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Backyard Bones by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
This was my first in the series. I was thrilled to be gifted a copy by the author at a local book sale. Thank you with gratitude to the author for your generosity. I loved this book and found I was able to read it as a stand alone although it is 7th in the series. After finishing this I will be purchasing and reading the prior books in the series. This is a delightful mystery perfect in every way. I loved the setting of our city of Santa Cruz and surrounding area.
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The location was described so beautifully the reader can enjoy our pretty seaside town as if they are present. The mystery was well crafted with many twist and turns to keep me guessing. I was unable to guess the ending and found that such a pleasant surprise as I am a avid mystery reader. The protagonist and supporting charcters are interesting and all add to the story. Regan is a smart savvy protagonist who solves the crime with a series of complex clues while balancing a successful real estate business.
She wears many hats in the community as well as first rate sleuth. Timing is everything and this scene was perfect for the story. The mystery is smart, the plot tightly constructed, the characters believable and interesting. I was impressed with the author's treatment of the nuances of why people do what they do and how it affects the outcome of the story.
The author lays out clues as to the killer, but I didn't see who the killer was until Nancy Lynn Jarvis showed me in the book's thrilling climax.
Feb 12, Janice Richardson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Regan, a real estate agent is the kind of person everyone would be comfortable with. You want to sit down and have a glass of wine with her and her husband Tom. The second book in the series, Backyard Bones is a smooth transition from the first. An accidental discovery of a body in the backyard of a home Regan has just sold to a nice family requires the services of an anthropologist.
The police determine it was murder. A second body is found and the mystery Love this series! A second body is found and the mystery starts to get complicated. The author leads one up and down and around, red herrings and false leads keep one engrossed until the end. An intelligent, well-written cozy mystery series, definitely at the top of my favourites list.
Sep 20, Millie Burns rated it liked it. I picked up this book because it was free, and the scene of the crime happened in my hometown area, Santa Cruz. It is a fairly quick read, filled with lots of favorite places that I loved envisioning again in my mind. The mystery was fun, and I enjoyed my reading of it. It is well written, and the story moves along at a decent pace. As mentioned I picked up this book because it was free, and the scene of the crime happened in my hometown area, Santa Cruz.
As mentioned by other reviewers though, I felt the MC who had some good instincts was completely bamboozled by the true suspect, and it amazed me that for all her attention to details and suppositions, he eluded her scrutiny. But, I'm glad I picked it up and read the story. Mar 30, Stef rated it really liked it Shelves: I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I cannot share the opinions that there were too many details about the realtor business nor did I guess at an early point who the perp might be. I also liked the fact that Regan does not believe she knows everything better than the police, and she doesn't provoke dangerous situations by permanently doing things such as breaking in, stalking suspects, walking through the woods alone Jun 21, Lynn Demsky rated it it was amazing.
I enjoyed this mystery a lot! The characters were great, cute and fun and the story well written. I didn't read the first of this series but will have to go get it and will be ready for the next in this series! Jul 30, Lisa rated it really liked it. The book was OK. Not great, but a nice, easy read for an evening. I got through it I about 4 hours. Don't know that I'll get any other books by this author because she really didn't bring me into the book.
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Glad it was a Kindle freebie. Aug 11, Sandra McLeod rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the characters, the plotting is wonderful, the pacing is terrific, and all in all, this is a great read! Now I've got to go back and read the first one and I hope there will be many more in this series. Aug 01, Staci rated it liked it. Though the story sometimes gets bogged down in minutiae, the plot is solid, as is the writing. It took me awhile to figure out "who done it".
Aug 08, Jerry rated it it was amazing. Enjoyed the fact that the main character wasn't perfect. One of the books you don't mind staying up late to finish. Jan 05, Barbara Larsen rated it really liked it. I figured out who it was too early, I like to be able to keep guessing longer: Jul 28, Alan Cumming rated it really liked it. Good story I like this story.
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It makes them all very likable. In fact all of her characters were likable and I think in this case it is why I didn't actually figure out who did it until the last third of the book. She fooled me and that's hard to do. This is a good summer read. I have two others by her and loo Good story I like this story. I have two others by her and look forward to reading them as well Mar 08, Barbara Derksen rated it it was amazing. This review is from: As a real estate guru, she teaches some of the ins and outs of the real estate game but only as it applies to the story.
When a body is found in the backyard of one of her clients, when another client is accused of murder, Regen McHenry, real estate agent, her natural curiosity gets the best of her. Filling the ear of her police buddy with possible suspects leads her to withhold some evidence. Read this excellent mystery to find out what happens next. Nov 06, Adrienne Testa rated it it was ok. Not liking this story, Regan McHenry real estate agent investigates the murder of a sixteen year old. The body being buried on the property she just sold to a man running for office. It rambles on about how the real estate profession operates and gets bogged down with accusations of the minister, the politician and the Wiccan fathering the dead woman's child.
You can figure out who actually is the killer by the time you are three quarters through the story. You can give it a try if you want, but Not liking this story, Regan McHenry real estate agent investigates the murder of a sixteen year old. You can give it a try if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it. I'm sorry to give this a low rating, but it was just not my cup of tea. The story was an amateur sleuth figures out a murder mystery-type book, and other than a time filler, for me it was not a memorable read.
I feel like I'm being unfair to this book, in a way, and I don't mean to be. This genre is not one I would ordinarily pick up, but it was a free Kindle download. I need to be more discerning in what I download to "Mrs. Dalloway" - my Kindle. Aug 09, Pamela Walter rated it liked it Shelves: I labeled this as a cozy mystery because I consider mysteries where the "detective" is actually a lay person.
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