Murder In Half Moon Bay (Jillian Bradley Series #1)

Murder In Half Moon Bay (Jillian Bradley Series #1)

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by Nancy Jill Thames
     
 

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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

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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

ISBN-13:
2940044538481
Publisher:
Nancy Jill Thames
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Series:
Jillian Bradley Series , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
44,361
File size:
580 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Author The Jillian Bradley Mystery SeriesABOUT THE AUTHORMystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames has published Christian fiction since 2010. The author of seven books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List. In addition, she won first place in her church’s 4th of July celebration for her chocolate cream pie.When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren in two states, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers’ Guild, ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), CenTex Chapter of ACFW, and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales. She resides with her husband in Leander, Texas.

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Murder in Half Moon Bay 2.9 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 7 months 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.
The_Brats 10 months ago
Jillian Bradley works as a newspaper columnist for the San Francisco Enterprise. She authors “Ask Jillian” in the gardening section of paper. Jillian and her Garden Club friends, Dominique, Ann, and Nicole, are going to attend the West Coast Garden Club Society’s Annual Conference in Half Moon Bay. During the conference, she plans to review some of the key speakers. All is well and people seem to be enjoying themselves. When Jillian is gazing out her window one morning, she spots a body face down on the lawn. She learns later that the victim had been strangled. Using their unique talents in the search for answers about the death of the young woman, the Garden Club members find more than they expected. For instance, they find that the young woman's mother had also died a mysterious death. Though it happened years before, are the two deaths related? Will the Garden Club be able to find the answers before they become the next statistics? The book is very well written with lots of action and enough intrigue to keep the reader up all night. Jillian and her Garden Club friends blossom into real people that you would want to have in your circle. Even the peripheral characters are well created and add vivid details to the story. I look forward to more books in the series.
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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Enjoyable Miss Marple-type mystery.
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Way too sugary. Not a enough drama. Rnding was a surprize. The book is well written.
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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"