Jane Rubino Message Board
Drew posts on 3/1/2013 3:15:16 PM
When was the last in ths series published? Having a hard time getting my hands on Cheat the Devil, not in PB or Kindle. I got that anthology with Cake Job and rounded up a few other short novel anthologies by the publisher Worldwide Mystery. Neat concept.
Anyway really liked Rubinos writing.
Jen A posts on 2/25/2013 3:03:29 PM
Three of these were passed to me by a friend who thought I'd like 'em. Totally in luv with the Cat and Victor relationship - especially Victor who is a real, flesh and blood male. Somehow old school but very modern.
BarbaraL posts on 2/6/2013 10:25:01 AM
Last week Entertainment Magazine online did an article about books that would make good TV shows and i put up a post with my 8 pics that included the Cat Austen series and surrpised to see a few people jump on BUT the shocker was that someone said the books actually were optioned!!! I wish i know where i could go to confirm it. Feel weird about trying to email the author.
Vivvie posts on 1/25/2013 8:22:39 AM
I do not think there was an amateur sleuth I "liked" as much as I liked Cat Austen. By that I mean, she was the kind of person I did not just admire but also would like to have for a friend and neighbor.
What ever happened to these books? Why did they stop after 6 stories? I read so many silly mysteries that still get churned out but have no "meat on the bone".
And I also have to say that Victor is a great character, a mix of modern male and old time chilvarous gentleman. He can move next door to me anytime!
LA Grace posts on 12/20/2012 9:30:49 AM
After reading this series Victor Cardenas became my favorite modern hero. I always loved Sydney Carton, Mr Darcy, Percy Blakeney but too many of the modern guys leave me cold. Plus the dialogue between him and Cat Austen crackles with fun. Fruitcake was my favorite but having said that I have not found the short one in the anthology.
Kira posts on 11/30/2012 5:11:28 PM
I also got Raise the Dead from the library and thought it was great. The dialogue could go from having you crack up laughing to giving you the shivers. I thought about it a lot especially when I read about these famous people who go to surrogates or donors to have babies. There are so many possible complications when the kids grow up and this book brought out some of the more sobering one.
Carrie posts on 11/5/2012 8:57:09 AM
Thanks to Sandy and power out there was anything you could do by flashlight like reading so I read a few of these books until we powered up again.
Raise the Dead is my favorite but Victor Cardenas is such a great character and looking around at Atlantic City kept wondering WWVD - what would Victor do? I am with other posters who said they fell in love with him.
BTW doesn't the author live around the Jersey shore?
Karen posts on 10/10/2012 9:59:16 AM
Googled Rubino after meeting her last weekend. Had no idea she also wrote mysteries. Was able to get the second one at a local used book shop - Fruitcake - and read it in one sit-down.
She is a lovely person. (So is her daughter). And I am now one of the people in this group who is in love with Victor Cardenas.
Phoef posts on 10/8/2012 11:24:16 PM
Love the dynamic in this series. The pairing of Cat and Victor - camera ready. The mix of the multigenerational family with the mystery has been done but not this well. Would like to take a crack at developing it.
Brujay posts on 9/15/2012 2:46:47 PM
If you like the tv series Bones, or the book series by Janet Evanovich you should go for these. Good plots and pacing, some good twists especially in Plot Twist that had a zinger you dont see coming. Copies are on Amazon used but not on Kindle. Only six books in the series.
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