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An Appointment With Murder (A Sarah Woods Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer L. Jennings , John Simon
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Featured in Amazon’s Kindle Top 100 Hard Boiled Mysteries

Book 1 of the Sarah Woods Mystery Series

It’s a quiet Friday evening in Bridgeport, New Hampshire and massage therapist Sarah Woods is working late at her office. She checks her room. Everything is ready as she waits for her client Jeff Gardner to arrive. However, things start to spiral out of control when a dead body is discovered. Terrified, Sarah finds herself caught up in the middle of a murder investigation. Who can she trust when it becomes apparent the crime is not what it seems.

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About the Author

Jennifer L. Jennings was born in Chicago, Illinois but has spent most of her life living in Maine. She was a massage therapist for fifteen years, and worked as a glass artisan for many years as well. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, playing guitar with her son Blake, reading, writing and doing all things creative.

Product Details

  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466497734
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Query Publishing, LLC (November 16, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00699LXM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An appointment with the bestseller list! December 25, 2011
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An Appointment with Murder follows Sarah Woods, who embarks on a quest to discover the truth behind the murder of her assistant. Jennings' writing is captivating, raw and thrilling (and on several occasions downright funny)!

Living within each page is a multitude of twists and angles that keeps the reader guessing: WHO DID IT?! Just when I thought I'd figured out who was behind it all, she'd throw me for a loop. Jennings has a knack for drawing us in and painting a vivid picture of her character's world. A world I didn't want to leave.

I'll be anxiously waiting in line for the next installment of the Sarah Woods Mystery Series!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Appointment With Murder November 23, 2011
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II downloaded this book (my first book download on my ipad) and read it over the last two days; I couldn't put my iPad down.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I thought it was well written, there were several clever aspects to the story and it flowed very nicely. I was glad that it wasn't your typical love/lust story and thought the sexual inuendo was entertaining as well :). I would strongly recommend others to read this book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Appointment With Murder November 25, 2011
By Kaye
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Massage, Masturbation, Murder. When Sarah finds her assistant has been strangled in the short time she was in the back with a client she doesn't know who she can trust. Who would have done such a horrible thing? Was it a random killing or someone she knew? Although the police are investigating Sarah can't seem to stay out of it and embarks on a journey to find the killer.

A fast paced story that keeps you guessing until the very end. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to more from this author.

Highly recommend.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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I've been on a citizen-stumbles-upon-murder-and-turns-into-amateur-slueth kick lately. I wanted to like this book, but standing next to its peers, it seems far too under-developed. I felt like I was reading a first draft or an overly self-indulgent journal. Not much depth is given to any of the characters, making it especially hard to feel any sympathy for the unhappily married, not exactly faithful heroine. One could argue that the reveal of the motive and murderer makes for a twist when finally disclosed at the very end, but, in all honesty, no other characters were really developed as potential murder suspects. When all is said and done, this book was fine as a quick read, but I would never recommend it to a friend.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not horrible but not good September 10, 2012
By amaneta
Format:Kindle Edition
This is certainly NOT a five star book. I found the main character unlikeable, the writing choppy and the plot predictable. It seems to be typical of the free books on Amazon. Additionally, the electronic version is missing the word "blank" throughout the book and the layout is poor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love a writer who can deliver a great "whodunit"! June 11, 2012
Format:Paperback
In the book An Appointment With Murder, you meet Sarah Woods, a woman in her 40s with her own massage therapy business, an uncertain marriage, and a teenage son growing up way too fast for her liking. Within the first few minutes of the book, you also meet her secretary Beth, a newlywed that Sarah is grateful for, especially since Beth keeps the perve clients away.

Speaking of clients, Sarah waits for one in particular who shows up late and showers off in the back. As Sarah preps the massage table in the back, she realizes that this client has been taking too long. She calls out for him from outside the shut bathroom door, and hears no response. Fearing the worst, Sarah peeks in and calls out for the client again. Instead of seeing a dead body on the floor like she thought she might, she catches him in an...inimiate moment. Laughing it off, she goes to the front desk to joke it off with Beth.

She finds Beth dead in her chair.

The excitement doesn't end there as Sarah meets Beth's mysterious, but sexy brother, her nervous roommate, and uncovers a hidden past she never would have expected from her seemingly innocent receptionist.

Jennings delivers non-stop excitement as you try to figure out the killer right alongside Sarah. It's my favorite type of mystery because you never would expect the ending.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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An Appointment With Murder by Jennifer L. Jennings is the first in the Sarah Woods Mystery series. This is a debut novel for this author and I found the mystery to be a very good one. Jennings had me fooled as to who the perpetrator of the crime in Sarah Woods' therapeutic massage business was. Sarah had hired Beth Stevens , a young woman about to be married, as her receptionist, and she was turning out to be very good at the job. That didn't last too long, because while Sarah was preparing the room for a client and then went back out to speak to Beth, Sarah found Beth dead at her desk.

The pathway to finding out who committed this crime and others that take place is going to be hard for Sarah, who has an inattentive husband and a teenage son at home. Everyone needs her attention at times, and when she meets Beth's brother, Max, her attention gets focused on him a little more than she's comfortable with.

There are several persons of interest who may have had reason to kill Beth, but figuring out which one was made difficult. Jennings' next Sarah Woods Mystery is already on my Kindle, ready to read since I enjoyed this one so much.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was a good, light mystery. Kept me guessing through the whole book, and I could barely put it down! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melinda Richmond
5.0 out of 5 stars A good afternoon read
I read this in one afternoon because it's just that good. I never suspected who dunnit and loved the surprise. great book.
Published 3 months ago by JeanTownsend
3.0 out of 5 stars An appointment with murder
This is my first read by jennifer l jennings i myself love mystery books and i gave it three stars because the story was great and kept me in tune i live in boston so it taking... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Micheal Stevens
1.0 out of 5 stars Appt w/ mrdr
It killing me... a predictable and easy conclusion a to be an old shoe of my own. Ha ha ha!
Published 5 months ago by Philip
4.0 out of 5 stars An Appointment With Murder
Story takes place in Bridgeport, New Hampshire when a Massage Therapist is caught up in a murder mystery. Thrilleer that moves along nicely..
Published 6 months ago by John Bilodeau
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but no page turner
Plot moves very slowly, easy to read five minutes at a time. No significant plot twists limited my interest. I would guess this could be a first novel.
Published 10 months ago by J. Eder
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
I read the first chapter free and thought it would improve. It didn't - save you rmoney unless it is free.
Published 10 months ago by RuthAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars Appointment with murder
Fast paced and intriguing mystery. Could not put it down and finished in less than a day. Surprise ending...loved it!
Published 12 months ago by Camilla Czajka
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad to see a simple little murder mystery comeback
I may have called it a simple little murder mystery but that's only because it didn't need psychics or paranormal plots to solve the mystery or make it entertaining. Read more
Published 13 months ago by D. Booth
3.0 out of 5 stars A APPOINTMENT WITH MURDER
I LOVED THE SPY CONCEPT WITH A LITTLE ROMANCE. IT WAD AN EASY BOOK TO GET INTO AND I LOVE THE CONTINUED THEME TO THE NEXT BOOK.
Published 13 months ago by Tamara
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Jennifer L. Jennings is the bestselling author of The Sarah Woods Mystery Series on Amazon. She was born in Chicago, Illinois but has spent most of her life living in Maine. She was a massage therapist for fifteen years, and worked as a glass artisan for many years as well. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, playing guitar with her son Blake, reading, writing and doing all things creative.

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