Sunday, October 16, 2016

Book Reviews/Giveaway : The Hammett Hex by Victoria Abbott



 Title:      The Hammett Hex
 Series:  Book 5 A Book Collector Mysteries
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries
 Format:Paperback
 Source:  Received for review from Publisher
 Ratings: Marlene:3 out of 5  Tina: 4 out of 5





Marlene's Review
After successfully negotiating herself a working vacation from her dominating employer Jordan is finally spending a week away in San Francisco. Vera's catch she must return with the rare signed first addition of Red Harvest. But she isn't alone, Officer Tyler "Smiley" Dekker is her travelling companion. Both are choosing to use this vacation to explore their turbulent relationship and focus on all the famous literary haunts San Francisco has to offer. And of course to indulge in Jordan's vintage shopping habit.


Once they arrive things seem to go haywire, from Tyler confessing part of the trip is to reconnect with his estranged grandmother to Jordan having to use unusual means to acquire the book. They will be chased, stalked, plundered and trapped. With to many pieces to the puzzle Jordan finds herself with to many suspects and not enough to go on but in an instance it is all set straight in her head and then the real work begins, providing the proof.


Along with San Francisco's hilly backdrop their relationship takes a detour as well. With Jordan being dragged along in the wake of one little white lie. A lie that will make her question her future.


It was a fun story with all the different intertwining story lines. Jordan was at her best. Loved the new character's introduced as well. I really enjoy reading stories with strong female leads, especially ones with attitude.

Tina's Review


 Disappearing book shops, murdered owners, break and entering of a senior’s home and hotel rampages in the heart of San Francisco are what awaited me when I read The Hemmett Hex. Jordan Bingham has a couchey job working for Vera Van Alst acquiring and purchasing rare mystery novels, currently she wants Jordan to fetch Dashiell Hammett’s “Red Harvest” which is a first edition.

 Hammett happens to have roots in San Francisco and Jordan, to the disdain of Vera, who reminds me of Cruella De Vil of 101 Dalmatians fame lets her go for a much needed romantic getaway with her boyfriend with cop with ambitions to be a detective, Tyler “Smiley”Dekker.

 Jordan starts finding herself in “accidents” all most being run down, their hotel room was ransacked and possible danger lurks for Tyler’s long lost “Gram” after he is reunited with her. Farley Tso who owns a bookshop sells Jordan A first edition copy of “Red Harvest” for Vera and soon vanishes and turns up murdered.

 Jordan has gone legit in a family of criminals but finds she might have to bend the rules to save the day.

 The Hammett Hex was not what I was expecting, unlike the first books in this series, this one didn't revolve around acquiring Vera's  precious rare mystery books that was kind of on the back burner which was a disappointment to me. The pace started out slow but was then steady to the end.

 “Gram” was a feisty new character that is very loveable and kept me turning the pages. Jordan's take charge and firey attitude are back in full form. I can’t wait to read and review the next book in the series.


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30 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a fun read and I love the cover. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  4. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for this chance.
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  6. A captivating and intriguing cozy which I would enjoy. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Terrific author - terrific series! Many thanks for a chance to win.
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  10. Love that this book takes place in one of my favorite places, San Francisco. Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  11. Love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
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  12. I'm looking forward to Jordan's latest adventure, and the fact that she's traveling to the city by the bay makes it even more exciting!!! Thanks for sharing your review! Nicole :-)
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  13. I haven't read this author yet. Thanks for the opportunity to try her. Sounds interesting!
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  14. I love this series and this author. Can't wait to read this book. Thanks for for chance to win a copy.
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  15. "The Hammett Hex" sounds like a fascinating read. San Francisco and bookshops are a great setting for a murder mystery. Can't wait to read.
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  16. "The Hammett Hex" sounds like a fascinating read. San Francisco and bookshops are a great setting for a murder mystery. Can't wait to read.
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  17. I definitely understand about hexes. My whole life feels like one big hex.

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  18. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway for Victoria Abbot's newest book. Hexes can lead to an interesting story, I am sure. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  19. I love Victoria Abbot's books...this book seems super, too! I tried to 'put the hex' on a former boss. Funny that she ended up leaving and taking a job elsewhere. The hex? Sure, why not...
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  20. Think this would be a great book I would really enjoy!
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  24. I would love to read this. I got to read one of Victoria Abbott's and really liked it. Thank you for the chance.
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  25. I really enjoyed your dual reviews & viewpoints. Love this series & have lived in San Francisco, so this book is a double treat. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  26. How exciting! Would love to read your book, thank you! Cbalevre(at)ptd(dot)net

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  27. I have always wanted to visit San Francisco. It is a great setting for a book. raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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