Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun : A Novel

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4.07 (1,206 ratings by Goodreads)

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Finlay Donovan has been in messes before - after all, she's an author and single mum who is a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons - but none quite like this. After she and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have 'borrowed' in the process of saving the life of Finlay's ex-husband, the Russian mob did her a favour and bought the car for her. But now Finlay owes them.

Though now behind bars and awaiting trial, mob boss Felicks is still running the show, and he has a task for Finlay: find and identify a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is that the killer might be an officer themselves.

Luckily, hot cop Nick has just been tasked with starting up a citizen's police academy, and combined pressure from him and Finlay's agent (that next book is always right around the corner) is enough to convince her and Vero to get involved. Through ride alongs, firearm training courses and forensic classes, Finlay and Vero use their time in police academy to sleuth out the real contract killer to free themselves from the mob's clutches - all the while dodging spies, confronting Vero's past, and juggling the daily trials of parenting.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 137 x 211 x 21mm | 371.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 125084603X
  • 9781250846037
  • 45,763

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One of CrimeReads' "Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2023"
One of Bookbub's "Winter's Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers"
One of SheReads' "Most Anticipated Thrillers Coming in 2023"
One of Novel Suspects' "Most Anticipated Crime Fiction Coming in Early 2023"
One of BookRiot's "New Year New Mystery & Thrillers to Read in January"

"Fasten your seat belts . . . murder most madcap."--Kirkus Reviews

"Finlay's strong narrative voice carries the reader . . . This is good, fast fun."--Publishers Weekly

"Readers who love fast-paced, action-packed mysteries should pick this up."--Library Journal

"A spiral staircase of imaginative twists and captivating characters, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun never disappoints. And Cosimano continues to burnish her bona fides as she runs the gamut from murder to mirth."--The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

"The girl power in this book is fierce and the comedy even fiercer. It's a don't-miss addition to the Finlay Donovan series!"--BookTrib

"Fresh, heartfelt and witty, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is a twisty, page-turner, and its relatable heroine Finlay Donovan is irresistible!" --Janet Evanovich

"This series is magical! Every book lover in the world should be reading Finlay Donovan."--Christina Lauren, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Wilder

"Finlay Donovan remains the heroine of my heart. Murder and hot men while rocking a messy mom bun, yes please! Elle Cosimano writes fresh, funny mysteries that are an absolute blast to read."--Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network

"It would be next to impossible to find another author who writes stories that are as thrilling as they are hilarious. By now, I love Finlay Donovan so much I would 100% hide a dead body for her." --Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A For Aunties

"Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is an edge-of-your-seat, fun, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, sexy and smart novel." --Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules For Faking It

"Cosimano's newest Finlay book is laugh out loud funny . . . a story of second chances, family and loyalty. Fact: If you're going to bury a body, you definitely want Finlay Donovan by your side."--Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Lies You Tell

"I've never laughed so much reading books about murder. Elle Cosimano's accidental hitwoman Finlay Donovan is a darkly hilarious, quick witted, and surprisingly relatable woman. You'll be amazed at how much fun you have reading this brilliant, funny mystery series from one of the best writers working today." -- Jennifer Hillier, award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of Things We Do in the Dark and Little Secrets

"Sassy, ludicrous, sexy . . . Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is another great addition to this marvelous series. If you're a fan of crazy off-the-wall antics and hysterical comedy, sexy tension laden chemistry, and an outstanding who's-the-bad-guy mystery, [this] is for you! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys highly entertaining mysteries."--Mystery and Suspense magazine
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About Elle Cosimano

Elle Cosimano is a USA Today bestselling author, an International Thriller Award winner, and an Edgar Award nominee. Elle's debut novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, kicked off a witty, fast-paced contemporary mystery series, which was a People magazine pick and was named one of New York Public Library's Best Books of 2021. In addition to writing novels for teens and adults, her essays have appeared in HuffPost and Time. Cosimano lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia.
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