Engaged in Danger, Barbara Venkataraman

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Title: Engaged in Danger

Author: Barbara Venkaraman

Pages: 242

Genre: cozy mystery

Is this part of a series?  Yes, this is book four of the Jamie Quinn mysteries.

Published:  September 11th, 2015


Quinn is back and her life is as crazy as ever.  Her boyfriend leaves the country to save wombats- three months is Australia.  To take her mind off this, she begins helping her neighbor get information on the crash that killed her sister and brother-in-law.  Everything seems to be murky and covered up, no one wants to talk about it.  What are people hiding?

Then, on the work front, she decides to take on a case that is crazy out of her league- with the help of her best friend Grace Anderson and her law firm.  Threats, Russian bodyguards, hidden funds….. there’s a lot to uncover.  Can Jamie get to the bottom of this?

My thoughts:

This was certainly one of the craziest mysteries she’s had in a bit, and I loved it.  While the whole thing was extremely improbable I still loved it- think Stephanie Bond meets Law and Order.  The characters were great and I had a hoot.  The story was fast paced and entertaining.  For me, these books have always been fun, quick reads with great dialogue, some crazy stuff, and just enough action to be interesting.  Honestly, I eat this kind of stuff up!  While this could be understood as a stand alone novel, I don’t recommend it- there’s a lot of previous character interaction that you need in  order to fully enjoy the story.  For me, this was a five star book.  Five Stars

On the adult content scale, I give it a four.  There is some lewd humor (I heard worse in Shrek), and mild language.  Still, maybe suited for older teens through adults.  General.svg

The book is out!  Have you read it?

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