2016: Wicked Charms (Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton)
Series: Lizzy & Diesel #03
Published by Bantam on April 5th 2016
Genres: cozy mystery
Also by this author: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, Four to Score, High Five
Also in this series: Wicked Appetite, Wicked Business
Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award–winning co-author Phoef Sutton. Before he was murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice—the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas . . . or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine. Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest. People who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel’s deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It’s hard to say how far he’s willing to go to gain either one. Wicked Charms is a swashbuckling adventure full of raiders, monkeys, minions, and mayhem. Lizzy and Diesel are going to have to do everything they can to keep their heads above water and hope they’re living a charmed life.
Again, not a lot here that’s different than the first book. There was a little extra treasure hunting spice here, and I think Lizzy & Diesel are growing closer. Still hate the monkey. I like this series for a quick, pleasant read, so I hope she continues the series.
- “A fabulous novel that you must try, even if it is only to see how magnificent the writing actually is.” — Whispering Stories
- “All of this is mixed in just the correct proportions. What comes out is a very funny, sexy, lighthearted, supernatural, mystery; that can be enjoyed by either sex.” — Bill’s Book Reviews
- “Wicked Charms is the third book in the Lizzy and Diesel series, and though it hits the ground running, there is enough information in the story for those who haven’t read Wicked Appetite or Wicked Business to follow along.” — Wit and Sin