Jane Rubino Message Board
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.
N Silver posts on 7/26/2012 9:04:21 AM
Here East on biz and picked up the first couple books used. Solid with a lot of personality in the writing. Would like to put the author together with a scripter, it has potential in that direction.
The tech stuff would have to be ramped up because the first books were done in the 1990s but Victor Cardenas is a solid lead with crossover to the Latino audience. Cat and the family are well drawn. Very little would have to be done to flesh them out. As a Sherlock Holmes fan I also liked the nods to Conan Doyle.
Jordan posts on 7/13/2012 8:44:07 AM
A very good mystery series that ended too soon. Good plots, always something going on on the side and dialogue that had me ROTFL. Cat Austen and Victor Cardenas were so real to me that when i got to the last book i felt like i was losing friends. Another high point was the sense of what the Jersey shore is really like especially outside of the summer season.
Kris posts on 6/21/2012 1:02:28 PM
We just found out that J Rubino wrote a Sherlock Holmes book. It is made up of three short novels and called Knight Errant published about ten years age. The library loan was able to get us one and since we are big fans of the new Sherlock series as well as the older one with Jeremy Brett we gave them a try and got into them. She has a good ear for the way Doyle wrote and the three adventures that were all based on mentions in the books were fun reads
Seattle Joe posts on 6/20/2012 12:12:03 PM
Solid series. Vic's the man. Plot Twist had the wow factor. Not been to Atlantic City for 5 years but as far as I go back, Rubino had the tone of AC nailed.
Tammi posts on 5/29/2012 2:36:08 PM
Went down the shore this weekend with my Memorial Day kit and Raise the Dead for my beach read. The story starts around the holiday and for the past couple years I been rereading it at the start of summer. Some of the stuff in there just gets me every time and I never get tired of Cat and her family. Finally got a hold of Deadly Morsels with Rubino's short novel Cake Job and it was a lot of fun! Where do you find characters like this now that she stopped the series????
Isla posts on 5/3/2012 8:44:19 AM
I read Raise the Dead a few years ago but it seems like stories keep popping up in the news that make me think back to it. Just last week heard about 2 celebs who are using what they called a "gestational carrier". I know some people really want children and have a hard time the usual way but this phrase just seemed weird to me and made me think back to what i thought was preposterous in Raise the Dead and after a while it took on a "maybe it could happen" and now i think the book was way ahead of its time.
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