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Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Camilla Chafer
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Book Description

All Lexi wants to do is get through the day at her boring temp job with Green Hand Insurance. That’s until she discovers the vice president, Martin Dean, in a pool of blood and herself at the center of an investigation into insurance fraud.

Millions of dollars are missing, the chief suspect is dead and her mysterious, sexy, new boss is not what he seems.

Recruited by the joint task force working on the case, all Lexi has to do is work out who killed Dean and where the missing millions are. That’s easier said than done when her sister insists upon the baby shower to end all baby showers, her wise-ass cop family just wants to keep her safe, someone keeps leaving her creepy gifts, and all the clues point to a seedy sex club on the wrong side of town.

As the bodies start to pile up, Lexi is on a race against time to find the killer and the money, before she’s the next one in the murderer’s sights.

Also in the Lexi Graves Mysteries:
Who Glares Wins (book 2)
Command Indecision (book 3)
Shock and Awesome (book 4)
Weapons of Mass Distraction (book 5)

Also by the author:
Illicit Magic (Stella Mayweather 1)
Unruly Magic (Stella Mayweather 2)
Devious Magic (Stella Mayweather 3)
Magic Rising (Stella Mayweather 4)
The Stella Mayweather Collection, Books 1-3


Product Details

  • File Size: 1849 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481113704
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Audacious (December 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083V4PTU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #875 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome...so buying the next one that comes out May 23, 2012
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If you like mystery/romance/humor...this book is totally for you. Writer's style reminds me a lot of Kate Johnson's Sophia Green series, but has it's own uniqueness too.

The mystery side of it was well written, and though I figured out most of the 'who done it' seeing the why of it was great and complex.

The romance is weaved into the humor of the book as Lexi deals with two guys, a family of cops, and a funny best friend. I love that Lexi is a main female character who is smart and goes her own way but with faults. I spent so much of the book laughing at her reactions to things, but enjoying the great suspense the author creates.

I greatly enjoy this kind of book, and definitely will buy the second one in the series when released (this one I got free on kindle).
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!! May 24, 2012
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I can't believe how good this book was. I love mysteries and this one was so much fun to read. I accidentally stumbled across this author on amazon a couple of days ago & I'm back to find more of her books. I saw a review that refers to similarities with the Stephanie Plum books.... Maybe... But this book was MUCH better!!!
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Armed and Fabulous October 29, 2014
By Jean
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Other reviewers kept saying this is à knock off of the Stephanie Plum books. No way. Ranger and Morelli were always trying to get Stephanie to stay away from trouble. These supposed FBI idiots put Lexi in the middle of it. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries. This one is not cozy and not even à mystery. Lexi has police in her family and yet lets men she does not know tell her to not tell anyone and she listens to them because they are sexy. The story is based on insurance fraud. The most boring crime The author could choose to write about. All this story does is try to make us believe women are empty headed sluts looking for a man to take care of them.
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105 of 115 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Offensive April 15, 2013
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I was already finding this book unbelievable and tedious when I got to a part that made me stop reading because, frankly, I found it offensive. SPOILER ALERT. The vacuous main character meets a man who drugs her without her knowledge then undresses her while she's unconscious. This appears to be fine by her because the guy is good looking. So apparently this kind of behavior is only defined as sexual assault if the guy is ugly?
I really can't understand all the 5-star reviews for this book.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zany and hilarious mystery....loved it!!! May 20, 2012
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I just finished reading the most entertaining mystery titled Armed & Fabulous: Lexi Graves Mysteries 1 by the talented Camilla Chafer. I loved it!!! Lexi is the type of heroine that most of us secretly fantasize about being....an everyday woman who seems to end up in very dangerous situations...and manages to come out on top...with two very sexy males to keep her hopping...a sidekick named Lily that is a story unto herself (hint hint to author)....all I can say is buy this book...and settle in for lots of laughs, suspense, a fine whodunit...and just overall fun. I highly recommend this to lovers of mystery, laughter and sexy fun. Kudos to the author for a great book. I hear the second in the series is due out in June 2012 titled Who Glares Wins....can't wait to buy my copy and get me some more of Lexi mayhem.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Plum good March 1, 2013
By Karli
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If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you will probably like this series. Armed and Fabulous is about insurance fraud, an undercover investigation, two beautiful best friends and two super hot detectives. Add in a little humor, lots of murder, and some suspense. While I liked the book, I am going to pass on the rest of the series. It is just too much like Plum, Morrelli, and Ranger. (Go team Ranger!)
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disarmed and Flat July 28, 2012
By I.A.
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Not sure how this book has received nothing but 4 and 5 star ratings--the writing is stale. I don't think this is a "spoiler," because if occurs in the second chapter. That said, immediately after Lexi finds the corpse, she's whisked into a closet by a stranger. She behaves nothing like a person who has just found her boss's dead body:
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(Stranger)--"If they find us, we're dead." (Lexi)--Okay. "So here's the good news...I contemplated licking the (stanger's) hand (which was over her mouth) because that always made my brothers and sister let go when we were kids, but that was too gross to do to a stranger..."(Stranger)--"If you scream, they'll shoot us in the head, and you're far too pretty to die." (Lexi)--Well, I had to agree to that. I really was too pretty to die."
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I get the whole wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners heroine shtick. But this is just inept, out of place, dialogue. If you like ditzy, funny, and unpredictable, there are better authors (KB). There's tongue-in-cheek funny, and then there's fart-in-a church funny; sadly, this writing is much closer to the latter.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be 2 1/2 stars March 14, 2013
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While I liked the book and enjoyed the story line, it was clearly a direct copy of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum story line. So much so that I probably won't be reading anymore of the series. It's a little too close to the real thing for me. Sexy copy. Sexy mystery man who lives on the edge of legal/illegal even down to the black hair and quiet demeanor. Not only that, but I knew who was doing the killing half way through the book. Might be good for those who have never read a Stephanie Plum novel, just not for me. Thanks for trying though!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Lexi is fun, although the not really law enforcement heroine and potential love triangle between the "good family man, local cop" and "the mysterious rouge" felt very similar to... Read more
Published 17 hours ago by Carrie Garner
3.0 out of 5 stars Fraud and Murder, but finding dead bodies does not a mystery make...
It's a lighthearted read about a young woman who lacks ambition and purpose who takes temp jobs and slacks off but gets her work done eventually. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Mystery Lover
4.0 out of 5 stars 4-star rating
I would probably have given this book a 5-star rating had it not had so much bad language including some cursing and a few f-bombs. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ma Steb
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading.
Great no of action and romance. I like the characters and the fun adventures with Lexi and lily. Team Maddox or team Solomon?
Published 2 days ago by sharolyn Kenney
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The book was an easy read which I enjoyed.
Published 3 days ago by Mary McCarty
3.0 out of 5 stars I admit it was funny but I felt early on the main character and ...
I admit it was funny but I felt early on the main character and her best friend spent too much time trash (slut) talking. Nothing was followed through on but it's not my thing. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It has a bit of everything. Murder, quirky humor and Solomon, dark and mysterious man of action. Very entertaining.
Published 4 days ago by Rhonda Hackshaw
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Just okay.
Published 5 days ago by Sanni
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
Can't wait to read more.
Published 9 days ago by Edward T Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun easy read
Great read, characters are fun and the storyline keeps you turning pages until the very end. I would highly recommend it
Published 13 days ago by hollie
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More About the Author

Camilla Chafer is the author of the Lexi Graves Mysteries and the Stella Mayweather urban fantasy series. If she wrote faster, she'd probably be the author of other books too.

Visit Camilla online at www.camillachafer.com for the latest on her novels, series extras including deleted scenes, info about her characters and their worlds, plus an exclusive Lexi Graves short story (even better, it's free!). Sign up to her mailing list for news on the latest releases and the occasional news such as freebie offers. She wishes she could send virtual cake but hopes you'll settle for no spam instead.

You can also find Camilla at Facebook and Twitter @camillawrites. Though she is equally chatty on both, she will gasp in horror if the word "procrastination" is mentioned.

Series reading:

Lexi Graves Mysteries:
1. Armed & Fabulous
2. Who Glares Wins
3. Command Indecision
4. Shock & Awesome
5. Weapons of Mass Distraction
6. Laugh or Death
7. Kissing in Action - out December 24th
Graves Trouble - a Lexi short story available free on www.camillachafer.com
Lexi Graves Mysteries Omnibus Volume One (Books 1-3)
Lexi Graves Mysteries Omnibus Volume Two (Books 4-6) - out December 6th

Stella Mayweather:
1. Illicit Magic
2. Unruly Magic
3. Devious Magic
4. Magic Rising
5. Arcane Magic
6. Endless Magic - coming soon
Stella Mayweather Collection, Books 1-3
Stella Mayweather Collection, Books 4-6 - coming soon

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