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Lost Cause: A humorous private investigator murder mystery (A Daisy Dunlop Mystery Book 1) by [Simpson, JL]
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Length: 294 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Daisy Dunlop thinks heir hunting will be an adventure. The private investigator who promised to keep her safe knows it will be murder.


A humorous female sleuth and private investigator murder mystery novel.


British female sleuth, Daisy Dunlop, thinks "heir hunting" is her dream job. Too bad she has to work with her worst nightmare, private investigator Solomon Liffey. They've barely spoken since he took her husband's request to keep her safe far too literally and handcuffed her to the kitchen sink.

Solomon has no interest in babysitting a new partner, especially this one. The woman's a bleedin' liability. She has no concept of danger and could flirt for England at the next Olympics. As if that isn't bad enough, she has a habit of sticking her nose in where it's not wanted, including into Solomon's very private life.

Determined to keep Daisy safely out the way, Solomon sets her the task of finding a missing person. Her investigations land her in the middle of his case. Bullets fly, bombs explode, and the number of murder victims keeps rising. When Solomon goes missing, the tables are turned. Now his life is in Daisy's hands.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1711 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NK5OPLC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,422 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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Having read the blurb, I was super keen for this book and I’m glad to say, it lived up to my expectation.
The matching of this odd couple for the private investigator world had me laughing. Witty barbs and the fast paced storyline made this a real page turner.
Daisy is a loveable character and she really makes this story. I feel Soloman’s pain in being coupled with her. Daisy does turn into a liability at times but he manages to get her out of the sticky situations.
There were a couple of times I was thinking ‘why are they acting like this – that’s not appropriate’ but this story loops and weaves but the ending, I didn’t see coming.
Can’t wait for the next book in the series especially after the ending.
I was given a free copy of this book for my honest opinion.
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I received a paperback copy of this book as part of the First Reads giveaway on Goodreads.com.

This novel is fast paced, has lots of action and an interesting story line. The portrayal of Daisy’s character is sometimes confusing. Although she is the mother of a 14 year old and enjoys a stable, loving relationship with her son’s father, she does not demonstrate the insight, maturity, ability to consider consequences or deal with frustration that would be necessary to sustain these relationships. In fact, her thought processes and self-absorbed behaviour is more in keeping with an adolescent than with a woman with the life experience attributed to her character.

Daisy’s husband is portrayed as being besotted with her, supportive, protective and tolerant. However, Daisy’s frequent references to activities her husband will and will not let her do give the impression that he is controlling and treats her like a child.

As the novel progresses, it becomes clear that Paul is also besotted with Daisy and devoted to her, why he would be so is not well developed in the story.

Although it is generally hard to like Daisy, her hearty appetite, disdain for healthy food options and passion for high heels are endearing.

The use of profanities and descriptive accounts of Daisy’s sexual encounters with her husband seem somewhat at odds with the otherwise ‘cosy’ feel of this novel, less would certainly have more impact in these aspects of the novel.

Despite the minor issues described above, this was a fun novel and certainly worth reading.
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4.5 stars

I was given a copy by the author in return for an honest review

Daisy Dunlop is a heroine like no other, at least none that I’ve been introduced to. She’s very happily married to Paul, smart, sassy and acts on impulse which very often lands her in hot water. After Daisy’s several doomed career attempts Paul enlists the very reluctant help of his best friend, Solomon.

Now Daisy has a new job opportunity which Paul hopes will keep her out of trouble. With her eclectic taste in clothes and red spiky heels she hasn’t quite got the hang of dressing suitably as she finds out in short order. Heir hunting quickly morphs into something else entirely and Daisy manages to get herself and her new boss into all kinds of troublesome situations. Combined with Solomon’s investigation into insurance fraud they uncover much more than either of them could have imagined. As the plot unravels, the mysterious and handsome Solomon and the madcap that is daisy deal with dead bodies, shootings and bombs.

It’s non-stop action all the way in J.L. Simpson’s witty and very amusing debut tale of mystery solving. The interaction between Daisy and Solomon is extremely entertaining as he struggles unsuccessfully to keep her out of danger. Daisy is her own woman though, and woe betide any man who thinks otherwise.

It’s a really nice twist to have the passionate romance between our heroine and her husband, who are madly in love and have a teenage son. A son who can’t cope with the thought of his parents having sex…

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I loved this novel from the minute I started reading it! It is highly entertaining and extremely funny with a twist of suspense from start to finish. Can't wait to grab a copy of Book 2!
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Enjoyable read.Character Daisy a bit unbelievable at first but gradually grew on me. Ended up thoroughly enjoying the book.
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