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Publisher's Summary

Now in development for a TV movie!

Private investigator Franki Amato has just turned 30, and she feels anything but festive. For starters, she can't have cake because she's given up sweets, and one of her teeth is torturing her. To add insult to birthday injury, she has to investigate a surreal strip club homicide - with her 60ish ex-stripper landlady. Then her Sicilian grandma crashes the New Orleans non-party and insists that she steal a lemon to land a husband. Unfortunately for Franki, the man she has in mind has his mind somewhere else, and their relationship seems to have soured.

Adding to her troubles, she has to figure out what a missing amber pendant and a mysterious amaretto bottle have to do with the murder, not to mention why she's being followed. When a second dancer goes down and a third is threatened, Franki turns to a weird witch to crack the case and cancel a curse before someone blows out her candles for good.

Franki Amato Mysteries:

  • Limoncello Yellow (Book One)
  • Prosecco Pink (Book Two)
  • Rosolio Red (Holiday short story)
  • Amaretto Amber (Book Three)

©2016 Traci Andrighetti (P)2017 Traci Andrighetti

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 07-08-17

Even better with this narrator!

murder-investigation, stripper, italian-customs, nola, pi, witches, voodoo, snarky

It's her thirtieth birthday, she thinks that she is cursed, and that feeling is borne out by being descended upon by her mother and Italian grandmother hassling her about her unmarried state. Then there is a murder at the strip club favored by sexagenarian landlady, and her boyfriend being sabotaged at his bank! The publisher's blurb gives hints and clues but can't begin to prepare you for all the situational and verbal humor. No spoilers here, but the investigation is so convoluted, and each suspect is so easily believable. The antics of family, friends, and the crazy landlady would be unbelievable anywhere but in NOLA.
Madeline Mrozek really brings each character alive and can snark with the best. I'm still totally amazed that she doesn't crack up narrating this author's books!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A cozy mystery with a twist of humor

Warning: this book contains topics of witchcraft, voodoo, spells etc. That can be problematic for some, so I wanted to mention that these are a main theme.

This book is an adventure with the funnest cast of characters! Glenda becomes an honorary PI to help solve a death at a strip club, and it's truly comical. Madeline does such a wonderful job narrating & bringing all these characters to life. She had quite a task with this book & it was done perfectly. I could picture each and every character & it was such a treat to transport into this wild and funny world. This is a cozy with a twist of humor & I highly recommend it! I can't wait to see what Frankie is up to next!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Funny

This is the kind of light, funny book that I like to listen to when I'm doing chores. This book definitely kept me entertained. The narration was excellent - I loved all of the colorful characters. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys funny cozy mysteries. Now I'm in the mood for a trip to New Orleans!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amaretto Amber

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With Franki on the case what could go wrong or wright...... This is such a fun story (and series) once you start it, its hard to put down. Franki's nona and mom come to town in the middle of the case and make thinks even crazier! Dealing with a club full of strippers, another full of drag queens, an ex pimp and a moody detective its just another day in the big easy! Of course nona and mom must met Glenda, Franki try's to avoid this as long as she can... This crew will keep you on your toes and laughing all the way to the end. Great book and narration.

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  • 07-18-17

Fun!

Is series is so fun! Good characters and the mysterires keep you guessing. This book was no exception. Hope there's lots more to come.

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Great Read

I found myself listening to this book nonstop. I really enjoyed the twists and turns and never saw the ending coming. Traci Andrighetti did a great job of keeping the suspense going.

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HILARIOUS!

The audiobook Amaretto Amber: Frankie Amato Mysteries, Book 3 by Traci Andrighetti, narrated by Madeline Mrozek was such a fun book to listen to! I laughed over and over! Even though it is Book #3 in the series, it was the first one I listened to. I don't think that it spoiled anything for me, but I'll find out because I'm dying to now listen from the beginning!

I think the book would also be good to read, but definitely the narration in this one made it so much more enjoyable. Madeline Mrozek was FANTASTIC! Seriously, it sounded like there was more than one narrator, but really, it was just her...for all the characters. Wow! Awesome job! She is phenomenal! I plan to follow her narration and get her other books, 100%! I loved listening to her. I don't think there was anything I didn't like. Her volume, pace, voices, inflection, everything was top notch! I highly recommend you listen to her work if you haven't done so yet. I see that she also narrates Book 1&2 in this series, so I can't wait to start them. :-)

I rate this audiobook 5/5 stars across the board. I was entertained throughout; the characters are so funny and the storyline was awesome! I would categorize this as a cozy mystery but a bit on the raunchy side of cozy (some content and word choice)...but still clean (no sex or violence). It was right up my ally...hehee! Keep up the great work ladies...this book was amazing!

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it helped. :-)

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Enjoyable

Which character – as performed by Madeline Mrozek – was your favorite?

Frankie and all the trouble that seems to follow her.

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I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Great Series!

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This is a great book; this is the third book in the Franki Amato Mystery series written by Traci Andrighetti and narrated by Madeline Mrozek. Private investigator Franki Amato has just turned 30, and she feels anything but festive. For starters, she can't have cake because she's given up sweets, and one of her teeth is torturing her. To add insult to birthday injury, she has to investigate a surreal strip club homicide - with her 60ish ex-stripper landlady. Then her Sicilian grandma crashes the New Orleans non-party and insists that she steal a lemon to land a husband. Unfortunately for Franki, the man she has in mind has his mind somewhere else, and their relationship seems to have soured. Adding to her troubles, she has to figure out what a missing amber pendant and a mysterious amaretto bottle have to do with the murder, not to mention why she's being followed. When a second dancer goes down and a third is threatened, Franki turns to a weird witch to crack the case and cancel a curse before someone blows out her candles for good.

This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises.

The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

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A light listen with a wonderful narration

This is the fifth installment about Franki Amato, a young PI of Italian origin. In this book she just turns thirty and her family will put quite some pressure in getting her married as soon as possible. In the meantime she will be investigating an extravagant murder occurred in a striptease club.

Even though I would not count cozy mysteries among my favorite genres, I like turning to this genre now and then since I find it very refreshing and helps me decompress and recover in times of stress or reading slumps. I find them very easy to follow and, even though my ideals are quite different from what generally these books transpire. I am not the typical traditional girl, but I do sometimes enjoy reading about this kind of characters.

I found Franki a bit less traditional than other characters in cozy mysteries, even though her family was. She had a boyfriend though with which he wanted to stay and work to improve their relationship. As in many cozy mysteries, there is a cop which is the 'nemesis' to our main character.

There are many hilarious scenes in this book, sometimes caused by Franki's bad luck, but other times due to her family quirks. When reading a cozy mystery I want to be able to laugh, to relax and, also connect to the main character (since they are also women, and they are around my age). This book delivers all this, plus offering an interesting and convoluted story.

One of the best parts of this audiobook was Madeline Mrozek's narration. She has a quite ample range of voices and accents to make an audiobook a very enjoyable experience. There were many characters in this book, but thanks to Madeline it was easy to know which one was talking. She has also incredible interpretation skills, bringing the characters to life. I will definitely look for this narrator again.

This is book three of a series but it can be read as a standalone. It refers from time to time to past events but in my opinion, reading books one and two is not a requirement.

I really enjoyed this book, and I am glad that I have another cozy mysteries series for those moments when I need an easy and light listen.

I received a free copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 08-30-17

Quite good

This instalment was quite good. It had loads of humour involving a strip club. I would have enjoyed more story involving Bradley. I also really liked the new detective. I hope to see more of him in future stories.
The mystery involved two murders and a missing necklace. I would have liked more suspense as the process of solving the crime wasn't overly exciting.

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