Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3

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I haven’t read a cozy mystery trilogy for a little while, but here’s one.

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Jamie Quinn is a family lawyer that had to take some time off after her mother’s death. However, when her cousin is suspected of murder, she comes out of her vacation, and her field of expertise to help him. She is certain that her autistic cousin is not capable of murder and she determined to find who framed him.

This is a really interesting book and an excellent start to the series. This series deviates from the typical cozy mystery as instead of following a baker, writer, etc, we’re following a lawyer. This makes a lot more sense from a context stands point. It was also nice that in the first book the main character wasn’t the one being suspected of murder which was nice. I also like that though there is the asshole character in this book, there is absolutely no chemistry between them… Another trope broken, I love it.

In a lot of cozy mysteries, the main character is the one to do the investigating, however, in this book she actually pulls in a PI to do that. This is the intelligent thing to do to mitigate risk. Though Duke is a little rough, the character really grew on me. He gets the information Jamie needs which helps further the plot.

Overall this is a really fun book. I looked forward to the rest of the series.

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Jamie is handling a messy divorce, not something she ever likes doing. However, when the joy yet ex-husband is found dead from mixing sleeping pills and drinking, her client is suspected of murder. As if Jamie didn’t have enough on her plate, she figures out who her father is now just to track him down.

This was an interesting book, there are a few things that don’t make sense to me. The main one is why is Jamie still getting updates about a client that is no longer hers? Seems like a breach of privacy. I get that Duke is her friend and would likely talk with her about things, but that doesn’t make it professional.

I did enjoy finding out a little more about Jamie’s past by meeting Kip. It also proves my theory of the last book that even though the trope is that the main character gets with the asshole male seen in the first book, that is not the case in this case. Nick is good as a plot point and helps build the universe as well as the law field, doesn’t mean I like his character.

I found that the book divides a lot more on Jamie’s search for her father than the murder investigation differs from the standard book in this genre. I’m not sure how I feel about it. Compared to the previous book, this book felt much slower, and I think it’s because of the lack of movement in this book, a lot of the information comes to Jamie without her looking for it.

Overall it was an ok book, just not my favourite.

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Jamie has nothing big on the docket, and tyre only pressing thing is spending tone with Her new boyfriend Kip. When she gets an odd e-mail threatening Kip she didn’t take it lightly. She reaches out to her friend Duke to do a little snooping for the person threatening her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Kip works hard from his side to save the wetlands that are behind the threats.

This book is much more action-packed than the previous book, and I really enjoyed it. Though Jamie doesn’t actively go out looking for the culprit, she works worth Duke and Kip to find. I found that the renaissance fair was actually my favourite part of the book. It gave some reality and believability to the book. It was also nice to see Kip and Jamie’s relationship in this book. Though they are really different, they work well together and make a fairly balanced couple.

Given that Duke is looking for the blackmailer as well the murder in this book. As the reader, it is really obvious who it was as soon as we’re introduced to the character. However, that may have just been me.

The second story arch in this book was figuring out why the visa of her father was declined. Grace does a lot of digging up find out why. Continuing from the previous books grips… privacy means nothing in this world apparently. Also to my knowledge they should always put the reason for the denial of the notice. However, that would be too simple as s mundane for a cozy mystery.

This book was much better than the previous book, however, I would like to see more privacy laws upheld.


I was given a copy of the trilogy for free from the author herself, however, you can read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.

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Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia’s Case Files

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This is such a cute series that I came across on Crunchyroll. I don’t normally go there for their dramas but this one looked very interesting. Like so many of the Japanese drama that is based on a novel series, but it may be a light novel judging by the cover. I guess this will be another book to add to my must read list once I’m fluent in Japanese.

We follow Goura Daisuke (Akira), he is in search of a job. However, after his grandmother dies he’s left to sell her book collection. He goes to the Antiquarian Bookshop which is ran by Shinokawa Shioriko (Gouriki Ayame). He becomes enamoured with her ability to tell so much just by books and when she offers him employment he gleefully agrees. As a result, he starts working at the bookshop and helps Shinokawa solve mysteries that all resolve around old books.

This is a sweet drama with very little romance in it, but they make it work. After watching Akira as Onizuka in GTO it was a little jarring seeing him in this. He does an excellent job in his role and he really embodied the awkward young man in this drama. As a book lover, this is a must watch drama. It’ll make you want to read a good book and notice the small differences in them like Shinokawa does. The chemistry between all the main actors was perfect. As you can tell, I’m sure, I love this drama.