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Jeopardy in July

Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery, Book 5
Narrated by: Fay Annette
Series: Jamie Quinn, Book 5
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Old people were dying at an alarming rate at La Vida Boca, a posh assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. With its sterling reputation, dedicated staff, and top-notch medical care, none of the deaths are considered suspicious, but when members of the poker club start to die under strange circumstances, attorney Jamie Quinn finds herself once again embroiled in a mystery. 

With help from her new friend, Jessie Sandler, and her favorite PI, Duke Broussard, Jamie uncovers a crime that took place 40 years earlier. 

Can she stop the killer in time? Or is she in danger of becoming the next victim?

©2017 Barbara Venkataraman (P)2018 Barbara Venkataraman

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Amazing!

I have been following Jamie Quinn since the very beginning, and I can say that Barbara Venkataraman has grown so much since her first Jamie Quinn mystery. Don’t get me wrong, those first books were good, but this last one is the best in the series so far, it is not only entertaining, but has a well-built plot, and the characters have acquired great depth.

The set in this one seems a peaceful one, an assisted living facility, where Jamie gets a job as an advisor for the residents. But Jamie just can’t sit still, and she will detect again a couple of shady affairs, and she won’t be able to stop herself from meddling.

We meet Jossie again, who acquires more importance in the story compared to previous books, along with Grace, Duke, and Nick. Apart from her professional side, we also see more of the humane side of Jamie, and the way things turn out in the end for her is kind of fulfilling knowing how hard she worked for things.

Fay Annette has also improved so much in this last book. Her character’s interpretations were already quite good in previous books, but she had issues with male voices. It is not the case in this audiobook. Duke’s portrayal was very well done and not showing any of the dragging we could hear in the previous book.

I am not sure if we are in front of the latest of Jamie’s adventures, but I hope we are not. I could also be open to a new series if Venkataraman has something else in store for us.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Jamie does it again!

Cozies are so entertaining, and I love this series. Jamie Quinn has to be one of the most fun characters I have met in a mystery series. This one still has Jamie pining away for Kip as he is off in Australia. While waiting, she take a job in an old folks home only to find herself investigating another murder! Let's start with I loved learning about art. I am not an avid fan and never knew the difference between a fake and a forgery! I love these little nuggets of information I get to learn while listening. With Duke by her side, Nick and the FBI involved, Jamie is able to bust a 40 year old forgery ring wide open and solve a murder case at the same time!! And alka seltzer....who would of thought! Barbara Venkataraman continues to keep a smile on my face, my brain working to try to figure out the answers and my heart warming with Kip and Jamie!

Fay Annette does a wonderful job with this narration, bringing the various characters to life. There are a lot, including an accent of two that she is able to masterfully voice. I love the comedic timing, the ability to switch between the many characters and the lilt of laughter she brings to the story.

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Laughs, art, and senior citizens

Loved it. Always wonder as I am driving along laughing if anyone nearby wonders about me. Who cares? Barbara Venkataraman brightens my day with chuckles along with an intriguing mystery. The narrator, Fay Annette, does a great job with the variety of voices. I am eager to listen to more.

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Excellent book!

Jamie is innocently working at a retirement home. From poker games to poisonous plants these old folks are almost too spry.
I love these books! The stories are wonderful and the characters are engaging. Jamie is one of those characters that you want to have lunch with.

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