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Dead Giveaway  (Yellow Rose, Bk 3)
Dead Giveaway - Yellow Rose, Bk 3
Author: Leann Sweeney
She's a Texas heiress and a brand-new P.I. specializing in adoption cases. But Abby Rose focuses more on what money can't buy-like answers in a case of a baby abandoned years ago and a present-day murder.
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ISBN-13: 9780451217080
ISBN-10: 045121708X
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 101 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Yellow Rose Series titles include

#1 Pick Your Poison
#2 A Wedding To Die For
#3 Dead Giveaway
#4 Shoot from the Lip
#5 Pushing Up Bluebonnets
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This series has Texan heiress Abby Rose as its "detective." Abby is not living off her inheritance, though -- she has started a detective agency specializing in adoption searches (she was herself adopted -- see first book in the series) and wants to help other people in her situation. She lives modestly (drives a Camry) and her boyfriend is a Houston Police Department homicide detective. She has a twin sister with whom she gets along very well and an aunt who is her polar opposite.

The plot in this book involves a 19 year old basketball star who is looking for his birth family. Abby gets a call from the woman who had been the person who had found the baby abandoned on her doorstep 19 years ago. But before she can speak to this rather odd woman again, the woman is murdered (not giving anything away, this is the first ten pages). Abby is convinced that this is related to the adoption search but her boyfriend isn't so sure. Still, he agrees to let her pursue the adoption search as long as she doesn't interfere in the police investigation.

The key seems to be discovering who the parents were and how did the baby end up on this woman's doorstep -- she wasn't an obvious choice.

I read this book in one day and particularly enjoyed the good plotting and likable "detective." I look forward to reading more in this series.

MC Crammer Decatur GA
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Best of the series so far, in my opinion.
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Good series. Good twists to the plot, and while the protagonist has a bit of a tendency to barge into trouble, she's just sensible enough to not be annoying.
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This is a fun series! I can't wait for book #4!!
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I really enjoy Leann Sweeney's books - they are fun to read.

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