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Former nun Giulia Falcone and Frank Driscoll of Driscoll Investigations become involved when Katie, the adopted daughter of Laurel Drury and her partner, Anya, is kidnapped, and the police discount Laurel’s theory that the crime is part of a series of kidnappings targeting the adopted children of gay couples. After Giulia and Frank meet with Frank’s former police colleague James Reilly, Laurel’s claims are taken seriously, and the kidnappings are linked to the gay resort that all three couples visited prior to their children being taken. Giulia goes undercover to investigate the resort’s employees, knowing that time is running out for Katie, as Laurel and Anya scramble to raise the ransom. The blossoming romance between Frank and the innocent Giulia—as well as the ongoing process of Giulia finding her way in the world after living years in the convent (she uses Cosmopolitan to learn about men)—provides character-based appeal for this fast-paced, satisfying mystery. --Sue OBrien

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Alice Loweecey is a former nun who went from the convent to playing hookers on stage to accepting her husband's marriage proposal on the second date. A regular contributor to BuddyHollywood.com, she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She is the author of Force of Habit and Back in the Habit. The author lives with her family in Amherst, N.Y. Visit her online at: AliceLoweecey.com.

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Product Details

  • Series: A Falcone & Driscoll Investigation (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink (February 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738726400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738726403
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,915,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she's not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alessandra Kelley on February 8, 2013
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Alice Loweecey's <i>Veiled Threat</i>, the third mystery in the Falcone and Driscoll series, is a further investigation of the former nun turned detective Giulia Falcone and her boss and nervous boyfriend, Frank Driscoll, and their somewhat hesitant blossoming romance.

Giulia has only been out of the convent for a year or so and is still adjusting to civilian life. She is bright, temperamental, and nurturing, but worried how she comes across. Her boss Frank Driscoll, a good Catholic boy, is attracted to her but still has mental images of the habit when he looks at her. It's rather sweet.

I have enjoyed these books for their close and compassionate examinations of somewhat hermetic communities. The romances and the interpersonal relationships are more fun than the mysteries, which are not overly complicated or involved. One does not wonder too much whodunnit while one is enjoying the characters interacting.

In this novel it's the employees of a lesbian resort who are examined (In earlier ones it was the detective's office, online gamers, and nuns themselves). The mystery itself involves a kidnapped baby and some harrowing situations, but there is no excessive violence or darkness, more of a cold background horror well contrasted with the Christmas celebrations of the characters.

<i>Veiled Threat</i> is an enjoyable read for those who are more interested in interresting characters and people's interactions than in solving puzzles.

Disclaimer: I am acquainted with Ms. Loweecey online; she is not (yet) aware that I have bought, read, or reviewed her books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SuzieQ on February 18, 2013
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In this third book in the series, Frank, the former cop turned PI, and Guilia, the former nun turned PI assistant, are working on their slow growing personal relationship as well as their growing client list. Then, friends of Guilia adopted baby daughter is kidnapped. It seems like a hate kidnapping because the parents are a gay couple. The policemen assigned to the case are not very in tune to the parents' problems or their discovery of two other similar kidnapping. Guilia wishes to help her friends, but Frank and his cop friend Jimmy take a practical view of how kidnapping usual end. Through investigating, however, they find a resort for gay women may provide some answers. Guilia goes undercover, and the story heats up. I don't want to give away any more of the story.

A fun part of the book was reading about Sidney, Frank's secretary's wedding.

I also can't wait for book four to see how Frank's and Guilia's personal relationship takes them.

Keep them coming, Alice!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Cathy Goodwin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 12, 2013
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I liked the first mystery in the series and the character of Giulia has evolved. In the first volume of the series it makes sense to bring in Giulia's nun background. In the second volume she solves a mystery in her old convent so her background becomes extremely relevant.

This time Giulia investigates a kidnapping which is barely plausible. Her friends, a lesbian couple, have adopted a baby. The baby has been kidnapped and they have to raise a huge ransom... in 3 days.

This premise should be suspenseful, but the author loses focus as Giulia and Frank (the agency owner) engage in romantic dialogue with frequent references to Giulia's past. In fact there's way too much dialogue all around. At some point, Giulia's got to stop being an ex-nun 24/7, or the mentions have to become more subtle. It's not clear whether she's still actively religious but she seems to retain her ties to the church.

The biggest problem I saw was the lack of urgency. These detectives need to find the kidnappers in three days but they don't seem concerned. They get all dressed up and go to a family dinner.They joke around and discuss all sorts of things that probably don't need to be discussed. Why aren't they using every available minute to search for clues? Doesn't Frank have a buddy who could do some analysis of the kidnapper's recorded message - voice analysis and background sounds? Wouldn't they keep going over the files to see if they'd missed something the first time?

The best part of the book came when Giulia went undercover. Even then, she didn't try to sneak into an office or get into the files. She just did her undercover job and found time to get her hair fixed to look even more "nondescript."

The author's got talent and I'll look for the next volume in the series. Giulia is a sympathetic heroine. I just wish she'd clear up these glitches and write a real mystery,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey A Frelinger on March 10, 2013
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This Falcone and Driscoll episode is fast and maybe bit too cutesy. The ending is a bit contrived. I would like a bit more on the relationship between the two PIs. Either more tension or more sex ;).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 26, 2013
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Retired nun, Giulia Falcone's friends, Anya and Laurel, experience a disaster and come to Guilia for help. Their adopted daughter has been kidnapped. They're desperately trying to raise the money the kidnappers have asked for her return. Their worse fear is that no matter what they do, she'll die because someone thinks their gay relationship is an abomination. Another child in the same situation was returned dead, but the police insist the kidnappings aren't related.

Falcone wants to jump right into the investigation, but her partner, Frank Driscoll thinks the case belongs with the police department. The police don't seem to be doing anything and time is running out.

Giulia goes undercover at a Lesbian resort in the third book of the Falcone and Driscoll Investigations series. Giulia and Frank's professional partnership often interferes with their personal relationship. Guilia is learning relationship strategies from Cosmopolitan magazine, buy their ideas may be more hindrance than helpful advice.
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