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Publisher's Summary

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night....

Saffron was the first. T.J. Bron found her naked body lying beside a dumpster at the rear of the Sorbonne. Four weeks later, a teenage couple looking for a quiet spot to get it together find a second victim. The bodies continue to pile up. The killer's clever. Clues are scarce. Lieutenant Kate Gazzara is baffled. What few clues there are make little sense and generate more questions than answers. Can she figure it out and stop a sadistic killer's reign of terror? Find out.

©2018 Blair Howard (P)2018 Blair Howard

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Good solid detective story

Good detective story with decent character development. nice attention to detail. Great narration from a new talent. I hope to hear more from Rennee.

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Great Series

He was now a beggar, wet,miserable and hungry, a knife, an it would be over, or the dumpster. Yield nothing, a few minutes to shut his eyes, awaking to finding himself staring at eyeballs. Kate and her partner called out. interviewing T J, a war hero, but now he looks so lost, and hopelessness. What happened, he had it all, she asked. I know someone who could help. He wants nothing, if he hadn’t found the body, he would of been the body they found. So begins the case for Kate, what a ride we are in for, the pieces don’t want to come, a gut thought, and there has been more female bodies in surrounding areas. The man power, and days, add up. Kate is good, right to the end, we are taken, till it has a closer. The plot was tight with tension, you got to know the crew , readers will not be disappointed.

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Nice murder mystery

This is a good murder mystery with a little humor thrown in. Kate is a strong female lead and detective who even has a great way to handle workplace sexual harassment. Characters were well developed as was the story line. It even showed that some detectives can burn out from the cases they handle. Good all around story.

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Just a great Series (with a great narrator)

I know originally this was a spin off of the Harry Starke Novels. Well, that tie is certainly not needed anymore. This would be a great series if Harry never existed.

Kate and Lonnie make a great team in this one and solve a truly baffling cold case. Will be reading all the rest.

Renee Maxwell is the perfect voice for these.

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Fantastic Audio book

I was lucky enough to have gotten a free audio book code from the author. I am volunteering to leave this review. Fantastic book plenty of action and suspense and love the ending.

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A entertaining murder mystery

Saffron is an entertaining murder mystery starring Lieutenant Kate Gazzara (who is also in the writer’s Harry Starke series). Kate is a great character and the story is really good too.

Contains sexual content and graphic violence.

The narrator of the audiobook is well suited to the character and does a terrific job.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Pretty Girls, Deadly Targets

When a young woman is found dead behind a local bar, Kate Gazzara is called on to begin an investigation that uncovers a string of brutal sexual assaults and murders while dealing with unwanted sexual overtures and the chauvinistic culture of a city police department.
Mystery, suspense, painstaking police work and a kickass heroine who doesn't take crap from anyone.
If you like good police mysteries, you'll love this one.

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Kate has a lot of exciting things happening!

I really enjoyed this story and Renee Maxwell did an excellent job bringing it to life. Not only does Kate have a very interesting case, with very few leads, she has some changes that she didn't see coming. I also found some of the places in the story were funny as Kate gets back at people who should know better than to get on her wrong side. You do need to be forewarned if you haven't listened to this series before there is profanity as Mr. Howard makes his books very true to life.
I received a free code from the publisher to listen to this book on Audible. This review is my own honest opinion.

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Good Story Well Read

Blair Howard writes well with great plots and good characters. Good narrator who doesn't overextend when doing multiple characters.

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Another well-written & enjoyable cozy mystery

Saffron (Lt. Kate Gazzara #3), my eighth read from author Blair Howard and the third in the Lt. Kate Gazzara series. Well-written and enjoyable detective fiction. I was given an Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily reading & reviewing it. Narrators Renée Maxwell's narration adds to the book's enjoyment. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018). (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • 09-08-20

fantastic

I really do love the Lt Kate Gazzara novels and Blair Howard is such a brilliant writer, Renee Maxwell a fabulous narrator xxxxx

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  • Anonymous User
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worth a read

not a bad story, but a bit simplistic at times. it all comes together very neatly in the ending, but it's not bad, and the narrator does an ok job