New from Down & Out Books …
BACK TO BROOKLYN by Lawrence Kelter
Book 1 in the My Cousin Vinny Series
Publication date: May 22, 2017
Synopsis … Gambini is back! Hot on the heels of rescuing his cousin Bill and Bill’s friend, Stan from an Alabama electric chair, our wildly inappropriate hero, Vincent Gambini heads home to Brooklyn where he attempts to establish a successful law career. Meanwhile, Lisa aches to have a wedding band placed around her finger and her biological clock is still ticking away like mad. Vinny and Lisa have been together ten long years. She’s waited so very patiently for him to complete law school and pass the bar. Winning his first case was the last piece of the puzzle, and now nothing can stand in the way of true love, except that between them they don’t have two nickels to rub together, and Vinny is about as romantic as a box of frogs.
In the course of building his practice, Vinny is reunited with Joe, his walking, talking embarrassment of a brother, Lisa’s nudging parents, Ma and Augie, and his dear old friend Judge Henry Molloy, who refers him the mother of all capital murder cases.
Theresa Cototi is young and pretty but far from innocent, and darn her luck … her boyfriend has just been scraped off the pavement after taking a header from eight- stories up. You’d better believe she’s going to trial, charged with murder one.
Aided by Lisa and a ragtag team of misfits, Vinny defends his client against overwhelming odds. Our endearing neophyte attorney must match wits with a cunning DA and a formidable influence peddler, who appears to anticipate his every move. In the balance hangs the life of a woman he believes to be innocent. Or is she?
Yes, Vinny may have finally won his first case but his and Lisa’s story is far from over.
Praise for BACK TO BROOKLYN …
“I’ve been waiting for years to find out what happened to Vinny Gambini and Lisa. Now we know. Top-notch fun.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order
“Like visiting with old friends, Back to Brooklyn captures the fun and spontaneity of every lawyer’s favorite legal comedy, My Cousin Vinny. As surefooted as a ’63 Pontiac with Positraction.” —William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
“If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of My Cousin Vinny. So what could be more fun than the continuing adventures of Vincent Gambini and Mona Lisa Vito? This is the kind of book you will want to read again and again. I loved it!” —J. Carson Black, New York Times bestselling author
“I can still remember falling on the floor laughing at My Cousin Vinny. Now, Vinny and Lisa are back thanks to the brilliant mind of Lawrence Kelter. The characters have not only arrived back into my life like long-lost friends, but the novel has got me down on the floor laughing my tail off.” —Vincent Zandri, New York Times bestselling author of The Corruptions
“With Back to Brooklyn Lawrence Kelter turns the traditional mold inside out by taking a screenplay and using it as the basis for a novel. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? Vinny Gambini litigates a murder case while his sharp-tongued girlfriend, Mona Lisa Vito, investigates. The result is a murder mystery set in Brooklyn that is full of local flavor, twists and turns, and is just plain funny as hell. I loved it!” —Scott Pratt, bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series
“A quarter century and they haven’t aged a day. Vinny and Lisa are still going toe-to-toe in that riotous cat and mouse game we just can’t get enough of. Back to Brooklyn is clever, crisp, fun. I dare you not to laugh.” —Diane Capri, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunt for Jack Reacher series
Praise for Lawrence Kelter …
“Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Radiant Angel