Review: Revenge Served Cold – Jackie Fullerton

Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Thomas House LTD (May 10, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780984381500
ISBN-13: 978-0984381500
ASIN: 0984381503
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Elliott Spence
Kathy Spence
Anne Marshall
Shirley Williams
James Marshall


A man (Elliott Spence) is run down on a busy intersection. Evidence suggests that his wife (Kathy Spence is responsible. Anne Marshall, amateur detective is asked by a friend of Kathy’s, Shirley, to help clear Kathy’s name. Kathy is aided on this quest by the ghost of her dead father.


I had mixed feelings with this book.  It seemed to follow most of the general rules of mysteries. However, the characters were created in such a way, that I knew before the end was who the killer was. I was also bothered by the fact that a lot of the information was provided by James (Anne’s Father) who was able to eavesdrop and do other things that Anne couldn’t do to obtain information. Another drawback was steppiing outside of reality with James at times. For instance, he couldn’t hug, but somehow was able to do other things that required touching.

Those drawbacks aside, it was an allright mystery. I”m not sure I’d run out and buy the others in the series. It was good, but I’d like to have seen Anne rely more on her abilities, and less on her ghost dad. Language and situations are minimal, so I think if given a rating, I’d say this is good for teens and young adults. For those age groups, or just for a lighter mystery, I think it’s good. I just prefer my mysteries a little darker.

Check it out though, and make your own decisions about it. While I wasn’t blown away by it, it’s just my opinion. Others may enjoy it more.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rebecca at Cadence Group for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

One Response to “Review: Revenge Served Cold – Jackie Fullerton”

  1. paula howard Says:

    Rick, thanks for this review. While I like trying to figure out who did it, I don’t want to be able to figure out who did it. Sounds interesting but probably not for me.