What's the point of having a girlfriend if she acts like a wife?
Louie Morelli in Showdown at the Greek Isles
Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
Crime thriller author, Patricia Bellomo, consistently turns out awesome anecdotes written in Louie Morelli’s voice. Recent titles include The Green Owl, Golfcart Gestapo Strikes Again, Stone Crabs and Suicide, Bal Harbour Baby, and Tree Time in Delray.
Keeping in mind that Louie Morelli is a fictitious person, existing on the pages of Patricia Bellomo’s novels and blog, taking a few minutes to read one or two of the postings is a great way to get acquainted with the writer’s work and character.
Writing crime thrillers with a mob-related twist, Patricia Bellomo’s books include Stella di Mare and the recently released Louie Morellis Daughter. Differentiating from the “chick-lit on steroids” currently being touted as thrillers, Ms. Bellomo’s books have the glitz and style of an HBO series. They’re true to form, with seriously flawed characters and blurred lines between good and evil. No black or white, good-guy, bad-guy themes. Certainly no heroic cops—in Patricia Bellomo’s novels the Feds tend to be villains.
In Stone Crabs and Suicide, the intrigue is palpable in two short paragraphs. Meeting his mysterious pal, Nathan Roth, at the venerable Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, Louie learns that Nathan has just returned from New York where a French diplomat has hung himself. Knowing that “staged suicide” is one of Nathan’s specialties, Louie discerns his involvement. But it’s not and never will be discussed.
Some of the anecdotes deal with Louie’s beautiful princess of a daughter, Stella, who gets kidnapped in Louie Morelli’s Daughter. The star of Bal Harbour Baby—it’s all about a little shopping therapy at Miami’s fashionable designer mall—all paid for with daddy’s plastic. Of course, Louie does prefer to pay with cash.
Another recent title, Showdown at Greek Isles, has Louie’s girlfriend making demands in a Fort Lauderdale restaurant. But Louie already has a lovely wife, Angie, and the press for commitment is the lady’s undoing. As Louie says, "What's the point of having a girlfriend if she acts like a wife?" In Breakfast at the Breakers, Louie meets a strange New Jersey gent at the famous landmark in Palm Beach.
Patricia Bellomo’s books can be purchased through her website, as well as on Amazon.com and all major booksellers. Kindle and ebook versions are also available. From now through the end of the year, signed copies of Louie Morelli’s Daughter can be purchased directly from the author and shipped free of charge anywhere within the continental United States.