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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Oh yes...these are 3 great little cozy mysteries!
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
yes, all books were equally great mysteries that were not predictable!
Which character – as performed by Carrie Lee Martz – was your favorite?
Duke!!!!!!! Then Jamie!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The end of book 2, when Jamie meets her dad!!! I was in tears!
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This collection of 3 little mysteries was a breath of fresh air....I love Jamie, she is a wonderful main character...smart and sassy and such a fun listen! Book 1, she is sad over her moms death and gets dragged back into law by her cousin being wrongly accused of murder...book 2 A messy divorce end up in murder and Jamie is there to save the day! Also Jamie learns who her dad is in a touching ending...and book 3 Jamie's new boyfriend needs help and ends up in a dangerous situation and Jamie and her friends come to the rescue....in all 3 she has the assistance of a fun but sneaky PI by the name of Duke, who is hilarious.....very enjoyable listen and I highly recommend!!!
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Books 1-3 of the Jamie Quinn Mystery Series, including: Death by Didgeridoo Winner of the Indie Book of the Day award Reluctant lawyer Jamie Quinn is still reeling from the death of her mother. She's pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit. The Case of the Killer Divorce Reluctant lawyer Jamie Quinn has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It's business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie's client becomes the prime suspect. When she can't untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client's name. And she's hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father. Peril in the Park There's big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn's boyfriend, Kip Simons - the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor who was passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can't figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there's a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it's too late.
While I generally don’t read books in series back to back, considering that too much of a good thing, in this case I did, partly because of the time constraint involving the expectation of the provider of this book, but also because they are each short books, so I read them, essentially as one long book, and it worked nicely.
These are charming little cozies, with the expected quirky characters, interesting, if not terribly tricky or convoluted mysteries, and just enough excitement to raise the pulse beat a bit. The quirky characters are very nicely done, and some, like Quinn’s nephew, are of more than a little interest. Of most interest, though, is Jamie’s life, and the ways in which she handles her problems. While she often seeks needed help, she is no clinging vine, and is a rather charmingly quirky protagonist in her own right.
One of the nice things about series books is that the author has time to develop the major characters, give deeper insight into their lives and stories, and build such things as settings with more care and attention than a standalone novel usually allows. The author has done all these things, and done them very well. While one could read any of these novels by itself and have a pretty good idea of the back-story, reading these books in order allows for a more fully developed sense of the people, their personalities, relationships and lives.
One of the drawbacks of series books is that they can allow for less tight plotting than a standalone book requires, since any plot difficulties or inconsistencies can be corrected in the next book. The author nimbly avoids this trap. Each of her plots is well developed, consistent and nicely constructed.
The narrator does an excellent job with this narration, and while at first I thought she had overdone the Southern accent of one of the series mainstay characters, I realized that it was quite possible that the character, himself, being more than a bit flamboyant, might well have overdone his own accent, for his own reasons (probably involving the charming of any ladies who happen to be in a 10 mile range), so in that sense, the narrator presented him perfectly! In fact, once I “caught on” (perhaps) I had to laugh a bit, and send her a congratulatory wink.
I would give this boxed set a strong 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the narrator 5 stars.
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