Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Grave on Grand Avenue by Naomi Hirahara

 Title: Grave On Grand Avenue
 Author: Naomi Hirahara
 Series: Book 2 An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery
 Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group
 Format: Paperback
 Genre: Cozy Mystery
 Source: Received for review from publisher
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Ellie Rush is a young bicycle cop in Central Los Angeles, paying her dues to become a detective. She lives a quiet life surrounded by her closest four friends that she went to college with and lives in a small house with her dog Shippo.

 While patrolling with her partner near a concert hall she comes into an accident involving a gardner, a gifted Cellist and his father. An thus starts an interesting investigation about an attempted theft that may not have been an attempted theft. In the midst of the investigation Ellie's stolen car shows up with an unexpected visitor who is trying to get her attention on another ongoing investigation in the greater Los Angeles area, a serial bank robber.

 While trying to follow two investigations and keep her family together, Ellie will need to push forward on all fronts. But once the death of the gardner is announced Ellie's life seems to be turned upside down and pulled in all sort of directions professionally and personally.

 I found the story full of drama (in a good way) and multi-layered, her family issues, her work issues, her lack there of love life. It was a good story of a young woman trying to fin her way in life and in a still male dominated workplace.

  

Find Naomi Hirahara Online: http://www.naomihirahara.com/
                               
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24 comments:

  1. Sounds like the beginning of a great series!
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  3. Sounds great, would love to win

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  4. I think Ellie's occupation as a bicycle cop sounds so interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  5. Looks great, thanks for the chance :)
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  6. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  7. Love cozies but it's time for something with a little meat.
    this sounds like it might fill the bill.
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  8. Sounds like a good read. I think being a bicycle cop would be fun! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  9. Eyecatching cover. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  10. A bicycle cop? Sounds interesting. Thanks for the contest.
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  21. Sounds like a good book. Haven't read any of these, but I've heard of the series.
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