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Jacob's Ladder: A Shady Grove Mystery (Shady Grove mystery #1)

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for six months now. Since she solved the murder of Lawrence Franklin, life has been quiet: she is enjoying her new friends, life next to the r ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Minotaur Books
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Debbie Maskus
Jacob's Ladder is the second book of the Shady Grove series set in a trailer park along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas. I enjoyed this book more than the first book, Down by the Riverside. Both books contain spiritual and religious references. This story centers on the American Indian artifacts and history. An old Indian camps his trailer in Shady Grove, but is killed that same night. Of course, Rose Franklin jumps into the ring to find the killer. This action lands Rose into be ...more
I had serious problems with Rose Franklin, the lead character in the book, as well as the writing style. There was far too much repetition as Rose gives accounts to the police, and far too much telling and not showing.

I didn't find Rose a particularly clever or likeable character. The way she's written keeps her at a distance from the reader. The mystery itself had potential, but it just wasn't realized as it could've been.
Linda G
Awesome book! Loved it. On to the next one in the series, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
Oct 13, 2011 Donna added it
This was another Shady Grove Mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed as I have the others. These are light mysteries with lovable characters. I especially like reading about this area of the country.
book 2 in the Shady Grove mysteries
Jul 14, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read
Shelves: mystery, new-mexico
07/12/08 rec via bookmooch
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