Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection"

"Death By Didgeridoo" Book #1
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.

This short novel is the first in a fairly new series about a family lawyer (divorce, adoption, etc.) named Jaime Quinn who finds herself unintentionally involved in a murder case. Her cousin Adam, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, has been discovered with blood on his hands at the scene of the murder of his music teacher, who just also happens to be a rock star. Criminal law just isn’t Jamie’s area of expertise but she finds herself in the position of acting as defense consultant.

This is a nice cozy mystery novel and fun to read. (Actually, I listened to it on Audible.) Jamie is the leading character, but she also seeks the help of PI, Duke Broussard. The story is told from Jamie’s first person point of view. I think this book is to serve as a good introduction to the series. 

"The Case of the Killer Divorce" Book #2

A simple, entertaining mystery.

This novel is one of a series of Jamie Quinn mysteries. Jamie is an attorney, practicing family law, but now and again acts as a defense attorney. Her mother has recently died and Jamie is feeling depressed, knowing very little about her real father. Then she learns he is Cuban and she uses what channels she knows to find him. 

At the same time, she is acting as attorney for Becca Solomon in a custody battle with her ex-husband Joe. Becca is unstable and Joe is found dead from an overdose of drugs and alcohol. The story is simple. Jamie hires a PI, runs into an old boyfriend from school days to whom she is most attracted and spends much of her time with girlfriends. 

The story moves quickly, all is tied up in neat little bundles and comes to a quick end. For anyone who wants a quick, entertaining, not mentally stressful “whodunit,” this is the story for you. 

"Peril In The Park" Book #3

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.

My Thoughts..

This series of "A Jamie Quinn Mystery" was three cozy mysteries. This is the first time I've listened to Audible books. The books were gifted to me by the author, Barbara Venkataraman, to listen to and give an honest review. Thank you Barbara, for the last few days of some fun listening to your books.

 I really like the way that the two previous books in the series were briefly reviewed in the beginning of this book. It was a refresher for me and it would be a great introduction to the series if the reader were beginning the series with this book first. Even though it is the third book in the series, it can be a stand-alone book, as are all the other books in this series. I enjoyed the series enough to award it 3 stars.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Gigi Ann, I'm glad you enjoyed these cozy mysteries. The gracious author is is offering a wonderful giveaway for her books on my blog, as you know. I hope some of your readers will stop by.

    Have a wonderful day, Gigi Ann!