Murder is Just the Beginning (Jake and Emma Mysteries, #1)

Murder is Just the Beginning (Jake and Emma Mysteries, #1)

by Linda Crowder

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It's not every day you find a body on your doorstep! When it happens to Jake and Emma Rand, they are happy to leave it to the police. When a body turns up at historic Fort Caspar, Emma decides it's time to take matters into her own hands. What follows is a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening but always entertaining chase to catch a killer before the killer catches them.

First book in the Casper Crime Boss trilogy. This is not a cliffhanger. The central mystery is completely resolved, but there may be some detective work still to be done. Formerly released as Too Cute to Kill.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152850147
Publisher: 307 Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/26/2013
Series: Jake and Emma Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,357
File size: 266 KB

About the Author

Linda Crowder is best known for her mysteries. The Jake and Emma Mystery series is set in Casper, Wyoming and features two accidental detectives. The Caribou King Mysteries, published by Cozy Cat Press, is set in the mythical cruise ship town of Coho Bay, Alaska.

Linda lives in the shadow of Casper Mountain with her husband and an ever-changing number of dogs, cats and wandering bunnies.

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Murder is Just the Beginning (Jake and Emma Mysteries, #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the twists of plots and characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good mystery with interesting characters. Look forward to reading more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and will be reading the rest of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery. LmL
Anonymous 16 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Enjoyed the Wyoming setting and story.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Have read 2 of the books may read more. Good plot and characters
Anonymous 25 days ago
Murder is just the beginning (Jake and Emma Mysteries #1). I red it and feel very good and very interested. Murder is just the beginning (Jake and Emma Mysteries #1). I red it and feel very good and very interested.
Anonymous 26 days ago
It was a short book but I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A plot like a winding road , well developed chacters, and a setting that makes you want to head west ; what's not yo like!
catwoman1a More than 1 year ago
I was given this book free from the author to read and leave an honest review. I later purchased the book for myself. Emma is a therapist who moved to Casper when she married Jake, an attorney. When they found a body on their land, and no pat answers about how or why she died, they did a little investigating on their own, but came up with more questions. Linda Crowder writes a very, very nice mystery. I really enjoyed the background given of not only Emma and Jake, but of Wyoming and its' sites, as well. I think everything fit in well with the story of Emma and Jake and of the mystery. With a nice, suspenseful ending, I am definitely looking forward to reading the next Jake and Emma mystery.
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Winters in Wyoming can be brutal with snowfall so dense you can't see a light 20 feet away. After one such storm just before Thanksgiving, Jake and Emma Rand find the body of a woman up against the fence of their property. The corpse turned out to be a realtor from another town and the cause of death was listed as a drug overdose. The autopsy does not say whether it was murder or an accidental overdose. With little evidence to go on, the case pretty much stalls. Just before Christmas, a second body is found at the Fort Caspar Museum. This time there is no doubt about it being murder, as the victim still has a knife stuck in his chest. This victim was Nate Carver, whose parents had owned a ranch that was sold by the realtor who was previously found dead. Is this just a coincidence or are the two deaths related? The police investigation appears to be at a virtual standstill. When Nate's son, Nick tells Emma that somebody tried to kill him, Jake decides to do a little investigating on his own. He learns that the property was purchased by a company called The Gerecht Group out of Cheyenne, but could find no additional information regarding the ownership of the company. Can Jake and Emma solve the mystery or will there be more victims before the truth comes out? The story starts out a little slow, but picks up with plenty of unexpected twists and turns.
ChristineLee More than 1 year ago
I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Too Cute To Kill by Linda Crowder is the first in the Jake and Emma Mysteries, and the first book of Linda Crowder's I've read. It will not be the last, the rest of the series is already on my TBR/Wish List. Emma is a big city girl who moved to rural Wyoming with her new husband Jake 10 years ago. Then, one snowy night just before Thanksgiving, they find a body dumped at their property line. They are sucked into the mysteries surrounding this poor girl. This book was practically impossible to put down! If it weren't for sleep, it would have been read in 1 sitting. Solid 5 stars, and I cannot wait for the rest!