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Blues in the Night: Molly Blume #1 | [Rochelle Krich]

Blues in the Night: Molly Blume #1

An unidentified woman in a nightgown is the victim of a hit-and-run accident that leaves her unconscious and seriously injured. The image of the young woman stumbling along a dark, winding road is one true-crime writer Molly Blume cannot shake. It draws her to a bedside in intensive care, where, before dying, the victim whispers three names: Robbie, Max, and Nina. It is sufficient enough to reinforce Molly's gut instinct that there are sinister circumstances behind the assault on Lenore Saunders.
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An unidentified woman in a nightgown is the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Mulholland Drive that leaves her unconscious and seriously injured.

The image of the young woman stumbling along a dark, winding road is one true-crime writer Molly Blume cannot shake. It draws her to a bedside in intensive care, where, before dying, the victim whispers three names: Robbie, Max, and Nina. It's not a smoking gun, but it is sufficient enough to reinforce Molly's gut instinct that there are sinister circumstances behind the assault on Lenore Saunders.

With fearless conviction, Molly asks questions that nobody - including Lenore's mom, her ex-husband, her shrink, or even Molly's LAPD buddy, Detective Connors - wants to answer. Nevertheless, the astute Molly discovers Lenore lived a fractured life, so different from Molly's own secure and loving Orthodox Jewish background. And as a chilling picture of the unfortunate woman begins to take shape, the menace of murders past and present stirs and quickens.

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    Sandra Cary, NC, United States 09-17-09
    Sandra Cary, NC, United States 09-17-09 Member Since 2003

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Heroine is a dummy"

    There are just too many instances when our "heroine" blindly chooses unsupported trails down which to drag the reader for true crime fiction buffs, who know a dead end when they see one, to put up with. I, for one, figured this one out early on, having slogged through cliched rants--no, kvetching--about her ex-husband, endless descriptions of the streets of Hollywood and LA (I guess to let us know she's familiar with the area), and way more than you would ever want to know about what she and this one or that might be wearing. Don't bother.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara MARIETTA, GA, United States 10-03-11
    Barbara MARIETTA, GA, United States 10-03-11 Member Since 2004

    WildWiseWoman

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    "A little different, but not in a good way..."

    This mystery introduced me to freelance reporter Molly Blume, a woman with absolutely no compunction about lying to get her way, yet who is also a heavily-observant Jew who wails endlessly about her commitment to orthodoxy. If you have never heard of Judaism, her unrelenting expalnation of every detail and ritual of orthodox life in the 5700s MIGHT seem interesting, but I doubt it. Without the loose lips and complete unprofessionalism of every cop, doctor and nurse in the field, Molly couldn't investigate her way out of a paper bag, so it's pretty irritating that she supposedly charms the truth out of everyone but the listener.
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    The narrator has a little bit of a whine in her voice and lays the Jewish accents on pretty thick for a story that takes place in Los Angeles. The recording strikes me as 2nd rate, with a slight echo and hiss that cause some words to be difficult to interpret, but nothing that would encourage me to roll back and give it another listen.
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    This might pass muster with women who don't pay close attention to mystery novels, or people desperate for an author who wallows in her Jewish heritage, but most mystery fans will find it lightweight and annoying; at least I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Thief River Falls, MN, United States 04-27-10
    Regina Thief River Falls, MN, United States 04-27-10
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    "Back drop"

    I felt there was too much "Jewish" background that kept coming to the foreground and disrupting the flow of the story. I also felt the romance aspects took over the mystery too often

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    "Ok who done it - entertaining"

    Worth getting and giving it a listen.

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    Donna Houston, TX, United States 07-17-12
    Donna Houston, TX, United States 07-17-12
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    "Don't Bother"

    There are no redeemable factors to help this book. It is in a word awful. The characters are stale and lifeless and so was the plot. I did not finish the book nor did I fast forward to the end to see who committed the crime and why. I did not care. The author used to many Yiddish phrases that were out of place and for a character that is based in California, there is no reason that she should have a stereotypical Jewish accent. It ruined the story. I wouldn't waste a credit on it.

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    Miriam San Angelo, TX, United States 10-03-09
    Miriam San Angelo, TX, United States 10-03-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Blues in the Night"

    This book was a little different then what I usually listen to, but, it was a good book. Kept you guessing until the end who the murderer really was. I would recommend this as a good listen.

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    bonnie 08-30-09
    bonnie 08-30-09

    DaWomz

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    "Refreshing"

    This was a good story that moved along quickly, aided by wit and charm. The basic good character and cheerful disposition of the heroine and her family were contrasted nicely against the crimes that were reported as part of the background. While I didn't bite my nails in suspense, I was thoroughly entertained and will seek other offerings from this writer.

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    Susan L. Stewart Commerce, TX 08-18-09
    Susan L. Stewart Commerce, TX 08-18-09 Member Since 2005

    House of Books

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    "Pretty Good"

    A good listen. Some humor, some romance, and lots of wondering who did the dastardly deeds. A major bonus: Molly knows how to take care of herself and doesn't need anyone to save her.

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