The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
She uses her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all?
Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murdered. The last thing she wants is to work with her ex-partner (and ex-boyfriend), the brilliant (brilliantly frustrating) British con artist, Lex Leopold. However, when it appears Penny's demise might be related to an exclusive matchmaking service for millionaires, Fin needs Lex's help to pull a long con to get the goods on Penny.
Romance is in the air for hustlers, gangsters, and their marks. Unfortunately for Fin and Lex, infiltrating the racket doesn't make for a match made in heaven. This Valentine swindle could stop their hearts for good.
I am sure you've seen a lot of con artists, but would you ever imagine one that creates a special scam to discover a murder? Be ready for the scam of your life!
Finley Goodhart is trying to keep her life out of scams and the dangerous side of life, but when her best friend appears dead with a mysterious overdose, she doesn't believe it... She knows how the cops could be dirty, her father is one... So who will help her discover the truth? Of course, her ex-lover and grifter Lex Leopold, that will make the case more interesting and dangerous at the same time!
This had been a complex and surprising case, I fall in love with the story since the first page.
This is not the first book I've read of Larissa Reinhart, and as always it kept me glued and addicted to the story, trying not to worry to much for our characters.
This is the first book of the series A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper and I can't wait to read the next adventure, if it has more of Fin and Lex, I am in!
Be prepared for a book full of gangsters, humour and love, so what more do we need?
About the Author
Bestselling author, Larissa Reinhart writes humorous mysteries and romantic comedies including the critically acclaimed Maizie Albright Star Detective, Finley Goodhart Crime Capers, and Cherry Tucker Mystery series. Larissa’s a contributor to the 2017 Silver Falchion Reader’s Choice winner, was the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year finalist, 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Larissa’s family and dog, Biscuit, had been living in Japan, but once again call Georgia home.
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