Foxy Roxy

Roxy Abruzzo (Volume 1)

Nancy Martin

Minotaur Books

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Big truck, big dog, big hair. Bad attitude.

Roxy Abruzzo, bestseller Nancy Martin's latest creation, is the sexy, streetwise niece of a Pittsburgh crime boss, and she’s trying to stay on the straight and narrow . . . most of the time.  But now and then temptation is just too much for hot-blooded Roxy. As she prowls the mean streets looking for architectural treasures, she can't help swiping an ancient Greek statue that's not exactly hers. Then the statue's owner, heir to a billion-dollar steel fortune, gets himself killed, and the police investigation sweeps Roxy into a mess that requires all of her wits and wiles to escape. All this plus a dotty grand dame, a slippery lawyer, and an avaricious socialite or two makes for a lethal combination of danger and desperation—with Roxy in the middle. 

With her wicked sense of humor and a devilishly clever premise, author of the beloved Blackbird Sisters mysteries, Nancy Martin has started another outstanding mystery series with Foxy Roxy.*

*(Previously published in hardcover as Our Lady of Immaculate Deception)

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1 The only witness to the arson was a one-armed marble statue of a naked man with ivy growing where his fig leaf should have been.
Julius Hyde, the sixty-something heir to a massive Pittsburgh steel fortune, had been pouring oysters down the throat of his twenty-year-old manicurist when his wife came home unexpectedly from an Arizona spa. Seeing her husband attend to his pubescent mistress while blowing cigar smoke all over the silk Scalamandré draperies pushed Mrs. Hyde to the brink of insanity. So said the newspapers.
But it was the sight of the couple’s Great Dane, Samson,

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“A hilarious combination of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato”
The Times-Picayune

“Light years away from Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, and is grittier and more sexual than Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan.”
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

“In this stellar first in a new series, Martin introduces Roxy Abruzzo, ultra-sexy Pittsburgh sleuth . . . a tough girl like Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. . . . A wild cat-and-mouse game with a killer that will leave Martin’s fans clamoring for more.”
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Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin, winner of the Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing from RT Book Reviews, is the author of forty-eight novels in the romance and suspense genres, including the bestselling Blackbird Sisters mysteries. She lives in Pittsburgh.

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Foxy Roxy
Nancy Martin

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312673185
ISBN10: 0312673183
5.5 x 8.25 inches, 320 pages
$14.99

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January 2011
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ISBN: 9781429992732
ISBN10: 1429992735
320 pages
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