Monday, March 23, 2015

The Case of the Killer Divorce (Jamie Quinn Mystery #2), by Barbara Venkataraman (author), Carrie Lee Martz (narrator)

Barbara Markley, August 2014

It's a year after the alarming events when Jamie Quinn's autistic cousin was charged with the murder of his music teacher, and Jamie Quinn, reluctant lawyer, is practicing family law full-time again. Right now, her major focus is a tricky divorce with kids involved, and two putative adults who are determined to make each other's lives as difficult as possible. Jamie is representing the wife.

When the husband turns up dead after failing to appear to collect the kids for a weekend visit, the fact that the wife said in front of witnesses that she would kill him if he tried to take custody of the kids away from her, it doesn't look good. Jamie calls in former client, now friend private detective, Duke Broussard, to dig up evidence that might clear the wife. She has no idea how much the wife is lying to her.

This is a quick-moving, lively novella, but even in this short space we get to know Jamie and her friends, family, and colleagues a little better. In fact, Jamie herself learns something important about an old family mystery.

Recommended.

I received this book as a gift from the author.