Karma (Jill Smith Series #1)

Karma (Jill Smith Series #1)

by Susan Dunlap


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Karma (Jill Smith Series #1) by Susan Dunlap

Hard-nosed beat cop Jill Smith combs Berkeley for a Buddhist guru-killing cultist

In Berkeley, California, Telegraph Avenue is the headquarters for the city’s strangest inhabitants. Cultists, drug addicts, and hippie burnouts wander its streets, looking to raise their consciousness or, if that fails, to just get high. And Jill Smith walks with them, a beat cop with her finger on the pulse of one of the most unique neighborhoods in America.
With time on her hands after her divorce, Jill lets a friend drag her to hear the district’s hot new guru, a Buddhist holy man from Bhutan. As his disciples clap and cheer , Jill tries to keep from smirking. The guru finally draws her attention, however, when he slumps forward with a knife in his back. She calls for backup and cordons off the temple. Jill doesn’t care about karma, but she knows when justice is due.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453253946
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Series: Jill Smith Mysteries Series , #1
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan Dunlap is a prolific author of mystery novels. Born in New York City, Dunlap majored in English at Bucknell University and earned a masters degree in education from the University of North Carolina. She was a social worker before an Agatha Christie novel inspired her to try her hand at writing mysteries. Six attempts and six years later, she published Karma (1981), which began a ten-book series about brash Berkeley cop Jill Smith.
 Since then, Dunlap has published more than twenty novels and numerous short stories. Her other ongoing characters include the meter-reading detective Vejay Haskell, former forensic pathologist Kiernan O’Shaughnessy, and Zen student/stunt double Darcy Lott. In addition to writing, Dunlap has taught yoga, worked as a paralegal, and helped found Sisters in Crime, an organization created to support women in the field of mystery writing. She lives near San Francisco.

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Karma (A Jill Smith Mystery) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
siubhank on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Berkeley cop Jill Smith accepts an invitation to see the new guru in town. When the young man dies before her eyes, his followers say it was his karma to die. Jill disagrees as she has found a dagger buried in the young man's heart. Once again, the beleagered Jill Smith fights the odds, including, sometimes, her fellow officers, to find a solution.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"He said, 'Dont you lose him, _______ ________, and I dont mean to. I dont mean to.' <p> I took out the name because thats the person who said it. Guess at res two! :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is to see if you've been listening to the latest music lately. <br> "Fu.cking up the world, yeah, for just one day...Now watch this madness, colorful charade...No one can be just like me anyway" <br> Name the song and the artist and you are welcome to join my RP. Winner gets the address.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"You stupid, ignorant son of a bi.tch dumb bas.tard! Jesus Christ! I've met dumb bas.tards in my time but you outdo them all!" Guess the movie and which charecter said it. Quote #2: "There it is!" "Is it behind the rabbit?" "It is the rabbit!" "Are you bloody mad? Alright. Send someone out to kill the da.mn thing." "YAAA!" *rabbit takes knights head off* "JESUS CHRIST!" Guess the movie. Who ever gets it right will be in my new story!