Daily Review: Just Needs Killin’ by Jinx Schwartz

You have to love the funny and sassy things that come out of Hetta’s mouth.

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and she’s not afraid to use it!

After several months of cruising Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta’s in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as “a magic harbor.”

Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much.

So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman—all expenses paid—Hetta figures, why not? Why turn down an evening of free food and booze?

And besides, what could possibly go wrong?

With Hetta involved? Plenty.

Not only are she and Jan soon up to their necks in hot sake, a succession of unsavory intruders sends Hetta scurrying for a safe harbor, but not before she reaches the conclusion that some folks just need killin’.

 

Review by Barb Turnstall:

This is one of my favorite series by a very good author. Each of these books is very good on their own, but are best read in order. The characters are well defined and fun to follow. Where Jinx really shines are in two areas.

One is when she writes about boats and sailing. It is apparent she has a lot of personal knowledge about sailing. The plot devices ring so true because she knows what she is writing about. The second area her books shine in is when she writes the funny and sassy things that come out of Hetta’s mouth.

They truly are funny and ring true when you read them. I have a friend with a similar mindset and she is a hoot like Hetta. I read at least five books a month and I would highly recommend this series.

What a good read!

Review by Carol Palermo:

You would think after reading all six books in the Hetta Coffey series the stories would start to be the same. Not at all!

I have more laugh out loud guffaws than any other books I’ve read and still keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see how she gets out of this one!

And we all want a best friend like Jan. The dialogue is fast and witty and wonderful.

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  • Jinx Schwartz

    Wow, thanks you guys. I just sent #9 (Just Follow the Money) to the editors and am in the “oh, now, my books stink! stage that all writers go through, so thanks for the boost and kind words!

    • Caleb Pirtle

      Jinx: I always hate the book I’ve just written and am excited about the book I’m writing next.

  • Jenni C

    Love Jinx Schwartz’s books! Fun, funny and so interesting for us landlubbers!

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