Friday, April 8, 2016


e-Murderer by Joan C. Curtis is the first book in A Jenna Scali Mystery series.  Jenna Scali is the office manager (part-time) for psychiatrist, Dr. Niles Bingham as well as a PhD student.  Jenna comes into work one day and is checking her email.  Jenna gets a shock.  The email tells about the death of a young woman.  Jenna goes to Dr. Bingham but he believes it to be a hoax and tells her to ignore it.  However, the police discover the body of Martha “Marty’ Meeks nearby.  Then Jenna receives another email.  Jenna takes the information to the police (which really angers her boss).   Jenna keeps getting emails and then another person is killed (someone close to Marty).  Jenna investigates the murders while the murderer gets closer to Jenna.

I wanted to like e-Murderer (it sounded like a good mystery novel).  However, I found the novel to be dissatisfying.  The mystery was so easy (I solved it right away).  One of the problems was I did not like the main character, Jenna Scali.  I found her behavior odd.   I found Jenna to be very immature and for a psych student, sadly lacking in knowledge (especially regarding emails and basic technology).  I give e-Murderer 2.5 out of 5 stars.  I think the basic idea was good, but the final product needed more work (rewriting and editing). 

You can follow Joan Curtis on Amazon to get updates on her latest books.  I received a complimentary copy of e-Murderer from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.

I am off to get my dinner.  Grimm, The Originals, and Sleepy Hollow are on tonight!  Have a nice, relaxing evening.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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