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Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail

Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail Sheriff Bernie Raines finds herself torn between loyalty to a childhood friend and her sworn duty to uphold the law The year is but this incident has pulled her thoughts back to a simpler time f

  • Title: Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail
  • Author: Sheila Marie Palmer
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sheriff Bernie Raines finds herself torn between loyalty to a childhood friend and her sworn duty to uphold the law The year is 1985, but this incident has pulled her thoughts back to a simpler time full of happy chldhood memories and loving family and friends A piece of those memories is missing, and though she struggles to bring it to the surface, it may be forever losSheriff Bernie Raines finds herself torn between loyalty to a childhood friend and her sworn duty to uphold the law The year is 1985, but this incident has pulled her thoughts back to a simpler time full of happy chldhood memories and loving family and friends A piece of those memories is missing, and though she struggles to bring it to the surface, it may be forever lost in the murky shadows of the past Bernie enlists the help of her friend Sheriff Buck Davis, and the two soon find themselves immersed in a mystery as complicated and unpredictable as the clan of Gypsies that seems to be manipulating their destinies.

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    1. My cousin's first book! She hooked me with a page-turner plot, details of family, and the mildly familiar setting in Sarasota, Florida, but I loved the touches of supernatural voodoo/gypsy fun that made the story even more complicated. Yes, she would benefit from an editor's touch, but I'm still looking forward to her second book. Her long career in the court system has given her lots of material to work with. Keep writing, Sheila!

    2. Life and Death on the Tamiami TrailBy Sheila Marie PalmerThis was a charming mystery set in the Sarasota, FL area in 1985. I’d never read any of this author’s work prior to this novel – in fact, I believe she has only one other novel, which is also set in Florida. I did look up her profile and discovered that she is a native Floridian who lived in the area where the novel is set during the timespan (1950 to 1985) covered by the story. There was very little I didn’t like about this novel [...]

    3. Mysterious Life Mysterious LoveA wonderful story full of mystery, intrigue, and love. Sheila Marie Palmer tells a wonderful story of the life and times of Sheriff Bernie Raines. Bernie finds herself in the difficult position of investigating a homicide allegedly committed by her childhood friend, who just happens to be in line to be the next King of the Gypsies. Bernie is torn between the loyalty to her childhood friend and her sworn duty to her oath of office as a law enforcement official. Alon [...]

    4. What an interesting story this book was. As I live in Florida I was especially interested in the locale. I really liked the switching decades from the fifties to the eighties. The plot kept me spellbound, too, as you knew the murder was not solved. The book also reminded me of growing up in the Florida Panhandle during the early 50s. I would recommend this story to those who like a mystery and want to learn more about the "old Florida." I love the new Florida as well but find I can appreciate it [...]

    5. There has been a death at a local tavern and the man accused of murder is a childhood friend of the sheriff. She has not seen him in many years, his grandfather puts up the bail money and asks for her help, and the investigation, aided by the sheriff of a neighbouring county, reveals the target that has been placed on her life, a major event from her past that she had repressed, and what really happened on the night of the murder. The story is interesting but the text would benefit greatly from [...]

    6. Well, I bought this book solely because of the title. I'm a fairly new Sarasota resident, and the Tamiami Trail is a part of my every day drive. So, my natural curiosity got the better of me. I'll admit, after making my way through page 1, I almost deleted the book. Ughat first page was hard to get through! But, I'm glad I kept reading. The writing style became more relaxed, and I was able to enjoy the story as well as get a feel for what Sarasota used to be. Not knowing much about gypsies left [...]

    7. I PICKED THIS BOOK BECAUSE OF THE TITLE, THE TAMIAMI TRAIL HAS HAD MANY VIOLENT THINGS HAPPEN ON IT. WHAT I HAVE READ WERE TRUE OCCURENCES, THIS IS FICTION . . . I THINK. IT WAS A VERY INTERESTING STORY LINE FILLED WITH EVERYTHING I LIKE A LITTLE ROMANCE, A BIT MYSTICAL AND A WHOLE LOT OF MURDER MYSTERY. I ENJOYED HOW THE AUTHOR GOT MY INTEREST ON THE FIRST FEW PAGES, KEPT IT TILL THE VERY END TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT. LOVE THE OLD PHOTO'S SCATTERED THROUGH-OUT THE BOOK, THAT WAS A BRILLANT TOUCH [...]

    8. Great Read Nice TwistFirst off I have to say I live in the southwest Florida area and ride Tamiami Trail almost everyday. Naturally the title intrigued me. I was not disappointed. The story was well written, contained interesting characters and had just the right amount of mystery and intrigue to keep me focused until the very end. It has a nice twist. The hunter becomes the hunted. I was also unaware that gypsies live in southwest Florida. I will have to research that. This is definitely a wort [...]

    9. Mystery with a touch of Gypsy magicMs Palmer has a writing style that is fun and easy to read. This book is full of just enough--just enough violence to make a good crime story without being gratuitous, just enough romance to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy without feeling nauseated, and just enough magic to spice up the story and still leave it believable. And the sheriff who solves the case and gets the bad guy is a woman who is tough and sassy but still comes across as your best girlfriend

    10. Give this one 3.5 stars. Not bad, not great. I just couldn't get into the characters as much as I would like. The "sheriff" lacked that strong female vibe. You couldn't turn the page without another "mysterious" plot device. And this book has it all: fortune-tellers, Native American shaman, Mafia hit men, Hawaiian princesses Taken together, it felt unpolished and overcooked. Maybe next time, Ms. Palmer.

    11. Gypsies, murder, and crimeA well-written plot of the 1940s in Florida, starts with a young girl and her fun adventures around property in Sarasota, Florida. Palmer captures the characters, the dress, and the Gypsies who lived there. Ultimately , 30 years later the Mystery Killer is solved because of the beginning eventsd another current murder is revealed.well written, good characters, and a plot that keeps you going until the end.

    12. Not only a murder mystery this book incorporates mysticism in a believable way. There are the Gypsies and the Indiam Shaman. A murder in Sarasota County Florida sets off a chain of events that will be both mysterious but weird as well. The female sheriff is pulled into this case and is working a dead line.

    13. Better than expected. As a Florida native, I enjoy reading stories set in my home state. Has a few "family photos" used to enhance the experience. Lots of crunching sounds on shell roads. (Still have quite a few of those around in places.) A little too mystical in the solving of the mystery but a good effort. A satisfying summer crime/mystery read.

    14. Interesting plotI was even able to ignore the pseudo-psychic stuff, and I liked the characters. My main complaint is that a professional editor needs to eliminate at least half of the ENDLESS descriptions. I know the author was trying to create a mood using the Gulf coast settingbut she really overdid it.

    15. Good readthis was a good and enjoyable reading experience, I would recommend this to my sister and best friend I grew up in the south of Florida so it brought back some memories, amazing

    16. This book had just the right amount of mystery, and intrigue. I really liked that I never had an "eye-roll" moment where I knew what was going to happen next. The characters were interesting, the story flowed nicely, and I often had a hard time putting it down. I really enjoyed this book.

    17. I live in Florida so I enjoy reading books that mention familiar landmarks, or delve into the history of the state. It was a good book and an interesting story, but somehow I feel it could have been more, I somewhat expected a little more from the book.

    18. It ended nicely, but started so slowly that I almost gave up. Odd throughout that the memory/flashback scenes seemed to have more detail--too much, in fact. I felt like I was drowning in trivial details, which is part of what had me on the verge of giving up.

    19. Predictable mysteryPredictable mysteryThe big book was a page turner. I read it quickly, butIt was rather predictable.l would recommend to someone looking for a fast read

    20. Interesting mystery with romance thrown in.Interesting mystery with romance thrown inarted reading and did not stop until I completed the book. goes from childhood to adulthood through exciting, frightening, loving situations. Totally enjoyable.

    21. Very good.I love the characters and the trip down memory lane. Very exciting. I am going to get every book Sheila Palmer has written.

    22. Great story line! This is the first mystery I have read where I didn't figure out the end beforehand!

    23. This was a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great story and characters. Fairly quick read and we'll worth it !

    24. Great storyI live in Florida and this gives a accurate feel of the area. The story kept me wondering and that's what I like in a good book.

    25. The Mafia, Gypsies and a small town female Sherif kept me reading well into the night. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    26. I really enjoyed this book. It started out a bit slow for me, but once it go going I had a hard time putting it down.

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