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Kristi Belcamino Books In Order

Publication Order of Gabriella Giovanni Mysteries Books

Blessed Are the Dead (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed Are the Meek (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed are Those Who Weep (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed are those Who Mourn (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed Are The Peacemakers (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saint (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed are the Merciful (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gia Santella Books

Gia (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gia in the City of the Dead (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gia and the Forgotten Island (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gia and the Dark Night of the Soul (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gia and the Lone Raven (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gia and the Black Widow (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taste of Vengeance (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dead (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border Line (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sanctuary City Mystery Books

Shadow Man (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jo Bennett Archeological Adventure Books

Tomb of the Queen (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of St. James Mystery Books

End Game (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Exit (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Way Out (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Queen of Spades Books

Queen of Spades (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eva (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

City of Angels (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Wrong (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming For You (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary City (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters from a Serial Killer (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
La Bella Figura (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crush your query! (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kristi Belcamino is a multiple award-nominated American author and a USA bestselling writer of mystery, suspense, thriller, and crime fiction novels. She has written several widely popular book series, including the Gabriella Giovanni Mystery series, the Tommy St James Mysteries, and the Gia Santella book series. Her books have helped her receive nominations for prestigious awards like Barry, Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony Award. Belcamino’s stories typically feature fierce, independent, and strong female characters, who fight unspeakable evils in their attempt to seek justice for the ones unable to seek themselves. Prior to becoming a writer of crime fiction novels, she used to work as a crime reporter for different newspaper agencies in California. Her dedication towards her reporting work had fetched her a number of awards. Belcamino is said to have flown in a FA-18 plane over the Big Sur, attended barbecues, and raced Dodge Vipers in her line of work.

During her time as a reporter, Belcamino has worked on numerous high profile cases such as the disappearance of Chandra Levy, the murder of Laci Peterson, etc. She has made appearances of Inside Edition. Also, her work has featured in many daily journals, manuals, and magazines like Writer’s Digest, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and the NY Times. Currently, Belcamino works as a part-time police reporter and a full-time writer of crime fiction and mystery novels. She is associated with the St Paul Pioneer Press. Belcamino is happily married and resides in Minneapolis along with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters. Being an Italian mama, she is known to make tasty biscottis. Belcamino has created the character of Gabriella Giovanni based on her own life and profession of crime reporting. All her main characters are described as smart, dedicated, plucky, strong, and fierce. Belcamino was inspired to write her first book from the case she worked on as a reporter that involved a serial killer. In the savvy debut book, she has made use of her background in the newsroom to a great effect. Every page of her book is filled with deft detail and insider know-how, a technique she employed each of her future books and gained enormous success.

The Gia Santella series written by author Kristi Belcamino is comprised of a total of 7 novels and 1 novella released between 2017 and 2018. Each book of this series features the chief protagonist in the role of Gia Santella. She is described as a hard-drinking, fast-driving free spirit trained in karate. Gia tried to leave her past life behind and find a new life for herself in San Francisco. Gia hails from a small town called Monterey and flees to achieve her dreams in a big city following the death of her parents. Some exciting characters mentioned in the books of this series other than Gia Valentina Santella include Sasha Kennedy, Sydney Rye, and several others. Belcamino has set the plots in San Francisco, Sicily, Baja, and Mexico. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘Gia in the City of the Dead’. It was released in 2017 in the Kindle format. The book opens by mentioning that Gia Santella ran away from her hometown Monterey after the sudden death of both her parents around 4 years ago. She moved to the big city with hopes of pursuing a high life for herself.

In order to overcome her grief, Gia took shelter in a luxurious apartment in a high-rise building with the Golden Gate Bridge view. As she inherited a huge amount of wealth from her parents’ death, she started using it for her amusements in an attempt to get past the emptiness in her life. She joined an art school and raced her Ferrari up & down the San Francisco coast, visiting the finest establishments of the city for getting hammered. Then suddenly, everything changed for Gia after she received a letter in her mailbox. The letter stated that her parents didn’t die in an accident, but were murdered by someone. As much as the letter shocks Gia, it makes her determined to find the killer and avenge her parents’ deaths. Shortly after, Gia realizes that the killer is watching her moves, making it clear that he wants to kill her too. Gia tries everything to stay a step ahead of the killer and at the same time, make him fall in her trap. This book is labeled as a perfect read for the fans of Patricia Cornwell, Gregg Hurwitz, and Lisa Gardner.

The second installment of this series is known as ‘Gia and the FOrgotten Island’. It was also published in 2017. It features Gia Santella and Sasha Kennedy in the main roles. This book continues to show Gia Santella as a fast-driving, karate-trained, and hard-drinking girl living in San Francisco. She is a young, sexy, gorgeous heiress. Gia has zero tolerance and fierce temper against people who have power and prey on vulnerable people. Also, Gia cannot take injustice taking place in the neighborhood. On one night in Autumn, a clash takes place in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco between a group of protestors and a hate-group that results in the breakout of violence. Gia arrives at the protest to find the granddaughter of her friend, Sasha Kennedy. Sasha is a student at UC Berkeley and holds the post of a student journalist. She intended to cover the protest and print it in her school newspaper. Gia is not able to find Sasha anywhere. The other people who saw Sasha at the protest tell Gia that she has mysteriously disappeared.

While investigating Sasha’s disappearance, Gia Santella learns that she was about to uncover a shocking story that has involvement from some powerful people. And as she continues to look for Sasha, she learns about several other mysterious disappearances in the past. Gia’s efforts let her unravel some dark secrets about the neighborhood that threaten to cause its destruction. Her plan to catch the culprit backfires and puts her in great danger. Shortly after, Gia gets a terrifying message and her course of action puts her in a deadly race against the clock to find and rescue Sasha Kennedy before she ends up dying. Gia knows that is her plan fails again, many other people will lose their lives. So, she cannot afford to make even the smallest of mistakes. Once again, the critics reviewed Belcamino’s book as a gritty and dark thriller with intriguing suspense.

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