Death in the Family

Death in the Family

3.82 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
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Donny Lentini is a talented young man hungry for his mother's love. To please her, he becomes guardian angel to his mob-wannabe father. When the father is murdered and found with his hands hacked off, Donny is dealt a set of cards in a game called vengeance. The pot is stacked high with chips; the ante, his soul and the lives of loved-ones. With the help of friends--ex-con, defrocked Jesuit Bill Conlon along with former high-school nemesis, Antwyne Claxton--he digs for whether the murder had anything to do with the mob's lust for a real estate parcel owned by the family of Donny's lover. He's new at this game. He doesn't cheat, but plays his cards well. And he gets what he wants.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 269 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 13mm | 263g
  • English
  • 1733779310
  • 9781733779319

Review quote

"Larcinese is by no means reinventing the wheel, but fans of mobster novels will enjoy this messy, self-aware take on the genre. A fun, energetic, Philadelphia-set Mafia caper." —Kirkus Reviews
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About Lanny Larcinese

Lanny Larcinese is a writer whose short work has appeared in magazines and has won a handful of local prizes. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lanny Larcinese is a native mid-westerner transplanted to the City of Brotherly Love where he has been writing fiction for seven years. His short work has appeared in magazines and has won a handful of local prizes. When not writing, he let's his daughter, Amanda, charm him out of his socks, and works at impressing Jackie, his long-time companion who keeps him honest and laughing--in addition to being his first-line writing critic. He also spends more time than he should on Facebook but feels suitably guilty for it.
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11 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 36% (4)
4 36% (4)
3 9% (1)
2 9% (1)
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