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Book Review-Jackal, A Jessica James Mystery -Kelly Oliver

Monday, April 6, 2020


Jessica James is on a mission--not that she really wants to be--but her Mom--oh well---so off she goes to Las Vegas to find her bio-Dad. She is totally broke and thankfully can stay with a friend who is a dancer. Of course it is not the place that Jessica thinks she is dancing. Ultimately she calls her friend Lola--things get kind of dangerous when she finds a man in a ice cold bathtub! Lola comes rushing to the rescue. And while there decides a high stakes poker game is in order! And in-between all this--Jessica is still looking for her bio-Dad.

This novel will alternating have you gasping and laughing at all the predicaments the 3 friends get into!

You will not guess who is trying to murder Lola--Does Jessica find her bio-Dad. What is the real reason she was sent to Las Vegas to begin with?

This is a book you don't want to miss!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

If James Patterson and Janet Evanovich had a love child... meet Jessica James!


She’s in Sin City to search for her dad. But is she about to place her final bet?

“Crackles with energy… Jessica remains an instantly likable protagonist… fast-paced and engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews

Amazon Bestseller from Award Winning Author, Kelly Oliver


Philosophy student Jessica James is desperate to find her real father. Broke and crashing with a stripper friend in Vegas, all she knows is that he’s supposedly a washed up magician. But all bets are off when she discovers a naked guy in a hotel bathtub missing a kidney…

Suspecting her gyrating roommate could be tangled up in more than a g-string, Jessica ropes in her poker-ace sidekick to help. But when she discovers the ruthless casino mob is closing in, she’s worried the search for her dad was just an illusion.

Can Jessica crack a criminal cartel before the mafia makes her cash out for life?




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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Kelly Oliver is the award-winning and bestselling author of THE JESSICA JAMES COWGIRL PHILOSOPHER MYSTERIES, including WOLF (2016, IPPY AWARD, GOLD MEDAL, Best Mystery ebook & FORWARD AWARD FINALIST, Best Mystery), COYOTE (2016, SILVER FALCHION AWARD), F.O.X. (2017, FINALIST KILLER NASHVILLE CLAYMORE AWARD; 2018 FINALIST SILVER FALCHION AWARD), AND JACKAL (FINALIST SILVER FALCHION AWARD BEST SUSPENSE, FINALIST MAYHEM AWARD BEST MYSTERY, 2018).

Kelly is also the author of the new MIDDLE GRADE PET DETECTIVE MYSTERIES, including the first in the series, KASSY O'ROARKE, Cub Reporter (Winner of a Reader's Choice Award, 2020). And a new historical mystery series, beginning with MISS LEMON'S MYSTERIOUS ASSIGNMENT AT STYLES.

Kelly was born on July 28, 1958 in Spokane Washington, went to University High School in Spokane Valley, graduated from Gonzaga University with honors in 1979 with a double major in philosophy and communications, and earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in philosophy in 1987. Kelly has held teaching positions at various Universities, including George Washington University, University of Texas at Austin, and Stony Brook University. Currently, Kelly is W. Alton Jones Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.


Kelly's nonfiction work includes over 100 articles and over twenty books, including: Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape (which won a CHOICE AWARD for Outstanding Title); Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions; Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment; Knock me up, Knock me down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Film; Animal Lessons: How They Teach us to be Human; Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex and the Media; The Colonization of Psychic Space: A Psychoanalytic Theory of Oppression; Noir Anxiety: Race, Sex, and Maternity in Film Noir; Witnessing: Beyond Recognition.


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3 comments :

Linda Manns Linneman said...

I have not read any of Kelley's books yet. I love a great mystery. I can't wait to read this. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

Tamra Phelps said...

I love mysteries. It's my favorite genre, I think. I haven't read her books yet, but they sound like good reads. I'll look for them.

Edna Williams said...

This sounds like a book to pick up and dive into! It sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

 
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