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Free read ✓ Doppelgangsters 108 Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download Oughout the city A paranormal screwball comedy adventure Jennifer Crusie Original. All Esther Diamond wants is a decent acting role that she can be proud of and her typically Jewish mother can be proud of as well she ll do anything to get her to stop nagging Plus it would be nice to get a regular paycheck And finally go on a hot sexy date with her police detective boyfriend But it looks as if that s not in the cards for Esther At least not while Mercury is in retrograde and her proverbial job as a singing waitress at Bella Stella s the mob version of Casablanca is soon to hit the skids When Esther s favorite wiseguy customer Chubby Charlie Chiccante is gunned down in front of her after seeing his mystical doppelganger she s drawn deeply into a web of magical intrigue and the mobster underworld Who is creating the magical doppelganger assassins that threaten to start an all out mob war between New York s notorious crime families And can she stop it before she ends up sleeping with the fishes tooDoppelgangster is an energetic gangster tale with elements of the paranormal that is both witty and hilarious At first I didn t know what to expect when starting it Was it a paranormal Was it a mystery Was it a thriller Was it a romance I was so pleasantly surprised to find that it was all of these things and Diving into Doppelgangster was like getting the best piece of the pie and slowly savoring each biteResnick is in her element with Doppelgangster s dialogue She s a powerhouse with it The funny and engaging mobsterisms are rampant clever and her character interactions are simply gut busting In fact the two most important aspects of Resnick s tale are the originality of her idea and the brilliant character interactions Esther paired with Lucky Max and Nelli at the behest of the Gambello s shy don makes this one of the funniest books I ve read this year I laughed non stop throughout this bookThere is a small thread of romance between Esther and her slurpalicious detective Lopez But so far the mobster shenanigans ensuing have firmly placed the lovers on opposite camps Lopez on the side of the law and Esther helping the family While this tenuous thread between the two of them was smoking hot I suspect that we ll be seeing of sexy Detective Lopez in Resnick s next novel Especially the barest hint that he might not be what he seems and could be psychically gifted If you want to truly be entertained and laugh out loud freuently and enjoy storytelling at its best give Doppelgangster a whirl And don t forget Esther s first story in Disappearing Nightly Resnick s next installment is out August 2010 entitled Unsympathetic Magic YippeeA Fiendishly Bookish Review

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Free read ✓ Doppelgangsters 108 Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download While waiting tables in Little Italy actress Esther Diamond realizes some magical. See my full thoughts here s a scene in Doppelgangster where the protagonist beats an evil sorcerer with a dead chicken That says just about everything I thinkThis book is cheesy and stupid but it very clearly understands that and is just having fun with it There are some serious aspects to the plot but most of it is just an excuse for the characters to get into absurd situations observe things with some snark or run into other odd charactersSpeaking of characters they re the thing that really makes this book fun Esther herself plays a sort of straight man role but that doesn t mean she isn t funny She has a few witty observations and one liners that make her a fun narrator Then there s her wizard friend Max whose lack of understanding of the modern world never seems to get old And all of the various mobster Wise Guys that they meet are such over the top Italian stereotypes that I couldn t help but laugh and shake my head whenever they did anything reallyNot to mention that the mystery at the heart of the story is legitimately good The audience is only given information at a slow drip which means that you figure things out at around the same pace as the characters It s not immediately obvious who s behind all of the murders and when I found out who it was I felt genuine sympathy for themThe one part of the story I couldn t get into was the romance between Esther and Detective Lopez It s not that they don t have chemistry or that either of them are terrible people it s just that life gets in the way of their relationship way too often for me to feel like they would ever work as an item Doppelgangster is very much a tongue in cheek book that s poking fun at the urban fantasy genre Even as someone who isn t much into that genre this was a lot of fun to read I recommend it for anyone looking for a lighthearted comedy or a mystery with a twist

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Free read ✓ Doppelgangsters 108 Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download Mischief is going on when a rash of doubles dopplegangsters starts to appear thr. When I first saw the cover of Doppleganster I was intrigued I uickly learned I d be circumnavigating the world Laura Resnick created without the context of book one to walk me through Preceding Dopplegangster the first book in the Esther Diamond series Disappearing Nightly which at the time was published by Luna unfortunately disappeared almost overnight likely because back in 2005 the publisher didn t know what to do with it and it was soon out of printIt appears that DAW recognized the potential and bought the second and third books in the series released them and is going rescue and reprint Disappearing Nightly and finally give it the home it originally deserved I highly recommend buying Dopplegangster and the new Sympathetic Magic Hopefully good sales will influence DAW a Penguin Imprint to get busy and publish book oneEvidently in book one Esther became friends with Max a 350 year old wizard who looks a youthful 70 and who with her help defeated a bad wizard and they killed his evil assistant Hieronymus something that had to be done but weighs on Esther s mind and something she can never tell her hopefully soon to be cop boyfriend ConnorEsther s life never goes to plan and she always ends up a mess looking like a mess or trying to getherself out of one It is almost a Lucille Ball kind of slapstick She stumbles from one zany crazy silly hilarious mix up to another She s like a pinball stuck in a game being bashed around from one side to the other Esther is just trying to find her way to that acting gig that will break her into the big time trying to find some romantic time with the guy of her dreams while being flung from one part of town to another trying to solve the mystery and stay aliveWhat is so fresh and wonderful about the Esther Diamond series is Esther is the ANTITHESIS of what has become the norm in Urban Fantasy The biggest weapons she carries are her four inch high heels She doesn t know how to fight There is no mystery about her parentage other than how does her Mother always know to call when there is bad news She has no magical skills That s rightnone She isn t going to become some magical ueen she doesn t go around bossing everyone around because the whole world depends on her Nobody seems to depend on her she s just trying to survive on her own and maybe keep her boyfriend alive from the things he doesn t know about that go bump in the nightDopplegangster again this is book two starts with Stella losing her acting gig The play she was in Sorcerer is canceled Being a struggling actress in New York is no joke She is damn glad to be rehired at her old waitressing job even if it is as a singing server at Bella Stella s a known and notorious Mob HangoutUnfortunately her on again off again cop boyfriend Joe Morellioops I mean Connor Lopez a gorgeous hunk of Cuban and Scotch Irish parentage doesn t agree and thinks it is a dangerous place for her to work He might have a point given the fact that there have been two mob hits there in the last five years and the owner Stella launders money for the MobTo make matters worse Lopez has just been promoted to the OCCB task force organized Crime Control Bureau and his job is to crack down on organized crime Chubby Charlie one of her Mafioso regulars and Esther both see an exact walking talking double of Chubby Charlie and then he is shot at his table from an impossible angle This doesn t help Lopez s employment prospects as everyone thinks Esther had to have seen the murderer and is covering She finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and on the cover of a New York Tabloid publication looking like a mob girlfriend in the middle of a mob war In a very short period wise guys begin dropping like flies just after they see their exact double the cops want Esther brought in for uestioning and chaos ensuesThe cops and the mob both think she knows than she does The only real people Esther can count on are Max the Sorcerer with his trusty if slobbery familiar Nelli a Wizardly familiar in the body of a massive hound from another plane of existence and Lucky a retired assassin wise guy who knows the truth and surprisingly accepts it uite easilyThe scenes with Lucky are great He s the kind of guy where if it was his job and he had to do it he d kill you but otherwise if he likes youhe s gonna keep an eye out and try to help you out And he likes Esther Even though his concern is paternal it is infuriating to Lopez who cannot understand why Esther is hanging out with a mobster if she is innocent as she claimsConnor can only protect her so much he can tell she s lying and various factions of the mafia are beginning to think Esther might be better off sleeping with the fishes Connor also knows Max is hiding something and thinks he is a bad influence on Esther and he is incensed she is hanging out with retired mob enforcer LuckyEsther just wants her agent to return her calls with news of a great acting job and to have sex with her boyfriend Given the situations she finds herself in none of these things seems likely to happen any time soonThe one liners are hilarious the side characters are incredibly nuanced and fleshed out the heroine is hyper smart and hilarious and the hero is beleaguered The book is much like Esther an oddball mix Part urban fantasy part mystery part screwball comedy harkening back to Katherine Hepburn and Carey Grant It is a fun ride from start to finish I just bought the third book Sympathetic Magic and I hope Esther and Lopez sort out their differences and get a HEA or at least get a chance to work off some of that sexual frustration Given all that they ve been through together they deserve it


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    (Pdf New) [Doppelgangsters] by Laura Resnick Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Laura Resnick I read this story in Murder by Magic Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural and I loved it It takes a fresh look at Mad

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    Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Laura Resnick characters Doppelgangsters When I first saw the cover of Doppleganster I was intrigued I uickly learned I'd be circumnavigating the world Laura Resnick created without the context of book one to walk me through Preceding Dopplegangster the first book in the Esther Diamond series “Disappearing Nightly”’ which at the time was published by Luna

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    (Pdf New) [Doppelgangsters] by Laura Resnick Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download Esther Diamond is between acting jobs To make ends meet she takes a job waiting tables at Bella Stella Connor Lopez the cop who may or may not be Esther's boyfriend is concerned because Bella Stella is freuented by the Gambello crime family but hey a girl's gotta make a livingBefore long though Esther lands in deep trouble One of

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    characters Doppelgangsters Laura Resnick ´ 8 Free download (Pdf New) [Doppelgangsters] by Laura Resnick This is the second book in the Esther Diamond series It's an improvement over the last book though there are some indications the series might fall into some tropes I dislikeIn the previous book Esther a struggling stage actress found out that magic exists and stopped a sorcerer who wanted to sacrifice leading ladies to a powerful demon In

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  • Paperback
  • 312
  • Doppelgangsters
  • Laura Resnick
  • English
  • 10 September 2020
  • 9780373802524