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Big Bones (Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Length: 73 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She lives with her writer husband, her bossy cat and spoiled dog in the Sierra foothills where it is almost impossible to grow pumpkins (or anything else the deer like). Besides gardening, she is involved with animal charities.

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Melanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receiving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (Scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Wendover House, Kenneth Mayhew and Miss Henry Mystery series.

Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, novellas and poems published in various languages. She lives with her writer husband and her bossy cat in the Sonoma wine country. Besides gardening, she is involved with animal charities.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Senorita Anna on June 4, 2011
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I really enjoyed book 1 -- Due North--though I thought it was a little short. Book two--Big Bones--really should have been part of book 1. It was also too short on its own and it was a continuation of the first story. Don't know why the author split it into two separate books. Since they were both 3.00 each then it could have been 6 for one book and been worth it. But it was very good and entertaining and I'd read a book 3 if it came out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harry Squires on April 13, 2012
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The second Butterscotch Jones cozy is just as much fun as the first with its oddball characters, its savvy heroine, and its small Canadian town. This time around, a local has found what he claims is a Sasquatch cemetery--with the skeleton of a huge hominid. The finder bragged about his find to outsiders and now an anthropologist is coming to town. Since at least half the town is in hiding from their past, the last thing they want is publicity from Bigfoot hunters and tabloid reporters--who will surely follow once the story gets out.

Even worse for the town, the crashed plane from the last book has left one last danger for the locals--a black box that the residents kept until they could decide what to do with it.

As if the town didn't have enough problems with the bigfoot brouhaha, a man from a mysterious government agency arrives looking for the black box. Then a couple of the outsiders turn up dead with strange slash marks on their bodies. Are they victims of an actual Bigfoot, an angry bear, or a half-mad local who just doesn't like strangers in his town?

None of these calamities can stop the romance between Butterscotch and her Mountie from progressing. Needless to say, she figures out a way to keep her town a haven for herself and her friends while dealing with multiple murders.

Funny, mysterious, and charming, this second entry into the series gives an entertaining read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane L on August 14, 2011
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I enjoyed both of the Butterscotch Jones mysteries very much. Quirky characters, great setting, sympathetic narrator, and fun to read. But this second one is not a standalone. She did not introduce the characters, nor the situation. She assumes that you have read the first book and remembered it. It had been a little over a month since I read the first one and I needed to go back and reread it to refresh myself. This was very short and did not wrap up the situation so I want book number 3 right away. I would have rated the combination of book 2 and forthcoming book 3 as 5 stars because I enjoyed it so much. As a standalone it's between 3 and 4 stars. (My guess is that this is the equivalent of 100 pages long.)

It reminds me of the Northern Exposure tv show with the isolated town in the north (Canada in this case)with characters with their own internal logic that doesn't conform to anyone else's logic. If you liked that show, you'll like these books.

Quirky and fun. But not full-length novels. Read them thinking of them as episodes of a longer book and you'll be happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Small Town MOM on July 22, 2011
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I love this series the worst part about it is I am reading them faster than she is writing them, BUT she is keeping me busy between this series and the Chloe series so I cannot complain too much! Enjoy reading about Butterscotch's way of life keeps everything interesting :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terracotta Dove on July 18, 2011
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This is #2 in Jackson's newest series, Butterscotch Jones. If you haven't read the first, Due North, you might be a little lost.

There is a lot to enjoy: quirky characters, original setting, good language, understated humor, and a really interesting perspective. You'll blow through this, as it is only novella length. (There is also a short story attached, after the squirrel recipe (not kidding), that is barely a chapter in length). Everything I've read by Jackson is equally short, but she comes out with a new entry every couple of months.

You'll have a good time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By voracious reader on July 13, 2011
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After having read the first book "Due North" on my kindle, I was hooked! "Big Bones" continues a saga that is delightful! Wonderful characters combined with a storyline that is a little "out there"creates a fun read. I pray that there will be many more Butterscotch Jones books in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cassandra on June 2, 2011
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I was chomping at the bit for a sequel to the first Butterscotch book. This was no disappointment. I love that the relationship between Butterscotch & the Mountie has deepened. I was hoping for that. :-)

More please!
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By Raving in Alaska on July 7, 2014
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I really got into this one. I do truly get the whole Great White North, living there myself. Excellent book.
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