Justice for Katie (A Jake and Emma Mystery, Book 3) by Linda Crowder (ARC Review by #NerdGirlJulie)


Title: Justice for Katie (A Jake and Emma Mystery, Book 3

Author: Linda Crowder

Published Date: Expected March 20th 2015

Genre: Cozy Mystery


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In 1985, budding author Jeb Cannon discovers the decomposed body of a young woman while riding fence with his father on their wind-swept Wyoming ranch. The case quickly goes cold but her memory haunts his imagination.

Thirty years and a number of best-selling thrillers later, Cannon asks Detective Matt Joyner to help him finally find justice for the woman, whom he has dubbed “Katie.” Joyner has his hands full investigating the modern-day murder of an Assistant County Attorney so Jake and Emma Rand step in to take a fresh look at the decades old case.

When they uncover a link between Katie’s death and the murder of the Casper ACA, they may finally unmask the mysterious “Boss” that has been orchestrating a campaign of murder and deception. This is the third book in the Jake and Emma Mystery Series.


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***#NerdGirlJulie’s Review***

 Linda Crowder is keeping those hits coming! Her latest cozy mystery, Justice for Katie, is the third book in her Jake and Emma Mystery series, Main Street Murder. This book could easily be read as a standalone novel, however, the subtle tie ins to the previous books will not mean much if you haven’t read Ms. Crowder’s prior books.

When Emma’s friend and mentor, Dr. Grace Russell comes to visit, she brings with her an amazing set of profiling skills. Those skills come in handy when a prominent attorney is shot in her own office. There are multiple murder mysteries in this book. One spans decades and one has just happened. While Matt, Kristy, Emma, Grace and Jake are focused on the attorney’s murder, local celebrity author, Jeb Cannon, throws a theft case their way that opens up a pandora’s box of issues (this is a no-spoiler review, so you’ll have to read the book to get the scoop).

Jake and Emma are still Casper’s cutest, most loving couple but they might have some competition from friends Kristy and Matt. Both couples are very likable; they’re the kind of people you want to have as friends. These people are homey, friendly, and caring. The secondary characters are charming and add some interesting flavor to the story.

The enigmatic “Boss” who seems to be the root of much evil in Casper, Wyoming is finally revealed, however, I’m sure there will be more adventures in Emma’s and Jake’s future.


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