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

Norah Wilson , Heather Doherty
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 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.

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  • 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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New humorous mystery series always welcome! September 2, 2011
By shira46
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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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8 of 10 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious! July 5, 2013
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This book had potential, but was just silly. It wasn't really a mystery novel at all. Maybe it was targeted for teenagers...except for the foul and unnecessary language! Very immature!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish it June 30, 2013
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I wanted to like this book but I didn't get into it at all. It was spending a lot of time on the character development and the plot wasn't happening fast enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this humorous mystery! July 5, 2014
By Marie
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! It is a little reminiscent of Janet Evonivich, but in a sweet way. Interesting and intriguing!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book! I received the first one in this series as a freebie and purchased this one, it was a very good read!
Published 2 months ago by petlover1
4.0 out of 5 stars kept u reading
Mysteries have o be fast paced to keep one reading and characters have to be developed succinctly and not too many, gats too confusing otherwise. Read more
Published 2 months ago by margaret ghering
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite new author
I have read just about everything these authors have written. The characters are fun and likable. The writing style is first-person hilarious. Read more
Published 3 months ago by BOGO
4.0 out of 5 stars love reading
and i liked reading this book. Started it on the plane to Florida and wouldn't you know it the plot is in Florida. will have to see what other books of Norah wilson I can find.
Published 5 months ago by Heath Birkholm
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read
Sillier than the first book in the series but I enjoyed it. I did know exactly what was going on and who done it from EXTREMELY early on but enjoyed the read anyway. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wolfmist
4.0 out of 5 stars humorous and witty
This book is worth reading. Has comedy and witty humor of an older woman that is a private detective with a younger appentise.
Published 6 months ago by Kim Spurling
5.0 out of 5 stars Dix Dodd is a Jewel!
I love the characters in this book. They are a little quirky but lovable. Dix is a little showboaty but funny at the same time. I will read more of this series.
Published 6 months ago by Tidefan
5.0 out of 5 stars Dodd does it again
A delightful Dix Dodd mystery that will keep you turning the pages. Don't put it down and I finished it in a day in between my other stuff. A good read
Published 6 months ago by sblettuce
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review
Great book, flowed well, fun to read on a wintery day. I love the main character and her cast .
Published 7 months ago by Ms Damselfly
4.0 out of 5 stars A mystery with a sense of humor
A good book that held my interest immediately . Loved the characters and story line. It held my attention unti the very end!
Published 7 months ago by VW
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