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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.
Barbara L posts on 4/19/2012 11:14:35 AM
Judy - i loved Raise the Dead. It stayed with me for along time. I really miss Cat and Victor a lot. If you want to read it since i don't think it is on Kindle you could try to either get your library to order it or see if your library has a book share program with a county library that does have it. Or maybe you could find a second hand copy on Amazon?
Judy Day posts on 4/18/2012 2:11:25 PM
I want to read "Raise the Dead" but do not want to pay $18 plus shipping. My libarary does not carry the book. Any suggestions?
LeeAnn posts on 4/18/2012 1:42:15 PM
Got the 1st three books from the library took them all out at the same time since they looked like quick reads. Fun all right but not quickies. A lot of layers especially in the third book. Library has Book 4 but not the rest of the series so will have to check Amazon.
Karin posts on 3/30/2012 6:09:57 PM
I am reading my way thru series from the 80s & 90s and got this off a friend and fell in LUV with Victor Cardenas. Is Jane Rubino still writing on this series? Completely in LUV with Victor!!
Denise S posts on 3/11/2012 7:19:38 AM
Does anyone know if there was a follow up book to Raise the Dead? This was my favorite amateur detective series and I have not found one I like as much. All of the characters even the smaller ones who only appear in short scenes have real depth to them. Also the way the plots were rolled out from one book to the next so that there were some issues not resolved until the third or fourth one.
This is a series that should still be going on.
Ann D posts on 3/8/2012 2:43:28 PM
Wonder what happened to these books since they were my favorite. I dont know about how books find their way to tv but always thought that this series would make for a great show. The kind they call a 'dramady' something like Gilmore Girls or Bones. Found myself casting it for tv as I was reading but could not come up with a Victor! Nobody that wonderful. But Cat could be somebody like Valerie Bertinelli or Vanessa Marcil.
Stevie posts on 3/1/2012 4:58:42 PM
I know Jane Rubino did a Jane Austen type book with her daughter called Lady Vernon and Her Daughter around last year but the last Cat Austen book I read was about 5 years ago called Raise the Dead which I think was the last one in the series.
Cat Austen was my all time favorite amateur sleuth and Victor Cardenas was to-die-for dreamy.
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