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Dead Light District (A Sasha Jackson Mystery) (Sasha Jackson Mysteries Book 2) by [Edmondson, Jill]
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  • 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
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Rookie P.I. Sasha Jackson is hired by a bordello owner to find missing employee, Mary Carmen. Sasha isn't overly excited about this case but she has more bills than income while struggling to build her fledging business. As Sasha delves further into world of prostitutes--including street workers--to try and pick up Mary Carmen's trail, she learns far more than she ever wanted to know about this difficult life.

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.
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I found this book fun and engaging. I liked the characters, enjoyed the interaction between them and cheered on Sasha in her quest for the missing hooker. To be honest, I wanted to have a Gin & Tonic with her (Sasha). I found the dialog snappy, the action fast paced and the story-line was not something that I had read a thousand times before. Sasha reminds me of Stephanie Plum - one of my all-time favorite modern-day fictional characters - although Sasha is not so much of a disaster magnet.

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.
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Sasha Jackson accepts a job chasing down a Mexican Hooker for a local Whore-House Madame and she goes into it not knowing where the contract money is coming from. You can bet Sasha will find out. J. Edmonson writes the biting-ass dialog & quips that Sasha Jackson fans have come to love and enjoy with exquisite style & grace. Lots of detailed sex locations and scenes makes you wonder where the author gets her facts. I would suggest reading the mystery series from the beginning or you will miss out. I never give 5 stars but if Jill E. keeps up with this series - I might! Reading "The Lies Have It" next.
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book.
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.
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This is the first story I've read by author Jill Edmondson. When I first started reading it, I felt it was not a book that would jack me up, but boy, it really throws some interesting curve balls. In Toronto, Canada, Mary Carmen, one of the girls of a bordello has been missing for a week. The madam was referred to private investigator Sasha Jackson by a client of both the bordello and Sasha's detective agency. Candace is the owner of the bordello and is briefing Sasha as to Mary's absence. She reveals her data base of clients and their preferences when it pertains to choosing the ladies. Candace provides top dollar pay, regular shifts, and a high-caliber clientele. The establishment is licensed as a bed and breakfast, and who can argue it isn't? Mary had been on an out-call the night before she was missed, meeting a client at a local hotel. Mary is 22, from Mexico, gorgeous, green eyes, tall and slim, but she doesn't speak English very well. Longevity is not a hallmark of the industry, so perhaps Mary just walked away. Sasha, with a photo in hand, steps out into the seedier area of Toronto questioning prostitutes, patrons of Spanish bars, dance halls, and workers at The Grand Hotel. Nothing is learned, until she arrives home where she lives with her father and restaurant owner brother, Shane. The walls of the garage has been painted with obscene graffiti, saying, "Back Off!" She must have sparked someone with her questions that evening, but who knew where she lived? This novel starts off slowly like a very long freight train, but it starts building speed which you will find very engaging. The author writes in the first person, throwing in a few unusual words; that's okay, she a communications professor during the day, and mystery writer during the evenings. It's very obvious she enjoys writing, and it's obvious I enjoyed this book very much as I just downloaded two more of her Sasha Jackson mystery series. I'm hooked! Love a mystery? You'll love Sasha Jackson!
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Oakies, I'm really not one for mysteries, but this caught my eye last Summer. Yes I am still going through all the books I downloaded for the travels I was doing last year. I picked this because, although I'm not a huge fan of the cover the blurb grabbed me. It also came across as being a little on the Chick Lit side too.

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.
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