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Death With an Ocean View  (Kate Kennedy Bk 1)
Death With an Ocean View - Kate Kennedy Bk 1
Author: Nora Charles
Senior citizen sleuth Kate Kennedy is spending her retirement tackling the gray clouds that sometimes descend over Florida--like murder. — Nestled between fast track Ft. Lauderdale and nouveau riche Boca Raton, the once sleepy beach town of Palmetto is plagued by progress. The latest news has Ocean Vista condo board president Stella Sajak and oth...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425194881
ISBN-10: 0425194884
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 76 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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CozyLover avatar reviewed Death With an Ocean View (Kate Kennedy Bk 1) on + 335 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
From the back cover: Nestled between fast-track Ft. Lauderdale and nouveau-riche Boca Raton, the once sleepy beach town of Palmetto is plagued by progress. The latest news has Ocean Vista condo-board president Stella Sajak and other residents in an uproar. Developers plan to raze the property and put up a glitzy resort. But when Stella says she'll go to City Hall and fight this to the death, no one thinks to take her statement literally. And when Kate begins to investigate the murder, she discovers that this little corner of the sunshine state is cursed with corruption, unsavory characters, and a very dark cloud overhead....
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This was a surprisingly good book. The setting was quite different from the cozies I've read before (a retirement complex in Florida) and the ameteur sleuth a lot older than the norm, but these things provided a great background and character line. Very well done.
reviewed Death With an Ocean View (Kate Kennedy Bk 1) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Great book! Reminds me of Miss Marple or Maud Silver (Patricia Wentworth-author)! Must read to the end to find out what happened!!
"Delightfully eccentric suspects" with light humor included.
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Helpful Score: 6
I am enjoying Kate and her friends. This is the first in the series. Kate's husband drops dead after signing the papers to purchase a condo in Florida. Kate misses her friends and family back north and, as she tries to adjust to life in the sunny south, murders begin to occur. Kate wasn't married to a cop all those years for nothing!
Gracious-Granny avatar reviewed Death With an Ocean View (Kate Kennedy Bk 1) on + 137 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
1st book of a new series, and a very good one.
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Helpful Score: 4
Solid first entry in a series that features two feisty retired sisters who've moved to Florida to retire. Excellent cozy mystery.
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reviewed Death With an Ocean View (Kate Kennedy Bk 1) on + 174 more book reviews
"Death With an Ocean View" by Nora Charles is a light mystery and the debut book in the Kate Kennedy Senior Sleuth Mystery series. It takes place in south Florida where Kate has recently moved into a condo. Right after closing on the condo, Kate's beloved husband, Charlie, died, leaving her in a place she really didn't want to be and alone with few friends. However, when the first murder occurs outside her building, she and other seniors in the condos take on the job of investigating whodunit.

This isn't a complex, multilayered mystery, but it is a fun, cozy mystery with humor and a few tense moments. Kate's dog serves to lighten things up, as does her friend, Marlene, who can be very funny, outspoken and loud. It's a fun read for anyone who wants to relax with a light mystery but who still likes a good murder to solve.
Jitterbug3 avatar reviewed Death With an Ocean View (Kate Kennedy Bk 1) on + 198 more book reviews
I couldn't get into this one; I guess the characters just didn't make me care enough, fast enough. Oh well!
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A fun read.


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