Saturday, May 22, 2021

Review: Jeopardy in July by Barbara Venkataraman

Cozy Mystery

Audio Book

Release Date
March 27, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Old people were dying at an alarming rate at La Vida Boca, a posh assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. With its sterling reputation, dedicated staff, and top-notch medical care, none of the deaths are considered suspicious, but when members of the poker club start to die under strange circumstances, attorney Jamie Quinn finds herself once again embroiled in a mystery. With help from her new friend, Jessie Sandler, and her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie uncovers a crime that took place forty years earlier. Can she stop the killer in time? Or is she in danger of becoming the next victim?

My Review

Attorney Jamie Quinn is back with another exciting mystery.  This one surrounds the residents at La Vida Boca, an assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida and missing artwork.  One by one a small group of friends is killed.  Jamie finds herself right in the middle of all of it.  She calls her good P.I. friend Duke Broussard to lend a helping hand in this mystery.

Jamie has so many things going on in her life.  She’s trying to establish a relationship with her long-lost father, she’s not quite sure about her boyfriend Kip and she has mixed emotions about her career.  Her concerns are realistic and the author does a wonderful job of bringing Jamie’s emotions to life.

It’s a fast-pace story.  I listened to the audiobook as I walked and it made for a delightful distraction.  I really enjoy the author's smooth writing style.  I, also, have to give a shout out to the narrator, Fay Annette.  She is excellent.  To me, she *is* Jamie Quinn.  She has the perfect voice and tone for this role.  The author gave us a surprising climax to the story with a big splashy ending that brought tears to my eyes.  

I do enjoy my visits with Jamie and her cohorts.  They always find themselves in the craziest situations.  This is the 5th book in the Jamie Quinn series.  Although the mystery aspect is contained in this story, there are some secondary storylines that carry through from book to book.  The author does give you some background information sprinkled throughout the book, but I do believe it makes for a better reading experience to read the series in order.

I’m looking forward to the next entry into Jamie Quinn’s life.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2021
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2021
Craving for the Cozies Reading Challenge 2021

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free audio book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I've read a book by this author before and really enjoyed it and this sounds great! I definitely need to pick up this mystery series.


Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! I always love reading comments and getting to know my readers!

After some careful consideration, I've decided to become an award-free blog. Although I appreciate and am honored by each and every award I've received, your comments and friendship are enough award for me. Thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness.

Due to way too many spam comments, I disabled the Anonymous User comments. We'll see if this works, otherwise I'll have to go back to word verification.