Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman



Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It’s up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it’s too late. It doesn’t help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn’t commit.





About the author:

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of “The Fight for Magicallus,” a children’s fantasy, “If you’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place,” a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: “I’m Not Talking about You, Of Course,” and “A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities,” which are part of an ongoing series entitled “Quirky Essays for Quirky People.”

Her latest works are: “Death by Didgeridoo,” and “The Case of the Killer Divorce,” both Jamie Quinn mysteries.”


My thoughts:

This is a relatively short story with a simple but interesting plot. Jamie Quinn, a lawyer is forced to finally come out of her depression to defend her cousin who has been accused of murder. It is up to her to find out the truth and prove that he is innocent even though he confessed to the murder. Jamie takes the help of a private investigator whom she had helped at the time of his divorce. Jamie has no experience of being a defense lawyer but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

The story is well-written, and though it could have been developed some more, it neatly ties up all the loose ends. It is a quick read and is entertaining. This book is definitely worth a read for those who like short murder mysteries.

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