Review: Murder Has Consequences – Giacomo Giammatteo

Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Inferno Publishing Company (May 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985030267
ISBN-13: 978-0985030261
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Frankie Donovan – New York City detective, friend to Nicky Fusco.
Nicky Fusco – Ex. Con attempting to turn his life around.
Tom Jackson – A just released from prison killer, going on another killing spree.


Three stories, three murders. Many questions. Will Nicky Fusco break his promise to his wife? Why is Tom Jackson going around killing people, and who committed the other murders?


Mr. Giammatteo has done it again with Murder Has Consequences. He’s quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and every book has been an extreme pleasure to read. This latest is no exception. Mr. Giammatteo manages to spin three different stories at one time, eventually tying them up into a neat package.

The characters have become embedded so much in my mind, that each time I read of them, it’s like making a trip back home. He brings the city and streets of New York to life, and I can almost picture myself there with Nicky or Donovan.

Overall, I think my favorite character has to be Nicky. He’s the bad guy with the heart of gold, and would do anything for someone he calls a friend. The new character of Tom Jackson is a very disturbing individual, and a very nicely developed character. You can tell why the other characters would fear him.

Overall, Murder has Consequences is a great mystery, a great addition to his continuing series, and a very enjoyable book. If you’ve not read Mr. Giammatteo’s books, pick up the first one and start there. I look forward to his next entries in both this series and his others.

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About the Author

I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.

Somehow I survived the transition to adulthood, but when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over. At last count we had 41 animals–12 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 26 pigs.

Oh, and one crazy–and very large–wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.

Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. By day I am a headhunter, scouring the country for top talent to fill jobs in the biotech and medical device industry. In the evening I help my wife tend the animals, and at night–late at night–I turn into a writer.

Go check out the website: Look around, click some links, and, if you’ve got time, tell me what you think.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Gina at Partners In Crime for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

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4 Responses to “Review: Murder Has Consequences – Giacomo Giammatteo”

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  2. Lance Wright Says:

    Thanks for your review. I appreciate getting a mini-biography of the characters at the start together with your thoughts on the book. Will definitely consider adding to my TBR stack.

  3. Giacomo Giammatteo Says:

    Rick, thanks so much for the kind words, and I’m glad you liked the book. I was a little concerned that some people might not like the dual plot lines, but so far everyone seems to like it.

  4. Julie Higgins Keegan Says:

    Great author!