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Today is #WorldPoetryDay and I have the perfect book to share! Congratulations to author Lisa Renee Jones and big thanks to TLC Book Tours and Entangled Publishing for the chance to read and review this first book in a new series.
The Poet is the first book in the Samantha Jazz series! It’s a standalone book but will lead into a much more vast world of dangers, death, and destruction.
Title: The Poet
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Published: March 9, 2021
Source: TLC Book Tours
Detective Samantha Jazz is a good detective with great instincts and a background in poetry. The story begins strong with a murder at a bookstore, poetry analysis, and a smart main character who lives on popcorn, wine, and chocolate. When Sam is called to the scene of a murder, she finds a piece of paper in the victim’s mouth with three lines of poetry on it. What follows is an engaging cat and mouse game that had me turning the pages quickly. We also get to hear from the killer in a few short chapters scattered through the book and we learn that he has a god complex and an obsession with poetry, specifically T.S. Eliot …
This one is definitely focused on the police procedural side of things and how detectives solve cases and is less of a thriller than you might be expecting from the cover. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and reading more of Lisa’s backlist.
What new-to-you authors have you discovered this year?
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones brings a fresh, modern take to the thriller genre that will keep you guessing until the very end.
“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” -Jean Cocteau
Some call him friend or boss.
Some call him husband or dad.
Some call him son, even a favorite son.
But the only title that matters to him is the one the media has given him: The Poet.
A name he earned from the written words he leaves behind after he kills that are as dark and mysterious as the reason he chooses his victims.
One word, two, three, a story in a poem, a secret that only Detective Samantha Jazz can solve. Because he’s writing this story for her.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
Connect with the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK, AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa’s other bestselling series include: DIRTY RICH and WHITE LIES.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned a multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women-owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
- AN INTERVIEW WITH DETECTIVE SAMANTHA JAZZ by Lisa Renee Jones
- Interview With ‘The Poet’ Author Lisa Renee Jones – PopHorror
- THE INSIDE FLAP: A WEEKLY BOOK PODCAST – Inside Chat: Working Out With Lisa Renee Jones
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