A Dawn of Death

A Dawn of Death

by Gin Jones


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A Dawn of Death by Gin Jones

Helen Binney's never felt better! Her lupus is in remission, and she's taking up gardening for its health benefits. Only her first day at the community garden is anything but relaxing when she finds a woman's body, lying beside a bulldozer that belonged to the dead woman. Was the early-morning death an accident, as the police believe, or did it have something to do with a dispute over title to the garden's land?
Helen finds out that the victim was a real estate developer, but she wasn't the only one with an eye on the property. Could she have been killed by one of the gardeners to prevent the land from being sold? Perhaps the outspoken, Harley-riding, ex-military town clerk...or a rival developer? Helen's handsome friend/lawyer Tate warns her to stay out of the investigation, but she's feeling invincible and can't resist asking a few questions. If she's not careful, though, there might be another death at dawn.

Helen Binney Mysteries:
A Dose of Death - book #1
A Denial of Death - book #2
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death - holiday short story
A Draw of Death - book #3
A Dawn of Death - book #4

"Lethally clever! Gin Jones's Helen Binney Mysteries will have you laughing, smiling, and on the edge of your seat wondering whodunit. I can't wait for more from these characters!"
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530494316
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/14/2016
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Gin is a lawyer who specializes in ghost-writing for other lawyers. She prefers to write fiction, though, since she doesn't have to worry that her sense of humor might get her thrown into jail for contempt of court. In her spare time, Gin makes quilts, grows garlic and serves on the board of directors for the XLH Network.

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A Dawn of Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the fourth book in the Helen Binney Mysteries series by Gin Jones. Helen Binney’s lupus is in remission and she is taking up gardening for its health benefits. On her first day at the community garden she finds a woman’s body, lying beside a bulldozer that belonged to the dead woman. She finds herself putting her sleuthing skills to the test by asking questions. If you are looking for a great mystery then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
tjbg More than 1 year ago
This was very interesting with an unlikely hero. Gin Jones made Helen a very believable sleuth despite having limitations. I will read more from her.
DeLyne02 More than 1 year ago
I am new to the Helen Binney mystery series, so there was a bit of history missing for me. Nonetheless, this was a complete, standalone novel. Our heroine, Helen, the intrepid ex-wife of the former governor, has retired to a small town to deal with her health issues and recover from her former life as a public figure. While in remission from lupus,she has decided to try her hand at gardening. The town community garden is the focal point for this story, An opponent of the community garden, Sheryl Toth, has been found dead at the scene. It is determined to be a possible homicide. There are so many suspects- Cory O'Keefe, her heir and a selectman who wants to use the garden as a golf course; Wes Quattrone, a verbally abusing owner of the Wharton Retirement Home, who needs the garden to expand, even Dale Meeks-Mason, the ex-military Wharton Garden Club President, who was a loggerheads with anyone who didn't agree with her vision. The story builds steadily, incorporating many facets of the life and friendships Helen is cultivating. The author really fleshed out the characters and the twists and turns of everyone's thinking. The ending, while not unexpected, will be satisfying to all who like cozy mysteries.
Serenitea More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable cozy mystery. As someone with chronic health issues, Helen quickly became my hero. She may get ignored and underestimated by some who see her only as a person with disabilities, but she uses it to her advantage, along with her keen mind, to solve the mystery. I had not read the first three books when given the opportunity to read this one, but had no trouble getting into the story, and definitely plan to read the other books soon. This seems like a great series I am sure I will enjoy following.
tiltron More than 1 year ago
Gin Jones has such a talent for great complicated plots and keeps the reader feeling as if they are participating in the adventures. In this story Helen Binney, former Governors wife again finds a dead body in an unusual place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An EXCELLENT murder mystery! There are lots of suspects but I never saw that end coming. Loved the characters of this quick, fun read.
Sodapop74 More than 1 year ago
I love Helen Binney! I love that she has a debilitating disease, but she fights it into remission. She is a very strong female character and I enjoy her very much. In this book she decides to take up gardening, but of course that leads to a dead body and her nosy nature is just what is needed. I enjoy her relationship with Tate, though it is complicated. This book had a lot of twists and it was not easy to figure out whodunit. Can not wait to read the next one!
Lacey623 More than 1 year ago
Helen Binney has had an interesting, complicated and challenging life. She was after all the governor’s wife or ex-wife as it stands. She has a love interest but “it’s complicated”. She has a debilitating disease but she won’t let that stop her. She has people gunning for her because she’s nosy, but that just makes her more intrigued. Helen seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place, at the wrong time and usually the scene of a murder. The book lived up to the genre. It’s a real mystery. I truly could not figure out who the culprit was in this book. There are so many possibilities. I thought I knew and then “nope”, I was wrong. Gin Jones wrote a great mystery and a sequel to boot, so remember to read the first four books and hopefully there will be many more murders and mystery to come.