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Boredom is Deadly [Kindle Edition]

Jackson Marlow , Lawrence Stanley , T.L. Hamilton
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Life shifts from boredom to murder for young, Gillian Crawford, a rich, gorgeous resident of Boca Grande, the quaint, resort village on Gasparilla Island in Southwest Florida. With its beautiful, white powdered beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and trophy size fighting tarpon, the barrier island is the quintessential getaway spot for those seeking peace and quiet, until murder and mayhem strike - then everyone’s a suspect.

Gillian, recently employed by a CIA sponsored think tank, has returned home on leave. Her parents, mistaken targets of island drug runners, are deceased. Her closest relative is a reclusive billionaire, Jonathan Alistair Cromwell, owner of the colossal, five star Boca Grande Hotel. Transitioning from clandestine role playing to idyllic island life has been a challenge. She is bored. Her Mensa worthy IQ partly to blame. The town folk have pegged her as eccentric and detached. Her circle of friends is small: Sam Mitchell, the sheriff and ex-boyfriend; Hadley Stevenson, senior chef at the hotel and gadget guru; Father Francis Flannigan, the local priest and keeper of secrets; and new resident and father figure, Solomon Crawford. Neither Solomon nor Gillian like to talk about their past, which suits them both just fine. But when his catches up with him, she is targeted too. Suddenly her uncle’s hotel is a hotbed for international guests, as Russian mobsters, Islamic extremists, Neo-Nazis, and a tall, dark, handsome stranger, all check in. Each on the hunt for what Solomon absconded with years ago: pink diamonds and a birdcage of enriched ore, enough for a dirty bomb or two.

Caught up in a ring of espionage and intrigue, Gillian must stay one step ahead if she’s going to catch Solomon’s killer. And then there’s the treasure. What’s an island without treasure?


Product Details

  • File Size: 137556 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Pulp21 (June 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KYVGG12
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,112,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I hate to give lousy reviews but I think the title of this book sort of sums up the book. I ploughed through it simply because I needed to get through it on my kindle to reach the end....I seriously hoped for more but failed to understand the purpose around the book and why it was written ?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Random Photos July 13, 2014
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Interesting story but the photos included were distracting and unnecessary. Reading along and to suddenly see a large set of female red lips is just weird especially when the description of the person they 'belonged to' came after the photo on the following page. Not a fan of this trend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up For New Style July 10, 2014
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Pink diamonds lure, invite with beckoning finger rays, as an assortment of old money, nouveaux riche, thieves, international extremists, mobsters, killers, and a tall dark handsome stranger gravitate to Boca Grande.
Gillian wanted to return home to a peaceful quiet. She wanted to see old friends, walk the sandy beaches, cop a few fiddler crabs for fish bait, dig clams, and net some oversized shrimp. She could hunt for star fish, sand dollars, and lady slippers while dodging sting rays and jelly fish. Instead, she becomes embroiled with murder, mayhem, and a birdcage of enriched ore, Neo-Nazis and Russian thugs.
Most believe that Gillian is aloof, eccentric, and out of place. Jonathan Alistair Cromwell, the owner of the Boca Grande Hotel knows better. Sam Mitchell, the town sheriff and ex-boyfriend knows many of her tightly held secrets. Solomon Crawford also has many secrets. Deadly secrets that can not be contained, even with facial reconstruction.
I liked the photos embedded in this novel. Many are staged to fit the surrounding content. A unique touch. Boca Grande was once our favourite get-away on the fourth of July. We dipped for shrimp, dug clams, then fished for sheepshead and snappers from the old pier. Sadly, hurricane Charlie completed the destruction of that already damaged landmark. I saw two boys cleaning a gigantic jewfish (grouper) in a canal near another pier cafe store. Boca Grande (big mouth) invited large ships. The Captain had bought the jewfish as food for his hungry crew.
Good story. Nice photo touches. Fabulous setting. Will hope to see more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not boring July 5, 2014
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An easy summer read, I enjoyed the characters and setting. A few loose ends left me somewhat confused at times in the storyline. I am not a fan of the photos in the eBook as they distracted me from my own imagination of the setting, but that is my personal preference and others have expressed enjoying the images. I would read another by this author.
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1.0 out of 5 stars pictures November 26, 2014
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got to chapter 3. found the pictures very annoying. it's not a children's book. Feel like my intelligence is being insulted. Edit out the pics please and I will read further and submit a review on the storyline.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to its title August 20, 2014
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A very apt title.
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More About the Author

Jackson Marlow, the pen name of banker, mathematician, photographer and writer Trudy Hamilton, is an author of mysteries and short stories. Her unique manner of including scene photos with the storyline allows you to Picture What You Read© Her groundbreaking first novel, Boredom is Deadly, made Amazon's top 100 e-book mysteries list in 2014. She lives in Metro Atlanta and Southwest Florida.

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