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Jane Kelly is dutifully putting in slave-labour hours working for Dwayne Durbin, local 'information specialist' (i.e. private investigator), and on the road to becoming a P.I. herself. Next thing she knows she's socializing with eccentric rich people who have a penchant for going crazy and/or dying in mysterious ways....

Title : Electric Blue
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ISBN : 9780758209078
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 331 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Electric Blue Reviews

  • Meredith
    2019-06-10 17:04

    I am a bit disappointed with this second story in the Jane Kelly series. It appears that Nancy Bush overloaded the book with secondary characters that really are useless as far as future books are concerned. Which bums me out i hope UltraViolet is better.

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-06 18:08

    When the reviewer, Lisa Jackson, says, "Move over Stephanie Plum and Kinsey Milhone, Jane Kelly has arrived," she's not kidding. Bush's female PI is fiesty, funny, and a bit odd. All 3 books in the growing series are great reads.

  • Missy
    2019-05-29 15:08

    No Stephanie Plum, but cute in a way. Only read this in the series, and have not bothered to pick up any of the others.

  • Kristi
    2019-06-01 18:03

    These books get better and better! Binks is awesome, and I can relate to Jane most of the time...great mystery with a bit of romance thrown in. The Purcells are totally crazy though!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-19 20:00

    It was a good read, but nowhere as fun as a Janet Evanovich

  • Conni Harness
    2019-05-22 12:08

    This series is growing on me, I'm sad there are only 3 in thus series. But there appears to be plenty of other work to find and read.

  • Taryn
    2019-06-03 15:55

    Starting to find Jane Kellys annoying as a character. She over thinks and not in a good way.

  • April Isabell
    2019-06-16 14:56

    Electric BlueNancy BushKensington PublishingHardcoverISBN: 0-7582-0907-XElectric Blue is the second novel in the Jane Kelly mysteries. Jane Kelly is training to be a private investigator or information specialist. She prefers to do research or serving process papers for local lawyers. She is reluctant to go into the business but her employer, Duane Durbin, feelsshe has potential. He gives her cases and mentors her. The lastest case involves the richest family in the Lake Chinook's area. The Purcells founded real estate in the 1800's and continue to build their real estate empire. The family also has mental illness in the genes. Duane finished a divorce case of one of the Purcells and assigns Jane to take the case of her cousin, Jasper "Jazz" Purcell. Jazz is a an extremely hansome man, too hansome for Jane's own good. Jazz asks Jane to keep an eye on his grandmother, Orchid (the females in the family have flower names). Orchid also controls the family money, is suspicious about her children and is losing her sanity. Jane agrees and walks into a battle of sibling who feel they are entitled theto the Purcell fortune. Unfortunately, Orchid disappears then dies soon after Jane arrives. Jane learns about the family history. Most of the mystery centers on Jazz's mother dying in an asylum and the cover up by the institution and the family. The father molested the girls and the brothers raped their sisters. Then there is Jazz's wife killed in an accident, which also gave Jazz short term memory loss. The story is further complicated when Logan, Jazz's 12 year old son is the sole recipient of the entire fortune. The sibling are either for him or against him. An unexpected arrival helps Jane finish the mystery of the Purcell family, which will continue in a part two of the family drama. Many peole will compare this series to the Stephanie Plum Series but I like Jane Kelly better. I mostly like the sense of humor Nancy Bush gives the character and she made Jane independent with a potential love interest in Duane. The interactions Jane has with her family (her brother Booth and mother), her best friend Cynthia and her job has a confortable feel as if you know these people. If you are interested in light mysteries, I would recommend this series.

  • Vicky
    2019-05-29 12:57

    “Electric Blue” is Nancy Bush’s second Jane Kelley mystery. This one was slightly better than the first one. At least she kept “who done it” unclear until the end in this one. But there was still far too much fluff to maintain an interesting level of tension.In this story, Jane is investigating the strange machinations of the Purcell family at the behest of Jasper “Jazz” Purcell, her latest object of lust. While babysitting the family matriarch, Orchid, the old woman disappears. Blamed for her disappearance, Jane undertakes to find Orchid. When she does, the family holds a celebration, only to discover Orchid dead in her room. This is just the latest in a series of strange events surrounding the family. Off the payroll, Jane can’t leave the underlying mystery alone and continues to search for answers to her questions. In the meantime, her attraction to her boss/partner continues to grow, causing problems for her as she tries to decide between the rich, handsome Jazz or handsome “I’m there for you” Dwayne. All this is done through an alcohol haze that would put a wino to shame.While the underlying mystery is intriguing, Ms. Bush buries it in so much description and inanities that it becomes a chore to get through at times. Do we really need to know every single road she takes from place A to place B? Do we need to know that the only things in her fridge are bottles of wine that she imbibes on a more than regular basis? Do we really need to know all the details of her dealings with her mother, brother, and his fiancé? Especially when they have absolutely nothing to do with the underlying mystery? A little less description and more dialogue and tension would help the books be more interesting.If you’re looking for a light read that doesn’t task your mental abilities, these books are for you. But if you want a serious mystery with high tension, you’d be better off elsewhere. These stories are good beach or weekend relaxation fare, nothing more.

  • Gina
    2019-05-19 15:11

    Ok so I had these books on my Kindle for quite awhile. I just read the first in the series and actually found it quite funny. This is the second in the series and I really think it was good. It's not exactly a cozy mystery but sort of a chick lit mystery. The main character, Jane, is very funny and I love the relationship she has with her boss, Dwayne Durbin. I also like the recurring scenes when Jane brings him something to eat and he is out on his patio which the door to won't slide all the way open because his apartment is so small and cramped. The patio door is actually blocked by furniture. This kind of quirky little thing really makes the story more endearing. I think I have the third book in the series and I am definitely going to look into whether or not Nancy Bush is going to write more of these books. 4 stars!! And for those of you who read this and know of my mess up with my Women of Mystery Challenge...I said I was going to sit here and read this until I was done. I didn't put my kids to bed....just a quick kiss goodnight and I actually finished it. Not by 1 am but as I am writing this it is 1:28 am. Not too bad for kicking a books butt in one night!! LOL!!

  • Kat
    2019-06-15 15:10

    its a lady detective only shes just starting out so not really experienced. im not reading it order which i hate doing but the others didnt come in time. she is sucked into this dysfunctional rich family, all the daughters are named after flowers. she is supposed to see if the grandma is in her right mind tho why anyone would ask a inexperienced detective that is not making sense. the guy who hired her is very handsome (of course). there is the man she is working for and a pug dog in the book too.nothing much going on yet. but i just started it at lunch yesterday and didnt read it last night, just this morning.there were too many people in the rich family, it got too confusing, all the girls were named after flowersthe lady dective was attracted to her partner, instead falls for the rich guy who had a head injury. she ended up 'breaking off' with him after his failed memory he didnt remember liking her anyway. she should have stuck with the partner.her dog got run over when she let her out the door but shes oki already got the other 2 of this series to read, dont know if i will read them all the way thru

  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    2019-06-05 18:49

    The second in a series about Jane Kelley, a sometimes PI and process server in Oregon.This book finds her wrapped up in figuring out who killed Orchid Purcell, the matriarch of the Purcell family with a bunch of messed family members and they have the history to prove it!This has been an interesting series. They are pretty good, I would probably give them more like a 3.5. However, there is Dwayne who is Jane's boss and apparently quite the hunk who is making things interesting. Will they hook up in a future book?

  • Joan
    2019-06-06 14:09

    First in a fun series about a female process server/Infromation Specialist Jane Kelly in Lake Chinook Oregon. Jane is dithering about her future plans. Should she take the plunge and become a private investigator? Not quite as outrageous as the Stephanie Plum series (and perhaps not quite as funny) nor as polished as Kinsey Millhone the series is still entertaining and the characters well-developed. A nice summer read for mystery lovers.

  • Sarah Bauman
    2019-06-10 16:54

    The second of the Jane Kelly series of books was another hard to put down one. In this book you meet the Purcell family, who are a bit on the eccentric side. You find the family all basically fighting over the matriarch, Orchid's money and fighting among each other. Jane uses her own whit and determination to find out who is the cause of deaths that have happened and many other circumstances. Great book, good read and worth picking up.

  • melissa
    2019-06-06 17:09

    I tried this book before I read Candy Apple Red and didn’t like it. But after I got to know the characters, I thought I should give it another try. I’m glad I did. Bush writes an interesting, twisting mystery, with a large cast of characters to choose from. Jane is quirky, independent, and owns a pug. What more do you need out of a heroine? A great read to dig in with as the weather is turning…

  • Mommalibrarian
    2019-05-18 13:03

    a real feather-weight by a writer with no style. She drops clues like sledge hammers. As far as characterization - the lead woman private investigator is the only one fleshed out and I cannot tell if it is intentional that she is one thing for a paragraph and then another. All of these character traits are communicated with, 'she thought . . .', 'she liked . . .', etc rather than deduced from her actions, Is she a ditz or is the author?

  • Katie
    2019-06-05 15:48

    I really like the core group of characters - Jane, her dog, her boss. I didn't care about the secondary characters in this book. Also, there wasn't really any mystery here. At no point was I turning pages to see "whodunit". Again, I like Jane but I'd recommend the first one in the series over this one

  • Julia
    2019-06-05 18:56

    Jane has been hired by the local oddball family, the Purcells, to help assess the state of mind of their matriarch, Orchid Purcell. Orchid is haunted by her daughter's death at a local sanatorium and at other times, seems very cognizant.

  • Holly Booms Walsh
    2019-06-08 18:12

    A light romp of a read. Like Stephanie Plum, but without all the endearing characters - since her life is harder to identify with than Stephanie's oddball but familiar family and friends. I doubt I'd search out the rest of the series.

  • Vykki
    2019-06-14 20:12

    This book was a lot of fun. I enjoy the interaction between the characters it really kept me guessing.

  • Violet
    2019-06-10 20:16

    I must admit, because it is so sleek looking I didn't think I would like it ... but I did. Very insightful on digging out the family secrets.

  • Emily
    2019-06-15 15:57

    cute book, quick read

  • Jill
    2019-05-25 16:59

    This book was still good, but it dealt with an uncomfortable subject. Not exactly what I want for escape reading.

  • Kendra
    2019-06-02 20:04

    i found the book to be humorous at times but also sad and depressing. but I will read Ms. Bush's books again

  • Tricia
    2019-06-15 14:09

    Too slow....I just couldn't get into it, didn't even finish!

  • Amber
    2019-06-01 15:47

    what can I say I like these Jane Kelly books. looking forward to number 3.

  • Robert Van Tuyl
    2019-05-21 19:02

    Fun, though not a very serious mystery...

  • Beverly Meehan
    2019-05-27 12:05

    Jane's antics in my local community is real fun. Now I must read the third one in this series!

  • Skip
    2019-05-27 13:16

    OK, Bush is not as good as Janet Evanovich (and Jane Kelly is not Stephanie Plum.) Light stuff.

  • Anne
    2019-05-19 19:10

    It was okay but the ending was crazy and good.