This is book number 1 in the Nic & Nigel Mystery series.
Visiting New York to attend a cousin's birthday gala, Nic and Nigel Martini are looking forward to cocktails with old friends and a pampered stay at the Ritz. But when the birthday girl's gold-digging cad of a husband goes missing, the Martini family worries that the social event of the season may turn into a story for the scandal sheets.
Nigel's condescending aunt begs former detective Nic to find sleazy Leo, despite the fact that it would be better for everyone if he just stayed lost. Trailing a "married bachelor" with a penchant for trouble isn't pretty; in fact it's downright deadly. Assisted by Nigel and their newly adopted Bullmastiff, Nic must tangle with her old underworld connections if she hopes to hunt down the dirtiest Martini.
"Even teetotalers will enjoy these Martinis. Here's hoping Kiely will treat readers to another round."--Kirkus Reviews
"A toast to Tracy Kiely for her wonderful, entertaining homage to The Thin Man. From the opening scene . . . the reader knows Murder with a Twist is going to be delightful."--Mystery Readers Journal
"Witty, droll, and hilariously spot on."--Hank Phillipi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author