From Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead - the hilarious and heart-pounding follow-up to Finlay Donovan is Killing It.
Finlay Donovan is - once again - struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as...Read More
Finlay Donovan is - once again - struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she's dealt with lately is that of her daughter's pet goldfish.
On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture. Permanently. Whatever else Steven may be, he's a good father, but saving him will send her down a rabbit hole of hit-women disguised as soccer moms, and a little bit more involvement with the Russian mob than she'd like.
Meanwhile, Vero's keeping secrets, and Detective Nick Anthony seems determined to get back into her life. He may be a hot cop, but Finlay's first priority is preventing her family from sleeping with the fishes... and if that means bending a few laws then so be it.
With her next book's deadline looming and an ex-husband to keep alive, Finlay is quickly coming to the end of her rope. She can only hope there isn't a noose at the end of it...
Elle Cosimano is the award-winning author of several acclaimed young adult novels including Nearly Gone, Holding Smoke, The Suffering Tree, and Seasons of the Storm. Elle's debut, Nearly Gone, was an Edgar Award finalist, and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and the Mathical Book Prize recognizing mathematics in children's literature. Her more recent young adult thriller Holding Smoke was an International Thriller Writers Award nominee and a Bram Stoker Award finalist. In addition to her novels, her essays have appeared in HuffPost and Time. Elle lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia.
"Riotous . . . Given the challenge of matching her first novel's gorgeous premise, Cosimano does a remarkable job. What next?" - Kirkus Reviews
"Cosimano builds on Finlay Donovan is Killing It (2021) for another rollicking adventure in which the tribulations of single parenthood feel just as high stakes as the attempted murders. A sharp, slick sequel." - Booklist
"Diverting . . . such fun. Fans of wacky, offbeat mysteries will eagerly await Finlay's further exploits." - Publishers Weekly
"Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano was a delightfully fun surprise in 2021, and Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead is every bit as bright and hilarious as its predecessor." - PopSugar
"Elle Cosimano spins a twisted and hilarious tale that is well plotted, suspenseful, and is marvelously outfitted with multiple colorful characters are both flaws and believable. This propulsive page turner is a welcome antidote to everyone's angst." - Mystery Scene Magazine
"Read for round two of the fun, light-hearted mystery series. From assassins and contending with the mob to balancing life as a mother and writer while entertaining suitors, Finlay has a lot going on and it's all explored in hilarious ways. The titular character's high jinks and her best friend/partner's fun, snarky personality are sure to entertain." - Book Riot
"A clever, razor-sharp thrill ride from beginning to end! I'd follow Finlay Donovan anywhere." - Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk