Amateur Night

Amateur Night It s been a long time since she solved her first hopeless case and Jane da Silva is running out of money Her Uncle Harold s bizarre will provides her with a handsome income if she successfully runs hi

  • Title: Amateur Night
  • Author: K.K. Beck
  • ISBN: 9780892964802
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s been a long time since she solved her first hopeless case and Jane da Silva is running out of money Her Uncle Harold s bizarre will provides her with a handsome income if she successfully runs his Foundation for Righting Wrongs and pleases its crusty old board of directors Through Calvin Mason, the young attorney who befriends her, she finds a new hopeless case.It s been a long time since she solved her first hopeless case and Jane da Silva is running out of money Her Uncle Harold s bizarre will provides her with a handsome income if she successfully runs his Foundation for Righting Wrongs and pleases its crusty old board of directors Through Calvin Mason, the young attorney who befriends her, she finds a new hopeless case A real hopeless case Kevin Shea is a teenage drug addict convicted of holding up a pharmacy and killing the druggist s wife Kevin is such a low life even his mother is convinced he s guilty and glad he s behind bars Now it appears there was a witness to the murders, a young woman whose prescription was being filled at the time of the murder The witness might be able to prove that Kevin is innocent of the murder Jane learns that four women with the same name all live in remote areas of Vancouver Island, one of them the missing witness There s someone else who wants to find the missing witness too, someone who isn t afraid to turn to murder when Jane gets too close for comfort Jane s breath taking and dangerous romp through the northern wilderness leads her to the Tip Top Club, a stripper bar, where she faces down the clever killer and wraps up a satisfactory hopeless case, proving that everyone deserves justice.

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    1. Kathrine Kristine Beck Marris born 1950 , known mainly by her pen name of K K Beck, is an American novelist She has written over a dozen books, some of which were part of the Iris Cooper novel series and the Jane da Silva novel series.An early novel of hers, Death of a Prom Queen 1984 was written under the pen name of Marie Oliver She wrote a series of other novels, under the name K K Beck, such as The Revenge of Kali Ra in 1999 One of her most recent works, The Tell Tale Tattoo and Other Stories 2002 is a collection of short stories.She lives in Seattle, Washington, and was married to the crime writer Michael Dibdin, who died in 2007.Series Iris Cooper Jane Da Silva

    2. Who knows how long I would have gone on not reading this book. I had tossed it around negligently, thinking "I'm not sure I want to read that." I accidently never yet got rid of it. Naturally, here I am now to say it is excellent. Great characters. Fine wordsmithing. A very full sense of place(s). Plot I could not crack to the end. In the ultimate moment of revelation, I wasn't certain of the face of the killer until illuminated in the action. Even now I'm sitting here thinking it's just lucky i [...]

    3. 2nd of series of 4 1993"Imagine a cross between Nora Charles and Kinsey Millhone, a female sleuth who walks and talks like a thirty-something Lauren Bacall--and you'll have a pretty good portrait of K.K. Beck's Jane da Silva, a former lounge singer who has been the chief (and only) investigator for Seattle's Foundation for Righting Wrongs. Can collect on her uncle's vast inheritance only when she solves worthwhile "hopeless cases." She's a lady who values her independence, yearns for a healthy b [...]

    4. This was the second in the series about a protagonist who will only receive an inheritance if she successfully solves a hopeless case. My favorite part of the book is that some of it takes place in Canada, and Beck does a lovely job of showing/discussing the differences between Canadians and Americans. I eat that stuff with a spoon.I really like the protagonist, who has little flaws and surprises herself at times with her own altruism. These are fun novels. Nothing heavy. I'm continuing to read [...]

    5. A Jane Da Silva mystery set in Seattle and Vancouver Island. In order to obtain money left to herby her uncle, Jane has to take on hopeless cases and solve them. In this case, she is seeking to prove a man convicted of murder didn't commit the crime. The case takes her in search of people connected to the murder when one of them is murdered As Jane searches for another witness, she encounters others also looking for her and results in several close escapes.This series is on the lighter side as J [...]

    6. Righting another wrong. Jane had to prove that the convicted killer was innocent, but the only way was to find the real killer.

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