Under the terms of eccentric Uncle Harold's will, Jane da Silva can only access her trust fund if she investigates "hopeless cases" for the Bureau for Righting Wrongs. Low on cash and waiting for a hopeless case, Jane is singing the blues in a Seattle hotel lounge during a seafood convention. When a young woman is shot to death, Jane agrees to help the woman's family findUnder the terms of eccentric Uncle Harold's will, Jane da Silva can only access her trust fund if she investigates "hopeless cases" for the Bureau for Righting Wrongs. Low on cash and waiting for a hopeless case, Jane is singing the blues in a Seattle hotel lounge during a seafood convention. When a young woman is shot to death, Jane agrees to help the woman's family find the murderer....
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I really liked Jane until she made the remark about guns. She should know that guns don't kill people, people kill people!
K.K. Beck writes an fun mystery that is not too cute.
4th in Jane da Silva series 1995"Imagine a cross between Nora Charles and Kinsey Millhone, a female sleuth who walks and talks like a thirty-something Lauren Bacall--and you'll have a pretty good portrait of K.K. Beck's Jane da Silva, a former lounge singer who has been the chief (and only) investigator for Seattle's Foundation for Righting Wrongs. Can collect on her uncle's vast inheritance only when she solves worthwhile "hopeless cases." She's a lady who values her independence, yearns for a healthy bank balance, and appreciates a good wine, a Cole Porter tune, a great clothing sale....and a fine looking man."from the flyleafAs with all 4 of the Jane da Silva books, I appreciate the Seattle setting, the forays into other nearby regions, her comedic endeavors to satisfy the terms of the uncle's will, her bungling into a clever solution, and just about everything else about these light, humorous mysteries. Very satisfying short reads.
For some bizarre reason, the allure of cod grounds and other aspects of the fish industry never sufficiently titillated me to pick up this book in the more than 10 years that I've had it. Go figure.It turns out, however, that the book isn't half bad. I'd even say that it was fairly good -- certainly good enough for me to pick up another of Beck's books. Heck, Beck even manages to make cod grounds and salmon farming fairly interesting! I'm not going to put you on -- she's still not at the top of my list of favorite authors, but she's a strong-enough writer for me to happily reach for another of her books in the future.
A Jane Da Silva mystery. As usual, Jane is low on funds and thinking about finding another case to work on to obtain money under the provisions of her uncle's will. In the meantime she is working as a lounge singer at a Seattle hotel which is hosting a salmon convention. There is a murder and Jane becomes involved helping the victim's parents learn what happened to their daughter. This quest results in Jane becoming involved in the salmon business posing as a journalist. It becomes more complicated as Jane tries to obtain information and becomes involved in efforts to uncover a plot to ruin the salmon farming industry.
This was unfortunately the last of the Jane da Silva mystery series, and I would love to know why. It doesn't end as if it were the last; important things were left undone. I enjoyed these and love the conceit of them. And I liked the protagonist. Now I want to visit the Shetland Islands and never ever ever go to a fish show.
Another Jane Da Silva novel. This time she is up to her eyballs in fish, investigating the muder of a girl who was sampling fish to a convention of salmon growers. Great for reading on the airplane.
Fun series, fun read, hard to predictI love this series! The lead is pragmatic, the situations varied and unpredictable, the travel is innovative in location and well described.
I picked this up in a Book Crossing book basket. Not as much fun to read as I thought.
Good mystery.Jane da Silva investigates murder at a salmon convention.Rift between natural and farming of salmon.Interesting characters.