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Quick Kill (A Sydney Granger Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia McCallum
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Someone is brutally murdering innocent women in downtown Toronto. Sassy Detective Sydney Granger and her partner Mike Stanza are on the case. With no witnesses, prints, or clues connecting any of the crime scenes, apprehending the vicious killer seems remote. Then, Sydney makes a chilling discovery that blows the case wide open.

A light, fun, and fast paced mystery.


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"Refreshingly unique and satisfying entertainment." 
-Carolyn McCray, Kindle Bestselling author, Fated

"A sassy, likable sleuth with a good sense of humor." 
-Amber Scott, Bestselling author, Soul Search 

Product Details

  • File Size: 659 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468012045
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Forest Lodge Press (November 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GGGC0Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So intriguing! December 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I absolutely adore the heroine in this book! Sydney simply fascinated me from page one. I love her quirkiness and overall personality. The dynamics between her and her partner, Mike, is fabulous and I found myself laughing out loud at some of their conversations, especially Sydney's internal thoughts. The author did a great job at weaving humor into the story-line.

The crimes scenes are detailed. It felt like I was there, viewing the bodies with the characters. And the murderer...what a nut job! He is twisted, and I found his internal throughts eerie.

This is definitely a book that will keep you wondering, who in the world is committing these murders. Just wait until you get to the end! It's fast-paced, too, so hold onto your seat and get ready for a wild ride. After reading this, I wanted to buy a Taser, or at least some pepper spray.

If you're looking for a good murder mystery that will keep you wondering, who done it, then buy this book!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Law and Order Episode on the Mean Streets of Toronto. November 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What Detective Sydney Granger lacks in brawn she more than makes up for in brains and flat out feminine instincts. Only five feet four inches tall and a tofu eating vegetarian at that, Sydney and her partner Mike Stanza make an unlikely pair. Mike is as gregarious and burly as Sydney is contained and standoffish. While Mike chops on double burgers and fat filled fries, Sydney munches on her salads and groans at his excesses. Mike is a magnet for women, any woman, while even Sydney admits that she is experiencing an uncomfortably long "man-drought". But when a serial killer hits the mean streets of Toronto the partner pair pools their investigative resources and sets out to find the killer in a page turning mystery worthy of the best episodes of Law and Order.

The fun and the interest in this quick reading police mystery are the memorable characters the author presents. In addition to Sydney and Mike, we get a close up look at the murder victims as well as some most intriguing secondary characters. There is the suspect who has an unusual habit of leaving disgusting sets of grimy false teeth behind perilously close to the bodies of the victims. And who could forget the nosy old lady who provides the final clues -- driven by her distaste of stalking men who relieve themselves in her bushes.

The personal glimpse of the murder victims makes them real, more than a crime statistic. We see the lives they could have led had they not been brutally killed and the heartache they leave behind. The anonymous musings of the murderer take us inside the psyche of a vicious killer and heightens the suspense.

While Sydney and Mike indulge in humorous, harmless sexually charged banter, the story is not without potential love interests.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better thrillers I've read. December 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Quick Kill was a suspense filled read with plenty of twists and turns
that will keep any reader interested. The characters were very
engaging and relatable and the plot was completely believable.So if
you enjoy a well written, suspense filled book I suggest checking out
Quick Kill by Patricia McCallum
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Biggest Question is Why? January 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Someone is killing young women in Toronto. The women have no connection with each other. It's just random death...

This is a Sydney Granger mystery. When two young women are killed in the same way, Sydney knows there must be a connection between them. It's not evident, though. One was a waitress, one was a lawyer and they didn't know each other. Were these totally random killings by a serial killer?

I enjoyed reading about the investigation and "watching" Sydney sift through the evidence and their lives trying to find a common denominator. What she discovers is unusual and evil. The motive for the killings is chilling.

This is a quick read with interesting characters. I'll have see if I can find some more of Ms. McCallum's books about Sydney and her partner, Mike. They work well together and hold your attention with their banter.

Why not grab a copy for your ereader, get a cup of coffee or tea, and settle down and read. You'll enjoy it.

Happy reading.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a fast and fun read! Don't miss it November 30, 2011
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I read this book and enjoy it very much. It was a fast read, full of fun stuff and turns.

There are so many stories I hope the author develop them over the next months. The characters are real and lovable.

Sydney Granger is a cop that I hope never fight agains the bad characters that I write about, but I hope someday help some of the good ones!

Augusto Pinaud - Author of The Writer and the Hannah Fisher Novel Series
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent character development! January 1, 2012
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Quick Kill is a well written, enjoyable murder mystery. The murders - as one would expect - are gruesome and violent, however this book's real attraction is the character depth and the vivid scenic imagery developed by the author. I can't wait for the next installment!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy fun! January 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I adore a good women's sleuth mystery. While on the lighter side of the spectrum, from The Closer to Bones, this one keeps up nicely. There's a scene with a magician that is super creepy and really took me by surprise. I'm looking forward to more in this series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Kill: A Promising Debut February 1, 2012
Format:Paperback
Quick Kill is a fast paced mystery/thriller by Patricia McCallum, which introduces readers to an endearing new protagonist, Sydney Granger. Sydney is a female detective, small in stature but more than compensates with tenacity and courage. Sydney and her hunky partner, Mike Stanza, are involved in a string of murders, all occurring in a span of a few days. Initially there seems to be no connection between the victims aside from the gruesome manner in which they died. Through some fine detective work, Sydney and Mike race to the final exciting, and unexpected, conclusion.

For a debut novel, McCallum has created a thriller that warrants considerable attention. Her characters are likeable and believable while her storyline remains within the realm of reality, not an easy task when trying to create a new twist on the serial killer genre. McCallum, a member of the IBC, is off to a fantastic start and a promising future with Sydney Ganger leading the way, solving a wide assortment of cases.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
interesting read
Published 6 days ago by rgillespi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
couldn't put it down
Published 5 months ago by sonia usher
3.0 out of 5 stars Gore and banter combo
Intriguing plot-line, lively interaction between the law enforcement colleagues, maybe the descriptions of the murders were too gory but a satisfactory denouement.
Published 5 months ago by Nancy E. Patton
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book
The female detective, Sydney Granger, is a little woman with a big attitude. Her partner, Mike, is a fun character. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Pilly13
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read
This was a quickly read mystery. I found it entertaining and I looked for other books by this author but haven't found any.
Published 24 months ago by Anita Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Kill is great!
Two complaints: Quick Kill was too short, and when I finished reading it, there wasn't another Sydney Granger mystery waiting for me! Read more
Published on May 26, 2012 by Auroramwj
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Quirky
This was a fun read for me. I loved the relationship between the partners, Sydney and Mike. They were funny and quirky. Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by L. Jenkins
1.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for juvenile girls
How come so many of the top reviews for this book (sic) come from members of the author's book club? Read more
Published on March 6, 2012 by book man
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced Mystery
This book was a fast paced mystery that honestly I read in an evening and left me wanting more. Sydney is every strong woman's girl, good at what she does and strong on the... Read more
Published on February 7, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun mystery
This book was a fun,quick read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Linda Fairstein's series. The characters were interesting and the dynamic between Sydney and Mike is great. Read more
Published on February 1, 2012 by Mysterylover3800
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More About the Author

Patricia McCallum was born in Toronto, Canada, and attended the University of Western Ontario. After graduation she went to Europe to visit her sister and never came back. After twenty-five years of wandering the earth; one time on a bicycle, another as a bald Tibetan Buddhist nun, she decided to wander back home to see what she'd been missing out on. After having spent the last ten years based in the Himalayas in India, she is really appreciating the small luxuries of living in Toronto, like functioning internet and flush toilets.

Patricia spends most days sitting cross legged on her bed with her laptop, making things up, and drinking lots of coffee. When she's not writing about her snarky darling chasing bad guys and extricating herself from sticky yet humorous situations, she updates the IBC web site, works on her own site about Tibetan life and teaches chair yoga to enthusiastic little old ladies.

Being an aquarian with a creative streak, she is an eccentric who has never been satisfied with the mundane and she badly wants to save the world. Patricia is married to a kind and charismatic Tibetan man whom she teases relentlessly. She also enjoys hot yoga, diving in Thailand and noisy momo parties. (If you have no clue as to what that is, ask your local Tibetan)

Patricia is the author of 'Quick Kill'. It is the first book in the new Sydney Granger Murder Mystery series. 

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