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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Book Review: Engaged in Danger (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Barbara Venkataraman

This is a fun, engaging female lawyer mystery series.
Engaged in Danger (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 4)
by Barbara Venkataraman
File Size: 570 KB
Print Length: 242 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: September 11, 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Women Sleuth
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone?

Jamie has settled into a nice routine with enough clients to stay busy and still leave time to spend with her boyfriend, Kip. But Jamie is alarmed when Kip announces he is traveling across the world to serve on a team to help save the wombat population in Australia (not that Jamie knows what a wombat is). That is one stress in her life, but then another walks into her office in the form of a high society wife seeking to divorce her wealthy, powerful and controlling husband.

Jamie doesn’t quite feel up to taking on the case but she may be one of the few attorneys in town who doesn’t have a conflict. The case would require intense financial forensic investigation so Jamie seeks the help of her best friend, Grace. They agree to team up to take the wife’s case and, of course, Jamie plans to bring her PI friend Duke in to help.

Meanwhile, closer to home, Jamie is helping her neighbors who have taken in their niece after her parents died in a small plane accident. Jamie agrees to try to determine who owned the plane as it appears there may be a case for improper maintenance.

As Jamie and Grace push along the investigation of the wealthy husband they determine he may be laundering money and they are concerned about his connections with the Russian mob. More surprising is the trail of contacts that begin to connect the plane crash to the money connections of the husband.

As an attorney, I can easily follow the issues but it wouldn’t require a legal background to enjoy the suspense and cozy warmth of this series. There is extra fun for me as this involves a South Florida attorney in areas I am familiar with, and also includes songs and book references that are familiar to me.

This is book four and although it could be read as a stand-alone, I do recommend the earlier books so the reader can learn the characters and enjoy Jamie's propensity for trouble and trouble solving. I like the characters and the good, realistic mystery. I really enjoy the light, easy read of this mystery series and recommend it to those who enjoy cozy mystery.

I received this title from the author for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I haven't read any of this series yet, but I'm going to have to see if I have the first one or not. Thanks for sharing you thoughts about this story with us.


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