Book Review: Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman

July 10, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews, Giveaway 0

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

Book Review: Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara VenkataramanDeath by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman
Series: A Jamie Quinn Mystery
on first published November 22nd 2013
Narrator: Carrie Lee Martz
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Source: Author
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Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

My Thoughts

Sometimes it takes the strangest things to figure out our lives. Jamie finds this out when her cousin is stuck in a horrible situation and she’s trying to help him even though her Lawyerly skills do not extend to what he needs. I loved her point of view but I especially loved the characters. I think it is hard to really get to know characters in short stories but in this the characters are fabulous.

Duke is a hoot. I loved the scenes with that guy and was hoping for more (short story thing again) although he does seem a little odd and a bit flirtatious, he also really seemed like the type of guy that would drop everything to help if you were in a bind, and Jamie was.

I also really liked Grace! I found myself laughing out loud listening to the conversations between her and Jamie.

My only negative is the way the characters spoke. I get Duke has a drawl and fortunately I wasn’t reading this because it is sometimes hard for me to stay in the storyline while reading an accent. Also the way Adam was portrayed also was a bit odd. His speech really slow and sometimes slurred. But, again, since I was listening I think this didn’t take away from the story where it may have had I been reading. And the narrator, Carrie Lee Martz, yet again did a fabulous job! Her voice is really easy to listen to.

Another short and sweet from Barbara Venkataraman and I loved it. Really cute mini mysteries are so easy to read and very enjoyable.


The Author

About Barbara Venkataraman

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy, "If you'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place," a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course," and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of an ongoing series entitled "Quirky Essays for Quirky People."

Her latest works are: "Death by Didgeridoo," and "The Case of the Killer Divorce," both Jamie Quinn mysteries." All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.

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