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The Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries

By Nanci Rathbun


“Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries” – Three suspenseful mystery novels. Over 800 pages of justice, served with a side of sass.

About the Author

Nanci Rathbun - author

“I’ve been reading mysteries since I was in second grade and got my first Nancy Drew. Historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on my bookshelves and in my ereaders. My background as an IT project manager brings logic and planning to my writing, and attention to characters and dialog flow from my second career as a Congregationalist minister.  (My books are not Christian fiction, but they contain no explicit sexual or violent scenes, and only the occasional mild curse word.)

A longtime Wisconsin resident, I now reside in northern Colorado. No matter where I live, I will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.”

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“… a romantic, riveting, and razor-sharp mystery. Bonaparte is a continually captivating heroine, and Rathbun has added a solid chapter to her sassy saga.”

— Self-Publishing Review

Private investigator Angelina Bonaparte can barely contain her excitement. Thrilled to reunite with her homicide detective boyfriend after a mandated separation of two years, seven months and fourteen days, she’s preparing every detail for his return. But she’s forced to put passion on the back burner when she discovers a local artist brutally slain.

When the victim’s last will and testament shockingly predicts his death, the seasoned sleuth ignores her lover’s warnings and digs into the artist’s treacherous links with the Russian mob. But with the culprit still on the loose and the evidence not matching up, Angie’s life could be snuffed out by the ultimate criminal mastermind.

Is Angie’s romantic reunion in danger of being fatally cut short?

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“… an impressive debut and a promising start to a smart new mystery series.”
Kirkus Reviews


After a bad divorce, Angelina Bonaparte trades her old life for a toned body, designer duds, a cherry-red Miata convertible and a new career as a private investigator.

When a Mafia underboss is arrested for the murder of his mistress, his pregnant wife begs Angie to clear her man. Angie would rather let the cheating scum rot, but she can’t turn away from a distraught woman’s plea.

As she and homicide Detective Ted Wukowski investigate the case from opposite sides, they each become convinced that Angie’s client is innocent – at least, of murder. Can they overcome their initial antagonism and learn to trust each other? They better, because there’s a killer on the loose and a baby who needs her daddy to bring her home from the hospital.

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“Cash Kills is a first-rate mystery that features a compelling lead character and a marvelous cast. It’s entertaining, fast-paced and suspenseful.”

— Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite


PI Angelina Bonaparte’s new client grew up as a child of Bosnian War refugees who lived like the working poor. She’s shocked to discover they left an inheritance of millions and hires Angie to uncover the sources of the money.

When the family attorney goes missing and his secretary is killed, Angie embarks on a wild investigation that draws in a Mafia lawyer, some Special Ops guys and a Sarajevo survivor, along with her homicide detective lover, Ted Wukowski.

Can Angie find the perpetrators before they get to her client? Because they want the money, and they’re not going to wait for the young woman to claim the inheritance.

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“A thrilling ‘thriller’ with an intrepid female PI and a twisting plot. A SILVER MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended.”

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards


Six years ago, Marcy Wagner hired PI Angelina Bonaparte to find her missing husband Hank, who cleaned out their bank accounts and disappeared. Then Angie finds his obituary in an upstate newspaper. Marcy wants to know what why he abandoned her and the kids. Angie does, too!

She embarks on a mission that will blow the lid off Hank’s hidden life and reveal the reasons he ran. Was he a lowdown skunk? Or did he do the honorable thing when he left? Angie follows a twisted path to the truth and discovers that it lies perilously close to her own family life.