Genre: Mystery

Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery (Book 1)

Source: Received for an honest review.


  • Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery (Book 1)
  • Publisher: Self Published, Nov. 22, 2013
  • Language: English


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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.


Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman is a tasty little mystery that hits the spot.  With just a little over 100 pages, this quick read is full of everything a mystery lover wants in a light, little story.  The characters are well developed and the mystery will keep you guessing until the end.  Although Death by Didgeridoo is the first book in Venkataraman’s Jamie Quinn series, it is not necessary to read the books in order.

Jamie Quinn is a character that is quickly likable and easy to identify with.  She is still reeling from the death of her mother, when her cousin calls in desperation over the arrest of her son as a murder suspect.  It seems that Jamie is the “go-to” lawyer in the Quinn family, no matter what field of law is needed.  Jamie is sure her type of lawyer skills are not what cousin Adam needs, but she can’t say no to family.  Proving Adam’s innocence in the murder of his music teacher is a daunting task.  Adam has Asperger’s Syndrome and has admitted guilt due to his skewed communication skills.

Death by Didgeridoo is a light mystery.  Sometimes it’s nice to break away from intense suspense of a bloody murder mystery.  I really enjoyed reading this book and will most certainly look forward to the others in the Jamie Quinn series.

Rating: 4

Heat Rating:  Mild

Reviewed by: Molly Waters, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More