Saturday, 18 February 2017

The Case Of The Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman + Giveaway

The Case Of The Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman
Self published in January 2014.

Where to buy this book:
Buy the ebook from

How I got this book:
Received a copy from the author

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It's business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie's client becomes the prime suspect. When she can't untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client's name. And she’s hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father.

We get to learn more about Jamie in this second Jamie Quinn series cosy mystery and I love that her character is so different from the normal run of amateur sleuth dysfunctionals. Perpetually hungry Jamie is a chatty, kindly soul who comes across as a happy and confident woman despite issues in her personal life that she has to deal with. In this story, the eponymous Killer Divorce affects one of her clients and Jamie roots around to uncover the truth while also juggling a search for her long-lost father and stumbling into a new relationship. I like that she isn't remotely suave or elegant and I think I would get on well with Jamie if she were real! The Case Of The Killer Divorce is a light and enjoyable read which flashed past as Venkataraman keeps up a pretty rapid pace throughout. The multiple story focus points meld well together and the character relationships are sympathetically portrayed.

Would you like to read your own copy of The Case Of The Killer Divorce? Well you're in luck! Barbara Venkataraman has kindly offered an ebook boxset of the first three Jamie Quinn cosy mysteries for one lucky Literary Flits reader! The prize will be gifted by Barbara via Amazon.

I know it's been a little while since I ran a Giveaway. I hope you can all remember what to do!

The Giveaway is open worldwide for one week from today and previous Literary Flits giveaway winners are welcome to enter. Entries must be submitted through the Gleam widget below by midnight (UK time) on the 4th March and I will randomly pick a winner on the 5th. If the winner does not respond to my email within 7 days, they will forfeit the prize and, yes, I will be checking that entrants did complete whatever task they said they did.

If you'd like the chance to win the Jamie Quinn Mystery Box Set, here's the giveaway widget:

Jamie Quinn Mystery Box Set Giveaway

Good luck!

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  1. Congrats to my giveaway winner, David K in Poland!
    Don't despair if this isn't you - I've got a second Jamie Quinn boxset to giveaway in a couple of weeks!

  2. Jamie Quinn trilogy boxset giveaway here:
    Open until 6th April :-)