Scavenger Hunt (A Finny Aletter Mystery, Book 1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Denver stockbroker, Finny Aletter, dreams of quitting her cutthroat job to restore historic houses, but the murder of her boss—and ex-lover—Elliot Fulton keeps her in the world of scavengers.

When a prized manuscript that once belonged to Elliot surfaces, Finny tops the ...
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Scavenger Hunt (A Finny Aletter Mystery, Book 1)

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Overview

Denver stockbroker, Finny Aletter, dreams of quitting her cutthroat job to restore historic houses, but the murder of her boss—and ex-lover—Elliot Fulton keeps her in the world of scavengers.

When a prized manuscript that once belonged to Elliot surfaces, Finny tops the list of possible killers.

Now, Finny must find Elliot's killer by tracing the manuscript's origin and stay one step ahead of Lieutenant Chris Barelli, the cynical homicide detective working the case, if he is to see her as more than a sexy suspect.

REVIEWS:
"...a quick and likable amateur sleuth—a Nancy Drew with an MBA and a sex life." ~Publishers Weekly
"...fast-paced, engrossing mystery." ~The Midwest Book Review

THE FINNY ALETTER MYSTERIES, in order:
Scavenger Hunt
Obstacle Course
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614174257
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works!
  • Publication date: 6/3/2013
  • Series: A Finny Aletter Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 101,040
  • File size: 783 KB

Meet the Author

Multi-published author Yvonne Montgomery lives with her husband, a pair of dachshunds, two indoor cats, and a growing flock of (outdoor) sparrows in one of the century-old houses in Denver's historic Capitol Hill. Creaking stairs and quirky nooks and crannies provide inspiration for Yvonne's current work, the Wisdom Court novels, a paranormal series set in Boulder.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Okay read, but very dated. First published in 1989. Needs to be updated.

    Free Friday, published in 1989. Characters did not have cell phones, computers and used roledexes. I found it so funny because everyone had to run all over the place trying to find telephones. It this book had been updated before it was republished, it would have been a lot better. It was an interesting read and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The book is 180 pages long, well edited and has a good flow. There is some cursing, a lot of murder, some of them rather gory, a few sexual situations and a simple romance. The mystery is different from the usual fare and whodunit is not immediately evident. It was a better free Friday offering then most.

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    41 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Good read!

    Good read for the mystery enthusiast. The story flowed and kept your interest. I would read other books by this author.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Good

    Good read. Kept me guessing.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Plenty of twists and turns. Would read more by this suthor.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    good story jmm44

    Lots of characters to try to figure out who actually killed him! Kept my interest throughout--Brought in multiple characters from the bums on the street to corporate executives to figure out which one was the murderer! You'll like this one!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Excellent

    Great plotting, believable characters, terrific setting. I almost didn't complete rhe book because of the heavy-handed use of similes and metaphors, but that would have been a mistake on my part.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

    This was a Free Friday Nook book and I'm so glad to have had the

    This was a Free Friday Nook book and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to discover this author. though The story takes place in 1987, therefore we have to remember that there weren't any cell phones and in many ways this simple fact increases the tension in this wonderful mystery. I've ordered the second book in this series.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Sounds like a good book but i have afeeling i have to buy the next book if i read it.

    B&N its nice you have free fridays but im starting to think that maybe your doing it for more for yourselves than your costomers. Ive noticed most free books are either incredibly bad or free only to get you hooked on a series. While i do apperiate that you have free books I think you should have a little more respect for your costumers.
    Love~JAY

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

    Excellent, fast-paced old fashioned mystery. Lots of twists and

    Excellent, fast-paced old fashioned mystery. Lots of twists and turns to this story. Keeps you guessing until the end. To those who gave this book only 1-3 stars because it was "dated" - remember that thousands of events took place prior to 2013 - it's called HISTORY. Just because the people and story are set in the 1980's doesn't mean that the writing isn't excellent. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good down to earth mystery and to those fans who enjoy writers like Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Recommend to all mystery buffs.

    Caught up in story from the start. Characters developed nicely. Look forward to enjoying more adventures of Nell and Will. There is more to tell about Nell's past and Will is the person she will trust.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    good read

    The fact that this book takes place in the 80's didn't bother me. It really didn't mention much about technology so not an issue. It was a good light mystery. The main character and the detective did fall for each other rather quickly and not much to base a romance on but maybe it goes more into in the next book. Overall I would recommend it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    A little dated, but well written.

    This book takes place before everyone had a cell phone, which dates it. However, it has an intriguing style that pulled me in and kept me turning pages. As some of the best mysteries have proven, adding an element of grittiness, or noir, makes for atmosphere, which this book has. This book was free, but I will be buying the next one in the series. Nice find.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Bought the sequel

    I enjoyed this book. The writing is witty and the central character reminded me of Kinsey Milhone, another favorite.

    I'm amused by the reviewers who called the book "dated" and objected to the lack of cellphones and laptops. The book was published in 1987, okay? I have no objection to older titles being offered as Free on Friday selections; it gives me a chance to discover authors I missed when they first publushed. I fully expect the sequel to reflect the same period (it was published in 1990).

    I googled the author and found that she only wrote two Finny Aletter books before switching to another genre. So I can cheerfully invest $4 in Book 2 without worrying that I am spending too much for a long series. Lighten up, folks. Authors deserve to earn royalties for good writing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Appropriate books pleas

    It would be most appreciated if bn could give books on free fridays that would be appealing to a wider audience such as younger teens and children basically clean books with no inapprpropriat content example pride and prejudice anyone can read it

    2 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Average but dated read

    Outdated characters and technology

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Not my kind of book

    This book got boring in the middle so I stopped reading it and deleted it from my nook.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Casual read

    The book was a light read that unfortunately seem to fall apart at the end. I think the author wasn't sure how to logically end the book, so she just threw anything and everything together for a conclusion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

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    This book was so disjointed with virtually no character developement that I was very surprised when I read the author's bio. The only reason I kept reading was to see if it got better as it went on. It didn't. I am surprised it ever got published.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Fun Summer Read

    So many twists if you fall asleep on the beach your lost. Fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    A good fast read, but...

    I'm not sure whether to recommend this book. The plot is fast-paced and suspenseful enough, but I found most of the characters unsympathetic. Without giving anything away, Finny in particular makes some terrible choices - and by the way, why doesn't she have a cell phone in this day and age? I really wanted to like her, I really really did, but she needed to be smarter. The mystery does wrap up nicely, though with a few loose ends.

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