Crime Wave by Rose Pressey

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    Rose Pressey writes with a light hearted style, difficult to do with murder mysteries.

    Maggie Thomas doesn’t know the first thing about being a private eye. She quickly discovers that running her uncle’s faltering Miami Beach P.I. agency is nothing like watching detective show reruns. Even the private eye app on her iPhone can’t help.

    But Maggie’s first case is surprisingly easy…or so she thinks until she stumbles upon a dead body. With whizzing bullets, car chases, and spandex-clad bodybuilders, Maggie wonders if she’s in over her head. Jake Jackson, the dangerously charming cop, thinks Maggie needs to stick to snapping pictures of cheating husbands and leave the detective work to the professionals.

    The danger escalates when another homicide victim washes up on the shore and now someone wants to stop Maggie from solving the murders. With the help of her knitting needle-wielding, orthopedic shoe-wearing assistant Dorothy Raye, Maggie must solve the case before she’s the next victim of this crime wave.

    Review by IMO:

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    Maggie , P.I. captures more than criminals, she captures co-workers, the police department, other business establishments and just about anybody she runs into.

    She captures your heart! She’s cute, witty, funny and draws the reader to her charismatic charm right from the start of the book. She is not just a P.I. She’s nosy, loves to snoop. Of course there is a handsome male detective, Jake, and Maggie has caught his eye too, maybe a little more.

    There is a plus side, murder mysteries to be solved. Rose Pressey writes with a light hearted style, difficult to do with murder mysteries. I thoroughly enjoyed the book!

    Review by c_lu:

    Maggie becomes a PI when she inherits her uncle’s faltering Miami Beach P.I. agency. She doesn’t really know much but completed the coursework and is ready to go with the longstanding sort of office manager, Dorothy. With all her studying and the internet to help her, she starts to think being a PI isn’t so bad, when she stumbles on a dead body and then another washes ashore.

    And then she just continues to stumble into trouble, into the line of a bullet, all with Dorothy waiting in the car or following her. Of course, there is also the hunky cop, Jake, and hints of attraction mixed with Jake’s continued suggestions that she stick to following cheating husbands and the like.

    The danger escalates when another homicide victim washes up on the shore and now someone wants to stop Maggie from solving the murders. With the help of her knitting needle wielding, orthopedic shoe wearing assistant Dorothy. Cute story, likeable characters, quick read.

    Review by Reading Is My Passion:

    This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I was not disappointed. It was such a fun read. The main character, Maggie, inherits her uncle’s P.I. business.

    With a mail-order education, a brand new private investigators license, and a resolve to start a new life in Miami, she’s off and running. Of course, she has a ton of “help” from the office manager that she has also inherited. First case, cheating wife and then a dead husband.

    After that it really starts to get going. And of course, she meets an interesting male in the form of a good-looking police detective. This installment is, I hope, the first in a long line of A Maggie, P.I. Mysteries. Please, Rose Pressey don’t keep me waiting!!!