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"A rollicking good read. All the elements are there: prostitutes and drug-running, newsrooms and squad rooms, romance and action. Jump Cut is in turns funny and gritty, cozy and hardboiled, romantic and illusion-shattering." 

"An engaging heroine every woman can identify with: good-natured, smart, harried, all too aware she's growing older. She just wants to catch a break. I loved her almost as much as I loved Rory Tate's breezy, fast-paced writing style!" -- Katy Munger, award-winning author of the Casey Jones mysteries 

"The twists and turns keep you going in this story that seems to have several separate stories, but somehow intertwine. Well written, well defined characters that are very likable." 

"Great book, hopefully the beginning of a new series, characters are worth visiting again and again. Highly recommended." 

"A perfect sit-by-the-fire-on-a-gray-day-with-a-pot-of-tea kind of book." 

From the Author

Rory Tate is a pseudonym for bestselling mystery writer Lise McClendon, author of Blackbird Fly. Look for Rory Tate's newest thriller, PLAN X, an action-packed thrill ride from Montana to Washington DC to London, featuring a female cop just back from Iraq who takes her task of finding next-of-kin way too personally.

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  • File Size: 2034 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thalia Press; 2 edition (October 24, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 24, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZJX468
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,541 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jeanny House on December 18, 2011
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"Jump Cut - n., a jarring transition in the temporal flow in film, television, or life, sometimes intentional but rarely without a good deal of second-guessing, hand-wringing, and tears"

So says the epigram at the beginning of Rory Tate's novel, Jump Cut. It's a fitting title and motif for the story of Mimi Raynard, a metaphor for the paradoxes with which she lives. If one can be both hapless and brilliant, emotionally secure and grieving a parentless childhood, independent and longing for connection, then one can be Mimi. A reporter who's had some unfortunate on-air moments, almost certainly because of circumstances beyond her control, Mimi's in search of journalistic vindication. She teams up with Shad Mulgrew, a falsely-accused narcotics detective in search of his own vindication. In the serendipitous world of detective fiction, the reporter and the detective are working the same case, which jumps from Seattle to Moldova and back to Seattle, from hurt to healing, from disconnection to intimacy.

All the elements are there: prostitutes and drug-running, newsrooms and squad rooms, romance and action. Jump Cut is in turns funny and gritty, cozy and hardboiled, romantic and illusion-shattering. It's also a rollicking good read.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 1, 2011
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This is a thriller, a mystery, and a bit of romance, in this very exciting book by Rory Tate. The main characters are Mimi, a reporter with an ex-husband for her boss, and he does not make it easy for her, but it's nothing to what her long missing father puts her through, and a cop, Shad Mulgrew, who was working on a case of 3 deaths of prostitutes who have OD'd but it appears to be homicide. He has been investigated by IA and is being charged with stealing drugs from a previous drug bust. Both characters are really down on their luck. The twists and turns keep you going in this story that seems to have several separate stories, but somehow intertwine. Well written, well defined characters that are very likeable. And best of all, it takes place in Seattle mostly. I live across the Sound from there. Great book, hopefully the beginning of a new series, characters are worth visiting again and again. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terreciel on October 5, 2012
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In the prologue, this seems to be a serious detective/spy/thriller. The next chapter it switches gears and becomes a humorous detective novel. The novel jumps back and forth between a serious murder which the cops investigate and the funny mishaps of our heroine, Mimi. I was confused about the purpose of the novel. The two styles start to converge and the result is satisfying. Ergo the title, Jump Cut?

Mimi says whatever comes into her head, which isn't always a smart thing to do. Meanwhile, we are introduced to Shad Mulgrew, a cop who's as tight-lipped as Mimi is gregarious. A healty number of supporting characters are involved but they have good character development and individual voices so it's not confusing who's who.

The plot is well-paced, the characters are well-defined and mostly believable, and the writing style is pleasant. While this isn't great literature, it's amusing and intriguing enough for light reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruthmary Lovitt on April 27, 2012
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What a gripping page-turner! I had trouble putting Jump Cut down once I got into it! I thought the subplots were intriguing and came together in a very clever way. The characters were thoroughly developed and plausible. There was something for everyone -- complicated relationships, love, sex, and fascinating information and locations obviously well researched. Thankfully the violence was integral to the story and not overly dramatized for effect. I highly recommend this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Kitts on October 9, 2013
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A good mystery with a twist. Sometimes boring, like the little thing at the beginning to get the story told, but once you got past that you just had to read more to find out the ending. Very good. You won't regret reading this one.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sherri Cornett on October 28, 2011
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The realms of black tar heroin, prostitution, eastern european mobs, terrorism, and the office politics of news reporters and police detectives are softened by enough relationship scenarios and descriptions of Seattle to make this a perfect sit-by-the-fire-on-a-gray-day-with-a-pot-of-tea kind of book. I will buy hard versions when it comes out November 1st.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William H. Lovejoy on January 8, 2013
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While there were a few instances where more transition between geographical locations would have been helpful, the plot twisted nicely and kept the reader reaching for the answers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom O. Powell on November 25, 2014
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I could really give this story four-and-a-half stars, I enjoyed it so much. "Why?" you may ask. Well I'll tell you.

I loved Mimi and her out-of-control life, though I'll admit it did get depressing when EVERYTHING seemed to go wrong for her. I actually wanted to smack the younger, "hotter" girl reporter for what she did to Mimi, but she got what was coming to her. Served her right, too. Same with her scum ex-husband. I also liked Shad, the cop, and I was dying to know who was setting him up and how he'd get out of it. Mimi's family was weird but funny and I liked all of them. Except her dad, who was a total loser, but he did do something good in the end. (Call me weird but I thought it was great when Maddie sang that song at the funeral - it just seemed fitting. Makes me want to use it for my own funeral!)

In conclusion, I do recommend this book. It seems to jump around sometimes (hence the title) but don't give up cause it all comes together at the end. I thought it was a fun and exciting read. You should try it.
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