Mystery

Jeopardy in July (Jamie Quinn Mystery #5) by Barbara Venkataraman

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I have reviewed the earlier books below:

Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 Engaged in Danger (Jamie Quinn Mystery #4)

This is one of the continuing series that I have access to thanks to the author herself. That has not affected my review in any manner, and the review is entirely based on my own reading experience as I will describe below.

This is the fifth instalment of the series, and I highly recommend coming to this after reading the previous ones. The writing is light but intelligent as always, and the conversations are always snappy and quick. Jamie is still feeling bad about the situation with her boyfriend/fiance and is chafing against the limitations of her job. This story begins at a care home for the elderly where she has been called to work out a divorce but will never get a chance to see that through. Things get more complicated, though, as her help is sought on a matter of a painting. This and some other small instances have her conveniently placed in the middle of a more significant conundrum.

I really had fun with this although I was a little put off by the fact that every character who is introduced into this narrative could spar equally with words with Jamie. The conversation style that I enjoyed was employed by everyone. That made it hard for me to distinguish between some characters in between. That is the only reason I like the previous case more than this one. Once that thought got into my head, I could not shake it off!

The case itself is exciting, and in the field of cosy mysteries, I think this series holds a pretty strong spot. You can even hear Rekha’s take on it!

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