Barbara Venkataraman

Genre: Mystery

Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery (Book 2)

Source: Received for an honest review.


  • Series:  Jamie Quinn Mystery (Book 1)
  • Publisher: Self Published (2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language:  English


*From Amazon*

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It’s business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie’s client becomes the prime suspect. When she can’t untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client’s name. And she’s hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father.

A preview of the next Jamie Quinn mystery, “Peril in the Park,” can be found at the end of the book.


“The Case of the Killer Divorce” by Barbara Venkataraman is Book 2 in her Jamie Quinn series.  I enjoyed this second book as much as the first.  It’s a quick read and I found it hard to put down.  After getting to know Jamie in Book 1, I was eager to find out what develops in Book 2.  I was thrilled to discover that not only is Jamie involved in a murder mystery, but she is also discovering her heritage and experiencing a little romance!

“The Case of the Killer Divorce” has all the familiar characters we were treated to in Book 1.  The story continues from where “Death by Didgeridoo” left off.  Jamie has gone back to work as a lawyer after taking some time off due to the death of her mother.  She barely has time to get back into the working grind, when one her clients is accused of murdering her ex-husband.  As Jamie is working hard to clear her client, she is also reeling with the disclosure of the identity of her father which her mother had kept secret.  A sprinkle of romance is interwoven into the plot and this story is definitely difficult to put down.

The Jamie Quinn series by Venkataraman is refreshing to read.  Mystery with a little humor and romance makes a yummy combination.  I can’t wait to read Book 3 and I hope that Venkataraman is able to continue this series for a long time.

Rating: 4

Heat Rating: Sweet

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