Saturday, July 5, 2014

Book "Death by Didgeridoo" by Barbara Venkataraman

About the Book: Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

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 book has all the ingredients a good mystery book needs to have to succeed. A murder was committed, an innocent is accused of the murder, the plot can have many different ways out and it is not evident for the reader what might have happened until everything is explained at the end. 
The task at hand is for a young lawyer named Jamie Quinn to figure out what happened to the victim, a former rock star named Spike that has plenty of enemies. The accused of the murder is her cousin Adam, whom she knows is incapable of hurting anybody. The only problem is that Adam confessed that he committed the crime. Aunt Peg is the sister of her late mother and ask her to represent Adam. Jamie works with family law and she needs to use the help of her best friend Grace (that works with criminal law) in order to represent her cousin, which by the way has a kind of autism. And another help comes from Duke, a character she helped getting divorced. She hires him as a private investigator. The author makes those characters come to live and you laugh out loud on the dialog between Jamie and Duke.
Very entertaining reading, it took me around four hours to read the whole book. I can barely wait to put my hands in the next Jamie Quinn's episode!
I received this book from the author for reviewing and I was not requested to write a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

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