The Beekeeper

The Beekeeper Miami homicide detective Elizabeth Stratton knows she s lucky to still have a job but she s tired of only getting the easy cases She ll never be able to regain the respect of her colleagues without a

  • Title: The Beekeeper
  • Author: Juliet Moore
  • ISBN: 1230000098139
  • Page: 366
  • Format: ebook
  • Miami homicide detective Elizabeth Stratton knows she s lucky to still have a job, but she s tired of only getting the easy cases She ll never be able to regain the respect of her colleagues without a chance to prove she s no longer an anxious mess who shoots at anything that moves.Her opportunity comes during a routine check at a near abandoned hotel While trying to savMiami homicide detective Elizabeth Stratton knows she s lucky to still have a job, but she s tired of only getting the easy cases She ll never be able to regain the respect of her colleagues without a chance to prove she s no longer an anxious mess who shoots at anything that moves.Her opportunity comes during a routine check at a near abandoned hotel While trying to save the living, she finds the dead In the midst of a bee infestation is the body of a young woman, her mouth filled with honey.Elizabeth is grudgingly allowed to keep the case, which rapidly becomes compelling when the honey is found to be poisonous and the bees follow her home.But just when she s closing in on the killer, he targets her new friend and Elizabeth must brave the high winds of a category four hurricane to save her.

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    1. Downloaded this book from a FREE book promotion site. A recent Florida hurricane dumps a hodgepodge of people into a local, seedy hotel. Hustlers, whores, and unfortunately for new occupant, police detective Elizabeth Stratton, a killer who feeds his dead victims honey. Or at least that what it looks like to the investigating team.This is a smart plot with an interesting premise: a bee keeping killer whose taste for honey runs toward dark haired young beauties. And as the body count mounts, the [...]

    2. A debut mystery written by a romance writer? Normally I would pass anything remotely related to ‘romance’ (don’t scowl, I don’t read cookbooks or poetry either). But for some odd reason I was drawn to this book. Maybe I was secretly looking for a little schadenfreude: can you really cross literary boundaries like that?The answer is No, not usually. Not unless you are an extraordinary writer like Juliet Moore. (You think that’s her real name?) Ms. Moore is one of those rare writers who [...]

    3. I thought this started out well but got boring and predictable from about half way in. You don't find out who the killer is until a little later but by that time I was uninterested in Elizabeth's relationships, her partner, her past or her future. Will not be reading any more of the series. Sad started out so well. And why do these main characters always have to be The Only Woman in the department or field or office? C'Mon. Over that story arc .

    4. Blurb: A trigger-happy young detective becomes immersed in a world of bees and mad honey in order to catch a murderer. Miami homicide detective Elizabeth Stratton knows she's lucky to still have a job, but she's tired of only getting the easy cases. She'll never be able to regain the respect of her colleagues without a chance to prove she's no longer an anxious mess who shoots at anything that moves.Her opportunity comes during a routine check at a near-abandoned hotel. While trying to save the [...]

    5. Before finishing this one, I read some of the low-star ratings for it on . I quit doing it beforehand because one "reviewer" destroyed a wonderful mystery by just stating whodunnit. No review, just who the killer was and that they didn't like the book. So ruin it for everyone else.Most of the low ratings were due to the fact there was sex in this book. Yes, there was. It was not a book about sex, but if you want to focus on that as a reason to not read it, that's your business. I got this book i [...]

    6. Detective Elizabeth Stratton tries to solve a series of murders marked with honey and to redeem her reputation among her coworkers from prior indiscretions. This rates a 3.5 as the storyline and the unusual facts associated to bees and beekeeping add interest to the strange murders. I would like to see more character development of this detective in future books, particularly in the area of self confidence and independence. A good afternoon read.

    7. 'The Beekeeper' was full of action, suspense and mystery. The storyline was great. I was hooked from the beginning. The twists were surprising. The characters were great. Elizabeth made a great lead. I liked the authors attention to detail, which didn't include overly descriptive characters. The way the storyline played out kept me on edge until the end. A great read. I look forward to reading more in this series.

    8. This was a fairly good book. The woman police officer, Elizabeth, has two male partners, James and Patrick, which whom she ends up having sex. They search for the killer of three women in Florida. Each corpse has honey present on the body--non commercial type. One can learn about bees from this book, to some extent. There are some fairly exciting scenes, but I really wouldn't recommend this book, and am unsure why I chose it in the first place.

    9. A pretty fair plot for a murder mystery. As a beekeeper, though, I can tell you bees would not allow death to remain in their hive. I won't be more specific, because I don't place spoilers in my reviews. Other bee info included here was correct. The main character was likable, but a lot of work needs to be done for Elizabeth to become someone the reader can truley be attached to.

    10. I would give it 3-1/2 if there was such a thing. The story premise is worth more than a 3 -- the mystery is good -- the prose is a little choppy and some of the dialog feels like an afterthought. The interaction between three detectives is under-developed and left me feeling like I missed whole chapters somewhere.

    11. I dont know. I was expecting more. I had it figured out long before I should have, but it felt like the author was trying to drag things along with an odd love story. It was enjoyable, I don't even finish otherwise, but for a book this short it should have been non-stop action, but, alas, it wasn't.

    12. Not a bad book for a Kindle cheapie. It could have used an editor to catch a couple of weird inconsistencies in the story, but the plot was engaging and the main character was enjoyable enough. It was entertaining and I hope Juliet Moore writes more about Detective Elizabeth Stratton, and gets herself a good editor.

    13. This is a well written and thought out book. Fast paced, always some thing going on . From affairs to hurricanes!Then there's the murders and the chase The twist in the end will probably surprise some,  I guessed what was comming, but this book is written well enough that most won't.Looking forward to more books from this author Worth the read!

    14. A good police procedural mystery. There were lots of twists in the plot and enough unresolved issues to prepare you for book2 in the series. Note to the author: please look up the correct usage of who and whom. I don't think you have it right.

    15. My favorite kind of easy reading, murder mystery mixed with a bit of suspense and some interesting characters.A serial killer is targeting a specific type of women and leaving their mouths full of honey. The police have to figure out who and why.Quick read.

    16. Very interesting plot, Well written, fast paced, finished in about 5 hours. Bees, honey, sex, murderA twist at the finish.

    17. Very light. Maybe a good book to read when you don't want to think at all. Say when you have the flu. A little bit of sex. Lots of bee info.

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