On Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Elle Cosimano as she discusses and signs her new book, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun, in conversation with Christina Lauren. Elle Cosimano (she/her) 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.
From USA Today bestseller and Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano comes the hilarious and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series.
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.
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon, The Soulmate Equation and, most recently, Something Wilder.