Book Review: Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

22431060Title: Peril in the Park (Jamie Quinn Mystery #3)

Author: Barbara Venkataraman

Genre: Mystery

Publication Date: June 3, 2013

About the Book

(from Goodreads)

There’s big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn’s boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can’t figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there’s a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it’s too late.


My Review

I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

I have listened to several of Barbara Venkataraman’s books including the first Jamie Quinn mystery, Death by Didgeridoo. I like her sense of humor and enjoy listening to her books. Peril in the Park was no exception.

The story flows well and there is more than one mystery to be solved. There are a few twists along the way, some interesting characters, and lots of giggles while Jamie works on solving the mysteries.

Jamie and her boyfriend, Kip, are likable characters and a cute couple. Jamie’s friend and PI, Duke, is, I guess I’d say, interesting. When he was introduced in the first book, I didn’t think I’d like him but he is a good guy and he does grow on you.

I definitely recommend this book. It’s one of those books that leaves you with a good feeling. It is part of a series but does stand on its own.

I love this quote from Peril in the Park: “In my experience,worrying never changed anything except maybe the color of my hair.”


About the Author

5779805Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of “The Fight for Magicallus,” a children’s fantasy, “If you’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place,” a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: “I’m Not Talking about You, Of Course,” and “A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities,” which are part of an ongoing series entitled “Quirky Essays for Quirky People.” 

Her latest works are: “Death by Didgeridoo,” and “The Case of the Killer Divorce,” and “Peril in the Park, in her Jamie Quinn mystery series.” All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.

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