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No Human Involved

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ISBN13: 9780061013614
ISBN10: 0061013617
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A strung-out waif-cum-ace auto mechanic, Munch Mancini is trying to get clean and get her act together. But temptation and problems keep pushing her closer to the edge. Like the murder of her abusive father, "Flower George." The cops have her pegged for the crime, and now she's got to stay out of sight of a certain cop named Mace St. John. St first it's easy because Mace isn't looking that hard. But when his prime suspect becomes linked to the gruesome murders of several not-so-innocent women, the wearily homicide detective goes into overdrive. If Mace wants to solve these murders, he'll have to find Munch. And if Munch wants a new life, she's got to find a way to cut a deal. But as they will both discover, there's a precarious line between trust and betrayal--and the temptation to cross it may be too strong to resist.


"Munch's scenes pulse with such startling immediacy — she's definitely worth another round, even if kindly, sensitive Mace never returns — that first-timer Seranella makes you forget how familiar her story is." Kirkus Reviews

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Barbara Seranella is a former auto mechanic who lives in California with her husband and their dogs. She is the author of No Offense Intended and the Los Angeles Times bestseller No Human Involved.She welcomes mail at

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troubdrgrl, June 2, 2007 (view all comments by troubdrgrl)
This book grabbed me from the very first scene. It is truly a great debut and introduces what turned out to be a terrific -- and highly acclaimed -- series. Barbara Seranella is (tragically now, "was") a greatly talented and overwhelmingly honest writer. Be sure to read ALL the books about Munch Mancini, Barbara's protagonist!!! A crime-solving lady auto mechanic who used to be a biker chick, got sober (still fighting demons from her past), and got a good start raising a kid (not her own) as various crimes and conundrums continue to crop up from both her old and new life, Munch solves them with unexpected charm and abandon. Barbara's character, "Munch" has, by her admission, some resonance with Barbara's life itself, but we can leave that for now and just acknowledge that the wild and fascinating times Barbara (like many of us) made it through left her with a great palette of color and character to draw from, and she has used it with wonderful facility and humor. She's great, and the series is great. Check it out!!!
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Seranella, Barbara
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Mystery & detective
Women detectives
Mystery fiction
Recovering addicts
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6.73x4.21x.86 in. .33 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780061013614 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Munch's scenes pulse with such startling immediacy — she's definitely worth another round, even if kindly, sensitive Mace never returns — that first-timer Seranella makes you forget how familiar her story is."
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