BN.com Gift Guide

Let Us Prey (Book 1, Gotcha Detective Agency) [NOOK Book]

Overview

“This is a light and funny PI novel/mystery with interesting, well-developed characters and excellent twists and turns.” Bente Gallagher (Jennie Bentley) NYT Bestselling author of the DIY Mystery Series for Berkley.

“One of my favourite authors is Sue Grafton and her P.I. Kinsey Milhone. Well she has a new rival." Lord D. M. Prosser

Mimi Capurro is trying to put her life back together after the sudden death of her husband. Using the skills she learned as a secret service agent, she runs the Gotcha Detective ...
See more details below
Let Us Prey (Book 1, Gotcha Detective Agency)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price

Overview

“This is a light and funny PI novel/mystery with interesting, well-developed characters and excellent twists and turns.” Bente Gallagher (Jennie Bentley) NYT Bestselling author of the DIY Mystery Series for Berkley.

“One of my favourite authors is Sue Grafton and her P.I. Kinsey Milhone. Well she has a new rival." Lord D. M. Prosser

Mimi Capurro is trying to put her life back together after the sudden death of her husband. Using the skills she learned as a secret service agent, she runs the Gotcha Detective Agency, along with her skilled computer forensics partner Charles Parks. Gotcha specializes in executive protection (bodyguards), and tailing cheating spouses.

Nick Christianson is running from the demons of his past, and that has put him back in his old stomping grounds in Salinas, CA. Nick has transferred from the San Francisco Homicide Division and is now adjusting to this new police department.

Mimi never expects to run into her old college flame Nick, when she takes on an executive protection case for New York Times bestselling author Lauren Silke. But when Lauren’s assistant is murdered, the homicide case, along with Mimi, land in Nick’s lap. Will Mimi and Nick be able to solve this murder without killing each other first?

LET US PREY and TEXTUAL RELATIONS are are on sale now. DEATH OF A SALES REP will be available in late 2012. Stay tuned...

"Let Us Prey is up on my list of favorite novels ever. It’s something I know I can pick up and read over and over without getting bored." Bookend Babes reviewer, Stacy J
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012839053
  • Publisher: Ryan Lee Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/4/2011
  • Series: Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 271
  • Sales rank: 252,510
  • File size: 378 KB

Meet the Author

A native of Northern California, Jamie was swept off her feet by a dashing farm boy and transplanted to Iowa 17 years ago. And after several years of running a restaurant with her husband, she felt the urge to kill people. I mean she decided to start writing mysteries. Let Us Prey is the first in her Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries series. Textual Relations is now available, and Death of a Sales Rep will be out in late 2012.

Jamie is also a produced screenwriter. He first film, directed by Bunee Tomlinson, will be at the 2013 film festivals.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A fun mystery!

    This story is about Mimi, the owner of Gotcha Detective Agency. I think the name of her business perfectly shows you her sense of humor. Mimi is a funny woman, and I loved her inner monologue. She has wise comebacks and just her general tone was humorous. She is also very intelligent - another bonus!

    Soon Mimi is hired to protect an author who writes vampire novels! Someone has gotten violent with her, and she is worried about her upcoming book signing tour and more violence. What starts as a bodyguard job quickly turns into a murder investigation though - and the list of suspects is growing.
    Next comes the Camarilla. If you are into vampires, and role-playing then you would definitely be interested in this. But they too, are suspect in the murder.

    From here the story takes a lot of turns. You can’t figure out who the murderer really is because everyone seems to have motive or opportunity. I really enjoyed that it was not plain to see, and frankly, I was a bit surprised when I did find out who it was.

    Mimi isn’t investigating alone, she has to work alongside Nick. Nick is the lead detective on the case for the police department. Oh, and he is also her ex-boyfriend! This absolutely leads to some funny and interesting situations, and certainly enhances that whole snarky attitude she has quietly in her mind. I really liked the two of them interacting, but I tell ya – at times I just wanted to yell at them to get it on and get it over with already! He's such a....a.....a man!! (haha, men, don't hate me!) For some reason, Nick acts so aloof – barely even acknowledging Mimi as an investigator – let alone someone he has known intimately! There were definitely times I just wanted to smack him, that’s for sure. Nick and Mimi have a lot of sexual tension that is on a slow build.

    All in all, I really enjoyed this story. It was fast pace and had an easy, almost conversational tone to the writing. The author did a fantastic job of misdirecting the audience when necessary, and introduced a very interesting cast of characters that weren’t just black and white. Definitely many shades of grey for this group!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 3, 2011

    Got Out of Bed to Read More

    Even with a jammed schedule, this book kept me up reading late at night and I even got up out of bed just to read a little more. I'm a picky reader and it's been awhile since that's happened. Mimi, the main character who owns Gotcha Detective Agency, is funny from the start and gets in way over her head when she accepts a job as a bodyguard for an overly ambitious author. And to make matters worse, Mimi is thrown into close contact with a sexy cop, an old boyfriend who'd dumped her without a word. In a test of wits, they follow leads until they wind up in a vampire role-playing game. The characters, observations and situations are realistic and fun and I got totally absorbed in the story. The author, Jamie Lee Scott, has a great voice and I will definitely be watching for her next book. I saw where she's also writing this series as a screenplay and I would love to watch Gotcha as a television series. Fantastic read! Don't miss this one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Nice Vampire twist

    Instead of being a book about vampires, this one has a vampire author and her assistant in peril. Love the LARP vampire game at the heart of the story. Nice mystery with enough twists to keep you guessing until the end.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent value!

    This is a light and funny PI novel/mystery with interesting, well-developed characters and excellent twists and turns. The inside look at the publishing industry is hilarious, and the setting - Santa Cruz, California - makes for a great backdrop to the murder mystery with ties back to a bestselling vampire book series. The guys are hot, the women are funny, and the writing is good. What more could you want?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Fantastic debut novel!

    Jamie Lee Scott's debut novel is a well-written mystery! Well-constructed plot, plenty of suspects, smoldering sexual tension between Mimi & Nick, and a killer who wants to make sure Mimi drops the case - permanently. Think you know who the killer is? Guess again! Excellent book! I cannot wait for the next book in this series!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)