The Goddaughter Caper
by Melodie Campbell
In The Goddaughter Caper, Gina Gallo finds herself embroiled in her family's shady dealings when a body turns up at her uncle's restaurant. But it's just the beginning of her problems. Strange things keep happening in Steeltown. A body shows up in the trunk of Gina's car. Another is mistakenly shipped to her cousin Nico's new store. And then Gina and Nico stumble across a stash of empty coffins! Worse, everything mysteriously points to her own retired relatives from the Holy Cannoli Retirement Home.
Gina is determined to get to the bottom of it. But she'll have to act fast, because the police are right behind her.
This is the fourth in a series featuring Gina Gallo, who wants nothing more than to run her little jewelry store but, try as she might to escape it, somehow Gina gets drawn into the family business, with hilarious consequences.
Fry Reading Level: 2.5
Pub Date: January 19, 2016
- 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 nine 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 seven 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 melodiecampbell.com.
VOYA Magazine—May 20, 2016
"The fast pace will keep reluctant readers engaged from beginning to end...Campbell’s sense of humor is infectious, and readers will find themselves laughing out loud and wanting more."
Canadian Mystery Reviews—February 15, 2016
"Funny, zingers-a-plenty. Campbell keeps it fresh. The best yet."
CM Magazine—December 4, 2015
"Campbell creates a page-turner that is fast moving, exciting and filled with twists and turns. As the reader gets involved in the story and gets that familiar feeling, Campbell throws in another complication. A good read. Highly Recommended."
Kirkus Reviews—November 15, 2015
"This caper from Campbell is just that: ridiculous relatives running around and covering up crime after crime. A good read."