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The Jamie Quinn Mysteries (books 1-3), Barbara Venkataraman

spolier alertTitles: Death by Didgeridoo, The Case of the Killer Divorce and Peril in the Park

Author: Barbara Venkataraman

Pages: 111, 121, 136

Genre: mystery

Part of a series?  These are the first three books in the Jamie Quinn series.

Published?  Goodreads has all three books published in 2013.

I was lucky enough to be offered a copy of all three books in exchange for an honest review.  I read them all in one file, so I thought to write one post for all three.  As always I will try to keep any spoilers to a minimum… but some might slip.  I will be doing each book one at a time.

Death by Digeridoo:  Jamie Quinn is a family practice lawyer on hiatus after the loss of her mother six months ago.  When she hears that her disabled cousin Adam has been accused of murder, she has to get herself together and work with two of her friends to clear his name and find the killer.  I loved the interaction between Jamie and the other characters- her softer side with family members, her fun side with her friend Grace who is also her sounding board, and her joking with PI Duke.  The story was fast paced and very engaging.  I loved it!  Five Stars

On the adult content scale, we’re basically looking at language and a lot of sexual innuendo.  It was fairly tame.  Let’s say a three.

The Case of the Killer Divorce: This is book two of the series.  Jamie is back at work and helping her client, Becca, through a nasty divorce.  When the husband is found dead, the number one suspect is her client.  Could Becca have done this?  Jamie has Becca hire Duke to help out, and the gang get to work solving this mystery.  As this is going on, Jamie has a mystery of her own.  She had been thinking of late about the father she never got to meet.  When she discovers that she might be able to learn about him (and meet him!)  she has some decisions to make.  As if this is not enough, we have a new love interest!  Kip, her high school sweetheart, is back!  The character development is really good, and I am loving the interaction.  Now, there are a few static characters, because there isn’t much time spent with them, but I was very happy.  Another fun, lightning fast read.  Five Stars

On the adult content scale… there’s some violence, language and more sexual content/ innuendo… I am going to say a five.

Peril in the Park:  Jamie’s boyfriend is director of the parks, and the job is getting really stressful.  There is a (slightly hilarious) park vandal causing havoc in town.  His new crew hates him (and some might be corrupt), and he is getting threatening emails.  It all comes to a head when Jamie gets an email from ICU with pics of her and Kip.    Then there is a dead body at the Ren Fest… the crew comes together to put an end to all this before anyone else gets hurt.

I love these books!  They are intriguing and fast reads.  The characters are fantastic and I was engaged the whole time.    As far as the adult content scale goes for book three, there is more violence, language and the like.  Still at a five.

These books are out, let me know what you think!

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