» » The Cop With the Pink Pistol: A Mystery Introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima

The Cop With the Pink Pistol: A Mystery Introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima epub

by Gray Basnight


The Cop With the Pink Pistol: A Mystery Introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima epub

ISBN: 0977378780

ISBN13: 978-0977378784

Author: Gray Basnight

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Ransom Note Press LLC; Original edition (March 6, 2012)

Pages: 217 pages

ePUB book: 1406 kb

FB2 book: 1919 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 182

Other Formats: lrf mbr docx mobi





The new debut "The Cop With the Pink Pistol" written by broadcast veteran Gray Basnight is now making his mark in print. This book, in a nutshell is a murder mystery centered around NYPD homicide detective Donna Prima.

The new debut "The Cop With the Pink Pistol" written by broadcast veteran Gray Basnight is now making his mark in print. A Brief Summary: This book, in a nutshell is a murder mystery centered around NYPD homicide detective Donna Prima. She doesn't do jiggle.

NYPD Homicide Detective Donna Prima's sole concession to modern womanhood is the pink. 38 she wears strapped to her ankle. Not that she has much opportunity to use it, having been demoted to desk duty for a serious infraction of NYPD regulations. On a routine burglary follow-up in Greenwich Village, Donna meets soap-opera actor Conner Anderson (Crawford on the top-rated Vampire Love Nest), who alerts her to some strange goings-on in a liquor store across the street. Sick of being chained to her desk, Donna decides to investigate

The new debut "The Cop With the Pink Pistol" written by broadcast veteran Gray Basnight is now making his mark in print. She doesn’t do jiggle. She isn’t into shoes or jewelry. Published by Ransom Note. She doesn’t wear makeup: Donna Prima’s sole concession to modern womanhood is the pink.

A mystery introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima"-Cover. The Cop With the Pink Pistol.

The Cop With the Pink Pistol: A Mystery Introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.

A New York City-based police novel introducing Italian-American NYPD Detective Donna Prima. Mysteries & Thrillers. Busted down to desk clerk for reasons known only to her and her captain, Donna investigates a routine apartment robbery in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Sit back, meet Donna Prima, and let Gray Basnight's sharp New York prose take you behind the scenes at the Sexy Sixth Precinct and Sunday dinner at the Prima household in Bensonhurst. Drama is sure to ensue in both places. Used availability for Gray Basnight's The Cop with the Pink Pistol.

NYPD Homicide Detective Donna Prima's sole. NYPD Homicide Detective Donna Prima s sole concession to modern womanhood is the pink. Not that she has much opportunity to use it, having been demoted to desk duty for a serious infraction of NYPD rules. And Donna an Italian-American from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn can t deny the mutual chemistry she feels with this Southern WASP from Tupelo, Mississippi.

A mystery introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima Cover. Books Related with The Cop with the Pink Pistol: A Mystery Introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima by Gray Basnight. Author Gray Basnight Books Related with The Cop with the Pink Pistol: A Mystery Introducing NYPD Detective Donna Prima by Gray Basnight.

She doesn’t do jiggle. She isn’t into shoes or jewelry. She doesn’t wear makeup (or, as she calls it, “war paint”). NYPD Homicide Detective Donna Prima’s sole concession to modern womanhood is the pink .38 she wears strapped to her ankle.  Not that she has much opportunity to use it, having been demoted to desk duty for a serious infraction of NYPD rules. On a routine burglary follow-up in Greenwich Village, Donna meets soap-opera actor Conner Anderson (Crawford on the top-rated Vampire Love Nest), who alerts her to some strange goings-on in a liquor store across the street. Sick of being chained to her desk, Donna decides to investigate. Meanwhile, the Feds need her help on a cold murder case as they investigate a theft from a nuclear power plant. But would-be detective Conner Anderson wants to come along for the ride. And Donna―an Italian-American from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn―can’t deny the mutual chemistry she feels with this Southern WASP from Tupelo, Mississippi. Will taking on Conner as a “civilian partner” be the start of something beautiful or the biggest mistake of Donna’s life?

(Basnight, Gray)
The story was sufficiently interesting, though the wrap-up seemed to be rushed and unimaginative. The writing was fast paced and easy to follow, but I felt the cursing (in Italian) was unnatural for someone from Bensonhurst. All in all, a decent read that ended up being more of an enjoyable experience than not. Definitely not a pinnacle of literature, though.
Basnight grabs your full attention from the first paragraph of the novel and keeps you alert,interested and wanting more until the final words. I am anxiously waiting for the next Donna Prima novel and the next! The author leads you among the several plots and you look back in wonder when you have finished. How in the world did he weave everything together and hand it out in one package? His NYCity street life, restaurant tour, literature references, character development, breathtaking rides and constant harrowing escapes are just brilliant. Give us more, Gray Basnight, and also give us a political novel soon. What a talent! Thank you!
Funny and entertaining from beginning to end. Easy to read. Can't wait for the second book. Should be a movie!
I am truly pleased with this book. Gray is an excellent writer, this is an excellent book, and definitely a must read. Can't wait to read the next book he publishes! Was shocked to find out this is his first book it was such a great read.
The main character is a cop who stumbles onto a crime and then uses a civilian to help her solve it all without ever notifying anyone in the police department. Then (SPOILER) she is awarded a medal from the mayor and praised as the ultimate cop. Ridiculous! The dialog is awkward and doesn't sound natural. The characters are laughable caricatures.

I think this was supposed to be similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series but it really missed the mark.
Didn't find the book entertaining. Main character had to triumph over her own bad judgement. Not a characteristic of an inspiring (or interesting) hero.
The Cop with the Pink Pistol opens with Jose and Vasily, two small time crooks, picking an apartment to burgle that has nothing worth taking. Worse yet, Vasily, working the inside while Jose stands watch, is warned off when the little old woman starts up the building stairs to her home leading to a Vasily making a hasty exit. Not wanting to return to his partner empty handed, Vasily slips into another apartment a floor below and grabs the electronics and coins that are readily available.

What starts as a bumbled burglary turns into so much more and gives readers their first look at Donna Prima, the Italian American cop with an attitude. She's smart, she's funny and she's tired of working the desk. And although she's not a clothes horse or a fashionista, is does s pack a pink pistol strapped to her ankle. When she gets the opportunity to investigate the burglary of Connor Anderson's apartment, she jumps at the chance. While there Connor mentions some strange activity at a store across the street, Donna is set to investigate. The only hitch is, Connor, who has always dreamed of being a cop, wants in. The tension between Connor the TV star from Mississippi and Donna steadily grows fluctuating between attraction and aggravation. But whether the chemistry between the two is running hot or cold, it is real. The relationship smacks quite a bit of Becket and Castle.

Donna and Connor are only two of the colorful cast of characters in the book. My favorite is Donna's Aunt Mary, who reminds very much of Stephanie Plum's Grandma. And in fact, Donna reminds me a lot of Stephanie Plum herself with her sassy attitude, and generally her persona.

Basnight's New York is vividly portrayed with the various neighborhoods' flavor coming alive for the reader. Even while the Greenwich Village shopkeeper running around in flip flops works perfectly, readers definitely know this is a "village" thing that wouldn't work in uptown Manhattan. As a reader not overly familiar with New York City, I was pleased that I could nearly smell the aromas of the shops and hear the street noise as Connor and Donna work the case.

This is an interesting book as it is reasonably short at just over 200 pages, but in that space, the author has woven three very different plotlines to an acceptable conclusion.

Readers who enjoy humor with their mysteries, are fans of Stephanie Plum or the television show Castle might want to give The Cop with the Pink Pistol a try.