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by Mindy Starns Clark

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Download Blind Dates Can Be Murder (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Mystery: A Smart Chick Mystery) epub
ISBN: 1410404560
ISBN13: 978-1410404565
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (February 20, 2008)
Pages: 551 pages
ePUB size: 1498 kb
FB2 size: 1245 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 713
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It's been six months since household hints expert Jo Tulip was left at the altar on her wedding day. Finally ready to move on, she and some friends sign up for Dates & Mates, a local dating service. On her first date, she is surprised to find her best match isn't tall, dark, and handsome but short, fat, and bald. Not only is he completely unattractive but he's also very creepy. He has a horrid asthma problem and drops dead just after the main course is served.

Jo's best friend Danny Watkins has been waiting for the perfect time to tell Jo about his true feelings. He's only recently figured out that he loves Jo as more then just a friend. But Jo being involved in yet another murder investigation just complicates things.

What neither of them realize is they are truly in danger. Jo's dead date had some pretty unscrupulous business partners who think he gave something to Jo before they died. They are going to be pulled into a case far more dangerous then they ever dreamed they would face.

This book is a great example of romantic suspense. There are few clues to follow and Jo and Danny spend little time attempting to do so, usually turning over anything they figure out to the police. However, the book shifts viewpoints quite regularly, allowing us to know what the bad guys are doing and how it affects our heroes.

Equally important in this book is the romantic storyline. While I'm not a fan of romance books as a rule, I found myself pulled into this plot just as much as the murder. While this plot is certainly more predictable, it's handled well with a nice twist or two to throw things off a little.

Mindy Starns Clark is a master of building suspense, and this book is no exception. While things start with a bang, the suspense just keeps growing until the book becomes impossible to put down. And she leaves us with a cliffhanger on the last page that is sure to make the reader buy the next book as soon as it comes out.

Of course, part of this is because the characters are so good. Jo and Danny are well developed and truly likable; it's easy to root for them. The best character in the book is Lettie, the villain's henchwoman. She is really developed well and I felt myself very conflicted over what I wanted to have happen to her before the story was over.

As mentioned earlier, the story is told from multiple viewpoints, shifting quite regularly. Most of the time, the scenes are a couple of pages or less, which makes the book a little hard to get into. After a few chapters, that's no longer an issue and the story pulls the reader along until the end.

I've now read all of Mrs. Clark's books and loved each one. My only disappointment is that I have to wait until the next one is published to read another one.
Great Christian mystery book. Need to read the series.
There were many stories in this one book. Blind dates, a love right in front of Jo, only it took her a while to see. Friends who love God and depend on Him in their daily lives. Letty gives up all for the new friends and for God.
Great Story. Loved reading all three books.
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I've loved reading Mindy's books for years, and this is one of my favorites. I enjoyed the combination of mystery, suspense and a great love story. You will want to read the last book in this series, as the story doesn't end with this book, although it does have a happy ending. This book is full of surprises and is hard to put down.
Mindy is an excellent author. Very engaging and terrifically funny. This was a fun read and I can't wait to read number three. Her other books starting with "A Penny for Your Thoughts" are super interesting. I really enjoy her work.
A Christian mystery that keeps you guessing until the end. A sign of good writing in my opinion is that a story that can be told without the sizzling sex scenes.
I enjoyed this book very much. There's a little suspense, a little romance...what woman doesn't like that?! This is a good clean read that I highly recommend - now to get started on the third installment.