- File Size: 612 KB
- Print Length: 227 pages
- Publisher: Iguana (March 2, 2011)
- Publication Date: March 2, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004XR52CW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #973,351 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dead Light District (A Sasha Jackson Mystery) (Sasha Jackson Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Dead Light District is a thoroughly entertaining novel that combines humor with the more solemn plight of women in the sex trade. The story humanizes the workers--male and female--without becoming too maudlin or preachy. Parts of the novel had me laughing out loud. I mean, you'll have to read the book to learn why a topless Sasha ends up running down the street with her singed hair still smoking. There were a couple of times where I wanted to shout at Sasha to go to the police, and perhaps a more cautious investigator would. But Sasha's curiosity, independence, and gutsy, take-charge attitude made me realize that she really can't do things any other way. If you want a great, fun read this summer, buy a copy and enjoy. I sure did.
Although the story-line focused on the sex-trade, I did not find it raunchy or gratuitous, rather when mentioned it was in a matter-of-fact manner and handled tastefully. The romance element was there but it was not the whole focus of the book.
All in all this was a great effort by an indie author whose books I look forward to reading more of.
It was my first read of a Jill Edmonston story and I didn't know what to expect.
This work was obviously very well researched, and told a good story in the city of Toronto, a place I know fairly well.
The humour was delightful, the plot well thought out and the conclusions both intriguing and moral.
I enjoyed this book very much and give it 5 stars.
I didn't realize that this was in fact book two of a series, I am happy to report you can read it as a stand alone. I am also pleased to report that I really, really enjoyed it. Although it could've been a 5 star rating, but there was just a little bit on long winded writing that didn't need to be in the story, that after a while started to irk me.
Having said that I really, really liked Sasha, she was a hoot. Smart, sassy and a little self effacing. She had it all going on, sometime singer in a band, totally broke, slightly happless P.I. She was a real woman, she liked a drink, and when she ate she did what I believe 99% of all women do, worry it was going to go to her hips.
When hooker Carmen goes missing, along with the lack of funds in her bank account she takes on Candace, a bordello owner's request to try and find out what happened to her. All doesn't go quite how Sasha wants it to go, and she has to quickly get over her slightly closed mind to the world of prostitution.
The story flows nicely, not sure if we needed the hooker's POV, it did seem to give the game away slightly. But when a pimp turns up dead, graffiti sprayed on her house and a near hit and run the notches of the story went into a higher gear. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested and I really thought Sasha was going to let the hooker get away with murder.
That is until the body count started to climb.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My whole book club agreed it was a flat,tale with few redeeming features.Published 8 days ago by William Beegle
In the 2nd installment of Jill Edmondson's Sasha Jackson mystery series, Dead Light District, Sasha took on a most difficult case. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kristen Howe
Poorly written, descriptions repeated, this book was not just a waste of time but a book that went in the trash. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rachel's mom
This book made me laugh but also made me think about the sex trade and some of the harsh realities related to it. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Amazon Customer
When I first began to write long fiction, I cast my lot with the murder/mystery genre. Later, writing what I stubbornly take to be literary fiction, mysteries, murders, and... Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by Gridley
Sasha Jackson is hot on the trail of another mystery. This time, it's a missing prostitute. Though Sasha doesn't agree with the type of business it is, she jumps in with both... Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading "Dead Light District" very much. I believe Jill did a great job writing the book, combining comedy and mystery. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Dallas A. Dixon
Sassy, smart and stalwart Sasha Jackson falls, literally, into the `arms of babes' in this `where'd she go' caper. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer