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86 Avenue du Goulet (Samantha Jamison Mystery Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Peggy A. Edelheit
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Book Description

***My name is Samantha. I’m a novelist who seems to be a magnet for stirring up and getting into trouble in unusual mysteries. But I need a break. So I planned to visit my friend, Martine and enjoy the sun and the Mediterranean. But then she insisted I come sooner. I agreed. But once there, she said strange things were going on in the gardens of 86 Avenue du Goulet next door. I quickly became ensnared in a deadly maze of misdirection, hostility, a history of buried secrets, a French gardener, a cat lady and the mysterious house of red light.
REVIEWERS: "original style" "protagonist turns around and talks to the reader."
"You come away feeling like you know the people in her books personally."
“This 3rd novel by Peggy is like the first 2, hard to put down!”
"I have read everyone of her books and love them all.”
“The villain's identity was a well-kept secret until the end.”
"The third Samantha Jamison Mystery is a fast-moving, unpredictable, totally enjoyable novel.”
"Never saw the end coming! I can't wait for the next adventure!”

Product Details

  • File Size: 444 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (January 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OR33TO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Over too soon! February 6, 2012
I could have continued reading this mystery for days enjoying Ms. Edelheit's vivid description of the French Riviera...sad to have finished 86 Avenue du Goulet! This thriller was nothing short of what we do for our friends....never estimate a vacation! Immediately, when Samantha was intrigued by so many unanswered questions from Martine, she just had to put her sleuthing skills to work....Brief and to the point chapters just invite you to read further and further....just a little more...waiting for the friendly Samantha Jamison entourage to make their appearance.....and they did with a French flair!!
But bones....human or animal....who was The Cat Lady?....who owned the van? Who really was Luc ?? With Martha and her colorful personality, Clay and his persistency, Sam was determined to meet her neighbors in the surrounding mountainside with their mysterious draw....Curat and Villa Palmarose had their secrets but she would not rest until they unfolded to help solve this mystery... Knowing how Ms. Edelheit surprises her readers with her "WOW" endings, (and she speaks to us often), I kept searching for clues....and came up "clueless". How could this be.... And could the mystery of what Sam is feeling for Clay beginning to unfold just as she begins to feel her independence by going to Europe alone???? Could this relationship evolve into something very real for Samantha? Could there be an analogy of the luxury that the Riviera holds to the sadness within it's grand homes?????? Isn't that what life is always telling us??? Don't judge a book by it's cover.....look inside this one for it is a will LOVE the ending... Where are we going next...packing soon? C'est bon...oui!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your writing talents with all of us!!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The French Riviera? Pack my bags, Pierre! January 22, 2012
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What could be better for a writer's retreat than to rent a neighboring villa in the French Riviera next to her friends Martine ad and her husband Jean? However, Samantha soon learns that with the invitation comes a challenge as her friends ask her to help them unravel a dreadful mystery--one that involves the disappearance of pets in the neighborhood who've been buried in the garden of Sam rented villa.
Soon Sam's American lady friends arrive to share in Sam's bounty and the excitement of the French Riviera experience. All of these American friends have been part of her previous Samantha Jamison Mysteries and they are as excited about being in France as they are about the prospects of a new "caper."
There's more, of course, the American man she thought she'd left behind shows up just when she's warming up to a handsome Frenchman. And the neighbors, in spite of the loss of their own beloved pets, aren't exactly warming to the nosy American. Of course, nothing is as it seems, and Sam's investigations soon uncover hateful rumors of adultery, reputations ruined, and eventually murder.
Naturally, Samantha helps bring all these separate stories together, finding the clues that solve the mystery and it was perfectly done.
I really loved the descriptions of this part of the word--the author did a terrific job of giving us readers a traveling guide on the area, the views of the sea from the hillside homes where all the aforementioned secrets were hidden behind high walls.
I also enjoyed this author's unique and very original style, especially when her protagonist talks turns around and talks to the reader. I thought the author's clever chapter headings, i.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars peggy edelheit did it again November 10, 2011
By romayne
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86 avenue du goulet was just what i expected. i enjoyed it as much as peggy edelheit's previous two books. it kept me guessing all the way. and even when i thought i was figuring it all out - there she went again in a different direction. it ended full of surprises. i was able to picture all the characters and the places they went to. i was right there with them. the dialog went so smoothly. where next? can't wait.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Viva la' Samantha December 7, 2011
Another adventure with Samantha Jamison and her endearing entourage, uncovering mysteries cross the Atlantic in the beautiful country of France. This 3rd novel by Peggy Edelheit is like the first 2, hard to put down! Samantha and friends are all a hoot as they vacation and solve murder mysteries, all in the same breathe. Would love to cast these characters when the Samantha sagas become movies in the near future. Peggy Edelheit has an amazing vivid imagination as she keeps the reader on the edge of their seat till the final page. I cannot wait till novel #4 is in print for they keep getting more interesting and exciting as you come to know the array of characters as your personal friends.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yet!!! October 30, 2011
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86 Avenue du Goulet is Samantha Jamison and her wonderful sidekicks' best caper yet! There are so many surprising twists and turns in this mystery that you need a seat belt to keep you in your chair! Never saw the end coming! I can't wait for the next adventure! Hmm, I wonder where we are going this time?! I know, but I'm not telling!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star: for me for finishing it. November 14, 2013
By Jean4
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Totally implausible, from start to finish. Loose threads, amazing (or should I say unbelievable?) coincidences, exaggerated characters... Sam dithers through the chapters, asking herself endless questions, "Who was the...?", "How did he..?", "why would she...?" This is presumably to build up suspense, but the only thing i got was a headache, as she never answers her own inquiries, but barrels on to the next improbable situation. The star I gave this book was really for myself, for finishing it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it!!
Published 5 months ago by Barb
2.0 out of 5 stars A novel that reads as smug and dull from page one
A novel that reads as smug and dull from page one. The narrator is a successful author who just happens to have wealthy friends in the South of France. Read more
Published 6 months ago by JS
1.0 out of 5 stars Short chapters were written like incomplete thoughts
I have now read over 200 Kindle books, this is first I did not finish. Short chapters were written like incomplete thoughts, very distracting. Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. C. Travis
3.0 out of 5 stars Sadly not as pleased as I've been with her first two books
It was okay but not as good as her first novel....very jumpy and hard to follow yet way too predictable... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars 86 Avenue
Too many silly characters for me. I will probably read another of her novels to see if I can appreciate these characters.
Published 15 months ago by JoAnnE
5.0 out of 5 stars Series is a great one
I love the chaos of getting a result. the Mix of "detectives" is a riot. Fun, fun reading. Would like to see something set in Colorado
Published 22 months ago by P. germaine
5.0 out of 5 stars French Life
Anything divulging French life that's actually familiar to my own experiences there provides some sort of enjoyment, for me. Read more
Published on April 22, 2013 by Stephen G. Shapiro
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading!
This is the third of Ms Edelheit's books I've read and enjoyed. I like the twists and turns in the plots. The characters are fun and believable.
Published on January 20, 2013 by redhatflusher
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these books
I have read everyone of her books and love them all. You come away feeling like you know the people in her books personally. Look forward to more from her. Read more
Published on January 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
This is the third in the series and I can't wait for number four. It's a funny some what romanic mystery. A combination I just love. Peggy Eelheit never disapoints me.
Published on January 6, 2013 by letsgoke
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More About the Author

My main goal is to entertain readers with a laugh or two and hopefully distract them for a few hours getting caught up in the mysteries of my Author/Sleuth, Samantha Jamison, aka, Sam.
I also wrote a personal Memoir, The Riviera Is Burning, about my family's frightening experience fleeing the French Riviera fires.
Stop by my website, to learn more about my Samantha Jamison Mystery Series and to read some personal and occasionally humorous blog/posts of mine.
I would love to hear from you!

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