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Series: A Lt. Kate Gazzara Book 1

Narrated by Angel Clark

Run Time: 4 hrs and 24 mins

Genre: Mystery


Kate Gazzara’s a character in the Harry Starke books. I’ve only listened to the omnibus for 10-12 of those. This story takes place long before the one I experienced thus far. I like it better than the original series.

This covers Kate taking on her first official case as the lead detective.

Additional Comments:

  • I find it amusing that it’s the Lt. Kate Gazzara series, but she’s a sergeant in this book.
  • There’s a dead kid in a pipe. The murder mystery isn’t all that complicated, but I think that’s pretty realistic. Sadly, the people most likely to murder somebody are relatives and family friends. It’s a very rare breed of killer who offs a complete stranger.
  • A dead kid in a pipe is a public relations disaster waiting to happen.
  • 5 days is a heck of a turnaround time for a murder case. You probably wouldn’t get the results for some tests back in that timeframe.
  • A few voices sounded like angry rodents, but the voice for the main character fit well.
  • Content warning: some cursing, though not as much as in the Harry Starke series. Some talk of sex. Like the other series, nothing is described just comes up fairly regularly.
  • Kate was kind of lead around, which might not be too crazy if she were indeed new to this, but at this point, she’s supposedly been on the job like 7 years.
  • Her move to put her dumb partner in line would probably get her in a heck of a lot of trouble.
  • Tracy’s kind of a lump but her reaction to him helping/not helping is way over the top.


Better than the Harry Starke books. Still crude, but has potential.

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Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
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Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)

Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)

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Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)

Books 1-4 were re-released in audiobook form in 2021.
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (Request a Review Copy)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (Request a Review Copy)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (Request a Review Code)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (Request a Review Code)
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Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (click for sample)
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Aeris Legends Books 1-3 ~17 hrs of epic fantasy. (Request a Review Copy)

Guardian Angel Files:

Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)

I have Author Direct codes from Findaway Voices for the combo book that has Spirit’s Bane and Kindred Spirits. (Click here for a review copy.)

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