Let Us Prey
Book 1, Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries - A Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery
Jamie Lee Scott
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In the first book of Jamie Lee Scott’s USA Today bestselling series, private detective Mimi Capurro takes on a bodyguard client only to end up investigating a murder.
If you like your mysteries with a bit of humor and snark, this murder mystery series is perfect reading.
Mimi Capurro: Owner, Gotcha Detective Agency
Charles Parks: Computer forensics, Gotcha Detective Agency (also Mimi’s best friend)
Nick Christianson: Homicide detective: Salinas Police Department (Mimi’s old college fling)
When Mimi is hired to protect a New York Times bestselling author on her book tour, she never expects she’ll be embroiled in a murder investigation. But that’s exactly where she finds herself when the author’s assistant is murdered.
Making matters worse, Mimi comes face to face with an old college fling, who happens to be the homicide detective on the case.
Mimi, along with her snarky co-worker, Charles, worked to find the killer alongside the homicide detective, whether he likes it or not.
Follow the quirky and fun characters of Gotcha Detective Agency on this wild ride.
Books in the Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery series in the series:
Let Us Prey
Death of a Sales Rep
What a Meth
Who Gives a Split
Mary Had a Little Scam
Trespassers Will Be Prostituted
The Knife Before Christmas
A Lie in Every Truth
What readers are saying:
"Let Us Prey is up on my list of favorite novels ever. It’s something I know I can pick up and read over and over without getting bored." Bookend Babes reviewer, Stacy J
“This is a light and funny PI novel/mystery with interesting, well-developed characters and excellent twists and turns.” Bente Gallagher (Jennie Bentley) NYT Bestselling author of the DIY Mystery Series for Berkley.
This is the 3rd edition of Let Us Prey
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I enjoyed your characters and the story. Looking forward to reading more of your books.
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I liked this interesting story, don't get me wrong; but saying nice things doesn't give an author ideas for improvement.
Room to develop at least 3 parts of this fun story to make it more suspenseful and not so expected. Very likable characters that could be more fully developed: Sebastian wasn't believable. Susan needed more attention. Everybody liked everybody and left little room for tension. The strong lead didn't have the strength we were told to expect at the start. The wrap up at the end needed some hints to make it more believable.
I'm glad I chose to read this book!
I hesitated a couple of times when I first read the description of Let Us Prey before I decided to give it a shot, but I'm glad that I decided to read it. Let Us Prey is a fun murder mystery with a bit of romance thrown in. It's written completely in first person from the perspective of Mimi, a private investigator. While I wish the author had alternated perspectives of the first person, the story flows and I was able to easily follow along. The story starts very abruptly. We meet the investigator; she meets an author and her assistant; and a few hours later, the assistant is murdered. I would have liked a bit more depth in the story in the early scenes, but as the story moves forward, additional depth into the background of the victim is provided and the reader gets to know her better. After the initial chapter or two of abruptness, the story is well written, flowed well, and provides great detail into the scenes and storyline.
The story delves into an area of which I am not familiar - vampire mysteries and role-playing games. The author provides such elaborate details and descriptions of these aspects of the story that my lack of background didn't impede my ability to understand and enjoy the story. I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as the mystery deepened so that I could follow the clues that Mimi was following to determine who killed the assistant and was threatening her.
The author introduces a number of characters, including a former love interest, Nick, as well as members of Mimi's agency. We really get to know Charles, as he plays a critical role in the investigation of the assistant's murder. Charles is a delightful character with a fun personality. Nick is the other principal character in this story and the author does a nice job of developing a character with a troubled background and a history with Mimi which creates an amusing tension between them as this investigation proceeds. The murder story is wrapped up nicely by the end of Let Us Prey, but the author has definitely left open the possibilities of a budding relationship with Mimi and Nick, and further mysteries being solved with the help of Charles, Gemma, and Jackie. All in all, the author provides a fun murder mystery with a surprising villain, and lays the groundwork for future "Gotcha Detective Agency" stories, a developing relationship between Nick and Mimi, and future stories featuring the other members of the Gotcha Detective Agency.