Across the River is now an Amazon E-Book—only 99 cents until June 1!

FINALIST: Best First Novel, 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
SEMIFINALIST: Best Mystery/Thriller, 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards
WINNER: Best Unpublished Mystery, 2007 David G. Sasher, Sr., Award

Book jacket

Andie Rinaldi has just lost her job at the country's most respected newspaper, her big-city apartment is going condo, her long-distance romance is suffering from travel fatigue, and her twin sister is threatening a relapse of her "impulse control problem." Worse yet, Andie's new employer—the country's least respected celebrity tabloid—has ordered her to cross the river to her tiny hometown and report on a shocking, as-yet-unsolved murder that involves childhood friends . . . and enemies.
   Caught between a rock (the New Jersey Palisades) and a hard place (New York City), Andie finds herself becoming part of the sensational story, while confronting her own past, present and future.

Now available from Deadly Ink Press

Purchase at major, independent and specialty mystery bookstores such as The Mysterious Bookshop and Mill Run Booksellers. (Request it if it's not on the shelves!) You can also find it online at, Barnes and Noble, Grave Matters and other virtual booksellers.

Steve Hockensmith Ride along with best-selling author Steve Hockensmith, as he reveals all about the inspiration behind his creations, brotherly PIs Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, and the Holmes on the Range series of Wild West mysteries. My interview with him is in the current issue of Mystery Scene. Oh, yeah. And though he didn't write Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Steve did, write its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, and its sequel, Dreadfully Ever After. So you'll learn, too, what it's like to walk among the undead.

Book Club QueenStop by the Book-Club-Queen! Besides finding insightful reviews there, you'll also see an interview with me conducted by Her Literary Highness. Long live the Queen!

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What they're saying


LOVED it, start to finish. Across the River is dark, charming, funny, and gorgeously written—a magnificent debut from a great new talent.
Cornelia Read, author of the Madeline Dare mysteries A Field of Darkness and The Crazy School.

Solimini tells her tale as only a true Jersey girl could! She has the Turnpike running through her veins.
Chris Grabenstein, author of the John Ceepak Jersey Shore mysteries

A fine read! Solimini brilliantly captures the bittersweet taste of going home again.Robin Hathaway, author of Sleight of Hand, a Dr. Jo Banks mystery

I always appreciate a well-executed plot, but Across the River has a lot more than that. It also has heart, as well as a memorable narrator, Andrealisa Rinaldi, who makes many of her kind (you know, the sassy but sensitive narrator with the heart of gold) pale in comparison. Hell, even the cover is good. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and look forward to more by Solimini.
Mysterious Matters

 The story is full of warmth and humor with loads of interesting characters. Across the River is an enjoyable read.
Victoria Kennedy, Midwest Book Review

Fans of quirky, rebellious female sleuths are going to love Across the River. I know I did!Betty Webb, Mystery Scene

The novel is "peopled" with ... a varied cast of characters who... are never anything but interesting, as is the book itself. Gloria Feit, Spinetingler, CrimeSpree, Mystery Morgue and DorothyL