Engaged in Danger

Written by Barbara Venkataraman




A Jamie Quinn Mystery .. book four


Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn–her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy–but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn’t Jamie just leave well enough alone?




A Well-Crafted Tale!  5 stars


I love a good mystery, and I have a special fondness for female sleuths so I was more than happy to read this novel. Now I have, I wish I’d come to this series earlier!

Jamie Quinn is a divorce lawyer with her own one-woman practice. Her best friend Grace is a lawyer in a high-powered firm and Jamie’s latest case sees them getting the opportunity to work together. Her client is seeking a divorce from a high profile but unsavoury character and there are some distasteful things which come to light in their enquiries. Added to that, Jamie’s neighbours approach her about the death of the adoptive parents of their niece, who they now care for. There’s something not quite right about the deaths and Jamie enlists her favourite PI to help her investigate. But with both these cases, they get more than they bargained for.

This is such an easy read; never a dull moment and things move along at a scudding pace! It’s a well-crafted tale with interesting, rounded characters. A very enjoyable mystery with both serious and lighter moments, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to lovers of the genre. Best of all, all the questions which arise throughout are all neatly answered by the end – I do hate to be left hanging and thankfully it wasn’t a problem here.

My grateful thanks to author Barbara Venkataraman for my copy of her novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: mystery, female sleuth



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 552.0 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publication Date: 11 September 2015
  • Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/aiN7OzN






Meet the Author


41uYfNVB-GL._UX250_Award-winning author, Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection.

She is the author of “Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person”; “The Fight for Magicallus,” a children’s fantasy; a humorous short story entitled, “If You’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place”; 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 the “Quirky Essays for Quirky People” series. Both books of humorous essays won the “Indie Book of the Day” award.

Her popular Jamie Quinn Mystery Series includes: “Death by Didgeridoo,” “The Case of the Killer Divorce,” “Peril in the Park,” and just released, “Engaged in Danger”–the fourth Jamie Quinn mystery!








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