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Review – Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection Box Set by Barbara Venkataraman

Review – Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection Box Set by Barbara VenkataramanJamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 by Barbara Venkataraman
Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery
on September 3, 2014
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 314
Source: Author

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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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.

Jamie is still reeling from the loss of her mother. She is a lawyer that has taken a sabbatical to get herself together.  Her services are needed by her aunt and her son when he is accused of murder. Not being a criminal lawyer, with her family law background, she scrambles to be of help. She figures out the biggest help will be to find who actually committed the murder to clear her cousin’s name.

In an Oyster Shell – I wasn’t impressed with this series, it has most of the elements you would look for in a Cozy mystery. I personally didn’t find this book very cozy.

The Pearls – The title of the book was straight forward. It had all the necessary elements of a cozy mystery.

I really liked the characters in the first book. The set up for later books was really good character development wise. I feel like the supporting characters really helped spotlight the main character. Characters introduced in book two and three just added to that. I felt more kinship with the supporting characters.

The plot was this book’s strongest suit. From beginning to end there was a strong order. I like how the author intertwined the series plot in each individual book.

The Sand – I found the main character to be frigid. That takes the cozy out of cozy mystery for me.

3 Pearls!
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3 Stars

About Barbara Venkataraman

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of “The Fight for Magicallus,” a children’s fantasy, “If you’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place,” a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: “I’m Not Talking about You, Of Course,” and “A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities,” which are part of an ongoing series entitled “Quirky Essays for Quirky People.”

Her Jamie Quinn cozy mystery series includes: “Death by Didgeridoo,” “The Case of the Killer Divorce,” “Peril in the Park,” and “Engaged in Danger”. Coming out in 2016, “Jeopardy in July”. All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.

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