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That Touch of Ink

A Mad for Mod Mystery, Book 2
Narrated by: Susie Berneis
Series: Mad for Mod Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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When a rare $5,000 bill arrives in the mail, interior decorator Madison Night knows it's a message from her past. In happier times, she once joked that she could be bought for $5,000 - how could she deny a bill with her name on it? Suspecting the bill indicates trouble, she consults a numismatist. They set up a meet, but upon arrival she finds an abandoned office, a scared dog...and a dead body in the kitchen. The twist? The victim isn't the numismatist; it's a John Doe. The police, led by Lt. Tex Allen, are on the case. But before long, Madison uncovers a kidnapping plot, a unique counterfeit operation, and the true price of her own independence.

©2014 Diane Vallere (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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I’m loving this series

Diane Vallere has crafted such a wonderful series that I just can’t seem get enough of and this follows a pattern I just can’t avoid. What happens when you purchase the lady in the series? One of two things happen, you have to impatiently wait for the author to release a new installment. The second thing that happens, (this is the one that disturbs me the most) you discover that the author is no longer writing. I’m happy to find neither of my biggest fears will occur. Ms Vallere, if you’re reading this, I am a fan and you don’t just write, you craft! Susie Berneis gave a wonderful performance as she brought it all to life.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-18-16

Pretty Good

This is a nice cozy mystery. Madison is an entertaining character. sometimes she a bit thick, but, overall she's likable. I don't care for her relationship with Tex. I'm hoping Hudson will come back.

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  • Teddy
  • 09-18-19

Does not live up to expectations

Dreadful.

A (supposedly) strong, independent female main protagonist who lets two men treat her like a doormat because (despite neither of them displaying much in the way of redeeming features) she finds them physically attractive.

They both, at different times, see it as their right to break into her property and take liberties with it. One of them even abuses his position as a policeman in order to gain access, and she does NOTHING in either case. No changing of locks, no collecting back spare keys left with gullible (if well intentioned) friends and neighbours. No telling said neighbours how stupid they are for handing her keys over to glib strangers pretending to be her boyfriend... No registering complaints with the Police Department about unethical behaviour and abuse of position... NOTHING.

The author is presenting a woman setting heself up to potentilaly get into two abusive relationships with controlling men, and presents it as if it's something desirable. That's just A World Of Wrong and I don't find it an entertaining story to listen to.

Our Heroine is also placed in danger by a policewoman who handcuffs her to a desk and abandons her at the mercy her abductors while helping another abducted person to escape. Yet she does NOTHING about having been put into that situation (even though it results in her getting shot).

This character is presented as a complete submissive who lets others dominate her. It does not make for an attractive or engaging main protagonist.