Perfectly Good Crime

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 30 Apr 2019

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Wow factor with this book ! What a fabulous read . This is a fun read that kept me up all  night. 
I loved the charcters, the plot and the multi layered intrigue .  This is the second book in the 
"Kate Bradley Mystery Series" but my first by this author.

Kate Bradley is a seasoned TV News Reporter in Los Angeles and finds herself in the middle of a unique type of  story, where billionaires  find themselves being robbed. The most sophisticated anti theft systems and equipment is not able to keep the thieves away. Kate is fascinated and begins to investigate.  She deals with difficult victims and those that refuse to assist her and the police. Are they hiding more then they divulge?  As threats against Kate emerge so do suspects and possible motives. 
This is quite simply a captivating novel that captures your attention from page one .  I was unable to part with it until the last page. A very good read that I highly recommend. Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for this fabulous read.
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It was great to read a story focused on the  strong female lead. Perfectly Good Crime 
Has is heeped with lots of suspense, characters that will pull you in.   The storyline was gripping, with building intensity.. Absolutely brilliant !!
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Once again our heroine Kate Bradley is back!  The sequel to Good Sam continues Kate’s story of finding the good within a mystery. The story begins with Newscaster Kate covering a robbery at one of Los Angeles’ most expensive mansions.  The mystery of how the robbers got in past the high tech security system, stole only specific items, and got out in under 15 minutes has everyone baffled. Then, another robbery occurs under the same circumstances, and then another and then another. Everyone being robbed is worth billions. While trying to figure out the robberies, Kate stumbles across a very poor area of Los Angeles that is all of a sudden getting much needed assistance for the poor and homeless. Are the two events connected? Kate seems to think so. The robbers have been dubbed “Robin Hood”. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. 

Meanwhile, Kate’s personal life is going through a lot of turmoil. Her father, a US Senator, wants her off the Robin Hood Story, she is offered a job in NY with a large news agency, her relationship with Eric becomes complicated. With so many decisions to make where will Kate’s personal life lead?

Dete Meserve is an exceptional writer of stories shrouded in mystery but also includes the true goodness in people. Perfectly Good Crime is extremely well written and an excellent read. 

If you are looking for a book that will have you smiling and feeling good after reading, this book is definitely for you!  I loved the story and the writing is amazing. This is a definite MUST read!

Thank you #netgalley and #LakeUnionPublishing for allowing me to read this book for a fair and honest review!
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This is a great follow up to the novel and now Netflix film Good Sam. 

Reporter Kate Bradley is back with a new story when there is a burglary at the estate of billionaires in what can be described as high tech robberies. Kate gets very involved to investigate this huge story.

If you loved Good Sam, which I did, you will love this book just as much.
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Sequel to Good Sam, this novel follows broadcast journalist Kate as she tries to track down a criminal calling himself "Robin Hood," who steals from the wealthiest of the wealthy in order to help the poor. Kate's father, a politician, faces pressure to keep her off the story, but her own career motivations won't let her give up her pursuit of the mystery -- and a career-making big story that could cost her a chance at love. Not a standalone novel.
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Dete Meserve is a favorite author of mine. She did not disappoint with Perfectly Good Crime. I was so intrigued and wrapped up in this story from the beginning. Great job and we'll worth the read!
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When burglars target billionaires homes in a series of high tech heists local news reporter Kate is on the case.  She has many obstacles in way to figure out how and why these homes were targeted.  Her source is missing, her father who is a senator wants her to back off the case, and none of the billionaires are willing to talk to Kate about what happened. Kate has a lot on her plate and has to decide what's best for her and nobody else.  I loved this book.  It was very intriguing.  Kate is a very likeable reporter and I was rooting for her the whole book.
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Another great read by Dete Meserve. After loving Good Sam and reading it in one sitting, I immediately wanted to continue Kate's story, so I downloaded Perfectly Good Crime. I think I may have liked it even better! I grew up in newsrooms and television stations because of my dad's career, so that setting felt like home to me. I also loved that there's a character who drinks copious amounts of Dr Pepper and that the author knows that "Dr" does not have a period after it in this case. That's the Texas girl in me noticing that kind of detail.

But truly - it was a great read, a surprising end, a thought-provoking premise. I hope there will be more.
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Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve. Wow. Kate Bradley as a reporter is searching for who Robin Hood is. There is amazing detail in this story. I liked the ending. I like that she kept saying Robin Hood cannot steal from the rich to give to the poor. Is very hard not to wish for certain things or outcomes as you read this story.
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A seamless romantic mystery that unfolds in an engaging story of social awareness meets mystery movie of the week. A great follow up Good Sam.
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Perfectly Good Crime is the second book in the Kate Bradley series. I did not read the first book, Good Sam, and find Perfectly Good Crime to be a stand-alone book. I liked Kate as a tv reporter. I liked that there was a mystery to solve. Someone or some group was robbing the richest people around LA and giving to the poor. This book is a mystery and a love story. I do feel that the last part of the book did not come together for me, Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This is one fantastic, page turning book! I was quickly pulled into this story and just had to keep reading. I have not yet read the first Kate Bradley book but I had no trouble getting into and enjoying the story. These are well developed characters that peak your interest in their jobs and their lives. A common theme in some of Dete Meserve's books is kindness and compassion. Here it is a Robin Hood story of taking from the ultra rich and giving to the poor. I really loved the story and am anxiously awaiting her next book. I highly recommend this book!
I received an advance copy of this book from Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley and I voluntarily wrote an honest review.
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Knowing that this is the second book in 'A Kate Bradley Mystery', and finding many books can be read as a standalone, i went ahead and read this book. Glad i did as it turned out to be an enjoyable book, but do feel i ought to read the first book at some stage. Dete Meserve is an author whose name will stay in my mind for future books that i hope to read. 

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy.
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"I am Robin Hood, I take from the rich to give to the poor..."   This line is what I'm most familiar with in the story of Robin Hood.  In Dete Meserve's book, Perfectly Good Crime, she has taken the basis of Robin Hood's words and actions to create a wonderful story twist of a modern day Robin Hood mystery.  I was enthralled with this premise.  "Is it possible to commit a perfectly good crime?"  
This is the second book in the Kate Bradley series.  I was so excited to read this book after reading the first novel, Good Sam!  I knew I was going to be in for a fantastic read...and I was so right!  
It's hard to justify stealing from anyone and while I was reading, it was the big question.  Is it ok to steal from the rich if it makes the lives of those less fortunate so much better?   
The characters in this book are so likable.  Especially Kate Bradley.  She is so relatable and so wants to do the right thing. She asks the hard questions as a reporter.  She has a personal life that I kept hoping she would be able to work out, too.  I love her grit, determination, and desire to report the truth.  This story took me into the uberrich society through the wonderful written descriptions Ms. Meserve is so talented to write.  I could visualize the estates and mansions that she eloquently wrote into the story of the actual properties.  How grand and magnificent!  
I really liked this passage in the book:
"The Robin Hood story lives-like most important stories-in the murky shades of gray between what's good and what's not.  Yet there is such a thing as a perfectly good crime."
This is a wonderful story.  It made me feel good.  I love that Ms. Meserve's novels focus on good and kindness.  Being the best we can to others. 
I want to thank Ms. Meserve for writing this fantastic book.  I also want to thank Lake Union and Netgalley for the opportunity to read a five star novel that I enjoyed so very much. 
This is my  freely written and honest review!  Five stars!!
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Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Perfectly Good Crime” by @Dete Meserve, Melrose Hill Publishing

Wow! Wow! Wow! I absolutely loved everything about “Perfectly Good Crime” by Author Dete Meserve.  The Genres for this wonderful novel are Fiction, Mystery, Suspense and Romance. This is the second novel in the Kate Bradley Mystery Series, but can be read on its own merits.  I enjoy a thought-provoking novel, and “Perfectly Good Crime” left me thinking, and yet, I  lost another night sleeping, because I just couldn’t put this book down. The author describes her colorful characters as complex, complicated and intelligent.  The time-line for this story is mostly in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story.

Kate Bradley is a TV News Reporter in Los Angeles and finds herself in the middle of a demanding story, where  billionaires, über wealthy people find themselves being robbed. The most sophisticated equipment is not able to keep the thieves away.  Who could be capable of doing this? Why is this being done?  As Kate continues to investigate, she finds that enough people want her stopped. A good friend is missing, and subtle threats are thrown her way.

What makes Kate’s job more difficult, is that it is almost impossible to get information from the victims, or the police. Also, whoever is behind this is encouraging a special type of change than can make a huge difference.

I highly recommend this intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, and enthralling novel to readers who enjoy thought-provoking stories. Kudos to Dete Meserve, who always makes me realize that kindness is contagious.
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Perfectly Good Crime is another wonderful story from Dete Meserve! I loved the people I first met in the book #1 of this series, Good Sam, and I enjoyed spending time with them again.

I love the character of Kate. She is an honest, hard working reporter who always seems to land a story that becomes big news. As she sets to find out who is robbing the richest men in the area, she also discovers that someone is giving riches to the poor.

At the same time that Kate is researching and reporting on this compelling story, one of the biggest television networks is trying to lure her away from her current job and life. Will she be able to make the right decision? And will she be able to have the life she wants and deserves?

Dete continues to write great 'feel good' stories that show that not all news is bad. There is just the right amount of mystery and romance to keep all of her readers satisfied and I look forward to reading more of this exciting, interesting series!
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Robin Hood!  That's what Kate concludes when high tech billionaires are robbed and then benefits appear for those with considerably less.  She's a reporter on a mission, despite her politician father's demand that she stop because she's annoying his campaign contributors.  Meserve has written an entertaining novel of the haves and have nots combined with a newsroom (wonderful scenes there!). There's also a nice romance between Kate and her first responder love Eric, which is, as these things must be, up in the air when she gets a career opportunity.  Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.  This is a fast, entertaining read that doesn't require you to have read the first one (and now I'm looking forward to another!)
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I'll start by saying that I had not read the first Kate Bradley Mystery and that was fine - I didn't feel like I was at a disadvantage and was easily able to follow the story line. I really enjoyed the plot of the book - stealing from the ultra wealthy to give to the poor. For me, I felt like the book was a bit slow in places (but again, this could just be me) and I also would have liked a bit more focus on Kate's personal life, especially since her romantic relationship was a big factor in a large decision that she had to make later in the book. 

Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing a copy for review.
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I absolutely loved this book and found it to be rather unique, filling a category of it's own...thoughtful crime fiction, with side of romance, and a hearty helping of social justice all seamlessly mixed to create a riveting, but heart-warming plot. The writing is really easy to follow and flows well. Usually when I begin a new book, it takes me a bit to get into the writing style of the author. This story flowed smoothly from page one and immediately swept me away. The story was not only intriguing, but incredibly thought-provoking and important, while still possessing a tenderhearted sweetness that moved me. The characters felt real, relatable, and likeable, while still being people I aspire to be on some level. I thoroughly enjoyed each moment of this story and was sad to see it come to an end, though the ending was fully satisfying. I hope Dete Meserve continues to write unique stories like this one.
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An exciting and entertaining book. I loved the plot, the characters and the style of writing.
The mystery is solid and it kept me guessing till the end.
Recommended!
Many thanks to Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all opinions are mine.
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