By Camille Minichino
Ny urban welcomes Gloria Lamerino and her husband, murder detective Matt Gennaro, in The Oxygen Murder, the 8th installment in Camille Minichino's acclaimed Periodic desk secret series.
Gloria and her top associates, Rose and Frank Galigani, are on holiday within the manhattan. They plan to go to Matt's niece Lori Pizzano, a documentary filmmaker, and luxuriate in the vacation attractions jointly: purchasing on 5th street, eating in Little Italy, and honoring ancestors at Ellis Island, whereas Matt attends a convention with the NYPD.
Unfortunately, Lori's documentary on ozone and environmental concerns has lethal fallout. Gloria stumbles over the physique of Lori's scheming camerawoman in a occasions sq. loft, and, once more, she is thrust into a few harmful sleuthing.
With suspects starting from a disapproving brother to a smooth-talking PR administrator to a self-protecting deepest eye, Gloria tracks a killer via an tricky panorama of colourful neighborhoods and recognized landmarks.
Taking us on a visit from the city's tallest construction to its grand park, from its crowded ice rinks to a lonely nook of its two-million-square-foot museum, The Oxygen Murder is as intriguing as a trip over long island urban in a helium balloon.
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She voiced the opinion that I was an ignoramus. I had to concur. I promised her I would lay off gambling and concentrate on the very important MacAullif’s daughter case. I also told her I was defraying my expenses by knocking off photo assignments for Richard. That mollified her somewhat. I was glad. It sure as hell didn’t mollify me. I got off the phone and went back to take up my vigil. Nothing much seemed to be happening. The front of Harold’s office building looked pretty much the same as it had when he’d gone in.
The only blackjack I’d ever played was for fun with friends at college, and I’d always lost. I’d played roulette once. That was the only time in my life I’d ever been in a casino. That was an illegal casino, though. This was my first time in a legal 26 Parnell Hall—Favor [e-reads] one. In the illegal casino I’d lost fifty dollars. That time, of course, the wheel had probably been rigged. I figured the wheels in here probably weren’t. I also figured it probably wouldn’t make any difference. The odds are for the house, so eventually you’re going to lose, one way or another.
I gave her my best smile. ” “Out for the day,” she snapped, and immediately turned to attack the page in the typewriter. I went out the door, wondering if the secretary could be considered an improvement over Wendy and Cheryl or just a change. I decided I would have to observe her for accuracy before I could make a proper judgment. I also went out with my obvious theory having been tested and having proven true. Harold Dunleavy had hired the Weasel to spy on his wife. I went back to my post outside Harold’s office and called MacAullif.