Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne book #1)

Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne book #1)

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by Kathleen Bacus
     
 

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How does a blonde spell "Farm"?
E-I-E-I-O

Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the dumb-blonde jokes and a childhood nickname that's harder to get rid of than her favorite pair of cowboy boots. Thanks to one Rick Townsend, Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, local hottie, and general pain in Tressa's behind, everyone knows her as

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How does a blonde spell "Farm"?
E-I-E-I-O

Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the dumb-blonde jokes and a childhood nickname that's harder to get rid of than her favorite pair of cowboy boots. Thanks to one Rick Townsend, Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, local hottie, and general pain in Tressa's behind, everyone knows her as "Calamity Jayne". Just because she may be a little accident prone and trouble seems to sometimes find her, Tressa can't get anyone in her small town to take her seriously. That is, until Tressa finds a seriously dead body and an opportunity to get "Ranger Rick" and a skeptical citizenry to see that she's no longer that skinny kid with scraped knees. How? By resurrecting her job as a reporter for the hometown paper and solving a murder no one else believes happened... no one, that is, except the killer. Now Tressa is one not-so-dumb blonde who's out to gain a little hometown respect—or die trying.

Calamity Jayne Mysteries:
Calamity Jayne
Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair
Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming
Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper
Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West
Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas
Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems
Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome
Six Geese A ‘Slaying (a holiday short story)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152042580
Publisher:
Gemma Halliday
Publication date:
01/23/2014
Series:
Calamity Jayne Mysteries , #1
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Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
203,774
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

Kathy's unconventional path to publication can certainly be described as the "road less traveled." A pioneer for women in law enforcement, she was one of the first female state troopers in Iowa, and she learned two valuable lessons that have served her well in her pursuit of a professional writing career: never give up and never stop laughing. Kathy is the award-winning author of the Calamity Jayne Mystery series. She's been a Romantic Times American Title finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence contest, among other writing accolades.

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Calamity Jayne 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 463 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tressa (Calamity) Jayne is a hoot! This isn't your typical romance nor is it a typical mystery but there are aspects of each in this fun and easy to read book. After I read Calamity Jayne, I lent the book to my 14 year old daughter who also got a kick out of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it kept my attention, I did not want to put it down. Her charaters were so real. You just wanted to know what was going to happen next. This was fresh new reading! What a great new author. I can't wait until her next book!!! GREAT READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was probably one of the most original and most well-written books I have read in a long time. The characters are very real, and the author has a voice all her own. I couldn't put it down, I actually stayed up until three in the morning to finish it!! I'm pretty sure I cracked a rib from laughing at the humorous way Tessa narrates her woes!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book - it made me laugh a lot! Reminds me a lot of the Janet Evanovich books and the Stephanie Plum character.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Anyone who lives in or near Granville, Iowa knows that the centerfold for Murphy¿s Law is Tressa ¿Calamity¿ Jayne Turner, who seems to land in the fire time after time. However, this time Calamity Jayne manages to make even Murphy look like an optimist with her latest bonehead blunder. Tired after working the late shift at Bargain City, Tressa takes a car that looks like hers, but is not hers. On the drive home on a remote road she has a flat. She opens the trunk to pull out the spare only to find the corpse of the town's drug-smuggling attorney and an envelope containing plenty of cash.............. Stunned Jane runs off to find Ranger Rick, but by the time they return to where she left the vehicle, the car with of course its body and loot is gone. Neither Rick nor anyone else believes Jane¿s story that is no one except the killer who believes she concocted a story to abscond with the money and whoever has the cash. The murderer wants his loot returned immediately to him or there will be one less dumb blond living in Iowa................ CALAMITY JANE is an amusing chick lit investigative tale with the emphasis on the heroine as the poster-child for dumb blond jokes. The dialogue between Rick and Jane is often amusing especially when she tries to persuade him that she is telling him the truth while he figures she is just doing one more stupid thing. Kathleen Bacus provides a lighthearted romp that stars simply a likable bud dumb blond................. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I laughed outloud so often it started to annoy my family. I truly enjoyed this book and definitely reccomend it! Cannot wait to read the rest of the series. I doubt they will be as good but if their even close I will be very pleased...cannot wait to laugh some more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun book. If you liked the stephine plumb books you will love this one. Cang wait to read more of these books. Hope you all like this book as much as i did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put down fast paced keeps you wondering great writting style!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was annoying not funny. I felt like the jokes were getting in the way of the actual story. It was ok but overall not too good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caught my attention from the start & held it until the sixth book in the series! Couldn't get enough of Calamity Jayne & I really hope there's more to come!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this new author! Great book, kept my attention through every page. The characters were so real. I loved the story, I can't wait until she writes another book. I recommend this to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, funny in an intriguing way. Holds one's interest. Can't wait to continue reading the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some snappy dialogue, some funny descriptions and situations, BUT the author seems to have been trying too hard to be cute. The "heroine" is way too ditzy and klutzy---it is totally unbelievable that any reasonably intelligent person would constantly do such stupid things. The "hero" bordered on unkind at times, hard to see the chemistry between them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains line after line after line of rambling about silly things from her past jobs and events that are so tiring i had to skip pages just to get to some actual dialogue. Her parents dont know anything about thebody she found in the trunk although they live in a small town.who would NOT tell their parents about somthing like THAT?.or that she was threatened by the killer who broke into her house and ransacked it looking for stolen money they think she took from them.. just too hard to wade thru the junk to find the meat of the story. And the language was getting a little rough .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Haven't laughed that much in forever.
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kelly1966 More than 1 year ago
The book was a good read. I love Gemma Halliday's other series, so I just had to give this one a try. Not dissapointed.
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daisyTD More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this author! The banter between characters is hysterical! I found myself smiling and laughing. You should defintely read this book. You will NOT be disappointed.
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greatgrandma42 More than 1 year ago
My first Calamity Jane book and not my last.