The Bootlegger's Goddaughter
by Melodie Campbell
As Gina gets ready for her Christmas wedding, all is quiet in Steeltown. Then she's robbed, cousin Jimmy has a heart attack, and someone in the city has hijacked a transport truck full of booze. But who? And why? Gina knows bootlegging used to be a family business, but they stopped that in the '30s. Didn’t they? Gina and Nico work feverishly to keep the latest bungled family matter under wraps, but the police are closing in. And, once again, everything points to the Holy Cannoli Retirement Home.
The Bootlegger's Goddaughter is the fifth book in the Gina Gallo Mystery series.
Fry Reading Level: 3.0
Pub Date: February 14, 2017
- About the author
Billed as the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun in 2014, Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich. Melodie got her start writing stand-up and has since been a banker, marketing director, college instructor, comedy writer and possibly the worst runway model ever.
Winner of ten awards, Melodie has been both a finalist and a winner for the Derringer and Arthur Ellis awards for crime writing. She has over 200 publications, 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and twelve novels. Her work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Star Magazine, Flash Fiction, Canadian Living, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and many more. Melodie lives in Oakville, Ontario and can be found at www.melodiecampbell.com.
Canadian Mystery Reviews—February 3, 2017
"The Bootlegger's Goddaughter...is the best in what can be described as the finest compact mystery series out there. The writing is polished, the funny bits sneak up on you and you've been had then had again before there's time to recover...A miniature gem, the work of an author at the absolute top of her game. There is so much more to come from the imagination of this talented writer."
Crimespree Magazine—April 3, 2017
"Very fun read and a great series."