Jeopardy in July, Babara Venkataraman

jeopardy in Julyspolier alertTitle: Jeopardy in July

Author: Barbara Venkataraman

Pages: 220

Genre: Mystery

Is this part of a series?  Yes, book five of the Jamie Quinn novels.

Published: March 27th, 2017


With Kip still gone, Jamie takes on a side job doing a seminar at Vida la Boca, the local retirement home.  When the residents start dying at alarming rates, Quinn finds herself in the middle of a mystery.  A crime was committed forty years ago- a forged painting sold.  This only came to light when the owner died, bequeathing the forgery to his children.  But what if the sellers never knew it was forgery.  It’s one secret on top of another.  How far will one person go to keep these secrets?  Can Jamie and company stop the killer?

My thoughts:

I loved this book.  Jamie was sweet and hilarious.  I loved her interactions with Jess, Uncle Tommy, and Herb.  I also loved the play between Quinn and the recurring characters like Duke, Gracie, and Nick.  The story was fast and interesting, with enough twists to keep me guessing (though I sometimes wonder how hard that really is…).  Still, I had a great time, and for me this is a five star book.  Five Stars

On the adult content scale, some lewd humor, language and mild violence.  I give it a four.  Parental Guidance

The book just came out- go get it!

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