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  • Writer's pictureLarissa Reinhart

Happy Book Birthday Maizie Albright!

I'm so excited to announce the release of 17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE, the fifth Maizie Albright. 17 1/2 is a "between cases" holiday novella! In A VIEW TO A CHILL, Maizie had a way-too-white (& blue) (& red) Christmas. A week later, someone’s trying to pop her cork on New Year’s Eve. Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Maltese Falcon in this humorous, romantic crime caper.

I'm over at Lisa K's Book Reviews for the release party today. I hope you can stop by and visit! We'll have a giveaway going all week, a Q&A with me today, there's also an excerpt, and a bit about how Marion Ravenwood of Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired this story.

17.5 Cartridges in a Pear Tree by Larissa Reinhart

Here's what folks are saying about 17 1/2 CARTRIDGES!

“Chapter headings with hilarious hashtags are just one of the indicators of the snarky humor in store for readers, especially when combined with movie fandom that is the embodiment of ‘fanatic.’ This novella bridging events of the novels heralds in the New Year by taking Maizie and Nash Security Solutions in a new direction, promising even more adventures in cinematic and real world detecting.” —Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine

"With all the humor of the Maizie Albright Star Detective series and the action of one of Maizie's movies or TV series, 17.5 Cartridges in a Pear Tree is a true blast! A crazy rich guy, a manipulative femme fatale and a rambunctious little sister offer Maizie almost than she can handle." -- Bookbub reviewer

"Plenty of action and wacky humor abound in this short New Years Eve story as two factions vie for a movie prop. Although this is part of a series it can be read as a stand alone." -- Amazon reviewer


Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Maltese Falcon in this Maizie Albright Star Detective New Year’s Eve action & adventure-styled, humorous, romantic crime caper from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larissa Reinhart.

The mystery and detective cases drive the story, but Larissa Reinhart’s characters steal the show every time.” — The Girl with Book Lungs

This New Year’s Eve, Maizie Albright’s happy to leave aside her Hollywood alde lang syne for the sake of a new life with family and friends in Black Pine, Georgia. There are so many reasons to celebrate.

A new home with her father’s family.

Her new career as an assistant private investigator to hunky Wyatt Nash.

A new love life with hunky Wyatt Nash…

However, a new career and home mean responsibilities. Like getting called in on a case on New Year’s Eve day. And babysitting Remi, her half-sister (and possibly half-Tasmanian devil) while her dad's out of town. What’s a private investigator in training to do?

Make New Year’s Eve “take your sister to work day.”

But when a woman arrives at Nash Security Solutions, asking about an old movie prop Maizie had given to her father, her New Year’s Eve gets crazier than Times Square at midnight. Before champagne toasts and the Big Peach drops, Maizie has twelve hours to reprise her most detested role to protect her family from old acquaintances best forgot and never brought to mind. Will these ruthless villains pop Maizie’s cork before the clock strikes twelve? Or worse yet, drop the ball on her baby sister?

For a fun and wacky holiday adventure, catch up with Maizie and Nash and download 17.5 Cartridges today!

Maizie Albright Star Detective Series


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