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Book Review-Russian Roulette-E.E. Smith

Thursday, May 8, 2014


This is the third book in this series and I enjoyed this one every bit as much as I did "Death by Misadventure ( you can see my review by clicking here)

Alexis J Smith, owner of the Discreet Inquiries PI firm where she is almost the only person in the company is at it again! She just seems to be running into all kinds of Russians in this novel-both fake and real! This Private Investigator just can't seem to say no or to stay out of trouble! This book starts in Sacramento and ends up in England. How could she say no to her friend in Scotland Yard?

Another madcap mystery that will keep you laughing and guessing! This can be read as a stand alone book but the first one was really good so maybe you want to purchase both!

About the book: (from Amazon)

Back in Sacramento again, where the sign on the door of her detective agency reads ALEXIS J. SMITH—Discreet Inquiries, Lexie finds that her old room at Mrs. Snidely's Establishment for Young Ladies (a fancy name for a boardinghouse) has been let to someone else while she was away on a case in England. The new tenant is supposedly a ballerina, and a defector from the Russian Bolshoi, seeking political asylum in this country. But is she? Lexie doubts the story and begins to investigate, determined to get at the truth, while ignoring the danger to herself.
With that case successfully concluded, she is free to accept another assignment from her friend Inspector Harry Hawkins at Scotland Yard. The case sounds bizarre from the beginning, but gets more so with each turn of events. It seems that a Russian count, a nephew of the late Tzar Nicholas II, is living in exile in Oxfordshire, with his young American bride. In Harry's opinion, the countess is more than a little mad, demanding that Scotland Yard recover her dog, a Russian wolfhound, which she claims has been stolen by—of all people—Humphrey Bogart! It will take all of Lexie's skill and unflinching determination to connect the dots, right up to the deadly conclusion.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Psychology Today)


Playwright E. E. Smith has written numerous plays including Playtime in London; Boardinghouse Stew; Wartime Recipes; The Temperate Zone (based on Edith Wharton's short story); Ghost Writers (based on two stories by Wharton and Henry James), among many others. Her plays have been performed throughout the country. A New Edition of her first novel, Boardinghouse Stew, along with the sequel, Times LikeThese, was published in the fall of 2011 by Phoenix International, Inc. A memoir, In Love and War, followed in 2012. A new series of murder mysteries debuted in 2013. The first is titled Death by Misadventure. Russian Roulette is the second!

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35 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good mystery and one that keeps me on my toes is even better!! I would love this book!

Leelo R said...

Sounds interesting!

Diane Estrella said...

This book sounds fun. Love quirky characters and woman P.I.'s!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Sounds like a great part of good series! Love mystery stories too!

Mistee Dawn said...

Sounds like a great book, I will put it on my summer reading list.

savannah said...

I love that you say it keeps you laughing. Shelly Laurenston is one of my all time favorite authors because not only are her books good they make me laugh!!! I have been looking for another author that can do that so I will have to give E.E. Smith a try :)

Stacey @ miscfinds4u.com said...

I love a good mystery, and PI ones are always such fun!

Everything Mom and Baby said...

I haven't read a good mystery in ages! Thanks.

Jessica said...

Laughing and guessing, sounds like quite an interesting approach to a mystery that I would enjoy.

Mama to 5 said...

Love mysteries, this sounds like a great read!

Jamie F said...

I think laughing and guessing is something I would truly enjoy!

Virginia Higgins said...

I love books that keep you engaged like that!

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

Laughing is such a healing practice. I love books that keep me laughing, for sure!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love mystery books and this one sound like a good one. Ty for the work you do.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

This book is going to the top of my Summer Reading list =D

Lisa Weidknecht said...

Sounds like a great read! Thank you for another fabulous review!

Kung Phoo said...

Sounds like a really good read! leaving you in suspense.

Jhady said...

Just looking at the title it's very interesting. I like detective stories, the thrill and suspense of solving something is mind blowing.

Mom Blog said...

Oh man! Russian Roulette, I heard a story of a local man who played Russian Roulette with his girlfriend and she didn't make it..... Can you imagine?

Theresa Mahoney said...

Ooh, I love a good P.I. book. One that has bizarre twists always capture my attention!

Jennifer said...

This sounds like the type of book that sucks you right in and doesn't let go of you until the very last sentence. Love it!

Joanna Sormunen said...

Sounds like a really good mystery books. They are an art to write!

mail4rosey said...

Gotta go with that gut instinct. I bet she's right about not all being as it seems. ;) Sounds like a good book!

Lexie Lane said...

Mysteries are always my favorite kind! This sounds like a book I could read in a couple of hours!

Ashley R said...

Hmmm, perhaps this series should be on my reading list! Sounds like lots of various characters and themes going on!

Sandra McCollum said...

I love the title and the cover, it is totally something I would pick out to read.

Debi said...

I love a good mystery book.

Amanda Love said...

I love a good mystery book and this one sounds like one that I'd be interested in reading. I have some time at home while recuperating from surgery so just may add this to my kindle list of books to read.

My Online World said...

Love story and mystery is one of my favorite and the only one I want to read...I hope I'm like you that have a time to read a books like this...


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amanda mcmahon said...

Thanks for sharing this story. My bookshelf for good reads is getting bigger and bigger

Payal Bansal said...

The story sounds an interesting one... I love readin mysteries and thrillers... thanks for the great review

Jade said...

This is the kind of story I love to read. I love the suspense and the mysteries and solving the crime at the end.

Chubskulit Rose said...

This is the kind of story that would make your heart pump fast.

Felicia Franceschelli said...

Mysteries are always fun books to read! They are thrilling and easy to get into!

Momi Glenz said...

thanks for sharing... i'll check it out!

 
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