, the different voices were very well done. The plot was descriptive of the characters and a great funny dialog. Franki Amato is a joy in this series. She is a PI from New Orleans where the unusual is a normal there.
Fast moving plot with quirky characters, unusual interesting plots, that came to life with the voice of Madeline Mrozek, definitely worth reading and listening to. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

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  • Deedra
  • 02-22-19

Campari Crimson

This was a fun,vampire inspired mystery.I enjoyed the relatable names tossed in.I found the storyline a bit frazzled. Madeline Mrozek was a very good narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.