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Return to Book Page. Annie Szabo has discovered a miracle: Jimmy Qi, a kid from Chinatown with the power to heal using music. He's dazzling, he's a scoundrel, he's wise, and he makes a great newspaper article.
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But now everyone wants Jimmy: an evangelist; a tong society; a CDC doctor; a dolphin fanatic; and an FBI agent who seems too good to be true. Feeling responsible for creating San Francisc Annie Szabo has discovered a miracle: Jimmy Qi, a kid from Chinatown with the power to heal using music. Feeling responsible for creating San Francisco's latest hot commodity, Annie enlists her mother-in-law, the audacious fortune-teller Madame Mina, to help keep Jimmy safe from his avid pursuers.
But then the bodies start turning up. Though the spicy Szabo women would like to kick back with a warm lover, a good movie, and a few laughs, life has something else in mind. One meeting with an extraordinary boy leads them headlong into a wild adventure. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 29th by Forge Books first published More Details Original Title.
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They are all so unique and fun and crazy. I also like the writing style a lot. Aug 19, Morgan rated it really liked it. I stayed up late last night finishing this book. I really enjoyed it.
The characters were all just so darned likeable! There's also some other supernatural elements. I would highly recommend it. I truly enjoyed the writer's style, it was easy to read and rather amusing. I will definitely look into reading more books by Blevins. View 1 comment.
Delightfully wacky! There was not a dull moment in this story. There were considerable amounts of pure silliness however. Between a little Chinese boy who sings in tune with the universe and can heal people and warped FBI and CDC agents running around trying to catch him, this story goes all over the place but ends up exactly where it should be. Fun and entertaining read. I love the two main characters and enjoy all the trouble to get in and out of. Aug 25, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: kindle-edition. Not as good as the others but still entertaining.
I can always count on these to make me laugh out loud. A rare thing to be able to do. Madcap fun Fast paced, action packed, page turner.
Very enjoyable novel with some weird but lovable characters, including dolphins and a dragon. Jun 05, Liz Etnyre rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction-literature. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Good as the rest! Pick it up when you get a chance.
Jun 28, Kary rated it really liked it. See ,review. Mar 16, Carlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: on-kindle. I've read the first three of the Annie Szabo mysteries now and continue to love the characters and the writing. Much was lol funny with very odd bad guys and eccentric good guys contributing to the mix. The Gypsy element was not as prominent in this story which focused on characters living in San Francisco's Chinatown including Jimmy, a 12 year old boy with healing powers based on sounds and music.
Mar 01, Karen rated it it was amazing.
spamisathadar.gq/la-silla-poesa-visual.php Really enjoyed this book the most so far. The characters are fantastic and so full of life! Jan 16, Kat Lebo rated it it was amazing. The Red Hot Empress Annie Szabo 3 by Meredith Blevins Even if I didn't think this was the best of the three books in the series, I would have given it 5 stars just on the basis of the fact that there was only one proofing error in the book that I noticed.
In other books in the series, I have complained loud and clear about the lack of adequate proofing, and I'd love to take credit for the improvement, but as I read this in a compilation 3-in-1 book, I can't! As usual, Blevins' writing carries The Red Hot Empress Annie Szabo 3 by Meredith Blevins Even if I didn't think this was the best of the three books in the series, I would have given it 5 stars just on the basis of the fact that there was only one proofing error in the book that I noticed.
As usual, Blevins' writing carries the reader away on a literary feast of words and phrasing that is evocative and seductive.
Her characters are drawn consistently and fully fleshed out. The reader feels he is along for the ride, experiencing the beauty, the pathos, the danger, and the caring that are part and parcel of her writing. The pacing is good, moving you deeper into the story as it progresses. There is a wonderful plot, with enough subplots to keep the reader wondering what surprise awaits the turn of a page or the flick of the reader screen.
The one mistake I found appears at remember, I read this in a 3-in-1 compilation on my Kindle, and is spoken by Leo: "You are very much of a which of something. I kept re-reading that page and the page before, thinking I must be missing something, but I never was able to make any sense out of this sentence. More often I was enchanted by turns of phrase or by the relevance of passages in a book that bears a copyright of Some instances of passages I enjoyed are: At , in a conversation involving one the characters, Flora, a TV evangelist, there is a reference to a bumper sticker that reads: "God, protect me from your followers.
Another timely phrase at "The CDC is more important than whatever knucklehead is currently in possession of the White House keys.
And stuff I just loved: At , in a passage on what a new world might look like: "The few forms of remaining life would resemble cockroaches and Keith Richards. It had new characters, new situations, revelations, unasked for emotional entanglements, red herrings galore, unexpected villains and unexpected heroes, excitement, danger, action, and more. So, yes, if there are more in the series, I will probably keep reading about Annie and her crazy, yet enviable, life. Annie Szabo book 3 I get peeved when an author can't keep track of her own details from book to book!
But I love this character and this story! A kid in danger, good guys, bad guys, we even get an exploding chocolate factory!! The kid gets to lick a beater Nov 28, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery-california. Widowed journalist Annie Szabo is in San Francisco and comes to the aid of her sometimes hostile former mother-in-law Madame Mina, a gypsy fortuneteller. There's a young boy near Mina's shop in Chinatown who has a strange power.
Soon everyone, including the Centers for Disease Control, want to control Jimmy, who has his own defenses. Annie and Jimmy bond, with often surprising results, as she tries to fight their way through the crowded Chinese New Year's festivities to get him to safety. Annie and Mina won't back down until their world is set right. She has been a teacher, a music therapist, and a financial columnist. A sublime debut whose sequel can't come fast enough.
Blevins has written a thoroughly original first novel with characters you'll never forget. This stellar first, with its assured prose, will delight any mystery fan. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Forge Books, Condition: New. More information about this seller Contact this seller. Never used!.
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