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Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail [Kindle Edition]

Sheila Marie Palmer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sheriff Bernie Raines finds herself torn between loyalty to a childhood friend and her sworn duty to uphold the law. The year is 1985, but this incident has pulled her thoughts back to a simpler time full of happy chldhood memories and loving family and friends. A piece of those memories is missing, and though she struggles to bring it to the surface, it may be forever lost in the murky shadows of the past. Bernie enlists the help of her friend Sheriff Buck Davis, and the two soon find themselves immersed in a mystery as complicated and unpredictable as the clan of Gypsies that seems to be manipulating their destinies.


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About the Author

Sheila Marie Palmer was born in Florida during the 1950s. She lived in Sarasota for 33 years, worked in the court system for over a decade, and uses imagination to embellish her memories.

Product Details

  • File Size: 743 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008864WOS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sarasota at another time July 26, 2012
Format:Paperback
Ms. Palmer hooked me with a page-turner plot, details of family, and the mildly familiar setting in Sarasota, Florida, but I loved the touches of supernatural voodoo/gypsy fun that made the story even more complicated. Yes, she would benefit from an editor's touch, but I'm still looking forward to her second book. Her long career in the court system has given her lots of material to work with. Keep writing, Sheila Palmer!
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail August 6, 2012
By Abigail
Format:Paperback
Very interesting. A good read. I enjoy a good mystery and this one kept me in suspense until the very end.
I also enjoyed the journey through old Sarasota from her personal perspective.
I'm anticipating her next one.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! August 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a marvelous book! It's a great page turner with Old Florida scenery and memories of the past. this is a great novel, even more so since it's her first! What a fantastic story! Can't wait for her next!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this one, Nice CLEAN Mystery Romance June 23, 2014
By Kris J.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bernie is a Sheriff, and her love interest is also a Sheriff in the next County. Bernie was raised around some
Gypsies when she was around 8 years old. They all live in Florida.

If you love a book that gives you written details of everything around, from the trees and flowers to the buildings, and every single part of the characters, then this is the one for you. This one even has Pictures too.
For me it was a bit too much with the details, and looking back into the past, which is why I took one star off.
But it was a very good story and I did enjoy it allot. Good Romance, good mystery.
Lots and lots of characters. I liked Bernie, and loved Buck.

I DO recommend it, it is short and an easy read with No Detailed Sex or bad language. I don't mind either one myself but I know some readers look for books like this one with no bad words or detailed sex.
And this one had little to No typos too. very nice!

Happy reading Ya'll.........
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail July 26, 2012
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Excellent and interesting plot development. It kept me turning pages to see where the story was headed. Great ending. It's hard to believe this is Mrs. Palmer's frist novel. I can't wait for her next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting June 30, 2014
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Well written. Good use of the English language. Subject was interesting but could have been a bit more realistic. Would have liked to have seen a more detailed description on the Florida landscape.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail June 21, 2014
By Jean
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I really enjoyed this story. It has à great plot. The characters were all likeable and well fleshed out. The reason I did not give it five stars was there was no explanation for what happened to the knife right after the killing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful story June 20, 2014
By Bammi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lots of intrigue and an opportunity to solve a mystery. This story was full of surprises. The characters were wonderful and I felt they were true to the local color "painted" by the author. Fun to read and I didn't want the saga to end.
A FUN READ! Congratulations to the author for another well-written book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The story was not all that involved but was easy to follow and didn't...
It was an o.k. summer read and only took a couple days. The story was not all that involved but was easy to follow and didn't take a lot of concentration so it works well by the... Read more
Published 17 minutes ago by Barbara Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book!
Published 2 hours ago by Iris Corbett
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun
I loved the cast of characters in this book. I figured out the mystery halfway through the book, but I was having so much fun I didn't care. Very hard to put down.
Published 2 hours ago by Paula Oldag
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
Give this one 3.5 stars. Not bad, not great. I just couldn't get into the characters as much as I would like. The "sheriff" lacked that strong female vibe. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Nonsequintor
4.0 out of 5 stars good beach read
I grew up in Florida and enjoyed the imagery. The characters were developed well and I liked the photos--they gave the characters more demension. A good 'beach read'.
Published 15 hours ago by Judijudi65
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book. It brought back memories of Tamiami Trail. I grew up in Miami. I loved all the twists in this story.
Published 18 hours ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Tamiami Trail
This book was very entertaining. I had trouble putting it down! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It seemed like real life experience, although I don't know if it was. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Cathryn Rhodes
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Pretty good. A little slow at times.
Published 2 days ago by henry caldwell
3.0 out of 5 stars I recommend
I enjoyed this story. It was not your typical mystery and the love story was not gratuitous or silly. Read more
Published 2 days ago by avidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Fact or fiction?
True story or fiction? Thought it was fiction, but then there are black and white photos. Good read either way!
Published 2 days ago by Sally
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