Charlotte "Charlie" Swift prefers working alone. That's why after eight years as an Air Force investigator she became a PI rather than a cop. She lives alone, she works alone, and aside for the occasional flirtation with sexy cop Connor Montgomery or her hunky neighbor Father Dan, she likes it that way. Then her silent partner flees the country, leaving his wife, Gigi, with nothing but the house, the Hummer, and a half interest in Swift Investigations. Charlie ends up with a heap of debt and Gigi, who has decided to be a not-so-silent partner. This change comes about while Charlie is trying to find the mother of a baby abandoned on a client's doorstep. While following leads, she sends Gigi out on crazy assignments, hoping that the pampered socialite will be driven to quit. However, when the baby's mother turns up dead, there's a murderer on the loose, and Charlie will need all the help she can get.
Swift Justice is a Lefty Award finalist for best humorous mystery.
In DiSilverio's winning debut, Colorado Springs, Colo., PI Charlotte "Charlie" Swift, a former U.S. Air Force investigator, gets saddled with a wildly out-of-place partner, Gigi Goldman, the just-dumped wife of Charlie's now-fugitive financial backer. But a situation that's as hard for the smart-mouthed single to swallow as Gigi's kittens-and-ducklings office redecoration makes for a promising odd-couple premise, especially once Charlie starts giving the socialite outlandish assignments in the hope she'll quit like performing undercover surveillance while working as a burger chain's bison mascot. And it develops that Gigi's people skills might actually help with the duo's complex latest case, locating the missing teen mother of the infant left on the doorstep of their client, an abuse survivor who herself gave up the baby's mother for adoption. DiSilverio shifts seamlessly between breezy banter and the weightier tone the investigation takes once murder enters the equation. Just as importantly, she creates an engaging community of characters readers will want to revisit. Author tour.
Swift Justice Review
Absolutely a great read! Laura writes like an Irishman...serious material, but broken up with understated humor! Top marks!