Craving Vengeance

A Nick Spinelli Mystery

Romance - Suspense
120 Pages
Reviewed on 02/17/2015
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Author Biography

Valerie Clarizio lives in beautiful Door County Wisconsin with her husband and one very spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She's lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into a successful hunter and fisherwoman.

She holds a Master of Business Administration degree and works as a Finance Director. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. She was a finalist in the 2011 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Novellas Need Love, Too! Contest.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Craving Vengeance is A Nick Spinelli Mystery, Book 2 by Valerie J. Clarizio. It is Valentine’s Day and Detective Nick Spinelli’s romantic plans with Shannon frizzle when a man dressed as Cupid is murdered. Someone has a serious grudge against the god of desire as more Cupids turn up dead, and the detective goes undercover as a singing Valentine Cupid. He learns that one of the victims operated an escort service, and is surprised that Shannon dated all the Cupids. He has mixed reasons about his relationship with her, and when he and his team dig deeper into the case, they come to realise that Spinelli does look like the victims and speculate on the killer’s next move.

Craving Vengeance (A Nick Spinelli Mystery, Book 2) is the second book that I have read from Valerie J. Clarizio. The protagonist, Nick Spinelli, and his team of detectives are very likeable and thorough in their investigation. Each detective contributes special skills to the case that the other does not possess, which makes the plot more interesting. The author does not write content that is graphic or action packed, as she concentrates on the investigation. Nick’s personal life is complex and his insecurities come into play when dealing with certain parts of the investigation. Craving Vengeance, Book 2 in the Nick Spinelli Mystery series is a fast-paced story with a nice plot and characters. The attractive cover illustration complements the short book, which is a light suspense and a quick.

Barbara Raffin

If the system would let me, I'd give the Nick Spinelli series a 4.5. Love the characters! Love the story!