Jeopardy in July

Jeopardy in July

By Barbara Venkataraman

Genre: Cozy mystery

5 out of 5 chickadees singing! I was given this book and am voluntarily reviewing it. These Jamie Quinn books just keep on getting better! Jamie stumbles upon another mystery when her client’s painting turns out to be a fake, but with a legitimate letter of authenticity. She also gets a job at an assisted living facility to present seminars about wills. As the old people pull her into their drama, she gets closer to uncovering something big about the painting.

This mystery was really well-written and thought out. The foreshadowing and clues were well done. I liked the quirky characters, both old and new. The plot moved at a good pace and kept my interest the whole time. Jamie has a good heart and as a result, the books can have murder and still feel heartwarming. This book definitely left the series open to another adventure and I’m so happy about that! I’d recommend these books to anyone who likes cozy mysteries.

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Engaged in Danger Review

Engaged in Danger: Jamie Quinn Mystery Series #4

By Barbara Venkataraman

Genre: Cozy mystery

In November, I reviewed the first three books in the Jamie Quinn Mystery Series hereI was given a copy of book #4 and am voluntarily reviewing it. I really enjoyed the latest Jamie Quinn mystery! Jamie is a divorce lawyer who keeps finding herself engrossed in more complicated mysteries than who gets the house. In this one, Jamie and her best friend, Grace, eventually agree to represent the wife of the most powerful man in town. She wants to divorce him, but doesn’t know what assets they have. Jamie’s neighbors also ask her to look into who owned the plane their sister and brother in law were in when it crashed. Jamie gets caught in the middle of scandal and corruption and her life and reputation hang in the balance. 

I feel like every Jamie Quinn book that is released has a more elaborate and well-thought-out mystery plot. The books just keep getting better and better! Jamie and her friends are likeable characters with quirky personalities. I like the fact that we get to see characters from old books here and there, like Adam and Jayashree. All in all, this was a great book for fans of cozy mysteries!

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