Back to Brooklyn: Book 1 of the My Cousin Vinny Series
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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.
In the course of building his practice, Vinny is reunited with Joe, his walking, talking embarrassment of a brother 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. Her boyfriend has just been scraped off the pavement after taking a dive from eight stories up and 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. 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. My Cousin Vinny comes into the 21st century with this fast and feisty tale of a most unconventional lawyer and his most unusual assistant. 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? I loved every word and every scene of this pitch-perfect, rollicking good story. Lawrence Kelter has an unerring ear and a wonderful knack for comedy. 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. I’ve watched that movie twenty times since. Now, Vinny and Lisa are back thanks to the brilliant mind of Lawrence Kelter. The characters of Back to Brooklyn 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? Readers will soon find that nothing about this continuation of the My Cousin Vinny franchise is ‘normal.’ 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.