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Publisher's Summary

It's National Library Week, and the Athena Public Library is planning an exhibit to honor the centenary of famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright - creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series.

Charlie has a soft spot for Cartwright's girl detective stories (not to mention an extensive collection of her books!). When the author agrees to make a rare public appearance, the news of her whereabouts goes viral overnight, and series devotees and book collectors converge on Athena.

After all, it's rumored that Cartwright penned Veronica Thane stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothing - not even murder - to get hold of the rare books....

©2014 Dean James (P)2014 Tantor

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Keeps getting better with each book!

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Miranda James has a very wonderful way of writing these mysteries that keep the reader wanting more! I highly recommend starting at the beginning of the series ... and be sure you have the next book ready to start because as soon as you finish one, you're going to want the next! Especially love Diesel! What a charmer!

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Too long and too boring

This was painfull to get through. Too many stories at one time. The first books in the series were great and captured the audience and held them through the stories.
This story had very little plot.

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  • charro
  • chicago, IL, United States
  • 01-25-17

it could be better

the book is amazing but could be a little bit better story is a little slow

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Not sure I want to go on with this series

Imagine a deep sigh of disappointment. That's how I'm feeling about this series. I know. I know. "Sex sells." But I was so enjoying this series until the sex started creeping in. That's why I have always preferred juvenile and young adult fiction, a person could enjoy a good story without feeling uncomfortable. I'm not a prude. I just don't like reading about things that are better left in what used to be the privacy of other people's bedrooms. Other than that, the book was a fun read as always and Erin Bennett's narration kept up the pace of the story.

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Love this series however...

Have listened to series from beginning and am very much enjoying. Like the reader she does a nice job. My reason for lower rating of story this time, Vomit the author went into great!!! detail about a man vomiting. This did not really matter in story man gets drunk man vomits enough said! However she went on and on and on and on until I to wanted to vomit. Not sure if she was just filling the page or has some enjoyment in describing this event. So fair warning watch out if your eating dinner around chapter 26

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Previous books better?

Lose the cat, the cat noises, the litter box use, the eating, the cat's leg rubbing, and the stair climbing and there is little left. Too many tiring, unimportant, unnecessary, minute details

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