Lucy’s Christmas Miracle (A Frank Rozzani Private Detective Short Story) by Don Massenzio



I bought this book (mobi format).

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

It’s the Christmas Season and a child is missing. Her parents are frantic. Join Private Detective Frank Rozzani and all of his friends as they search for her in the inclement weather of a cold winter night. It will take a miracle to bring her home safely. Christmas is the time for just such miracles.

Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction, Short Stories
Series: add-on to the Frank Rozzani Detective Novels series
Length: 20 pages
Release date: 2014-12-10



…You know what I found? There is a lot of good in the world. You just have to stop looking for the bad and let the good find you…

My Opinion

A child has vanished and the parents are devastated. Frank Rozzani, the police, and helpful neighbours start searching for little Ruby.

With Lucy’s Christmas Miracle, Don Massenzio has created a quite intriguing and heart-warming suspense story. It is a short read, an add-on to the Frank Rozzani Detective Novels series, can be read as standalone. Don Massenzio introduces his characters with care, even if they are not described in too much detail. Frank is a likeable guy, and I just love Lucy! The story is nicely elaborated and has a really good flow.

This is a book for you if you like mystery, short stories, and canine characters.


In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Hopeful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:


About the author

Don Massenzio was born in Syracuse, New York, to first generation Italian American parents. He is an avid reader. Some of his favorite authors include Harlan Coben, David Morrell, Stephen King, and Hugh Howey. His favorite book of all time is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.

Don began writing as a way to combat the long hours of travel and numerous hotel stays that are part of the ‘glamorous’ world of corporate travel. He uses writing as a therapeutic outlet. He recently took the jump to sharing his work with others.

His first published long work is the novel, Frankly Speaking. It is the first in what will hopefully be a series of books focused on the character, Frank Rozzani, a Florida private detective. The book is a throwback to the days of pulp detective novels with a tip of the hat to Jim Rockford from 70’s television and The Rockford Files.

Prior to finishing this book, his published work was comprised of short stories that will be merged into a collection in the near future.

He now resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, children, and three dogs.

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Lucy’s Christmas Miracle?  Or – if you did not yet read Lucy’s Christmas Miracle – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

The teaser above is one of my favourite quotes of the year; Frank Rozzani and/or Don Massenzio hit the nail on the head.

Peace, coffee, and a cheesecake, my friends.






5 thoughts on “Lucy’s Christmas Miracle (A Frank Rozzani Private Detective Short Story) by Don Massenzio

  1. Pingback: Lucy’s Christmas Miracle (A Frank Rozzani Private Detective Short Story) by Don Massenzio — My train of thoughts on… | Charlotte Gerber

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