Saturday, October 27, 2012


Author:  Julie Kramer
Genre:  Mystery, Riley Spartz Series #1
Published:  2008
Personal Rating:  3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
Bernadette Dunne
Yearly Count:  88

Riley Spartz is a TV reporter who gets tips from retired police officer, Nick Garnett.  This time around Riley finds herself investigating decade old cases regarding murdered women named Susan.

I stumbled upon this series as I was browsing Amazon books and discovered that my library had the audio version, so I decided to give it a try.  It didn't have much suspense or intriguing characters, but it still was a good audioread by giving us an inside peak into the world of a TV reporter.  As in other books I have encountered, Riley and Nick play a game with movie lines - guessing the movie and year of the quoted one-liners.  The game didn't woo me, but I can see how others might get a kick out of it.  Ultimately, I thought it was a good debut (there are 5 in the series now) and plan to listen to more.


  1. Anonymous7:28 PM

    The movie line game sounds like fun. I'll have to give this one a listen.

    1. Stacybuckeye ~ Being that you love movies, I think the game would be a welcomed addition for you. It's not over-powering, it's done well. Enjoy!

      What an exciting season for you and your Buckeyes!

  2. I've been meaning to try this series - my sister went to college with the author!

    1. Mary ~ Oh! That's interesting! Has your sister read the books? I'm hoping I like the second one even more. :)

    2. She has been after me to read them for a long time. I think she's a fan :-)

  3. Doesn't sound half bad. I totally enjoy my audio books!!

    1. Staci ~ Audiobooks are one of the best ideas ever! :) I actually am looking forward to the second one in this series and hoping I enjoy it even more.


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