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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

'Digging Too Deep' by Jill Amadio

Published by Mainly Murder Press
ISBN 978-0-9895804-2-7
Available in paperback and Ebook

Heroine ToscaTrevant has left her gossip columnist career in London amidst strange circumstances - she specialised in royal stories and has seen something in the Palace that has caused anxious royal communications with her editor. She has decided to visit her daughter in California. Her daughter lives on a delightful island off the coast near Los Angeles where the old fashioned narrow streets remind Tosca of her beloved Cornwall.

Tosca harbour ambitions to become a crime correspondent but her English editor is not convinced. In particular he is not very interested in US crimes. Nothing daunted Tosca pursues a peculiar sighting in a neighbour's garden. She is an engaging sleuth who talks nonstop in a way that flummoxes her American hearers especially the male ones. Her pride in her Cornish heritage leads her to use Cornish words particularly in swearing. The swear words are wasted on most of her hearers of course! She also brews a lethal version of mead and likes to take a jug of it with her when she visits. She finds the thought of driving a car with a 'stick shift' very worrying though she would lightheartedly enter into a dangerous investigation.

This is a light hearted romp with an engaging heroine. The investigation Tosca initiates eventually achieves interesting results.
Reviewer: Jennifer Palmer

Jill Amadio is an author, collaborator, ghostwriter and journalist. She has been a film and theatre critic, a fashion editor, and political columnist. Books are true crime stories, self-help, and how-to books. She has also written about health and fitness, technology, cooking, relationships, lifestyles, sports, motorsports, automotive, and the human condition.

Jennifer Palmer Throughout my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands & the USA but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics including Famous Historical Mysteries.

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer/Lizzie, Thank you so much for the review. I might add that "Digging Too Deep" is a paperback as well as an ebook, and available in bookstores. Dyw genes (TTFN)