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Murder in Half Moon Bay, Book 1
     

Murder in Half Moon Bay, Book 1

2.8 25
by Nancy Jill Thames
 

All Jillian Bradley wants is to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean and enjoy her afternoon tea. But a startling discovery draws her and garden club friends into solving a mystery that threatens her life and changes her future.The unlikely team helps the chief of police uncover a series of mysterious events that lead to solving several murders, both past and present

Overview

All Jillian Bradley wants is to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean and enjoy her afternoon tea. But a startling discovery draws her and garden club friends into solving a mystery that threatens her life and changes her future.The unlikely team helps the chief of police uncover a series of mysterious events that lead to solving several murders, both past and present.

Could the murderer be the mean spirited conference director? Perhaps it's the wealthy widow on the make for her next husband; or maybe the killer is the haughty businesswoman who shows no regard for her brow beaten-husband.

"Murder in Half Moon Bay," Book 1 in The Jillian Bradley Mystery Series, introduces Jillian's little companion 'Teddy,' a Yorkie who falls prey to danger but rises to become a sleuth dog in the next book.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044538481
Publisher:
Nancy Jill Thames
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Series:
A Jillian Bradley Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
24,928
File size:
580 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Author The Jillian Bradley Mystery Series ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nancy Jill Thames was born to write mysteries. From her early days as the neighborhood story-teller to the Amazon Author Watch Bestseller List, she has always had a vivid imagination and loves to solve problems – perfect for plotting whodunits. In 2010, Nancy Jill published her first mystery "Murder in Half Moon Bay," introducing her well-loved protagonist Jillian Bradley and clue-sniffing Yorkie, “Teddy.” When she isn’t plotting Jillian’s next perilous adventure, Nancy Jill travels between Texas, California, and Georgia finding new ways to spoil her grandchildren, playing classical favorites on her baby grand, or having afternoon tea with friends. She lives with her husband in Texas and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) CenTex Chapter. To learn more about Nancy Jill visit these sites. Website: http://www.nancyjillthames.com E-Mail: jillthames@gmail.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mystriterdva/

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Murder in Half Moon Bay BOOK 1 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An ok way to pass time in an airport waiting for your plane to arrive, not likely you will get so engrossed in the story you will miss your boarding announcement. The plot is not bad but the author spends too much time describing food & fashion in detail. Police chief gives main character way too much access to evidence and encourages her to assist with investigation even though they just met, he doesn't know her, and she is a writer for a gardening magazine not a cop or P.I.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was a light read, a murder mystery. with a surprise ending. I would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay for being free but a waste of money if you pay for it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was willing to give this book a try, but I was sorry I did. The author spends way too much time describing thing in detail like: the food the characters are eating (it's a wonder the main character doesn't weigh 600 lbs with all she eats in this book); clothing; hairstyles that have nothing to do with the story. I'm a dog lover, but really?? She describes in way too much detail (again) as to what the dog is saying to the main character. I tried to get thru the whole thing but just couldn't started skimming at page 300. I agree, too far-fetched the police captain would never give this person these liberties in real life. Thankfully, this was free. I wouldn't bother if I were you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free mystery was poorly edited. Several times the tenses were mixed up. It was also inane. It is 416 pages after the reader discounts the brag and introduction pages. There is no sex, romance, gore, cursing, religion or much plot. I can' t fathom a police chief involving a woman gardener, who writes for a magazine, in a murder investigation. All because she finds the body, she becomes lead investigator on the case. How stupid does the author think readers are? Of course she solves the crime on her own. Have a pen and paper handy, so you can make a list of who is who, there are a lot of characters in this novel. Many of whom do nothing. For ages 16 and up. But I recommend you skip this one. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 17 page free story of the 'leader' of a garden club and her friends at a high class hotel for a gardening conference when she sees a young woman from the conference lying in the garden below her room. So the police chief automatically recognizes her expertise in all things criminal and collaborates with her in all evidence presented for the murder and suspects. She, of course, enlists the services of her three friends and all their varied resources and connections to gather information on the suspects, in which, they and her are not included. With a little prayer. her little dog and the minitue of fashion description and food menus, the story comes to a rushed conclusion. A little entertaining but not engrossing, and you are left with no doubt as to her importance in the world despite all her trials and tribulations. Not excessively religious but she frequently prays for her wishes to come true. Another story by the author is also shown in the Happy Homicides collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring to tears. And as a former resident of HMB, I'm dismayed that the author treated its wonderful history as so much window dressing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and skimmed through no humor and no spice in descriptions so are too bland to i d themes as such doubt if it gets better archived was this just an e book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read. Entertaining. Would have liked it to be more Christian based other than "she prayed". Enjoyable. Thank You!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chief too trusting to be real but it helped the story move fast
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Balderdash!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to read to pass time away this isfor you. I read this with a fever jusr to while away my time and not think. Idid like the characters but it was immature and far fetched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very intresting. I like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like a murder she wrote story onlyless dramatic. A little comedy would've spiced it up.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable Miss Marple-type mystery.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too sugary. Not a enough drama. Rnding was a surprize. The book is well written.
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the-PageTurner More than 1 year ago
This is a really good read! The setting made me want to visit this beautiful place. The food they ate made me hungry. I want to make friends with Jillian and hang out with her. And Teddy her very well behaved Yorkie- is a dream dog- Maybe I can get him to train my Yorkie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice cozy think ive read one or two of the others but it may be another author with same combo note that responsible travelers ususlly have a nylon portable dog crate for roons and solid for auto. Dogs can get loose and lost and many hotels will not allow maids to service a room with a loose animal or one shut in bathroom. Dog rooms often special rooms on ground or first floor so dogs dont ride in elevators. Page counter and"Bubba"