Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection is the first three books in the series. Jamie is grieving, is continuing with a successful family law practice and finds herself thrust into mystery and intrigue. All the while, her emotional turmoil plays a significant and sometimes entertaining role in the stories.
Barbara Venkataraman does an excellent job of building Jamie’s character along with other characters who are not only pivotal but just as interesting. Duke Broussard is key to all three books although Venkataraman brings him in slowly in the first book. From a murdered rock star, a divorce case turned murder, and murder in the park system – while they are out of Jamie’s league, her friends step up and help her solve the cases.
Venkataraman takes her time building the characters and story plot. The dialog is well done and realistic. In each book, there are moments of hilarity yet also seriousness. One cannot help but love Jamie – she is a small part residing within each of us.
The narrator, Carrie Lee Martz performed the book very well. She spoke clearly and added the emotions needed to further the story and engage the listener. My only issue was Duke did not sound like he was described in the book; I had trouble reconciling his looks to his sound.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries and intrigue.
Star Rating: * * * *
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