Murder Among Us (A Kate Austen Mystery)

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Hailed for "taking the suburban mystery to new heights" ("The Tulsa World"), Jonnie Jacobs has delighted a legion of fans with her two previous Kate Austen mysteries. Now, she puts the intrepid single mom and suburban sleuth to the test by pitting her against two formidable foes: a cunning killer and a meddlesome mother-in-law.
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Overview

Hailed for "taking the suburban mystery to new heights" ("The Tulsa World"), Jonnie Jacobs has delighted a legion of fans with her two previous Kate Austen mysteries. Now, she puts the intrepid single mom and suburban sleuth to the test by pitting her against two formidable foes: a cunning killer and a meddlesome mother-in-law.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kate Austen, in her third appearance (after Murder Among Friends, 1995), seems almost too good-hearted to be an effective sleuth. But, as is quickly clear in this busy and intriguing tale, the well-mannered, compassionate high-school art teacher also possesses a steely determination. A serial killer is terrorizing Kate's tranquil San Francisco suburb. First, a young coed is found murdered in a city park, the killer leaving a distinctively grisly trademark. Then Julie, a talented and troubled student of Kate's, is killed in the same bizarre manner. Kate is in a unique position to aid the overwhelmed police, since she can tap into an array of high-school students who, although wary, still offer some insightful comments into Julie's tragic past (she is an orphan whose prominent mother died in a boating accident). Suspects abound. A secret, older lover? Her guardian, who seems to be dipping into her trust fund? Kate works smoothly with her significant other, police lieutenant Michael Stone, but it's her own dogged perseverance, fueled by a sense of guilt (she feels she failed Julie in some way), that compels her to investigate Julie's pastwith ramifications that are particularly hazardous for herself. This fine mystery is buoyed by rich characterizations, a gripping plot and some scene-stealing performances by Anna, Kate's unpredictable and articulate six-year-old. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575663982
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Kate Austen Mystery Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,044,448
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2001

    Best Book of the Series so far!

    Murder Among Us is a book that will keep you on edge from beginning to end while trying to figure out along with Kate Austen, who killed the two women in town. Kate, now a part time teacher tries to uncover who murdered her prized student Julie Harmon with the help of her live in boyfriend Lt. Michael Stone. This book was real heart pounder until the very end. It kept me up into all hours of the night because it was just to good to put down, but it was WELL worth it. I am egarly awaiting the arrivel of Jonnie Jacobs 4th Kate Austen book, Murder Among Strangers, that I ordered today! What a wonderful Author Jacobs is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2001

    Very enjoyable

    I've read all JJ's books and they keep getting better and better. 'Move over Sue Grafton - Jonnie Jacob's is here'. You will really enjoy this book - it's a real page turner and it reads fast - too fast. I read it in two days. It leaves you wanting more. You will absolutely LOVE this book. Can't wait to read Murder Among Strangers.

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