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Patches in the Rye: A Marica Banks and Buddy Mystery (The Marcia Banks and Buddy Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Lamb, Kassandra]
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Patches in the Rye: A Marica Banks and Buddy Mystery (The Marcia Banks and Buddy Cozy Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition

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Length: 252 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
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This is only the second book I've read by Kassandra Lamb but it won't be the last! I enjoy her unique plots, quirky characters, realistic dialogue & comedic asides ... not to mention her insightful tips about dog training & so much more. For me Kassandra ranks at the top of the list for creating entertaining, suspenseful & interesting books with a fun, fast-paced storyline. ~ Amazon verified purchase reviewer

Even as a cozy mystery with an amateur detective and her adorable sidekick, Patches In The Rye tackles serious issues from child abuse to prostitution, and addiction. Luckily for the reader, these are balanced by the character-driven plot as Marcia and her eccentric circle of friends continue to grow and develop their unique personalities with author Kassandra Lamb’s trademark combination of humor and the insights of her decades of experience as a therapist and college professor... With a rural Florida setting filled with characters like Marcia’s neighbor Edna, the muumuu-wearing octogenarian and unofficial town leader, Marcia’s character doesn’t so much develop, as it’s dragged kicking and screaming into friendship and even love. But that doesn’t mean the author hasn’t ticked off all the cozy-mystery tropes. As an amateur detective, Marcia needs two things: a sidekick, and a police contact. In her case, however, her sidekick has four paws and a tail, while her police contact is the former sheriff turned police detective, Will, who is interested in maintaining very close contact. ~ Barb Taub, author of the Null City series

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Nothing about her new client is what service dog trainer Marcia Banks expected—from the posh house that says family money to his paranoid preoccupation with his sister’s love life—but when he dangles a thousand-dollar retainer under her nose, she can’t resist playing private detective.

In between training sessions, Marcia digs into the sister’s boyfriend’s sketchy past. But the deeper she digs, the more questions arise. How is a disastrous fraternity party five years ago linked to blackmail, prostitutes, and murder today? And who’s driving the black SUV that keeps trying to turn Marcia and her dog Buddy into roadkill?

She can’t let it go, not when there are innocents at risk who are depending on her to find the truth. But the deepest, darkest truth is the one she wishes she never uncovered.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1817 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0997467479
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: misterio press LLC (24 July 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07F214S2B
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,743 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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