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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book "Peril in the Park" by Barbara Venkataraman

About the Book: There's big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn's boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can't figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there’s a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it’s too late.

About the Author: Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection.
She is the author of "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy; a humorous short story entitled, "If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place"; and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course" and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of the "Quirky Essays for Quirky People" series. Both books of humorous essays won the prestigious "Indie Book of the Day" award.
Her latest works are "Death by Didgeridoo," first in the Jamie Quinn series, "The Case of the Killer Divorce," the second Jamie Quinn mystery, and, just out, "Peril in the Park," the latest in the popular Jamie Quinn series. Coming soon, "Engaged in Danger"--the next Jamie Quinn mystery!

My Review: This is another fabulous novel by this talented author. As my daughters would say, Jamie Quinn rocks! This author is a natural storyteller. Her characters are so real that you will be cheering for our heroine from the first page. The emotions are so well described that you will also cry in moments of despair.
I lived five years in Broward County before moving to New Jersey. All I have to say is that Mrs. Barbara description of places and situations is so real that I feel like I can see all the places she so vividly describes. Just two weeks before finish reading this book I went to Catfish Dewey's, one of my favorite restaurants, and coincidentally that was the place Jamie took Duke for dinner. So the description of real places in her story made me enjoy even more the whole Jamie Quinn's series. In this particular episode, Jamie's boyfriend is having trouble with a park vandal and things start escalating until some decisions have to be made. Then he goes missing! Jamie keeps contact with her father. Grace appears briefly in the story and Duke, again, is one of my favorites! Excellent plot and another big hit for Mrs. Barbara.
I recommend this book to all those readers who appreciate a very well written novel with mystery, and it will definitely improve your mood. It will keep you entertained for hours!

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