Sportsman's Bet

Sportsman's Bet Judy Nichols
  • Title: Sportsman's Bet
  • Author: Judy Nichols
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  • Page: 434
  • Format: ebook
  • Sportsman's Bet Judy Nichols Sportsman s Bet Velma Saunders the meanest woman in Tobias North Carolina turns up dead in the Town Hall bomb shelter The only clue to her murderer is a copy of a Nigerian Email scam message It s up to British tran
    Velma Saunders, the meanest woman in Tobias, North Carolina turns up dead in the Town Hall bomb shelter The only clue to her murderer is a copy of a Nigerian Email scam message It s up to British transplant Ian Dodge to find out who hated her enough to kill her And what made her so mean.
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      Judy Nichols

    About Judy Nichols


    1. Judy Nichols grew up in a Batavia, Ohio, a small town 20 miles east of Cincinnati Now, along with her husband and daughter, she is lucky enough to live on the coast of North Carolina where she never has to drive in snow and the ocean is ten minutes away.For no good reason, she decided to write a book while her infant daughter napped Five years and several viewings of Toy Story later, her novel Caviar Dreams was finished, a murder mystery based in Cincinnati.Ms Nichols holds a bachelor s degree in journalism from Kent State University She has been a newspaper reporter, a teacher, a temporary office worker, a customer service representative, and currently stay at home mom with way too much time on her hands.Her second novel, Tree Huggers will be published in March of 2008, inspired by her work as a newspaper reporter and a volunteer for The Nature Conservancy.


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    1. I really liked this mystery I enjoyed the characters and was guessing who done it until the end Sportsman s Bet is told from the point of view of Ian Dodge, an English private investigator in North Carolina He is enough of an outsider to report on the goings on in the small town of Tobias with a detached irreverence that that makes reading the story a lot of fun The characters are quirky on a way that seems really human and the way Ms Nichols brings out the back story is both clever and believab [...]

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    2. Take a butcher s at the Sportsman s bet It makes little sense doesn t it It s Cockney Rhyming slang said to have developed in the mid 1800 s in the East End of London, and it s not certainly known if it was a game, an accident or intentional dialect meant to confuse, distract or deceive outsiders What I wasn t aware of was the continual growth of the slang its references have modernized along with society One of the best examples of rhyming slang in action is in the Austin Powers movie Goldmembe [...]

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    3. So mystery novels are not my usual genre, however, I loved this mystery To be honest, the main reason I don t normally read mysteries is because I usually figure out who did it well before it s declared in the story kinda defeats the purpose of reading the novel The fact that it all starts about by finding out she stole money just to help out an email scammer is intriguing I mean, how many of those stupid emails do we get in our inbox a year some of those stories really want to pull you in and t [...]

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    4. British ex cop turned private investigator Ian Dodge is now living in Tobias, North Carolina He gets caught up in trying to discover the truth about Velma Saunders murder Velma was the secretary town clerk for the Mayor of Tobias and most people feared Velma as she hid her secrets behind a veil of animosity Tobias is rocked by Velma s murder and it s up to Ian to help prove Mayor Mike Ellis innocence Could the secrets from Velma s past have surfaced to claim her life Ms Nichols first book in the [...]

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    5. I won this book for free from It was a fast reading story full of twists and turns with every page Author Judy Nichols didn t bog down the story with frivolous detail unrelated to the main story line I was pulled through the story and into Velmas life starting with her troubled teen age years As you peel the layers of an onion in Velmas life, you end up wondering how many people today have secret problems I was not familiar with Ms Nichols previous work however I m looking forward to her subsequ [...]

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    6. This is the third of Judy Nichols s books that I ve read I think it is the best one so far The plot was interesting and there was no way to figure out who was the murderer until you pretty much got close to the end of the book The descriptions of the characters of small town Eastern North Carolina was quite entertaining I think the ending of the book was rushed a little and I would have enjoyed to continue reading the book for awhile mroe.

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    7. Great little read Sportsman s Bet is about a P.I that relocated from England to the fictional town of Tobias, south of Wilmington, NC I loved all of the book took place in the southeastern NC coast my home , Winston Salem my hometown , and Raleigh It is a very fast paced, who done it with several unexpected twists and turns I really enjoyed it

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    8. This book sailed right along, a fine quality in this mystery genre The characterizations were plausible and amusing at some points I was chuckling, tempted to bother my wife with a listen to this one I enjoyed the lead character and the supporting cast This could be the genesis of a distinctive regional series I hope to read about Ian Dodge s North Carolina detective work.

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    9. Just won from I love mysteries and this is the first time reading a book by Judy Nichols.I could not put this book down I love the main character, Ian Dodge The book flowed smoothly, with twists and turns in just the right places, and very lovable people.The story evokes just the right amount of suspense Will have to read of her stories.

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