Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business Miranda Munch Mancini is quite a woman She s a recovering drug and alcohol abuser she s a southern California auto mechanic she s the sole proprietor of a fledgling limo service she s a loving mother

  • Title: Unfinished Business
  • Author: Barbara Seranella
  • ISBN: 9780709076568
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Miranda Munch Mancini is quite a woman She s a recovering drug and alcohol abuser she s a southern California auto mechanic she s the sole proprietor of a fledgling limo service she s a loving mother to her 7 year old adopted daughter, Asia Set in the early 1980s, Barbara Seranella s fourth Mancini novel, Unfinished Business, has Munch and her friend, detective MaceMiranda Munch Mancini is quite a woman She s a recovering drug and alcohol abuser she s a southern California auto mechanic she s the sole proprietor of a fledgling limo service she s a loving mother to her 7 year old adopted daughter, Asia Set in the early 1980s, Barbara Seranella s fourth Mancini novel, Unfinished Business, has Munch and her friend, detective Mace St John, in hot pursuit of a serial rapist murderer who s killed one of her clients, the socialite Diane Bergman, and raped another, the actress Robin Davies Worse for all concerned, including the rapist the rapist has come close enough to Munch s daughter to pin a note to her coat, and now Munch is getting threatening calls The phone rang again Asia reached for it No, Munch said, with force than she had intended Asia jumped back Munch picked up the receiver, tried to give Asia a comforting smile, and said Hello You have a nice house, the strangely distorted voice said It vibrated, sounding like the voice of that robot in that old television show Lost in Space The cadence was slow, as if the speaker needed an extra moment to prepare each word But you really shouldn t take the same route home every day Gritty, creepy in the extreme, and at times positively harrowing, Unfinished Business is a most welcome entry into the Mancini line No Human Involved, No Offense Intended, Unwanted Company Seranella s characters are wholly yet finely drawn, their dialogue is true, and the mounting urgency she packs into this novel s pace, particularly down the home stretch, is palpable Michael Hudson

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    • Mary Cassidy says:

      I really enjoy this series, had missed this one before. Mostly it is enjoyable to read about a main character who works as an auto mechanic. Always something to learn.

    • Kathleen Hagen says:

      Unfinished Business, by Barbara Seranella, a-minus, Narrated by Paul Boehmer, Produced by Audible Inc. and downloaded from audible.In this, the 4th Munch Mansini book, the company she works for is on a roller coaster ride, sometimes with more work than they can handle, sometimes with not enough work. Munch has made it a point to provide good service and gets many return customers, while some of the other mechanics aren’t that lucky and they resent her for her success, especially as they are me [...]

    • Kirsty Darbyshire says:

      Christmas holiday reading. minimal comments. I love Munch Mancini and I'm glad to see another update on how she's getting her life together. It's good to see that there are less of her old drinking and drug taking friends in this one. Even though I want to see more of her old friends and what they are getting up to I think it's significant for Munch that Seranella decided to do without that angle in this book. I am finding that the series is getting a bit amateur sleuth like as Munch finds she h [...]

    • Jeanne-Mary Allen says:

      While I enjoy the Munch Mancini series a great deal and admire Seranella's ability to create a female protagonist where we have often seen men in this role, the series begins to feel a little repetitious at this point. I enjoyed reading it, and it feels like Seranella has done something worthy of contemplation with the series itself. Unfortunately, though, I'm starting to think maybe the Munch series could have ended a little sooner.

    • Ann says:

      Munch is not your usual amateur detective, she is a recovering addict and an auto mechanic and an adoptive mom and has a compelling strength and moral compass. Tracking down a rapist and killer sounds like a job for the police detectives, but doesn't stop Munch from doing what she can to prevent this from happening to another victim.

    • LJ says:

      UNFINISHED BUSINESS – VG Seranella, Barbara – 4th in seriesOne of Munch Mancini’s customers is murdered, another raped and tortured and Munch is being threatened. This is a wonderful series, with excellent characters, which doesn’t disappoint.

    • Pioden says:

      Munch Mancini Crime Novel Bk 4

    • Colleen says:

      Just discovered this series/author and really enjoy the books, only to discover the author died a few years ago.

    • colleen says:

      read 07.03.07

    • Lynn Calvin says:

      ereader ebook

    • Laurie Stoll says:

      Although this is a "crime novel" the main character Munch is such a wonderful character! I really enjoyed this book.

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