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Cold Smoked (Jane Da Silva #4)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Under the terms of eccentric Uncle Harold's will, Jane da Silva can only access her trust fund if she investigates "hopeless cases" for the Bureau for Righting Wrongs. Low on cash and waiting for a hopeless case, Jane is singing the blues in a Seattle hotel lounge during a seafood convention. When a young woman is shot to death, Jane agrees to help the woman's family find ...more
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Published May 15th 2001 by Mysterious Press (first published July 1st 1996)
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Joyce McKune
Oct 02, 2012 Joyce McKune rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: detective
I really liked Jane until she made the remark about guns. She should know that guns don't kill people, people kill people!
Dec 06, 2008 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
K.K. Beck writes an fun mystery that is not too cute.
Mar 30, 2009 JZ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, funny, own
4th in Jane da Silva series 1995

"Imagine a cross between Nora Charles and Kinsey Millhone, a female sleuth who walks and talks like a thirty-something Lauren Bacall--and you'll have a pretty good portrait of K.K. Beck's Jane da Silva, a former lounge singer who has been the chief (and only) investigator for Seattle's Foundation for Righting Wrongs. Can collect on her uncle's vast inheritance only when she solves worthwhile "hopeless cases." She's a lady who values her independence, yearns for a
Katherine Clark
This was unfortunately the last of the Jane da Silva mystery series, and I would love to know why. It doesn't end as if it were the last; important things were left undone. I enjoyed these and love the conceit of them. And I liked the protagonist. Now I want to visit the Shetland Islands and never ever ever go to a fish show.
Julie Kiley
Apr 26, 2016 Julie Kiley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun series, fun read, hard to predict

I love this series! The lead is pragmatic, the situations varied and unpredictable, the travel is innovative in location and well described.
Oct 12, 2014 Pat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Good mystery.
Jane da Silva investigates murder at a salmon convention.
Rift between natural and farming of salmon.
Interesting characters.
Jan 07, 2009 George rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Jane Da Silva mystery. As usual, Jane is low on funds and thinking about finding another case to work on to obtain money under the provisions of her uncle's will. In the meantime she is working as a lounge singer at a Seattle hotel which is hosting a salmon convention. There is a murder and Jane becomes involved helping the victim's parents learn what happened to their daughter. This quest results in Jane becoming involved in the salmon business posing as a journalist. It becomes more complica ...more
Oct 09, 2009 Renee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
For some bizarre reason, the allure of cod grounds and other aspects of the fish industry never sufficiently titillated me to pick up this book in the more than 10 years that I've had it. Go figure.

It turns out, however, that the book isn't half bad. I'd even say that it was fairly good -- certainly good enough for me to pick up another of Beck's books. Heck, Beck even manages to make cod grounds and salmon farming fairly interesting! I'm not going to put you on -- she's still not at the top of
Another Jane Da Silva novel. This time she is up to her eyballs in fish, investigating the muder of a girl who was sampling fish to a convention of salmon growers. Great for reading on the airplane.
Mar 14, 2008 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2008
I picked this up in a Book Crossing book basket. Not as much fun to read as I thought.
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Kathrine Kristine Beck Marris (born 1950), known mainly by her pen name of K. K. Beck, is an American novelist. She has written over a dozen books, some of which were part of the Iris Cooper novel series and the Jane da Silva novel series.

An early novel of hers, Death of a Prom Queen (1984) was written under the pen name of Marie Oliver. She wrote a series of other novels, under the name K. K. Bec
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