Olson, Karen E. Secondhand Smoke.
6 words (or less than): Attempts at hard-boiled, foiled.
A beloved Italian restaurant burns down and there is a body inside. Whose? Annie Seymore, investigative reporter is from the neighborhood and on the scene.
I don't know...this one didn't really capture me. Characters seemed a bit cliched, the romance between Annie and Vinnie seemed forced--his lips twitched several times too often.
Fiction. Mystery.2006. 259 pages.