Categorie: Fictie & literatuur
» Mystery & crime
| Werk: Roman
, soccer mom
, St. Louis
, police procedures
, dysfunctional family
, Pat Conroy
Soccer Mom is prime suspect in the murder of her 15-year-old son's sleazy coach.
Reduced for a limited time. Newly widowed Francesca Canelli would do anything to help her 15-year-old son Matt, an ambitious soccer player determined to honor his dad’s memory. Financially strapped and emotionally devastated, Francesca accepts a sexual proposition from a sleazy coach who promises to secure Matt a starting position on his premier St. Louis team, Pegasi United. Their bargain quickly sours when the coach abuses Francesca, demeans Matt, and threatens to renege on the deal.
The coach with more enemies than friends soon winds up dead, his battered and naked body hanging from a goalpost crossbar. In the ensuing investigation Francesca becomes the prime suspect. Now she's playing games with the detectives, her vulnerability fading as she fights to keep herself out of jail and her family intact. But then Francesca discovers she’s not the only person who really knows what happened that night the coach died. She has no choice but to strike a new bargain but will it resolve her problems that keep growing?
LETHAL PLAY will appeal to adult readers who enjoy mysteries and crime mixed with soccer and dysfunctional families on the order of those written by Pat Conroy.
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Over de auteur
Loretta Giacoletto has a blog entitled Loretta on Life, http://www.lorettagiacoletto.com/lorettaonlife.php. She is an American writer who divides her time between the St. Louis Metropolitan area and Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks where she concentrates on composing fiction while her husband cruises the waters for bass and crappie. Their five children have left the once chaotic nest but occasionally return for her to-die-for ravioli and roasted peppers topped with garlic-laden bagna càuda. An avid traveler, she has visited numerous countries in Europe and Asia but Italy remains her favorite, especially the area from where her family originates: the Piedmont region near the Italian alps.
Loretta's novels are filled with bawdy characters caught up in problems they must take responsibility for having created. In LETHAL PLAY a grieving widow is suspected of killing her son's coach, a man with more enemies than friends. FAMILY DECEPTIONS follows two generations of earthy characters who learn to thrive and/or survive through a series of misdeeds, the worst against those they love the most. FREE DANNER features a cynical young man whose troubled past and deadly encounters hinder his search for the father he has yet to meet.
In addition to the horror anthologies, Damned in Dixie and Hell in the Heartland, Loretta's short stories have appeared in a number of publications including The MacGuffin, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine, The Scruffy Dog Review, Allegory and Literary Mama, which nominated her story "Tom" for Dzanc's 2010 Best of The Web.
An associate editor for Allegory ezine, Loretta is a member of Backspace Writers.
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