Knocked Off

Lucie Rizzo Mysteries

 (Original title Dog Collar Knockoff)


Available on January 10, 2018


Being stuck in the old neighborhood is the last thing reluctant mob princess Lucie Rizzo wants. With her new business on the verge of success—bada bing!—she’s ready to go from unemployed to entrepreneur. Lucie’s determined to make a name for herself. One not tarnished by her dad’s mobster rep.


So when an art deal she brokered between clients turns suspicious, it’s up to Lucie to uncover the truth. She might not know the difference between Monet and Manet, but Rizzos are no strangers to jail time—and Lucie refuses to be someone’s prison bitch.


Unless that someone is a tall, blond and Irish cop. Detective Tim O’Brien might be on the wrong side of the law by Rizzo standards, but everything about him is oh-so-right. He’s not shy about making Lucie feel wanted, mafia ties and all. Even joining her crack—or crackpot—team on the trail of two paintings with equally shady origins.




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What readers are saying...

"Another winner and worthy follow-up to Dog Collar Crime in the second book in the Lucie Rizzo series. If you enjoy light hearted romantic mysteries, you will love this book. I frequently found myself smiling while reading and loved following Lucie's tale as she continued to struggle with the bonds of being a mafia princess. And what could any mafia princess want more than an Irish cop?"

~Goodreads Reviewer


"...a pager turner filled with humor, mystery and delightful characters."

~Amazon Reviewer


"This light-hearted, funny mystery is so well worth the read, it will only whet your appetite for more from this author, as it has done mine."

~Amazon Reviewer


"Giordano delivered a fast paced, entertaining, and engaging story. Her witty dialogue and amusing characters had me cracking up! The clever mystery was intriguing and completely pulled me in. I'm excited to see what Lucie and the gang are up to next!!"

~Amazon Reviewer

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Lucie Rizzo Mystery, Book 2

Original Release Date: February 9, 2016


About the author

Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.