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Jackpot (Frank Renzi novels Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Susan Fleet
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· A serial killer murders lottery winners.
· Nigel Heath wants to be the next Boston Pops conductor. A compulsive gambler, he's deeply in debt. He's also madly in love with Vicky, a Pops clarinetist. When he wins the lottery, he thinks his problems are over, but they're just beginning.
· Homicide Detective Frank Renzi is hunting a serial killer who targets lottery winners. Don't miss the exciting showdown between Renzi and the killer.
· A prequel to earlier books in the Frank Renzi series, Jackpot takes place in Boston in 2000, before he moved to New Orleans. Follow Frank Renzi and his relentless pursuit of justice in Absolution, Diva and Natalie's Revenge, the previous novels in the series.

About the Author

For many years award-winning author Susan Fleet worked as a trumpeter in the Boston area. While teaching at Brown University and Berklee College of Music she began writing crime fiction. In 2001 she moved to New Orleans. Her first crime novel, Absolution, was named Best Mystery-Suspense-Thriller of 2009. Subsequent novels in her Frank Renzi series, Diva and Natalie's Revenge, have won accolades from reviewers and readers alike. Jackpot is the fourth book in the series. Susan blogs about true crime and has published twelve of her posts in an ebook. DARK DEEDS: Serial killers, stalkers and domestic homicides. http://darkdeeds.susanfleet.com/dark_deeds_book.html#.UYvV_MqYFaI For nine years, Susan lived in New Orleans enjoying the music, food and ambiance of the French Quarter. She now divides her time between the Big Easy and Boston. Visit her at http://www.susanfleet.com While teaching at Berklee, Susan created a course about 20th Century female musicians. Her book, Women Who Dared: Trailblazing 20th Century Musicians, spotlights violinist Maud Powell and trumpeter Edna White. http://susanfleet.com/women_who_dared-vol1.html See her profiles of other talented women at http://archives.susanfleet.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3072 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Music and Mayhem Press (20 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FCCO4EE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,364 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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During her successful career as a Boston-area trumpeter and music professor, Susan Fleet discovered her dark side and began writing crme fiction. New Orleans is the setting for her award-winning Frank Renzi mysteries, Absolution, Diva and Natalie's Revenge.

The Premier Book Awards named Absolution Best Mystery-Suspense-Thriller of 2009.

She lived in New Orleans for nine years, and now divides her time between the Big Easy and Boston. Visit her website and send her an email. She'd love to hear from you! http://www.susanfleet.com

Susan's other passion is promoting talented women musicians. While teaching at Brown University and Berklee College of Music, she created a course about female musicians, jazz and classical. Read about these talented women at http://archives.susanfleet.com/

Susan also blogs about crime on DARK DEEDS: serial killers, stalkers and domestic homicides. http://darkdeeds.susanfleet.com/blog_1.php
And don't miss RENZI'S RANTS! NOPD Detective Frank Renzi rants about whatever is on his mind! http://darkdeeds.susanfleet.com/blog/renzirants.php

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
With her latest novel, `'JACKPOT', Susan Fleet does it again with another page-turning police thriller that builds to a nail-biting crescendo - and the musical metaphor fits given the profession of the final intended victim. Cop Frank (Franco) Renzi follows a trail of blood-lusting mayhem as he hunts a seriously disturbed serial killer. In the closing, breathless finale, Renzi finds himself at the wrong end of a gun pointed at his midriff and gripped by a psycho.
However, this novel is more than a heroic cop chasing a crazy killer whose targets are big lottery winners. Sub-plots and layering reveal Renzi's personal pain as his private life unravels. He must choose between facing up to his true feelings or living a lie. Besides Renzi, richly drawn characters include compulsive gambler, musician and conductor, Nigel Heath and news reporter Gina stuck in a marriage going nowhere. There are also some seriously threatened goldfish - read the book and you will see this is no joke!
Susan Fleet's writing is crisp, punchy and like all great storytellers, hurtles the reader along in a rollercoaster ride.
Loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is Winning The Lottery a Blessing or a Curse? 23 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Four lottery winners.

Four murders.

Is there a serial killer on the loose?

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I love the cover of Jackpot, as I do for all of Susan Fleet's novels. Simple and direct.

Susan Fleet loves to write about serial killers and Jackpot is another murder mystery that reads like True Crime. I do not find the plot so far fetched. I have watched The Lottery Changed My Life, a tv show about lottery winners. In one episode, a man was killed at a strip club. He had been known to carry large amounts of cash, making him a prime target.

Check out The Tragic Stories of The Unluckiest Winners.

Who knows what sets off a killer?

Jackpot is full of suspense, containing plots within plots. The story keeps unraveling and what starts out as a good thing, quickly turns bad. But then again, Susan loves to write about serial killers and does a fine job of it.

The characters come alive on the pages as Susan Fleet leads us from one murder to the next.

"He'd won $12 million and he was still a loser."

Poor Nigel. He finally got a break. He won $12 million dollars in the lottery. His need to gamble, which had ruined his life, vanished. But, some people seem to be jinxed. Bad things seem to follow them around, like bees to honey or flies to s***.

Frank is a very flawed hero, but I love him. He never hurts anyone on purpose and goes out of his way for a child. It seems Susan Fleet always has a child in her books, that crosses Frank's path. He goes above and beyond to help.

I like my heroes tarnished. They become more real to me and Frank fits the bill. He is married and having an affair with a married woman, Gina. They have been together for years and he is faithful to her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it! 19 Feb 2014
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The plot had some really good twists which made it really interesting. It was well written and I really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jackpot 12 Feb 2014
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very good with many twist and turns in the story line kept you in suspense till the very end bye
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting and Exciting! 18 Nov 2013
By Elizabeth Barbarick (Stuffed Shelves) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
There's a serial killer out there, murdering lottery winners. The book is written from many different viewpoints. There's the victims point of view, as they get attacked by the serial killer who's out for their money and the fame of killing the lottery winners. You can see the viewpoint from the cops who are in search of the serial killer, as well as the serial killer himself.

You won't want to miss the action that goes down in this book. Frank Renzi is out to catch the killer, but not without a dramatic confrontation first. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and reading long into the early morning until the book was finally finished. You'll be addicted to finishing this book just as I was.

I have learned that this is a prequel to a series, so I am extremely interested in reading the rest of the books in the series to get the full experience of Frank Renzi and his amazing detective skills. I highly recommend this book and give it a 5/5.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense With a Twist!!! 25 Sep 2013
By LeJeune - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A serial killer murders lottery winners. How scary is that?

Nigel Heath wants to be the next Boston Pops conductor. A compulsive gambler, he's deeply in debt. He's also madly in love with Vicky, a Pops clarinetist. When he wins the lottery, he thinks his problems are over, but they're just beginning. Winning the lottery can kill you!

This is the 5th book I have read from Susan Fleet. Frank Renzi is one of my favorite detectives. I love the stories created in New Orleans, however this book caught my attention, because it cleared up Frank's pre Nawlins life.

It is fast paced and has some nasty twists and sadist murders. I highly recommend to those who love the thrill of a twisted web of deceit with a killer that tortures and kills mercilessly.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star winner from Susan Fleet 18 Nov 2013
By D. Thomson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read and enjoyed the other Frank Renzi books and was interested to see how I would enjoy this one, which is a prequel to the earlier novels. I confess I don't usually go for prequels, but with this one I needn't have worried. Susan Fleet is such an imaginative, skilled and entertaining writer that I'm sure she could write a complex science manual and make it interesting!
A really cleverly worked story line with a whole list of wonderfully created characters result in a superb crime thriller, fully up there with the more celebrated writers of the genre. In Frank Renzi, the author has created a strong yet vulnerable character who will surely carry on for many more excellent stories.
For those of you who are reading this review and thinking of buying this book, I would simply say...DO IT! And then get the other books in the series as well. I promise you that you'll find them all hard to put down once you've started them.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is Winning The Lottery A Blessing or a Curse? 23 Dec 2013
By Sherry Fundin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Four lottery winners.

Four murders.

Is there a serial killer on the loose?

~~~~~~~~~~~~

I love the cover of Jackpot, as I do for all of Susan Fleet's novels. Simple and direct.

Susan Fleet loves to write about serial killers and Jackpot is another murder mystery that reads like True Crime. I do not find the plot so far fetched. I have watched The Lottery Changed My Life, a tv show about lottery winners. In one episode, a man was killed at a strip club. He had been known to carry large amounts of cash, making him a prime target.

Check out The Tragic Stories of The Unluckiest Winners.

Who knows what sets off a killer?

Jackpot is full of suspense, containing plots within plots. The story keeps unraveling and what starts out as a good thing, quickly turns bad. But then again, Susan loves to write about serial killers and does a fine job of it.

The characters come alive on the pages as Susan Fleet leads us from one murder to the next.

“He’d won $12 million and he was still a loser.”

Poor Nigel. He finally got a break. He won $12 million dollars in the lottery. His need to gamble, which had ruined his life, vanished. But, some people seem to be jinxed. Bad things seem to follow them around, like bees to honey or flies to s***.

Frank is a very flawed hero, but I love him. He never hurts anyone on purpose and goes out of his way for a child. It seems Susan Fleet always has a child in her books, that crosses Frank’s path. He goes above and beyond to help.

I like my heroes tarnished. They become more real to me and Frank fits the bill. He is married and having an affair with a married woman, Gina. They have been together for years and he is faithful to her. They met because of their jobs. Frank is a cop and Gina a reporter. I would think they are an unlikely duo, until I think of how much time anyone spends at work.

Susan fleet has a book idea for Gina and the title would be The Lottery Winner. ^_^

I am very familiar with Boston and the Cape, locations in Jackpot. As Susan’s words unfold on the page, my mind develops photographs of the passing scenery.

I have crossed this bridge many times and have sat in the traffic Susan Fleet talks about. We always worked at timing it to miss the worst - traffic that goes on for miles, cars as far as you can see.

She also includes music in her novels, whether if be the Jazz of New Orleans or the Boston Pops. It makes me think of the fantastic Fourth of July fireworks show.

Ryan is Gina’s husband. His dad is an alcoholic named Tom Collins. Susan always manages to include a little humor with the horror.

“…after dark the scary boogey men come out.” I laughed. You have to be there.

I received this book in return for an honest and unbiased review. I always look forward to reading another murder mystery/thriller from Susan Fleet. What do you have in store for us next, Susan?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet again another masterpiece 14 Oct 2013
By Norman Heath - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded Jackpot just in time for my vacation.

It is yet another work of art from an amazingly talented author and keeps you on edge from the cover until the last page. As well as being an extremely good stand alone novel, it gives insight to the characters portrayed in the previous books.

I am looking forward to the next novel which cant come soon enough.
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