Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5)

Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5)

by Barbara Venkataraman

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Overview

Old people were dying at an alarming rate at La Vida Boca, a posh assisted living facility in Boca Raton, Florida. With its sterling reputation, dedicated staff, and top-notch medical care, none of the deaths are considered suspicious, but when members of the poker club start to die under strange circumstances, attorney Jamie Quinn finds herself once again embroiled in a mystery. With help from her new friend, Jessie Sandler, and her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie uncovers a crime that took place forty years earlier. Can she stop the killer in time? Or is she in danger of becoming the next victim?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974666331
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection.

She is the author of the award-winning Jamie Quinn mystery series, as well as "Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person", "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy; a short story titled, "If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place"; and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course" and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of the "Quirky Essays for Quirky People" series. Both books of humorous essays won the "Indie Book of the Day" award.

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Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
I think this is my favorite Jamie Quinn Mystery yet! Jamie is getting a little tired of her family law practice and looking for something to break up the monotony. She takes a side job at an assisted living facility helping the residents with forms like power of attorney. Little does she know that this will land her smack in the middle of a much bigger kind of case. Kip is still out of the country, so it is Jamie and her former client and PI Duke to solve the crime. I love how the author keeps you laughing at and with Jamie in her adventures. Trouble seems to find her no matter what she is doing. Barbara keeps you guessing at the who done it right up to the end. There are references to things that happened in the former books but each story is complete and you can read as stand alones as well. If you are looking for a light, fun read grab a Jamie Quinn mystery and sit down for a laugh.
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
Jamie Quinn is looking for a new career path where she can help people make their lives easier while making her job easier. She thinks she has found the perfect job advising senior citizens at a retirement home when some of the men in a group of friends start to die. Jamie can't help letting herself get pulled into the investigation. In her regular legal practice, one of her client's has asked her to help find out about an art forgery that he inherited recently. Following the trend with the previous books in the series, this book is an entertaining well written cozy. This is the 5th book in the series, but can definitely be enjoyed as a stand-alone mystery. Jamey is independent, intelligent, caring at the same time insecure and a pessimist especially when it comes to her closet relationships (Kip and her father). These characteristics make Jamey a very relatable and interesting protagonist. Several of the recurring secondary characters are very likable as well. The mystery is well crafted with twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and entertained. I would recommend this book to mystery lovers, especially cozy mystery fans. I was given a copy of this book in hopes I would review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced.
GoodnReadybookblog More than 1 year ago
I've been looking forward to this book and expected it to be a good, satisfying read - and it was! Jamie Quinn isn't your usual attorney-at-law. She does possess the sharp suit and the office but her style is much more laid back than the usual thirsty-for-success types. Jamie handles the less exciting legal cases and this often ends up with her getting dragged into enigmas which she can't help but get embroiled in. Arriving at a local assisted living facility to meet with a couple who want to get divorced, she witnesses one of the residents being carried into an ambulance and fast-tracked to the local hospital. As luck would have it, he was one of her potential clients. And so begins another mystery for our favourite sleuth. This is a really fun read; the characters are a real mix across the board, with plenty of larger-than-life personalities. The story is well-plotted and creative. There is lots going on - several side stories which draw the readers' attention from the main mystery and keep puzzling to the very end. Woven in is a bit - but not too much - about Jamie's personal life. There are revelations towards the end where I didn't even realise there was a question and it all adds up to a darn good mystery with a few chuckles along the way. I'm rather fond of a good 'cozy' and this delivers in full. My thanks to the author for alerting me to this novel. I purchased my copy via Amazon. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Bobbie Kirkland More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of Jeopardy in July (A Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 5) by Barbara Venkataraman in exchange for an honest review. Jamie Quinn has never been delighted with being a divorce attorney. Her latest case goes badly before it can even begin when one of the couple dies while Jamie is waiting to meet them. Jamie decides probate law might be a less contentious line of work and takes a job at a local retirement community giving legal seminars on wills and power of attorney. Jamie makes friends and ends up embroiled in a new mystery when her new friends begin dying. This was a quick and lively read. The characters are charming and the story was entertaining.
Badkitty70 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review. Jamie Quinn is back! And she’s getting bored with family law. When a friend gives her the opportunity to do monthly seminars at La Vida Boca assisted living facility where she would be teaching residents about living wills, she jumps at the chance. Anything to break up some of the monotony in her life…but just like her frenemy Nick always tells her, trouble follows her everywhere and an assisted living facility is no exception. I really shouldn’t tell myself that it’s ok to read “a chapter or two” of this series while on my break at work. One chapter turns into two chapters, two into three and so on. I’d get back to work, have a lull and wonder what Jamie was up to now. Then I’d pull the story back up so I could read “one more chapter.” At least that’s what I kept telling myself. Good thing I’m the boss. Reprimanding myself is so much easier than reprimanding other people. I know going in that I’m not listening. Anywho, needless to say, I finished the book in a few hours so I figured why not kill a bit more time and tell you what I thought about it. This installment, just like previous ones, was fun and fast. Jamie is a hoot and I love her snarky attitude and quirky friends. I do admit though, I was a bit taken aback when she thought beer that tasted like coffee was, in her words, yuck. For the record, it’s not. It’s delicious….but I forgave her lack of taste in beer and moved on. She’s too entertaining to stay mad at. I really enjoyed the addition of the assisted living facility residents and I especially liked the more lengthy banter between her and Nick. I’m honestly in a bit of a conundrum. I can’t decide which character I like best. Jamie is a given of course and Grace, well, she’s like Jamie but then isn’t. She’s Ethel to Jamie’s Lucy. Or maybe she’s Lucy to Jamie’s Ethel. No, pretty sure Jamie is Lucy. Anyway, I like them both. Then there’s Duke. He was initially my guy but the back and forth between Nick and Jamie put him firmly on my radar. So as you can see, I’m stuck. Oh wait! Then there’s the cat! Hmmm, maybe I just shouldn’t have a favorite and go with: I like them all. For the record, before anyone asks “What about Kip?” I haven’t forgotten about him. I just feel like in some ways, I’m still getting to know him since he wasn’t around as much in this book. I do think him and Jamie are a good match though. Her with her lack of adventure and him with his lack of sitting still hopefully means they will be able to balance each other out. Back to the story….as with previous books, this tale was well written and engaging (obviously). Jamie always seems to find herself in trouble…or trouble finds her. Sometimes I’m not sure which it is. Either way, she always ends up with cases that are connected to other cases and even though you know they will end up being connected, you can’t seem to figure out how. I spent a lot of time with this story pointing my finger at every single new character only to find I was wrong. Or maybe I was right once, but then I changed my mind and was wrong again. Regardless, these stories keep me guessing and make it so that I need to know what is coming up next. In a short period of time, Jamie Quinn has become one of my favorite people even though she’s fictional. To be honest, sometimes that’s how I prefer my people to be. Here’s hoping that the Jamie Quinn adventures continue!