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The Bride Wore Black (Cinnamon Greene Adventure Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Bonnie Cardone
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Bride Wore Black
Beautiful, spoiled Cat Callahan has always gotten anything and anyone she wanted, leaving a string of broken relationships in her destructive wake. When she suffers an allergic reaction and dies, no one thinks her death is accidental and there are plenty of suspects. Early on, the police focus on two local women.

Cinnamon Greene is not alone in thinking the cops are looking at the wrong people. Recently separated from her celebrity photographer husband, she had returned to her small hometown to work for her father and photograph Cat’s wedding. It is Cinnamon’s camera that captures the bride’s last breath and she is drawn into the search for her killer. This proves a dangerous undertaking, however, leading to violent acts against Cinnamon and her family that are nearly fatal.

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  • File Size: 2463 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Sea Scenes; 1 edition (July 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cinnamon Green Rules August 24, 2013
By LMWhip
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The Bride Wore Black is a "who dunit" murder mystery with a nice balance of suspense, romance, great dialog, subtle humor and adventure. The author has successfully incorporated her skin diving and photography background, along with her creative mystery writing talent, to make this Cinnamon Green Mystery not only interesting but informative. The scuba diving experiences included in this story are wonderful and add additional excitement.
She excels in developing fascinating, believable characters. Her detailed descriptions of each character are so well done that I think I could pick them out in a crowd.
In this mystery, we learn early on that a "jilted lover" plans the perfect murder. The author then manages to supply several characters with motive and opportunity which keeps the reader guessing who will commit the crime.
Cinnamon Green is so likeable, that I didn't want this book to end. Happy to learn this will be a series. I do hope several of the characters return. I am especially anxious to see if her romance with Danny continues to develop and I look forward to more of the father/daughter storyline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, engaging mystery September 3, 2013
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I really enjoyed this well-written, well-paced mystery. Cinnamon Greene moves back to her coastal California hometown, and encounters a murder mystery. The town is filled with well-drawn, realistic characters, and enough of them are suspects to keep you guessing until the end. I especially liked the relationship between Cinnamon and her father, whose business she helps run when she moves back to town. While you don't need to be a diver or a photographer to enjoy this story, those of you who are will especially appreciate the author's expertise in these two areas; no tiger shark attacks or giant clams snapping shut (unrealistic undersea "adventures" encountered in another book I recently read). Instead, Cardone includes realistic descriptions of California diving and the ebb and flow of a day on a dive boat. These short episodes, while not the focus of the book, really added to character development and verisimilitude for me. I'm looking forward to reading Cinnamon Greene's next adventure!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read September 5, 2013
By Ctv
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The book was fun and the plot moved fast. A good light read. I am interested in reading the next book in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder, Scuba Diving and a Cinnamon Greene mystery July 19, 2013
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The Bride Wore Black has a variety of interesting characters with some snappy dialogue. It is a quick read with a murder mystery that keeps you guessing to the final pages. The main character, Cinnamon Greene is quite likable, with an independent spirit and a sardonic wit that comes across when she runs into some of the other female characters in the story, especially her first meeting with Cat. There are several murder suspects and at various times, it seems the evidence points to one of them, then another, then another, so you are kept guessing. As an avid scuba diver herself and former editor of Skin Diver Magazine, author Bonnie Cardone brings an authenticity to the scuba diving segments. I enjoyed reading the story and look forward to more from the author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Bride Wore Black September 11, 2014
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After being publically humiliated by her cheating husband, Cinnamon Greene decides to file for divorce and head back to her home town. So many things have changed and so many things are still the same. Her father's photography and camera shop has moved to a new location. Her dad hires her in her old position.

The biggest news in her small hometown is the wedding of Cat Callahan. She's a vile human being, who has chased after every woman's boyfriend in town. Her only redeeming factor are her captivating good looks. The only people who shed a tear when she dies on her wedding night are her parents.

Apparently, an allergic reaction to something in the wedding cake is what killed the bride. The bakers are suspected of purposely adding peanuts to the cake.

Cinnamon and her father know that the bakers wouldn't hurt anyone, even though the daughter has suddenly become very secretive. They go out of their way to find out who made the poisoned cake.

The book is a quick read. I read it in less than two days.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it! August 5, 2014
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I liked this book a lot. The victim wasn't very well liked by a lot of people in the town, so her death was really no surprise. The actual killer surprised me, though. There are thoughts of the killer sprinkled throughout the book, but that led me to the wrong conclusion, which I know was the author's intent. All in all, I'm glad to see this is the first of a series, and I'm looking forward to more by Ms. Cardone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! May 12, 2014
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Wonderful read. I generally don't read murder mysteries but this one was so riveting I could not down until 3:35AM. The easy way Bonnie creates all the scenes in one's mind is superb. My next read is Bonnie's "Murder dives the Caribbean".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read April 20, 2014
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I enjoyed this book. It was a fun, quick read. I really enjoyed remembering the parts of California where I grew up.
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Bonnie J. Cardone is the author of the Cinnamon Greene Adventure Mysteries. The three books in the series, The Bride Wore Black, Murder Dives the Bahamas and Murder Dives the Caribbean, are available in the Kindle Store. The Bride Wore Black and Murder Dives the Bahamas are also now available as paperbacks on Short stories that feature Bonnie's series characters were published in the mystery anthologies, Last Exit to Murder and Gone Coastal.

Certified as a scuba diver in the 1970s, Bonnie wrote more than 900 articles and published thousands of photos during her 22 years with Skin Diver Magazine. She also authored two books, Shipwrecks of Southern California and Fireside Diver, and was the principal photographer for Diving and Snorkeling in Southern California & the Channel Islands. Currently she's a freelance photojournalist who writes a monthly column on marine life for California Diving News.

In 1999, Bonnie received both the Women's Scuba Association's Women Diver of the Year Award and St. Brendan Corp.'s California Scuba Service Award. She was one of the original inductees of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and is a member of the California Wreck Divers Hall of Fame. In 2009, she was awarded a NOGI for the Arts by the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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