18 Jul 2014

New Release: “Just Needs Killin'” by Jinx Schwartz

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A new book in this phenomenal, hilarious and successful series has finally arrived.

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and she’s not afraid to use it! 22667355

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’

The book on Amazon

My review of Book one: I came across “Just Add Water” at a fellow author’s blog and was drawn in by the humorous style in which the author presented herself and her books.

The book, first in a series, hit the right tone with me right away. The mysterious planned disappearance of an American man in Tokyo leaves us with a huge question mark before we turn across the Pacific and dive into a different story altogether. jinx desk on boat 2

Maybe as 40 year old gay man with a love for dogs I am a prime target audience for this book. It was certainly very compulsive reading to follow the main protagonist, Hetta Coffey through her adventures. She is single, pushy and could easily be best friend with many a gay man.
Not always entirely likeable but utterly watchable and eventually loveable Hetta cruises for a man in her life by the waterfront.

But we know that there is some foul play waiting for us ever since we read the prologue 5 years prior to us meeting Hetta. I was impatiently waiting for the moment where the past comes into the presence but the wait was sweetened by Hetta’s colourful and entertaining character, by quirky sense of humour, the dog and not last by the excellent one liners and her ‘tasteful un-pc-ness’ that just keeps the laughs coming.

With all humour it comes down to personal taste, so please make up your own mind but know that I spent some happy hours with Hetta and her Texan ways on the San Francisco sea shore.

My previous feature on Jinx, including an interview

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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