Death of a DJby Jane Rubino
"Rubino's warm and feisty Cat...shines in this fast-moving first novel." --Publishers WeeklyFans of mysteries featuring female sleuths will delight in Jane Rubino's down-to-earth. New lersey/i>
The murder of a controversial shock jock leads reporter-turned-detective Cat Austen on a search for a killer in this witty mystery from an exciting new author.
"Rubino's warm and feisty Cat...shines in this fast-moving first novel." --Publishers WeeklyFans of mysteries featuring female sleuths will delight in Jane Rubino's down-to-earth. New lersey protagonist Cat Austen.Featured in Deadline mystery newsletter.
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I just finished reading this book for the second time, which is a compliment in and of itself because I barely ever have time to read books for the first time. The plot was excellent and kept me guessing until the very end. I liked the main character Cat. The main male character Victor isn't the type of leading man I would normally enjoy, but he worked. Overall, the plot was excellent and the characters were interesting. I would recommend this book to my friends.
Cat Austen is the entertainment writer for South Jersey magazine. She is to interview radio personalities Jerry Dudek and Tom Hopper. Their radio show, the Six A.M. Circus, was just that. They pulled a lot of gags and were planning a segment called 'The Perfect Murder.' Unfortunately before that could start, Jerry is killed. Right before he is killed, he tells Cat that he wants to give her some information. Cat has six brothers. Five are cops. All of them are very protective of her. Her husband was a State Patrol officer but was killed. Lieutenant Victor Cardenas is assigned to investigate the murder. He is very attracted to Cat. This really adds to the story. Cat has a friend, Ellice Watson, living with her. Ellice often helps with Cat's two children. Her character is terrific. Then there is Ritchie, Cat's boss. He is so excited that Cat was an eye witness to the murder. Cat begins looking into who could have killed Jerry. As she gets closer to the truth, she find herself and her family in danger. This is the first book I've read in this series. I really like the characters. Her brothers are so protective of her, but they want the best for her, too. I like the Jersey setting. The author appears to truly know this area. This is a fast read. It is a great cozy mystery. I recommend it to everyone.