A Liv Bergen Mystery

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

In the Belly of Jonah Publisher's Summary

In the Belly of Jonah is a fast-paced mystery with a likable protagonist and an intricately woven narrative brimming with bizarre yet believable twists. The first in a series, the book expertly lays the groundwork for Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce.

Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown.

Perhaps a bit too daring (and at times irreverent) for her own good, "Boots", as Liv's eight siblings call her, soon realizes she has a knack for outsmarting and tracking down the Venus de Milo murderer - and she enjoys it! As the gripping plot of In the Belly of Jonah unfolds, Liv Bergen takes her place alongside the best female crime solvers as a woman with smarts, self-confidence, and intuitive savvy.

For 25 years, Sam Brannan has run a division in the mining company that was founded by her grandfather, father, and uncle in 1944. She lives with her family in Rapid City, South Dakota. In the Belly of Jonah is her first novel.

©2018 Sandra Brannan (P)2018 Sandra Brannan
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  • Book 1

    • In the Belly of Jonah

    • A Liv Bergen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Brannan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown.

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  • Book 2

    • Lot's Return to Sodom

    • A Liv Bergen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Brannan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sharp-witted Liv Bergen can't avoid becoming embroiled in murders, it seems. Her family's hometown of Sturgis, South Dakota, is quickly becoming the Sodom of the Black Hills during the dog days of summer as it hosts the infamous rally of grizzled hard-core motorcycle bikers - half a million of them. Crime comes too close for comfort when Liv must solve the mystery of a beautiful young townie to clear her brother's name.

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  • Book 3

    • Widow's Might

    • A Liv Bergen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Brannan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The third Liv Bergen mystery picks up right where the second one left off: the murder of Liv’s sister-in-law has been solved, but an older rancher has been bludgeoned to death in a style eerily reminiscent of a long-inactive killer known only as the Crooked Man. FBI agent Streeter Pierce, still on assignment in Sturgis, South Dakota, must now turn his sights on tracking down the killer, who happens to be his nemesis from 10 years earlier. Pierce doesn’t complain, though; he’s falling in love with Liv Bergen. But is Liv falling for the brilliant, exotic-looking agent Jack Linwood instead?

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Solomon's Whisper

    • A Liv Bergen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Brannan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Once an amateur sleuth, Liv “Boots” Bergen has now found her footing as an official FBI agent. It should be Liv’s dream career - she’s working closely with a bureau legend, Agent Streeter Pierce, as well as the exotic Agent Jack Linwood, with whom she shares a growing romance. Liv has proven to be an adept agent, and the whole office has been moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in central Denver. And yet, doubt plagues her.

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  • Book 6

    • Jacob's Descent

    • A Liv Bergen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Brannan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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    When it seems Liv will at last be left alone to mourn in peace, a beloved friend of the Bergen family is beaten beyond recognition and left for dead. Liv is suddenly catapulted into the middle of an investigation of a hundred-year-old murder case and a dark and twisted, century-old family feud. Aided - and sometimes derailed - by her comical sisters, a police officer who doesn’t trust her, a cryptic research paper, and a frightening and formidable motorcycle gang member, Liv must discover who beat her friend nearly to death before the perpetrator returns to finish the job and time runs out.

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