Books Over Drinks with Elle Cosimano
M. Judson is so excited to spend an evening with USA Today bestseller and Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano! We’ll be hearing about Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun—the hilarious and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series. Finlay has been in messes before—after all, she’s an author and single mom who’s a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons with her nanny/partner-in-crime—but none quite like this. This should be a fun evening, so don’t miss your chance to meet Elle, hear more about this new crazy ride of a book, and enjoy a book-inspired cocktail!
Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ELLE COSIMANO is a USA Today bestselling author, an International Thriller Award winner, and an Edgar Award nominee. Elle’s debut novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, kicked off a witty, fast-paced contemporary mystery series, which was a People magazine pick and was named one of New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2021. In addition to writing novels for teens and adults, her essays have appeared in HuffPost and Time. Cosimano lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia.
Dating. Diapers. And dodging bullets. Who said single moms can’t have fun?
Finlay Donovan has been in messes before—after all, she’s an author and single mom who’s a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons—but none quite like this. After she and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have “borrowed” in the process of saving the life of Finlay’s ex-husband, the Russian mob got her out of debt. But now Finlay owes them
Still running the show from behind bars, mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay: find a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is, the killer might be an officer.
Luckily, hot cop Nick has started up a citizen’s police academy, and combined pressure from Finlay’s looming book deadline and Feliks is enough to convince Finlay and Vero to get involved. Through firearm training and forensic classes (and some hands-on research with the tempting detective), Finlay and Vero have the perfect cover-up to sleuth out the real criminal and free themselves from the mob’s clutches—all the while dodging spies, confronting Vero’s past, and juggling the daily trials of parenthood.
“Fasten your seat belts . . . murder most madcap.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Finlay’s strong narrative voice carries the reader . . . This is good, fast fun.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fresh, heartfelt and witty, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is a twisty, page-turner, and its relatable heroine Finlay Donovan is irresistible!” —Janet Evanovich
“This series is magical! The premise is absolutely brilliant, the writing is tight, sharp, hilarious, and heartfelt. I’m in awe of Elle Cosimano. Every book lover in the world should be reading Finlay Donovan.”—Christina Lauren, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Wilder
“Finlay Donovan remains the heroine of my heart. Murder and hot men while rocking a messy mom bun, yes please! Elle Cosimano writes fresh, funny mysteries that are an absolute blast to read.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
“It would be next to impossible to find another author who writes stories that are as thrilling as they are hilarious. By now, I love Finlay Donovan so much I would 100% hide a dead body for her.” —Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A For Aunties
“Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is an edge-of-your-seat, fun, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, sexy and smart novel. It can’t be pinned down to one genre because it spans so many, pulling readers all the way in for an absolutely awesome adventure. Elle Cosimano is a word wizard and this series gets better with every book.” —Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules For Faking It
“Finlay Donovan is back! In Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun, Finlay and her sidekick, Vero, are trying to squirm their way out of the mob’s grasp while simultaneously trying not be indicted for (several) murders. As always, Elle Cosimano puts the two women into impossible situations that create the best kind of escapist fiction. Cosimano’s newest Finlay book is laugh out loud funny . . . a story of second chances, family and loyalty. Fact: If you’re going to bury a body, you definitely want Finlay Donovan by your side.”—Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Lies You Tell
“I’ve never laughed so much reading books about murder. Elle Cosimano’s accidental hitwoman Finlay Donovan is a darkly hilarious, quick witted, and surprisingly relatable woman. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you have reading this brilliant, funny mystery series from one of the best writers working today.” — Jennifer Hillier, award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of Things We Do in the Dark and Little Secrets
“Sassy, ludicrous, sexy . . . Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun is another great addition to this marvelous series. If you’re a fan of crazy off-the-wall antics and hysterical comedy, sexy tension laden chemistry, and an outstanding who’s-the-bad-guy mystery, [this] is for you! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys highly entertaining mysteries.”—Mystery and Suspense magazine