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Jump Cut [Kindle Edition]

Rory Tate , Lise McClendon
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What reviewers are saying about JUMP CUT:
"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.”

“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”

Seattle reporter Mimi Raynard is having a bad week. Her ex-husband is now her boss at the TV station and wants her head on a platter. When three prostitutes die of a suspicious heroin overdose Mimi gets the story but in her nervous enthusiasm manages to bungle it. The narcotics detective on the case tries to help but both are out-foxed by the buxom intern.
Desperate for a new job Mimi takes a friend’s advice and dresses up as a Russian Mafiya Madam for a resume tape she has no intention of sending out. But the lark turns serious when the intern steals the tape. At the Seattle Police Department the narcotics detective Shad Mulgrew has his own career crisis. He is framed for stealing drugs from evidence. Are the murdered prostitutes linked to his case? Is he getting too close to the truth? And what is Mimi's father doing working for Eastern Europe's last Communists?
Working together to save their reputations, Mimi and Shad look for the truth, from the fishing docks of Puget Sound to the tiny Republic of Moldova. At turns funny, sexy, and thrilling with an edgy modern voice, Jump Cut depicts Seattle from the inside, from the joys of Seattle single life to dark alleys, from the islands to the top of the Space Needle, as the cop and the reporter try to salvage their reputations. They end up saving much more than their careers in a wild race to rescue the city they love.

Rory Tate is a pseudonym for bestselling mystery writer Lise McClendon, author of Blackbird Fly.


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About the Author

Rory Tate is a pseudonym for a bestselling mystery author. As a fake author Rory attended an Ivy League college where he majored in slacking, worked in journalism behind the Iron Curtain, and never wears a ratty bathrobe while writing. Lise McClendon studied broadcast journalism at a major land-grant institution and has been known to wear bunny slippers. She is the author of seven crime novels, including Blackbird Fly, The Bluejay Shaman, and One O'clock Jump. She teaches and critiques at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and lives in Montana where she hikes, skis, and stalks the wily trout.

Product Details

  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466292091
  • Publisher: Thalia Press (October 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZJX468
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jumping around in paradox 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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump Cut is Great! 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I didnt hate it...... January 15, 2013
By Andrea
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While the story was original and caught your attention as you read the description, it wasnt for me.

- Slow paced and boring really, too much angst

- Not enough romance for someone like me. Hell, i would even go as far as saying there was no romance.

- I gave up before i got to maybe 40% because it was bringing me down

- The female main character was a dutz. Annoying and unrealistic

I honestly didnt think it was worth my time and still dont think its worth your either. Skip it if you dont like long draw out stories with no balance of romance, suspense, action and mystery!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED THIS BOOK! March 13, 2014
By Gail01
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This book was hard to put down. The story line was great, and it played out nicely. There was some humor and some sadness. Great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another good read 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good writer May 9, 2013
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I've enjoyed reading all of Lisa McClendon's books so far, and will be watching for more of them. Recommend checking them out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice delivery 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Jump Cut 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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