A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Monday, November 10, 2014


Welcome to the Florida Keys! Get ready to go on vacation and lose yourself in this action packed read.

What is big news in small town Tarpon Cove? An accidental drowning or perhaps a ruthless murder? When a dead fisherman rolls up on shore, Madison cannot resist jumping into her new role as Private Investigator. But she soon discovers the people in The Cove who normally gossip about everybody's business are unusually tight-lipped.

The bad tenant radar still not working, the cottages continue to be full of riffraff. Madison gets arrested, shot at, and outsmarted. She teams up with her best friend – the Glock carrying Fabiana. Together they take on cases no other investigators would ever touch!

Trouble in Paradise, is the third novel in Deborah Brown's Paradise series, can be read as a stand alone book.

"'Trouble' is captivating from the first paragraph.  The stories are a true adventure!" - review from Amazon

"This book continues the drama as it can only occur in South Florida, with a host of truly fun, unique characters." - Author Kim Cano

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About the Author
The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, "great as stand-alone reads, but they're like chips...you won't be able to devour just one!"

I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer... and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Trouble in ParadiseTrouble in Paradise by Deborah Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trouble in Paradise by Deborah Brown is a 2014 Paradise Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is my kind of cozy mystery novel. It's a combination of mystery, romance, friends, and family with lots of humor capping it off.
In Tarpon Cove, the usually very talkative residents suddenly clam up when a fisherman turns up death and foul play is suspected. Madison is a private detective itching for a case. Despite her boyfriend Zach's objection to her current occupation, she is determined to find out the truth about the suspicious death. Teaming up with Madison is her good friend Fab, who is a riot. Add to the mix Madison's mother, who is always interfering in her love life, her brother Brad and his new girl, and having inherited her aunt's rent cottages, which is littered with some real lowlifes involved in who knows what kind of illegal activities. Having to earn her detective license, Madison is also being sent out of some of the strangest cases you could imagine.

Madison and Fab make a great team, even if they have some rather odd cases and have an unusual way of getting things solved. I loved the tropical locale and the secondary characters, all of whom were well written, some playing it straight and others a bit on the quirky side. Occasionally, the story got a little too busy and too many people were involved which had me mixing a few things up once or twice. Other than that, this is a really fun mystery, action packed, with characters you will want to keep in touch with for a long time to come. This one is 4 stars.

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  1. "Trouble in Paradise" sounds like a book I'd love to read.

  2. The most exciting thing about being a Private Investigator is using all the gadgets and gizmos to help with surveillance.

  3. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to read and review Trouble in Paradise. Thank you so much


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