Shoot from the Lip (Yellow Rose Series #4)

Shoot from the Lip (Yellow Rose Series #4)

by Leann Sweeney

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ISBN-13: 9780451220172
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Series: Yellow Rose Series , #4
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leann Sweeney is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cats in Trouble Mysteries, including The Cat, The Sneak and the Secret and The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim. Leann was born and raised in Niagara Falls, and educated at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Lemoyne College in Syracuse, New York. She also has a degree in behavioral science from the University of Houston. A retired registered nurse, she has been writing in the mystery genre for many years and also writes the Yellow Rose Mystery series.

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The most likable sleuth to come along in years. (Rick Riordan, Edgar-Awad-winning author of The Sea Monsters)

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Shoot from the Lip (Yellow Rose Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ImBookingIt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this to be one of the best books of a good series.I like Abby, her boyfriend Jeff, and her sister Kate. I "know" them from previous books, and the fact Kate and Jeff were both acting out of character was part of what made this book interesting.In this book, we were introduced to Emma, a strong young woman raising her younger siblings. She was a good, solid character that I enjoyed getting to know. We also had a variety of entertaining secondary characters that made me laugh (or wince) while moving the plot along.I cared about the mystery in this book, and about the process of finding the answers. Strangely, the details of who-dun-it didn't really worry me that much.I did have some quibbles with the book-- although I enjoyed seeing Kate and Jeff outside their usual selves, I think Kate was a little too far out of character. I found some of the plot developments predictable. But overall, I enjoyed the book.The big question for me with book 4 of any series is whether it makes sense to start here, or should a new reader start at the beginning.This book stands on its own plot-wise, but you'll miss out on some interesting character development. If you think there is a chance you'll want to read all of the books, I'd suggest starting at book 1. 2 is the weakest of the series, followed by 3. I still enjoyed both. Read them for the character development if they sound interesting, skip them if they don't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. Good mystery & interesting character developement. Could no put the book down. Now reading book #5 in this amazing series.
jenifernelissen More than 1 year ago
This one has been my favorite of the series- so far. I loved the whole reality tv angle- so creative. I was engrossed in this book from the very beginning to the last page. I didn't want to see it end. I love Abby and her sister. I've recommended this series to so many people! Have a great time reading it!
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After the discovery of her own adoption, Houston heiress Abby Rose founded Yellow Rose Investigations to specialize in adoption cases and prevent the emotional turmoil she underwent upon uncovering her own family¿s history. When a reality show crew comes to hire her to find their makeover candidate¿s mother and the sister given up for adoption, Abby reluctantly agrees only so as to help the young woman. Abby admires Emma Lopez, who put herself and her brother through college while raising her other siblings, and the reality show promises the family a new home and financial rewards for permitting a film crew to record the investigation. However, when the target becomes the missing baby given up by Emma¿s mother Emma balks and tries to pull out of the deal. Once the demolition of Emma¿s former home reveals a skeleton the stakes are raised and both Emma and Abby have no choice but to uncover the tragic secrets that have remained hidden for too long. Between battling the exploitive production crew and fencing with a crime show investigator, Abby barely has time to deal with her own family¿s problems, namely her sister¿s sudden romantic breakup and new relationship with a man who rubs Abby the wrong way. With the help of her police detective boyfriend, though, Abby capably and professionally beats out the cops to uncover one family¿s history even though it may threaten her own. Despite it¿s cozy appearance, Shoot from the Lip tackles serious issues and proves itself to be more of a private investigator novel than an amateur sleuth mystery. Abby Rose is a wonderfully likable, and very smart, character, who avoids those woman-in-jeopardy situations and remains a competent and sharp investigator. With its wit, fast pace, and very believable and entertaining characters, the Yellow Rose series remains strong and continues to improve with each new installment. This is a series to watch.