The Goddaughter's Revenge
by Melodie Campbell
When jewelry-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewelry of some of her best customers.
With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Mastermind a string of burglaries to get the gems back, of course! But nothing ever goes entirely smoothly for Gina. Soon she and her eccentric cousin Nico are the toast of the town, as the local paper and everyone else follow the antics of their very own Pink Panthers.
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
Pub Date: October 1, 2013
2014 Arthur Ellis Award winner for Best Novella
2014 Derringer Award winner
- 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.
The Gina Gallo mystery series, which are really more capers than mysteries, include: The Goddaughter, The Goddaughter's Revenge, The Artful Goddaughter and coming in January 2016, The Goddaughter Caper.