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At the start of the lighthearted third Sofie Metropolis mystery (after 2006's Dirty Laundry) from Carrington (the nom de plume for husband-and-wife Lori and Tony Karayianni), the forgetful, peculiar behavior of the Mets' newest pitching sensation, Reni Venezuela, alarms his wife, Gisela. Gisela hires Greek-American PI Sofie, a fellow native of Astoria, Queens, to get the goods on the star baseball player before the play-offs. But this is no simple cheating spouse case: Sofie observes that the normally ambidextrous Reni has pitched the last four games left-handed, and her assistant's research reveals that his last name is actually "Bastardo." In between the sleuthing, Sofie finds time for her effusive extended family and her romantic interest, Dino, the Greek immigrant sweet-shop owner who's tastier than his chocolate tortes. Smart, sassy Sofie knocks the ball out of Shea Stadium in this colorful concoction. (June)
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<div><div><div>On Sofie Metropolis</div><div> </div><div>"Smart, snappy, and so original you won't be able to put it down."--Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author</div><div>
"Sexy, exciting, laugh out loud fun. If you love My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Stephanie Plum, this is definitely the series for you!" --Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author

"Sexy, suspenseful, and flat-out hilarious: that's my kind of book. I loved Sofie Metropolis!" --Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author
</div><div>On Dirty Laundry </div><div>
"If you're thinking Stephanie Plum in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you're not far off." --Mystery Scene </div><div>
"The flair and cultural humor this dynamic writing duo brings to their Sofie books is energizing and giggle-producing. Snappy dialogue and offbeat characters ensure a great time!" --Romantic Times BookReviews</div></div></div>
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Product Details

  • Series: Sofie Metropolis Novels (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765317435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765317438
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,493,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tori Carrington is the pen name of nationally best-selling, award-winning authors Tony Karayianni and Lori Schlachter Karayianni. Their over 54 published novels include titles for Harlequin Blaze, Temptation, Signature Series and Silhouette Special Edition, and their hardcover comedic-mystery series Sofie Metropolis, PI. For more info, visit http://www.toricarrington.net, http://www.facebook.com/toricarrington http://www.myspace.com/toricarrington and http://www.twitter.com/toricarrington

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Henson VINE VOICE on March 3, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sofie Metropolis is getting herself on more solid ground as a private detective, but seems to lost a bit of her life. This book is not as humorous nor is the story as good as in Dirty Laundry. Still, it has its moments and it was not a drudge to get through, just not on par with husband/wife team's last effort.
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By Sarah Vaughn on November 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Leaving missing pets behind, or so she thinks, puts her mind into her latest case of a marriage in trouble and along the way she gets to enjoy attending some of the local baseball team's games in the good seats. A new hunk has entered her life in the form of a local greek baker, but we miss the sexy australian of books past. She still finds the need to hide out on the roof away from family, friends and tenants and take in the stars. She does seem to be settling in at her Uncles PI business though, but at times there is so much going on her brain seems to get a little fried. Don't worry there are still lots of interesting characters, and a new computer bring's Rosy lots of interesting information. Even her cousin seems to be getting into the game. Can't wait for thenest one.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda J. Manson on December 9, 2007
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Big fan of Janet Evanovich, so I really did like this book, and love Sofie Metropolis. This is well written, and very informative about Greek culture, sometimes to the point where I had to laugh out loud at the characterizations...and there are some real characters in this book. I think those of you who like Stephanie Plum will find this to be equally enjoyable.
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Very funny with a great story line.It kept me guessing the whole time and it has a nice little bit of romance..I think teen girls would love it too.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Conrad Guest on August 17, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Foul Play is the third Sofie Metropolis mystery (after Dirty Laundry and Sofie Metropolis). Tori Carrington -- the husband and wife team of Lori and Tony Karayianni -- made their mark on the publishing world writing Harlequin romance. For the Metropolis books they've combined the romance formula with that of the mystery genre and come up with something, if not quite original, then at least sure to appeal to readers of mysteries and romances alike. References to what has gone before are made in Foul Play, but in such a way that it is not necessary to have read the first two novels.

The romance comes in the form of Dino, a young Greek owner of a chocolate shop, whom Sofie's parents endeavor to match to her younger sister, Efi. But it's Sofie on whom Dino has his eye. Although Sofie describes Dino as delicious as one of his shop's confections with his suggestive grin, single dimple, great body and dark eyes (is it merely the romance genre in which women are allowed the freedom to be as visual as men, or are women in general dishonest when they purport that looks aren't important?), her heart is taken by Jake Porter. Porter, who, the text alludes, played a much larger role in one of the previous books in the series, makes an all too brief appearance in Foul Play, but his showing does little to further the story or his (past or future) relationship with Sofie.

The mystery comes in the form of Reni Venezuela, the Mets' newest pitching sensation whose strange behavior inspires his wife to hire Sofie, herself a Mets fan, to uncover the truth behind her husband's uncharacteristic behavior as of late.
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love this series and enjoy having it on audiobook; do I really need twenty more non-repeated words for this because that is a waste of my time
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By Sum Day on August 3, 2010
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The book kept me interested the entire time. It's funny and I could relate to the characters.
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