"Light and easy reading..." Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection by Barbara Venkataraman #review #mystery

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Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection

Books 1-3

Written by Barbara Venkataraman

Genre(s): Mystery

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, still reeling from the death of her mother, is 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 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.

A preview of the next Jamie Quinn Mystery, "Engaged in Danger," can be found at the end of the book.

Walki's Review

Light and easy reading

The Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection is an easy reading series of novellas, set in Miami, featuring insomnia family attorney Jamie Quinn. She generally handles divorces…

In DEATH BY DIDGERIDOO, Jamie rushes to her cousin’s rescue when he is accused of murder. Adam is mildly autistic, which means that sometimes what he says can be misinterpreted. Why does he say that it is his fault if his music teacher is dead? Jamie collects a favour from P.I. Duke Broussard.

In THE CASE OF THE KILLER DIVORCE, the husband of Jamie’s client is murdered. She gets her P.I. friend Duke on the case, while trying to locate her father whom she has never met.

In PERIL IN THE PARK, Jamie is quite happy. Duke has located her father, and Grace (her best friend and a lawyer) is using her contacts to try and get him an immigration visa. Also, Jamie has a boyfriend: Kip, the director of Broward County Parks. Every date is spent in one of the parks. However, when Jamie receives an anonymous email threatening Kip, and the P.I. hired to spy on them is murdered at the Renaissance Festival, she hires Duke to investigate. In the meantime, Kip tries to survive the headache that are local politics the development project he doesn’t want.

The style of writing is humorous (Jamie is the narrator), characters are reasonably developed. My favourite is the cat Jamie inherited after her mother’s death prior to the first novella.

Light and easy reading, this mystery collection is an enjoyable introduction to Jamie Quinn, your friendly neighborough attorney. And her cat.

Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.