Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman

Posted October 23, 2017 by karenbaron in Cozy, Guest Post, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara VenkataramanDeath by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman
Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on December 17th 2015
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Pages: 107
Format: Kindle
Source: Author

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

Rock Star Zombie murdered with what kind of instrument?

Death by Didgeridoo is the first book in the Jamie Quinn series by Barbara Venkataraman. It takes place in Hollywood, Florida, where Jamie Quinn a struggling divorce attorney is taken out of her element when she receives the call that her cousin Adam has been arrested for murder. Can she figure it out with the help of her friends?

Jamie must pull it together and step back into her life after the death of her mother devastates her. This case gives her something to focus on other than losing her mother. I like Jamie, she isn’t afraid of hard work. She is smart, she’s got some attitude and she can speak for herself. I like the way she carries herself and I like the way she has tissues with her at all times. She plans a head when possible.

Marmaduke Broussard is my favorite character. He is the private eye that helps Jamie investigate this murder. Duke as he goes by is personable and fun loving. He is a bit of a flirt (really he is a total flirt and hits all women in the vicinity). He likes to drink down at the “Big Easy.” He wears alligator boots and he has been married three times. That is how Jamie met him. She was his attorney for his third divorce.

The two of them carry on, with Duke flirting with her and Jamie staying professional. They have this whole working relationship, but I can see that they are becoming friends. They complement each other well.

The characters are believable. The mystery is well paced, complete with red herrings and the clues play out well. I truly enjoyed the story. I like the way that Jamie stood up for her cousin Adam, and helped him and her aunt through the system. Ms. Venkatarman did a fabulous job, melding the story with the character, setting and the mystery. I look forward to reading her next book in the series, The Case of the Killer Divorce.

My rating is 4 stars, I recommend Death by Didgeridoo, to all those cozy mystery lovers out there..

**Where to find Death by Didgeridoo**

** Goodreads **

This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen


About Barbara Venkataraman

Award-winning author Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. Her works include: “The Fight for Magicallus”, a children’s fantasy; “If you’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place”, a humorous short story; 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 an ongoing series entitled “Quirky Essays for Quirky People.”

Her Jamie Quinn cozy mystery series includes: “Death by Didgeridoo”, “The Case of the Killer Divorce”, “Peril in the Park”, “Engaged in Danger” and, just released, “Jeopardy in July”. All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.

Taken from her Goodreads Author page.

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