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Mass Market Paperback Candy Apple Red Book

ISBN: 0758209061

ISBN13: 9780758209061

Candy Apple Red

(Book #1 in the Jane Kelly Series)

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Jane Kelly is through following men. She left Southern California for the murky quaintness of Lake Chinook, Oregon, apparently so she could trade her bartending skills for much more glamorous work... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Splashed with Humor

I am new to the mystery arena and bought this book on a recommendation and I am sure glad I did. Splashed with humor and suspense, it was interesting from start to finsh.

Love this series!

I absolutely love Nancy Bush's Jane Kelly series. I have read the first two books and am on number three, Ultra Violet, right now. The writing is fast-paced, sexy and hilarious! (I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions). So refreshing to have a new mystery series to love!

Can't Wait for Number Two!!

I am an avid reader (and collector) of all books by Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Lisa Scottoline, and Susan Wittig Albert. I love a good mystery with a strong BELIEVABLE female lead - and Nancy Bush has a new spot on my bookshelves. Not only is Jane Kelly believable, but fun to read. I found the descriptive narrative "put" me along side Jane and her surroundings, seeing, hearing and feeling what Jane did. This book offers humor, mystery and some romance, and anyone who has ever had a pet will easily relate to the progression of Jane's affection for Binky. The description of Binky alone will have you smiling - if not chuckling. I think Nancy Bush has a winner with Jane Kelly - I look forward to the next installment of Jane's adventures and am reserving a spot on the shelves for the next book.

A Fun Read!!!

This was an amusing and entertaining read that will offer a little something for everyone. Humor, mystery, and a dash of romance. Jane Kelly is single, in her early thirties, and living in a small town where fashion and what have you are not the important thing. She followed a boyfriend to this small town, and than he left, taking her broken heart with him. It's small, quiet, and...dead bodies are being found! To add to Jane's full plate her mom keeps saying she's moving there as well! On top of that she's been asked to interview a person who's son mysteriously disappeared after murdering his own family. Did he kill his family, and if so why? If he didn't than where was he, and who did kill them? Oh, and Murphy is back. So now Jane has taken on the job despite her inner voice saying not to, and Dwayne her boss is becoming a little more yummy as time goes on...not that she'll admit this even to herself. And she's knee deep into a mystery that begs to be solved. Well, questions are leading to more questions, and answers are not what they seem. Jane has her work cut out for her but some how she'll manage to land on her feet and solve the mystery of what on earth happened to Bobby. This was a very entertaining read. Characters are plentiful and colorful. I loved "Binkster" and although this story is in first person, it did not detract from the tale. Ms. Bush has created a fun character with Jane and I look forward to visiting with Jane again in the future. Official Reviewer for Romance Designs

delightfully witty and charming crime caper

Although Jane Kelly is thirty, she has yet to settle on a permanent career valuing her freedom that a nine to five career would stifle. At the moment she is working for information specialist (a fancy title for private eye) Dwayne Durbin handing out eviction notices and working as a process server. She agrees to work for Tess Bradbury who wants her to find out what her ex-husband Cotton Reynolds knows about their son Bobby. Four years ago, Bobby put a bullet in the head of his wife and three children before vanishing into thin air. A massive manhunt by several state and federal agencies turned up nothing. Jane thinks Cotton won't talk to her because he only knew her through Tim Murphy, Bobby's best friend and her ex-lover. After the murders Murphy left town, refusing to believe Bobby could commit such a heinous crime. Now he's back and he wants Jane to join him in Santa Fe but she is obsessed with learning the truth about what happened to Bobby. There are many people who want her to stop her investigation and one will go to any lengths to see that she does. Nancy Bush has written a delightfully witty and charming crime caper starring a charmingly original heroine who knows herself only too well and accepts her flaws because she refuses to change. She's feisty and funny and connects with the audience in a way most characters rarely do. The mystery is well thought out and totally entertaining so that readers will be eager to read the next tale in this series. Harriet Klausner
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