Double Duplicity (Shandra Higheagle Mystery, #1)

Double Duplicity (Shandra Higheagle Mystery, #1)

by Paty Jager

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BN ID: 2940046246254
Publisher: Paty Jager
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Series: Shandra Higheagle Mystery , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,626
File size: 500 KB

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Double Duplicity (Shandra Higheagle Mystery) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Shandra Higheagle Mystery 1: Double Duplicity I know I've said it time and time again, but I love mysteries, especially ones with good characters and an interesting death.  This book has both.  Shandra finds a dead body in the small town she lives in, and immediately becomes a suspect.  It doesn't take long for her to convince the Detective that comes to investigate the murder that she didn't do it, but she keeps some secrets from him she shouldn't have, and he knows it.  But now it is up to her to prove her friend's innocence. I like the chemistry between Shandra and Detective Greer, and the dreams that she has that help lead her on her way.  I also liked the side characters that they both came into contact with throughout the story.  A great mystery that I highly recommend - I can't wait to read more from this author AND more of this series. Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  Please remember that this review is my opinion based on my impression of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the pace of this book. So often authors clutter otherwise good stories with superfluous stuff. This storyline kept moving with enough suspects that I didn't figure it out until the end. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the writing and storyline were great and the plot twisty enough to keep me reading I was disappointed in the ending. It just cut off. While I've noticed more and more authors are using this approach to get readers to by the next book, I don't like being cut adrift. Otherwise it was a great story.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
I really liked the feeling of mystery and murder mixed in with a wealth of knowledge of the Native American heritage. Throw in a small town where 'everybody knows your name' and a love interest and you have a terrific book. Shandra Higheagle is a potter whose visions of her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother help Detective Ryan Greer solve a crime ...one that she is wrongly accused of. This is the first in the series ... you can bet I'll be reading the next one! Many thanks to the author who sent me a digital copy in exchange for an honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on pins and needles till the very end. The author gives the readers clues, but I couldn't figure out'who done it' till the end. If you like a good mystery I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of action. Keeps you guessing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I liked Double Duplicity so much I went and bought the next book in the series. It has a good mystery. Likeable characters, drama, romance and action. It is also a clean read. Shandra Higheagle is a potter and lives on a mountain. After going to her grandmother's funeral Shandra stops by a art gallery because the owner wants another vase she finds a body. The owner of the art gallery. Shandra is the suspect. She also saw her friend from leaving the area. Shandra is half Indian. Her step-father and mother don't want her to say anything about her being part Indian or have anything to do with it. Shandra starts having dreams about seeing her deceased grandmother who just died and clues about the murder. Detective Ryan Geer believes in her dreams more than Shandra did. Ryan is single. He does not appreciate Shandra keeps trying to figure out who the killer was. There is a lot of suspects, I guessed wrong about who the killer was. There sure a lot going on at the crime scene. The setting is Huckleberry Mountain Resort town in Idaho. I was given this ebook to read by author. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of Double Duplicity blog tour.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good pace for a light mystery. Like the background country setting. The chemistry between heroine and detective character just right.
BuriedUnderBooks 3 days ago
Shandra Higheagle literally comes across a dead body accidentally and things begin to happen with meteoric speed for this small town. Actually, the name Huckleberry Mountain Resort is a bit misleading because while “Huckleberry” implies very rural and homespun, this is a ski resort with tourists and money to spare, not to mention multiple art galleries, and the upcoming art show is a premier happening. It’s in Detective Ryan Greer’s best interest to solve this murder quickly and he’s not averse to a little assistance. Shandra and Ryan are both intelligent, attractive people and the almost instantaneous spark between them is perhaps not surprising. It’s more apparent at first to Ryan than to Shandra but, once she gets it, she’s not entirely above using her “influence” to get away with a bit of investigating on the side. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t always make the brightest decisions and can be accused of a tiny bit of TSTL behavior. Never mind, I still like her and I also like Ryan, especially because he gives credence to the visions Shandra has apparently inherited from her Nez Perce grandmother. A fair amount of comic relief comes from the very young and very untried police officer, Blane. As so often happens with someone new to any position of authority, poor Blane is overeager and way out of his element with Shandra who can pretty much put him in his place, especially when he’s determined to treat her as a suspect. Blane is a likeable overgrown kid and his enthusiasm helps make up for a lot. The other secondary character who got my attention (in a good way) is Shandra’s hired ranch hand, Lil, who you might say is the female version of the crusty oldtimer. Ann M. Thompson is a good narrator, giving warm, earthy tones to Shandra and handling other voices with noticeable differences from one character to the next. In particular, I immediately picked up on Blane’s immaturity and brashness just from Ms. Thompson‘s interpretation. Double Duplicity is the first of eight books in the series but, so far, only this one and the second are in audiobook format. That will not stop me from continuing on with this entertaining series but I do hope more audio editions will become available before too long. Not only do I like Ms. Jager‘s stories but I also enjoy Ms. Thompson‘s narration and that’s a pleasant combination.
Anonymous 5 months ago
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Anonymous 5 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read. Good mystery with surprising outcome
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
Shandra receives a call from one of the Gallery owners wanting to speak with Shadra about her pottery pieces for the upcoming art event. When Shandra arrives at the Gallery she unexpectedly stumbles on a murder scene. She is found at the scene and immediately handcuffed by an eager rookie office. Once Detective Ryan arrives he knows that Shandra is not the murderer as she has no blood on her hands or clothes. Shandra keeps showing up in Ryans investigation so he decides to allow her to help him in a limited capacity. There is instant chemistry between these two. I really liked this book, I have read several other books in this series prior to reading this first book. I really enjoyed seeing how Shandra and Ryan originally met. I love the characters; my favorite being Shandra. She is a strong female lead who is very in touch with her artistic side and is learning to embrace her Native American Heritage. The descriptions of the setting are well done, you can really picture everything as if you are there. The mystery has a great pace with several twists and turns and suspects along the way. I was very surprised at the end who the actual killer is. There is something for everyone offered in this book… romance, paranormal, suspense, animals, female leads, small-town charm, and Native American Heritage. I recommend this book to all mystery lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book I really enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read good plor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice combination of goid writing, good plot, likable characters and a little romance.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
Cultural appropriation is never acceptable, no matter how "respectful" or "knowledgable" a writer claims to be. This woman earns a living romanticizing indigenous culture and I don't think anyone should read her books.
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I really liked this mystery. It kept me interested until the end. The romance added to the story rather than distracting from it. I'm looking forward to reading another book in this series.