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Penny Dreadful: A thriller (The Jasmine Spitfire Mystery Series Book 1)

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Hong Kong. Idyllic beaches. Glitzy cityscapes. What can possibly go wrong?

Jasmine Spitfire, Hong Kong’s social counsellor extraordinaire, thought her world would forever consist of the disillusioned, the disgruntled and the mildly depressed. She's wrong. The moment a gruesome murder darkens her doorstep, Spitfire's world teeters on the cusp of paranoia and self-destructio
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Kindle Edition, 477 pages
Published January 9th 2019
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Rosemarie Hamilton
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay, first off, this was an excellent read. A lot of twisty bits and suspense which I love in a thriller. I like that the story takes place in a sweltering hot Summer in Hong Kong because right now this Winter is brutal. Imagining being too hot on the streets of Hong Kong is okay with me.

The characters are so well developed here and you feel like you're walking the street of Hong Kong from Teresa's brilliant descriptions of the city. The writing is absolutely terrific.

The book jumps from the re
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Leramoh Othniel
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time reading anything by this author. She has a knack of sparking vivid mental images through her use of language, this is definitely a book series for a person who enjoys thrillers. It's filled with suspense and twists which made reading entertaining. Very nice character development and storyline and I'm pretty sure it's going to become a best seller. A must read
Chad Greyson
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book by the author, awesome character development and interesting story. Always got me thinking about the next event to take place due to twists and suspense the book is filled with. Highly recommended to anyone who wants and interesting novel
JB
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Books like Penny Dreadful are hard to come by. It’s rare to see a finely crafted whodunit with soul. It’s hard not to like Jasmine Spitfire because she reminds us of you and I—a supposedly normal person, albeit with a few quirks, who chooses to do what is right despite all the risks. That’s why the sense of danger as you read through the chapters, with every plot twist and every uncovering of yet another red herring, feels palpable.

I’m not sure about the genre in general, but Penny Dreadful is b
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TM Tam is a Hongkonger. She was a banker, a photographer and now, a writer. For her, it's a natural progression of life of sorts, alphabetically, at least.

Penny Dreadful is her fourth novel. Having written about the city's past and present, she is now inhabiting a 2033 Hong Kong.

She has a husband, two sons, two cats and a dog who hates walkies.

Visit her at: https://www.TM-Tam.com.