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LUCKY IN LOVE AND LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. UNTIL NOW.
Maizie’s mixing with international stars, spies, and her mother’s dark past in her sixth case in The Wall Street Journal bestselling series.
“Hollywood glitz meets backwoods grit in this fast-paced ride on D-list celeb Maizie Albright’s waning star. Sassy, Sexy, and Fun.” — Phoebe Fox, author of the Breakup Doctor series.
#WannabeDetectiving While ex-celebrity Maizie Albright’s dreams of becoming a for-real private investigator have not exactly been dashed, they have been slightly thwarted. Her ex-manager and still-mother, Vicki Albright, has taken the helm of Nash Security Services while rebuilding her entertainment management company. Sometimes with the same clients. Like Chinese action star, Lili Liang, who’s making the film Unlucky 18 in Georgia.
Thus far, Lili’s living up to her movie title. Her kung fu coach is missing. Her boyfriend’s disappeared. And her director, who gambled on her with the part, might be gambling with her life.
Maizie’s luck is also running out. Maizie and Nash find themselves struggling to balance a new partnership and new relationship between missing persons’ cases, wild goose chases, and tracking a bullet into dangerous places. Sometimes it’s enough to make a girl NOT want to put a ring on it. When it comes to facing an 18-caliber killer, what will Maizie put up as the target? Her heart or her life?
Review of 18 Caliber
18 Caliber was my first Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery—I’m hoping it won’t be my last. I loved this former child star who’s trying to make a new life for herself as a detective. She’s spunky, but broken; beautiful, but insecure; and comes with an A-list cast of supporting characters.
The dialogue is snappy with a nice blend of introspection, so the plot keeps moving. And speaking of plot, there are plenty of twists to keep the reader guessing who’s who and whodunwhat. I did find Maizie’s mother’s narcissism a bit over the top at times. But while I ranked her high on my dislikable character scale, I sadly found her behavior believable. After all, mothers come in all flavors and I could definitely see such a parent in a real-life setting.
This was a fun read—a fast-paced caper that kept me entertained until the end.
FTC Full Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided by its publisher.