Jump the Gun by Zoe Burke

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...Burke’s debut features an appealingly offbeat set of characters caught up in a manic plot that’s likely to either charm readers or drive them crazy.
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Meet Annabelle Starkey. A shrewd, sweet, and sexy Stephanie Plum without the Jersey girl attitude. She’s a one-man kind of girl who loves hats and shoes.

Annabelle also loves movies. She can’t help but wonder why her own life doesn’t match her favorite silver-screen scenarios.

Then, one day she meets the charming, slightly mysterious, and definitely magnetic Mickey Paxton and decides it’s time to live one of those Cary Grant films. She accepts Mickey’s invitation to fly to Las Vegas for a holiday and a test flight for
Romance.

The script takes a surprising turn when they arrive in Sin City. Suddenly Annabelle and Mickey are on the run, but from what? And why? Did Mickey lead Annabelle into this mess? Then a murder in Annabelle’s San Francisco apartment sends the couple winging west to that city where, once again, criminals and cops pursue them.

In two frenetic days of fast driving, fast talking, and fast thinking, Annabelle discovers several truths by learning to trust her own instincts. No matter what the danger, Annabelle’s fresh and funny voice is her best weapon. Jump the Gun begins a cinematic new series.
 

About Zoe Burke

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Zoe Burke is the author of two children's books, Charley Harper's What's in the Woods: A Nature Discovery Book (Pomegranate, 2013) and Lightning Bug Thunder (Firefly, 1998). This is her first mystery novel. In her day job, she is the vice president and publisher of Pomegranate Communications, an art book publishing company. She enjoyed a brief singer/songwriter career as Katie Burke in the 1990s. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.
 
Published August 1, 2013 by Poisoned Pen Press. 250 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on May 19 2013

...Burke’s debut features an appealingly offbeat set of characters caught up in a manic plot that’s likely to either charm readers or drive them crazy.

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