Friday, March 5, 2021

Review: Malice in Miami by Barbara Venkataraman


Genre: Mystery


“Reluctant family law attorney Jamie Quinn is loving life--and why wouldn't she? Her boyfriend Kip is back from Australia, her long-lost dad finally has his visa and she's about to start her dream job at an art foundation. But it all falls apart when Jamie is accused of stealing priceless art from a rare book collection. If she can't find out who framed her, she can kiss her dream job good-bye--and her law license too. Meanwhile, Kip has problems of his own. Now an environmental activist, he uncovers a deadly secret--one that just might get him killed. Jamie's in trouble, Kip's in danger, and Duke Broussard has gone AWOL. How could Jamie's favorite P.I. abandon her at a time like this?”


In addition to authoring the Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Series, attorney Barbara Venkataraman has written several other books ranging from collections of short fiction to non-fiction books on subjects ranging from proper grammar to tales of social activism. For more, check out her blog.


This has everything I look for in a cozy mystery. An amateur detective I like. Interesting, quirky characters. And the most important part of all, a case for them to solve that keeps me guessing and eager to continue turning the page to figure it out. (Okay, maybe I don’t figure it out, but the detective does and clues me in. That works too.) Different story threads tie together in ways that I sure never saw coming and keep the reader guessing the whole time. If you’re into cozies, grab this one. I’m giving it a big thumbs up.

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Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 50-55,000 words

1 comment:

Barbara Venkataraman said...

Thanks, Al! I love the review!