Sleuthing for a Living

Sleuthing for a Living From the cozy mystery bestselling author of The Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries comes a new series that proves blood can be thicker than waterAs a young single parent Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has s

  • Title: Sleuthing for a Living
  • Author: Jennifer L. Hart
  • ISBN: 9781943587629
  • Page: 429
  • Format: ebook
  • From the 1 cozy mystery bestselling author of The Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries comes a new series that proves blood can be thicker than waterAs a young single parent, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al with his P.I.From the 1 cozy mystery bestselling author of The Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries comes a new series that proves blood can be thicker than waterAs a young single parent, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al with his P.I business So what if she doesn t know the first thing about investigation or if their hot but crabby downstairs tenant is a police detective who s looking for any excuse to handcuff her Her daughter, Mac the computer whiz, has her back And these two girls don t know the meaning of the word quit not even when their first case takes an unexpected turn.The man Mackenzie s been hired to follow in a custody case seems to have upset than just her client when she spies another person tailing him a mysterious man Mackenzie would bet is up to no good But when her mark suddenly winds up dead, and her first and only client is accused of his murder, Mackenzie vows to find the truth Only one problem she doesn t know where to start or when to draw the line Who is the mysterious man she spotted tailing the victim Is he the killer Is she in over her head, or will she uncover the secrets someone killed to keep hidden Mackenzie and Mackenzie are on the case, and the world of private investigation will never be the same.

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    1. Single mother Mackenzie has struggled to eek out a living for her small family when she inherits an apartment building, a brand new Dodge Challenger and PI business. What she lacks in skill she more than makes up for in determination. When she picks up a custody case it seems fairly straight-forward until she spots another PI on the job and shortly afterwards her client's husband is murdered. I've read quite a lot of these mysteries and they're a bit of a mixed bag. One of the things that really [...]

    2. I'm confusedAfter reading the reviews on , I seem to be the only reader bothered by the similarities between Mackenzie and Mac and Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. Their relationship is exactly the same, their kitchen is stocked with the same food, they wear the same clothes, Mackenzie being pregnant and unmarried at 16 is the same, and Emily Gilmore epitomizes the mother/grandmother. The writing is certainly good and the story is a nice cozy. But as I read, I found myself getting really upset that all [...]

    3. [I received this book as an ARC free from the author requesting an honest review. I am also on her review team. . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]"Well, maybe not grateful, I thought as I sat at a traffic light. But still, I needed the reminder. If I wanted to be taken seriou [...]

    4. Amazing story! Hello Mac and MacKenzie and welcome to the Heart of Harts!Jennifer L. Hart has outdone herself this time. Her talent just seems to improve with each book she writes.There's sleuthing and family time and sleuthing and a new romantic interest and sleuthing and an old romantic interest and Did I mention sleuthing about a case that Mac needs to crack?This is the beginning of her career as a P.I. She takes on the profession as a P.I. after her P.I. uncle dies. She also co-inherits the [...]

    5. Jennifer L. Hart has done it again. In Sleuthing for a Living she has taken the single mom/teenage daughter situation to a whole new place and I love it! Once again her characters are so awesome that you will want to spend time with them between books. Like most mothers, Mackenzie wants the best for her daughter but it isn't in her nature to settle into a day-to-day job, so when her uncle leaves her a rundown apartment building, a really hot car, a really hot neighbor, and a book of advice she u [...]

    6. Mackenzie is a single mom with a teenage daughter. Mac inherited her uncle's apartment building and his passion for detective work. The plot and characters are very similar to Evanovich's Stephanie Plummer series. It's ok for the first book in the series. The author tried too hard to make Mac's vocabulary street-wise. Too many street cliches worked into the dialogue. It didn't flow. It's a short book. Easy to read. Entertaining characters.

    7. Sleuthing for a Living; Mackenzie & Mackenzie P.I. 1star rating 2.5In A Nutshell:Mackenzie is a struggling single mother. Without previous experience, she becomes a P.I. Fortunately, she is not dull but determined. Having a computer whiz daughter helps. There is an array of personalities to keep you reading, and the mystery well managed.The Plot: Mackenzie's first investigation is a straightforward divorcee gig. Until the man she is investigating is shot during her surveillance. The Protagon [...]

    8. I needed something fun and entertaining and this book was just that. I've read some comments about annoying similarities between these characters and the Gilmore Girls. I didn't notice. Sure, this mom was 16 and named her daughter after her. But perhaps the writer was inspired by the teen mom tv shows and the many men that name there sons jr. Also, the passion for coffee isn't original but it is real, so The tone of voice of this book is completely different from GG. No comparison there.Only cri [...]

    9. This first book in a series was just fun. Mackenzie Taylor inherits half an apartment house and P.I. business from her uncle Al and decides that she can pick up the reins and do some sleuthing herself. I enjoyed the snarky dialogue between Mackenzie and her teenage daughter, her sometimes helper. The plot is okay - there’s the requisite hunky police detective who lives in another apartment, an eccentric upstairs tenant and of course Mackenzie’s mother interfering right and left. I just enjoy [...]

    10. Very good start to seriesMackenzie has made a drastic life change for her and her daughter Mac. Mackenzie is learning to be a PI by trial and error. There are some funny scenes especially with the secondary characters. Some truths are learned and the mystery is solved. Good writing style. I plan to buy book 2.

    11. A good start I enjoyed this mystery from start to finish. Refreshing take on the genre. I look forward to reading the next volume.

    12. This could have been a much better book than it was if only Ms. Hart had made her characters even marginally less like Lorelei, Rory and Emily Gilmore of Gilmore Girls fame. Don't get me wrong, I loved Gilmore Girls, but I didn't really want to read a story about what they would have been like if Lorelei had decided not to work at a small New England inn and had wandered from job to job finally alighting on being a P.I. instead. There are just too many similarities between these characters and t [...]

    13. I have loved every book Jennifer L Hart has written so I was super excited about her new series Mackenzie and Mackenzie P.I especially when we had a few great snippets of Mac and her mum Mackenzie from the Laundry Hag series, now the double Mother/Daughter Duo has their very own series and the first story Sleuthing for a living was just amazing, brilliant awesome, I couldn't put it down.There is a cast of awesome characters Mackenzie, Mac or Mackenzie 2.0lol, Agnes Mackenzie's Mum oh I just love [...]

    14. What a delightful beginning to what I hope is a new series by Jennifer L. Hart. Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor is a single mother raising her 16-year-old daughter – Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor (otherwise known as Mac) or as Mackenzie calls her, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor 2.0. Mackenzie is living in Boston and has found out that she is totally unskilled for every position that she applies (at least that is what they tell her). Luckily she has inherited half of her Uncle’s apartment building (along [...]

    15. When Mackenzie Taylor inherits and apartment building (along with her mother) from her Uncle Al, she also inherits a PI business and a brand new muscle car. Things seem to be looking up for single mother of a sixteen year old daughter also named Mackenzie, called Mac. It is an odd relationship between the two Taylor girls. Much of the time Mac seems to be in control and have a better grip on reality and what needs to be done than her mother. After the move Mackenzie decides to become a PI like U [...]

    16. As a young single parent, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter. She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al. with his P.I. business. So what if she doesn’t know the first thing about investigation or if their hot-but-crabby downstairs tenant is a police detective who’s looking for any excuse to handcuff her? Her daughter, Mac the computer whiz, has her back. And these two girls don’t know th [...]

    17. I was given an ARC by Gemma Halliday Publishing for an honest review.Mackenzie is a single mom, raising her 16 year old daughter (Mac) alone. She a little down on her luck when her uncle leaves her (and her mother) a run down apartment complex and an awesome muscle car. One apartment is empty, one has a very hot homicide detective and the other apartment has a very intriguing, outgoing, funny, kind, elderly woman. Mackenzie finds a “how to be a PI” book, written by her uncle and decides to g [...]

    18. I loved this book and I highly recommend it. I love the relationships, the characters, the editing and the plot. The story is fast moving with lots of dialogue. But Wow! Mackenzie Taylor and Mac (short for Mackenzie) Taylor, a mother and daughter with the same name. Lorelai and Rory (short for Lorelai) Gilmore, a mother and daughter with the same name. Mackenzie became a mother at 16 and Lorelai became a mother at 16. Mac is an A student, Rory is an A student. This story starts with Mackenzie at [...]

    19. What a great start to a new series.Mackenzie Taylor had a daughter at age 16 and has looked after Mac as a single mom for 16 years. When her uncle Albert dies he leaves Mackenzie and her mother his big house (including tenants) and Mackenzie decides to move in. After finding Alberts manuscript 'Working Man's Guide to Sleuthing for a Living' Mackenzie decides to try and take up his profession as a PI.Luckily, older attorney Len is willing to give Mackenzie a chance and her first job. With the hel [...]

    20. When Mackenzie (and her mother) inherits her Uncle Al's house, Mackenzie and her daughter Mac move into one of the four apartments in the building. She finds the unpublished journal he wrote about being a PI and became inspired. Her first case has her snooping on a father in a child custody case. As she is tailing him, she ends up witnessing his murder. She becomes determined to find the killer with the help of Hunter (her extremely tantalizing tenant and police detective), Agnes (her meddlesome [...]

    21. Uncle Al left his estate to Mackenzie and her mother. Mackenzie and her daughter, Mac, who was Mackenzie Elizabeth Mackenzie 2 arrived to move into their apartment. When they arrived, there was someone wandering through their apartment with a flashlight. Mackenzie arms herself with pepper spray and sneaks up on the intruder. He is trying to explain why he is there and who he is when she hears her daughter call her name. He reaches in his jacket and she tells him to stop. In the confusionWhen eve [...]

    22. Perhaps my favorite book yet from Jennifer Hart. Which is saying something as I have liked them all. This is the first of a new series about an aspiring P.I. and somewhat struggling mom. Jennifer's books are always full of interesting characters and conflicted complex heroines. This though is perhaps the best. Written with a light hand and a sharp sense of humor you have to love Mackenzie and her daughter Mackenzie. I loved her explanation about why she and her daughter had the same name. I won' [...]

    23. This is the first of a new series – off to a great start. Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor inherits her Uncle Al’s apartment and his belongings with her Mother (Uncle Al and Mackenzie’s Dad had some issues so he decided to leave his estate to his daughter and wife). Mackenzie is the mother of Mac (Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor the 2nd ) a smart and good natured teen. Mackenzie had Mac at the tender age of 16 and has been struggling to find a career for some time, that is until she finds Uncle Al’ [...]

    24. When I first read the blurb for this,I was hooked and preordered it right away. I got it yesterday and read it all in the same night, I loved it. The chemistry between the single mom and her teenage daughter is so well that this young single mom has the courage to raise her daughter on her own,in a fairly new place she inherits from her uncle. job,and lots of challenges.d having a large,dark haired,sexy sheriff as a neighbor,just makes it a little harder,especially since she knows d [...]

    25. I've read books by this author before and I enjoyed them, but I enjoyed this one even more. I was laughing it out only a few pages in. I didn't want to put it down.It’s cute very cute. It has sort of a Gilmore Girls vibe to it, with a similar mother daughter relationship…Also having the mother and daughter sharing the same name. There's a cute sarcastic banter happening that I enjoy. I laughed a lot. I really loved Mackenzie and Mac. I can't wait to see how much Mackenzie grows as a person i [...]

    26. AnticlimacticBeing a daughter whose parents were divorced I always felt that my mom and I grew up together. So I was able to identify with the mom and daughter relationship. Other than that there isn't much of a story to read. There was no heat. And when any opportunity knocks as friends mom and daughter should encourage each other. Hunter gets left in the cold and there is no follow up to see if Mackenzie grows up and has an adult relationship with anyone. So it was Ok.

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