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Family Jewels - A Dix Dodd Mystery (Dix Dodd Mysteries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Norah Wilson , Heather Doherty
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dix Dodd rides again! This time, to rescue her mother.

A resident of a Florida retirement community, Katt Dodd is a person of interest in not only a rash of jewel thefts, but in the disappearance of her boyfriend, Frankie Morell. Dix, the handsome-as-sin Dylan, and the irrepressible (okay, rude) Mrs. P head to Florida to solve the case of the Family Jewels before Dix's mother gets railroaded.

Of course, hilarious hijinx ensue when Dix goes into the Wildoh Retirement Complex (Motto: We provide the Wild, you supply the Oh!)undercover as Katt's erotica-writing daughter. Multiply the fun when Dylan gets himself hired as the Wildoh's newest employee, a slightly dim-witted security-cum-maintenance man.

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About the Author

NORAH WILSON is a Kindle best-selling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. HEATHER DOHERTY writes dark literary fiction and not-so-dark children’s lit. Inexplicably, they co-write the hilarious Dix Dodd mystery series. They also write YA and new adult paranormal together.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4397 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Norah Wilson, writing as N.L. Wilson (July 19, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,996 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New humorous mystery series always welcome! September 2, 2011
By shira46
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this second Dix Dodd mystery after reading the first one- The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen. Other reviewers of this and the other book have compared them to Evanovich. These books so far aren't quite up to that laugh out loud cleverness (I'm talking early Evanovich, not the last few) but are still fun reads. Hopefully this series will continue and evolve-it's has the potential to become better than the Stephanie Plum series because the characters have more grittiness and dimension than the one note joke Evanovich characters.

Dix is a P.I. who has started her own firm after figuring out that she can't ever become more than a gofer in a traditional firm in the male dominated private investigator business. She's determined to succeed and relies mostly on her amazing intuition, along with her disguise ability and just plain inability to stop until it's done. I fell in love with the supporting characters, they're a hoot. We have the brilliant hunky assistant, who has a backstory of his own, and Mrs. Presley, the owner of a skuzzy, rent by the hour motel who wears blue suede shoes and has a heart of gold, as long as you don't cross her. Then we have the Mrs. Presley's sons-two behemoths who still need their mama, and Dix's mom, an outrageous woman with a story of her own (she was a magician's assistant for years before she married and claims she learned to do real magic.)

I liked the first book better. Which you should read before this one anyway. The first was a murder mystery which had more twists and turns and action than this one about stolen jewelry. Or it could just be me OD'ing, I bought this one and read it immediately after reading Flashing Fashion because I wanted more! Or maybe it's because there's just not going to be as much action in a story set in a retirement village...

In any event, N.L. Wilson has made it to my favorite author list and I look forward to the next Dix Dodd mystery.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first book! August 3, 2011
By Pamela
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the first Dix Dodd mystery: The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen. I think Family Jewels is even better.

Jewelry has gone missing, a man has vanished into thin air and the cops are pinning it all on Dix's mom. Dix's mom insists she didn't steal anything and the missing man isn't missing. He just got turned into a frog. Hilarious!

If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you're going to LOVE Dix Dodd.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Family jewels August 20, 2011
By Bookmom
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I absolutely loved this book! The quirky characters kept me laughing out loud. Mrs Presley had me in stitches with her crossword puzzles and Dix dodds mom was a great addition as well to what can only be described as a motley crew trying to solve the latest mystery. It's not often that I get to read a book that I thoroughly enjoy, but Norah Wilson manages to deliver in spades!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Family Jewels February 5, 2013
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The second Dix Dodd mystery this time set in a retirement community in Florida. Enjoyed this book as well. Amusing without being gory - a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant - A MUST Read December 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed the first book of this series - The Case of The Flashing Fashion Queen and to be honest although I was eager to read the next instalment I was hesitant as I sometimes find that the second one just isn't as good.

I'm glad to say that I was wrong - this book was brilliant!! I was up until 4am reading this as I just needed to see Dix Dodd our wonderful Private Investigator unfold the mystery.

We start off with Dix in her new office with all new modern gadgets, still with the delightful Dylan as her trusty sidekick. Her new fax machine brings news that her Mother, Katt Dodd is a person of interest in recent jewel thefts at the Wildoh retirement community!! Not to mention the disappearance of Katt's boyfriend Frankie!

Dix and Dylan set off for Florida - with Mrs P in tow - I laughed so much at the car journey to Florida with Mrs P and her `crossword' clues. There was lots of wit in these scenes, very well written. And also a theme which re-occurs later on in the book.

Once we meet Katt and some of the other resident's of the Wildoh things really started to get good - plenty of undercover work from both Dix and Dylan - although Dix wasn't expecting to go undercover on this occasion, I think she did well! There are some great scenes in this book - one of my favourite one's is Dix in the restaurant with Deputy No Nuts - just brilliant!

As I was reading I was convinced who the jewellery thief was, then changed my mind, and then changed it again!! Maybe its just me assessing each and every one of the new characters with scrutiny but I could see motives in them all!! I did however guess correctly how they were disappearing (once I knew who it was!) So I felt a bit better for that!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughs, mystery, and even some romance! December 28, 2014
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Second in the Dix Dodd PI series, things are moving along quite nicely. Although each book is a stand alone, I enjoy the continuing characters and seeing them develop in each book. In this story there is a road trip to Florida that involves getting to know Mrs. P. a whole lot better (and many laughs because of that!) Dix and Dylan go to rescue Dix's mom from being arrested as a jewel thief. Of course they go undercover, and wackiness ensues! Lots of laughs, a darn good mystery that I didn't figure out correctly at all, and a chance for our PI partnership to progress.
Once again I have to say read the book-you won't be sorry! It is a fun way to escape from your ordinary world, but it goes way too fast. I am seeking the third book in the series to see where this team pops up next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun read
I have been reading solemn some what depressing books of late and this jolly romp made me smile. It wasn't even too far fetched and the characters though somewhat unbelievable... Read more
Published 2 days ago by dottie
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Ready To Have Fun!
This Dix Dodd book is even better than the first. It has everything a good book needs; suspense, interesting and engaging characters, a solid story, and laugh out loud funny... Read more
Published 8 days ago by melodyah
5.0 out of 5 stars Her touch hasn't been lost. !!!
Ms Doherty has done it again...

I laughed so hard, I cried. Very good job.

Everyone should give this book a try.
Published 12 days ago by P. W.
3.0 out of 5 stars A quick read
Plot was somewhat implausible. A quick and fairly entertaining read.
Published 1 month ago by Linda K. Waldemar
5.0 out of 5 stars Family Jewels
Love Dix Dodd and Dylan sounds like a dream. Together they are magic! Katt Dodd was accused of theft and possible murder, so Dix and Dylan are off to Florida to her mom's rescue. Read more
Published 2 months ago by RJ Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars You should read this.
I started this book this morning and just finished it. Hard to believe I liked it better than the first one. Looking forward to the next one.
Published 2 months ago by cheryle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun
Of the three I have read in this series; this is one of my favorites. The humor keeps the story light and refreshing and adds to the situation. Read more
Published 4 months ago by apoem
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
really liked this book
Published 7 months ago by bertha
3.0 out of 5 stars OK if you need something to read but not Great
These books with Dix Dodd as the main character are OK. I find them a little boring with an "okay" storyline. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really fun setting in Florida and great character treatment.
Published 7 months ago by Monika
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