Last Stop Sunnyside: A Dana Leoni Mystery by Pat CapponiLast Stop Sunnyside: A Dana Leoni Mystery by Pat Capponi

Last Stop Sunnyside: A Dana Leoni Mystery

byPat Capponi

Paperback | April 3, 2006

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This is Pat Capponi’s world. No tourist on the mean streets ofToronto’s once prosperous Parkdale neighbourhood, Capponi—a psychiatricsurvivor who has chronicled her experiences in several bestselling non-fictiontitles—has lived there. Now, in this compelling debut novel, Capponi turns herauthentic voice and imagination to a gripping murder mystery.

Dana Leoni is Capponi’s heroine, a traumatized woman who hasretreated from life to a rough rooming house. Surrounded by the marginalized andthe mad, she is devastated when one of her housemates turns up dead. When,despite the disappearance of another neighbourhood woman, the police reach adead end, Dana and her rag-tag posse of housemates—inspired by the novels ofJanet Evanovich—decide to go detective and take matters into their own hands.The result is a terrific mystery read, peopled with authentic characters andevocative in its gritty portrayal of a world few of us know. Infused withcompassion and wit, Last Stop Sunnyside marks the beginning of abound-for-bestseller series.

PAT CAPPONI is one of Canada’s leading mental health careadvocates and the author of several bestselling books, including Upstairs inthe Crazy House, Dispatches from the Poverty Line and Beyond theCrazy House. She has been awarded the Order of Ontario and the C. M.Hincks Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Pat Capponi li...
Title:Last Stop Sunnyside: A Dana Leoni MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:April 3, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally worth the read! This was a refreshing story - the writing style was good, language and descriptives most enjoyable. However the best part of the story was the character development. What a fantastic job of creating people that you normally would avoid on the street and you end up cheering and wanting to help them fight their way back up. There's a message could happen to any of us...and I hope someone notices who I am and reaches out a hand when no-one else is there. This was a mystery but it also ties it closely to a social conscience and it all happens in the city I know so well. Glad I picked it up and i do want to read more from this author - way to go ... Pat Capponi
Date published: 2007-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dana Leoni is a survivors hero--Bravo Dana Leoni definitely has a voice in Parkdale. Even though she is a fictional character, Pat Capponi has brought this wiley survivor to life in her first adventure. Capponi brings Parkdale to life as well; you feel that you are in the neighborhood. Thank you Miss Capponi. I love that you also refer to Janet Evanovich's Plum series as well.
Date published: 2007-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great canadian mystery I am loving this book. It's funny, moving and realistic. I highly recomend it.
Date published: 2006-09-26