Well, the final book in the The Black Stiletto series dropped to $1.99 for the Kindle version, so I snatched it up. As I mentioned on my review of the fourth book, we were left on a cliffhanger. I have to say that this is the best book since the first one. It tied up all loose ends nicely and gave us an emotional ending to the series.
The final year of the Black Stiletto’s career deals with her helping to finish off a criminal empire in L.A., carry her son (Martin) to term, clear her name as the murderer of her ex-boyfriend’s wife, and beat the snot out of the woman who was impersonating her. We also see her son have to deal with his mother’s ghosts and her pending death at the hands of Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, her grandaughter finds herself having to don her grandmother’s famous costume to defeat a villain from her mother’s past. We even see Judy work out whether or not to abort her baby, considering the father. She ultimately makes the right choice and goes on to be an amazing mother.
As the story ended, I found myself realizing that I was going to miss Judy Cooper. I would have loved to have seen the series continue in the present with her granddaughter. Though we got to see her put on the costume, it’s clear that she won’t be continuing as the “new” Black Stiletto.
As with the other books, this book is NOT for children. Swear words abound. Unmarried people have sex. In any case, this was an awesome read and a fitting end to this series.