Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore

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In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Jiminy Davis abruptly quits law school and flees Chicago for her grandmother Willa's farm in rural Mississippi. In search of peace and quiet, Jiminy instead stumbles upon more trouble and turmoil than she could have imagined.

She is shocked to discover that there was once another Jiminy--the daughter of her grandmother's longtime housekeeper, Lyn--who was murdered along with Lyn's husband four decades earlier in a civil rights-era hate crime. With the help of Lyn's nephew, Bo, Jiminy sets out to solve the cold case, to the dismay of those who would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.

Beautifully written, and with a sure grip on the tensions and social mores of small towns in the South, Sweet Jiminy will captivate its readers, and fans of Kristin Gore's earlier novels will be intrigued and compelled by this new direction for her fiction.

Praise for Kristin Gore and Her Previous Titles

"A beltway Bridget Jones." -Elle

"Refreshing and charming." -USA Today

"Juicy." -Women's Health

"A lighthearted, fun read." -Entertainment Weekly

"Funny . . . illuminating and even inspiring." -Publishers Weekly

"Gore has a sardonic sense of write-what-you-know dictum." -The Los Angeles Times

"Sweet, smart, sexy." -The Washington Post Book World

"Smart yet vulnerable . . . a modern-day Mary Tyler Moore." -The Chicago Sun Times

"A hilarious and suspenseful romp." -Bookpage

"A delightful read." -The New York Post

"Sly plot twists and big laughs, and every word rings true." -Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

About Kristin Gore

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Gore was born in 1977 and graduated from Harvard, where she wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. She lives in Boston.
Published April 19, 2011 by Hachette Books. 241 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jiminy gradually learns that the deaths of Lyn’s husband and daughter were no accident: Their car was run off the road, and they were shot and thrown into a local river.

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"Perhaps it was this extreme exhaustion that prevented her from being seriously injured by the bike courier who slammed into her as she trudged, laden with heavy file folders and dark thoughts, through the courtyard between the firm's twin towers.

May 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Sweet Jiminy


In the book Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore, law school drop-out, Jiminy Davis, is at a loss for what to do next in her life.

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When Jiminy and Bo are hijacked on a dangerous road, Jiminy decides to make it her job to discover who killed the earlier Jiminy and her father, while Lyn realizes that Bo and other young black men are still in danger and agrees to pursue the murderers.

May 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Sweet Jiminy

Book Reporter

I had originally picked up Kristin Gore's SWEET JIMINY under the mistaken assumption that it was a gothic mystery along the lines of, say, CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin.

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Lincoln Journal Star

"Sweet Jiminy" by Kristin Gore, Hyperion Books, 230 pages,.

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