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A Genuine Fix

(Allie Cobb Mystery #2)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Murder takes a page out of a killer’s playbook when literary agent Allie Cobb becomes her Indiana town’s number-one bestselling suspect …
 
Running the family literary business while preparing for her best friend’s wedding, chairing a park planning committee, and getting her rescue cat to bond with her boyfriend’s golden retriever doesn’t leave Allie Cobb much time for crim
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Published July 16th 2019 by Lyrical Underground

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Gail C.
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
A Genuine Fix by J. C. Kenney is the second in the series featuring Allie Cobb, a young, single woman who is a literary agent living in Rushing Creek, Indiana. Allie has demonstrated in the past that she is capable of fending for herself with the skills she has developed through boxing for fitness. To that end, she has been given the nickname the Kickboxing Crusader. This is a running theme throughout the book as Allie is regularly referred to by the nickname when others talk with her.
In this
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Betty
Jun 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This a well written book that is easy to read. It is told in the first person narrative and only from Allie Cobb's point of view. There are a few interesting sections where Allie interacts with someone. I rate this book 3.5 stars.

I now have read this book again, the second book finds Allie settling in Rushing Creek, Indiana. She has moved to an apartment, keep her Father's Literary Agency open and having some success with the business. She rides her bicycle and walks her cat, Ursi on a leash. Al
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LORI CASWELL
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Allie has found another body, with an assist by her cat Ursi . . . the guy who ditched her years ago on prom night . . . yup, dead under a pile of mulch in the park Allie is in charge of that will be a memorial to her dad and the author he championed. First on the scene, first on the suspect list. What Allie knows is that she wouldn’t give Georgie Alonso the time of day let alone kill him. She also knows he had a lot of skeletons in his closet and she is focused on shaking all
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Kirsti
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I really love this series. What started with a fantastic first book has been followed by an equally good second, which can be a little hard to do in the cozy genre. How do you make it so that small towns all of sudden have an influx of crime/murder and not make it feel dated? Well something worked here and I never doubted Allie, nor the police working on the case. All the clues seemed to point her way, but the red herrings
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Fred
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Genuine Fix is the second book in the Allie Cobb Mystery series.

Allie Cobb, who has recently moved back to Rushing Creek and taken over her late father’s book editing business, is happy that the business is doing well. She already has had one bestseller and a second well on its way to becoming another bestseller.

Allie best friend, Sloane, has provided the funds to have a park to built in honor of her late father and best selling author, Thornwell Winchester. Allie has been appointed the chair
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Kristina
A Genuine Fix by J.C. Kenney is the second An Allie Cobb Mystery. Allie Cobb along with her tortoiseshell cat, Ursula (Ursi for short) is out walking on Friday morning. It is the day she checks out the progress of the Winchester-Cobb Memorial Park of which she is the head of the steering committee. Allie notices a dump truck has unloaded mulch where the gazebo is to be erected and then Ursi uncovers a hand. Georgie Alonso, the boy who stood Allie up for the senior prom, is found dead under the m ...more
Book
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Literary agent Allie Cobb is feeling fine. Her brother Luke is soon to marry her best friend Sloane. Her cat, Ursi, gets along well with her boyfriend Brent. The Cobb Literary Agency is keeping her busy with five manuscripts being considered for publication.

Putting a leash on Ursi, Allie heads out for a morning walk over to check on the construction progress of the Winchester-Cobb Memorial Park. Finding a truckload of mulch dumped in the wrong place, while Allie calls her brother, Ursi starts d
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Cynthia
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaway-s
Charming mystery

Anytime I see book has anything to do with books, bookshops, libraries, writers, and the like I am instantly interested. I can now add kickboxing, bike riding literary agents to that list. A Genuine Fix is a charming, light mystery. I did not read the first book in the series but one needn't in order to enjoy or understand this book. The characters are likeable, the small town setting realistic. In case anyone out there doubts that a cat would ever deign to walk in a leash, belie
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Judith Post
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read. The mix of Allie's work as a literary agent, along her family and friends, made for a nice balance with the mystery. The mystery itself was solid, and the suspects were interesting. Allie breaking into a company to look for clues was a speedbump for me, and so was her going alone to confront the killer, but both added tension, even though I didn't think those moves were safe or wise. A quick, fun read.
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
J.C. Kenney has crafted a masterpiece of misdirection with this second outing for Allie Cobb.

Allie has transferred back to her home town of Rushing Creek and has managed to get an apartment at a seriously cheap rent (you need to read the book to find out how!), the Cobb Literary Agency is starting to find its feet again under Allie's management and everything seems to be going great ..... until she goes to check on how the new park, that her best friend Sloane has donated, is coming along - only
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Marie McNary
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Allie’s adventures continue as she finds out what it feels like to be the main suspect of a murder investigation. I like the sense of family and community the book provides. Allie has a wonderful support system in the book. The story had me hooked and I didn’t guess the killer correctly. I will be reading more of Allie’s adventures for sure!
Jill
May 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
2 stars (at best)
I am so unhappy about this book. I loved the first book in this series so much. A Genuine Fix has been a sheer disappointment.
I will start with the good.
1. The characters are well written, even though they are beyond trite and cringe-worthy
2.. The endorsement to support small local run business is nice.
The bad.
1. I hate that small town cops are always shown as ignorant boffins who will arrest anyone just to make an arrest so the main character has to figure it out. Ridiculou
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The Cozy Review
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: An Allie Cobb Mystery - Book 2
Author: J.C Kenney
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Literary
Publisher: Lyrical Press (Kensington)
Page Count: 202

A Genuine Fix, a cozy mystery by J.C. Kenny from Lyrical Press (Kensington) comes out next week. This is book two in the “An Allie Cobb Mystery” series. This new book is an intensely entertaining read, filled with intrigue and suspense.

Allie is once again involved with a murder investigation, but this time she is the prime suspect. When she finds the body of an
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Anjana
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
We have here a small town with lovable characters and a protagonist with an interesting job that she does not make light of and gives us the whole picture. This is the second book in a cozy series and although it might have been a bonus if I read the first book, I felt like I had enough background with all the good-natured jabs that everyone gave each other. Allie Cobb is the local hero because she singlehandedly solved the case in the previous one and there seems to have been a lot of action in ...more
Cinthi
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Allie Cobb had returned home from New York City to Rushing Creek, Indiana less than a year ago and a second murder has happened in the small town. This time it’s the boy who stood Allie up at senior prom and some folks in town believe Allie killed him as payback. To clear her name, before the police are forced by the mayor to make an arrest, Allie outs on her sleuthing hat and gets down to business.

It’s been awhile since I read a cozy where I kind of cringed at times as I read it, but the clock
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Kathleen Gray
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
It really doesn't make sense that Allie would kill Georgie, a guy who stood her up for the prom all those years ago but a cozy isn't a cozy if someone illogical isn't the first suspect. Turns out, of course that there are lots of people who didn't like him so when Allie decides to investigate on her own, she walks into a mess of troubled people. Allie's a literary agent and she's also busy with lots of other things, including a romance and a cat. I didn't read the first book but I don't think th ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
I really loved the first book of this series because of its very down-to-earth writing style. This book seemed to veer a bit more into cliched writing, however, and I found myself wishing for fewer similes and metaphors, and for better ones that actually fit the situations they were used to describe. I do love the characters and it was fun to dig deeper into the politics of the town and into the dynamics of Allie's family. I also appreciate that there is some Catholic representation in the book, ...more
Miss W Book Reviews
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc
This was a decent cozy mystery. This was the second book in the Allie Cobb Mystery Series. It wasn't my favorite. Though listed as a stand alone, I think this reader would of enjoyed it more if I had read the first book in series. The characters were a bit flat for me and I didn't like how the main character took credit for solving the entire murder mystery.

I did like the humor and the fact the main character is only 5 foot 1 and the antics this provided.
I do think I will go back and read the fi
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Debra Belmudes
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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Susan
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
After the death of her father and her return home from living in New York, Allie has taken over her father's literary agency and things are going well. She has a best seller and one headed that way plus more in the works. Her brother is getting ready to tie the knot with her best friend and soon there will be a local park constructed and named in honor of her late father and his best selling author, to be named the Winchester-Cobb Memorial park. Because Allie is heading the committee, she makes ...more
Stanley McShane
I actually broke my record of coming in at the eighth book in a series and started with Book One this time. Intrigued by Allie Cobb returning home for her father's funeral and staying to take over his literary agency in small-town Indiana, the premise looked promising and I requested Book Two.

Unlike Book One, which followed all the normal cozy doctrines and managed to make a sensible and interesting premise into a well-plotted and envisioned scenario, Book Two falls trips over the line and diss
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Laura Reading
Allie returned home to Indiana (in the previous book) for her father's funeral and found herself solving the murder of her best friend's father. She decided to stay and take over her own father's Literary Agency. Taking over a business, as much as starting a new one, takes time and patience and focus. Things Allie soon find take a lot of effort.
Allie is also becoming involved in community affairs, such as helping on a Mayoral campaign, working against a man she has a complicated relationship wit
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Cozy Cat Reviews
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has quickly become one of my new favorite cozy series.. Its a fresh cozy series with a endearing protagonist and I love this second in series as much as the first in series. I highly recommend this series for all who enjoy cozy mysteries.
Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinion is my own.

A Genuine Fix by J.C. Kenney is the second Allie Cobb Mystery. Allie Cobb has a tortoiseshell cat, Ursula (Ursi for short) who is a great addition to this series.
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Mary
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Allie Cobb is at it again in this 2nd installment in this series. Allie has moved into her own apartment above a bookstore and is working as a literary agent as well as the chair of the committee overseeing the new park in honor of her Father and his best friend and author Thornwell (Sloane's Father). Thornwell was murdered in the first book and Allie is the one who found the killer and she has been nicknamed the kickbox crusader. She is not comfortable with the attention and nickname and on one ...more
Laura
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Allie Cobb has returned to Rushing Creek to take over her father’s literary agency, as well as oversee the project of a new park being built in honour of her father, Walter Cobb, and her best friend Sloane’s father, Thornwell Howell. While Allie checks on park progress one morning, she discovers the body of a former classmate at one of the build sites.

In the in-story interim between books, a lot has been happening in Allie’s life, as she has found an apartment, a boyfriend, and her career is lo
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Grace Koshida
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Literary agent Allie Cobb is adjusting to life back in her small hometown of Rushing Creek, Indiana. She is busy running her late father's literary business while preparing for her best friend Sloane’s wedding to her brother Luke. Allie has also agreed to chair a park planning committee that is building a memorial park in honour of both her and Sloane's deceased fathers. But Allie gets a big shock when she finds the body of gambling lowlife Georgie Alonso buried in a pile of mulch near the plann ...more
Sandra
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
A Genuine Fix by J. C. Kenney is the second book in Allie Cobb Mystery series but can be also read as a stand alone.

In this installment Allie has moved back to her hometown, she has her own agency and a new boyfriend. Her brother and her best friend are getting married and everyone is thrilled.
That is until Allie manages to find dead body of an old nemesis in the park that is being built and that will be named after her late father.
Since it is an election year everything needs to be done to the
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Susan Johnston
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Princess Fuzzypants here: I enjoyed the first book of the series. Allie is an interesting woman, surrounded by a cast of engaging family and friends and feline. The mystery was good and I looked forward to this second outing. It did not disappoint that is until towards the end in the final chase down of the villain. I don’t want to give away the plot but in the midst of solving a murder, using her smarts and skills, Allie does something so dumb it almost made me throw the book down. Almost.
Someh
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Annarella
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm in two minds about this book: on side I loved the small town atmosphere and enjoyed the mystery, on the other side I found that Ally somehow turned into a sort of superhero and sometimes grated on my nerves.
I appreciated the description of the small town atmosphere with the fabulous shops and the gossips, I loved to meet again the characters even if I'd have preferred some more character development.
The mystery was ok even if the solution seemed a bit rushed.
I liked the description of Ally's
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Janet Graham
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cozy Mystery in Indiana
This is a fun cozy mystery that includes a cat, a dog, and the Kickboxing Crusader. The story moves quickly and keeps the reader involved in the solving of the murder. The story includes the best description on page 18;
By the time I looked up, her back was a feline version of the St. Louis Arch, and her tail was a bushy, black-and-orange feather duster.' I enjoyed this book and will be looking for more cozies by this author. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galle
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