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- Print Length: 255 pages
- Publication Date: October 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009P3KYV8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,322 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Double Shot: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
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In many cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth is forever being warned to stay out of the investigation. I love that Captain Rye asks for Jessie's help. Although he worries about her, he has faith in her abilities. We are introduced to Jessie's mom in this book, and I loved meeting her. She is a sweetheart and very entertaining. The relationship between Jessie and her two friends is an interesting one. They don't seem to have much in common, and they are not close in age, yet they truly care about one another and work very well together.
Ms. Blackburn's humorous voice comes shining through in this book. The dialogue is crisp and funny, the mystery is solid, and the pacing is brisk. I am quickly becoming a fan of Ms. Blackburn's writing. I'm off to read the next book in this series: Three Odd Balls. Give this series a try. I think you'll like it. Happy reading!
Written by Cindy Blackburn
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
Double Shot hits all the pockets. Nine Ball is the game. Murder is the reason for the games that are played at Wade On Inn, where homicides were presumed to have taken place.
Jessie, the main character, is asked to do something out of pocket by her Captain of Detectives boyfriend. Her profession is writing romance novels and her pool game gets her into the fray of a whodunit.
Accompanied by her girlfriends, Jessie navigates through a saloon population that is hiding the murderer in its mists. They all put in their time evaluating the suspects to an unexpected conclusion.
In the background, Jessie's beau is somewhat in control of the situation. But it is Jessie and her friends who do the investigating work on site.
The writing is upbeat, sometimes funny, and right on the Nine Ball. There is no clutter in Ms. Blackburn’s prose. She gets to the point, even using two animals, a cat and a dog to up stage the humans in a humorous way.
I recommend all of her mysteries. I have read and reviewed three. All of her novels are snappy in cadence and keep you involved. I’ll be back to enjoyed another.
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It's a quick read and entertaining. This is the second book in a series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.
This story started out pretty funny but as it went on the humor just didn't work. One thing I found ridiculous was Jessie talking to her cat as though she expected it to take her side on whatever the issue was. It was a good mystery though. Everybody had their own idea of who the murderer was and why they thought so. I couldn't connect with Jessie but loved the secondary characters of her mom and friends, Karen and Candy.
Throughout this story we would suddenly get parts of the novel Jessie was writing. This was confusing. I kept trying to figure out how it fit into the story and who the characters were. I couldn't place them. I never did figure out why Jessie's novel kept showing up.