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Legwork (Casey Jones Mystery Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Katy Munger
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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LEGWORK is the debut novel in Katy Munger's hilarious and acclaimed Casey Jones Mystery series. Casey is a big, bad bottled blonde who takes no prisoners as she delves into cases for those who are marginalized on the outskirts of society. Set in North Carolina and the surrounding states, LEGWORK features a colorful cast, solid plot and writing that is both laugh out funny and very moving at times.

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About the Author

Katy Munger is a Southern belle with a Northern funnybone. She was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, buthoped her caustic wit during a sixteen year stint walking onthe many wild sides of New York City. In real life, she isolder than Casey Jones, but probably younger than you.She lives happily in Durham with her husband Greg andtheir baby daughter Zuzu. When she is not reading in herI hot tub, she can often be found having breakfast at thenew Former's Market.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 377 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OL2LKS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected Feb. 23 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm honestly surprised to see this book get such high marks, because for the first 2/3 of it, I thought it was the most awful book I'd ever read, and I had to force myself to finish it. During the last 1/3, it picked up enough and made me reconsider my earlier decision not to continue with the series -- though even now I'm not sure if I will.
I found Casey to be one of the most obnoxious, unlikeable characters I've ever read about. I was not amused by her obsession with sex or the constant descriptions of her 350 pound boss' eating habits. I was not interested in reading about her black roots in every chapter (if they need to be dyed that bad, dye 'em already -- stop talking about it), nor the sexy barely-there clothing she squeezed herself into. I think the author went overboard in trying to paint a picture of a character who was a bit too unreal and who it was nearly impossible to relate to.
I also found the mystery thin and predictable. The murderer's idenity, as well as Stoney's "mystery woman" were both obvious as soon as they were brought up. I also thought the ending bit with the dog came out of nowhere and was a bit too "convenient" to its ultimate resolution.
I may or may not read the next installment...but if I do, it'll be courtesy of my public library or local used book shop.
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4.0 out of 5 stars And she knows how to use them June 20 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Katy Munger's first Casey Jones mystery introduces the sassiest, most memorable female PI since Linda Barnes' Carlotta Carlyle. In this one, Casey's hired to bodyguard an aspiring senator when the body of a property developer is dumped on her client's lawn. Naturally, Casey's soon up to her neck in the investigation, much to the horror of local cop Bill Butler, who can't make up his mind whether he wants her on the case, wants her off the case, or just plain wants her. The plot moves at a somewhat slower pace than the later books in the series, but the intricacies make up for the lack of action -- we actually see Casey *think* her way through this one. The mutual attraction/repulsion between Casey and Bill Butler's a hoot too. (Other characters are less developed than they would be, but on the other hand, what do you expect in a debut novel?) The North Carolina setting is attractive too, although I wish Katy would stop mentioning Krispy Kreme doughnuts every chapter -- she makes me want some! Read one Casey Jones novel and you'll want them all, so you might as well start with the first one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new Katy Munger fan! July 17 2001
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I LOVE the way Munger describes her characters, nailing them in just a sentence or two. She crafts tight plots filled with fascinating suspects -- and the setting is right here where I live, adding to my enjoyment. (Oh -- she turns left there. That would make her just about to go into -- yep, sure enough, there she is.)
Hard-drinking, junk-food-loving Casey is my latest favorite detective. She's 35-40 and 170 pounds of outrageous muscle -- according to Casey. Sorry, Case, but you eat like that and it can't possibly be all muscle. Maybe all that Southern Atmosphere burns it off.
I read three Munger books in a row this weekend. Can't get enough! Is there any way that Casey could switch books and teach Stephanie Plum a thing or two? Never a klutz, Casey is one dangerous woman who lives her life flat-out hard. Watch out for those cops on I-40, Casey!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the series July 19 2001
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoy Casey Jones and wasn't disappointed this time around. As the series has progressed, we've gotten to know more about Casey's friends and extended "family". The characters are deeper and more interesting. Casey is more connected to her friends and her hometown. I enjoy her take on southerners and humorous southern "sayings". I laughed outloud at her description of her dog and her surroundings. I was mildly disappointed that she and her boyfriend broke up and the sudden way it was introduced into the plot. Both she and the reader are kind of blindsided by Burley's falling in love with someone else. But, I guess this frees Casey to pursue her steamy flings with other men and will make for more interesting reading in the future. Great read, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweaty, Saucy, Steely, Suspensful! June 12 1998
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A northerner and newcomer to the south this book was a hilarious introduction to some class culture in my new home. The heroine is sweaty, saucy, and steely; a bright woman of a certain age and disposition who, after some hard knocks falls into a life for which she is particularly well suited. She is the legs, eyes, and brains for a mountain of slough with a P.I.'s license, (unattinable for her). I often found myself laughing out loud. It unfolds handily, murder, politics, passion. The author takes a nice chunky bite out of the hides of local developers and people for whom appearences are everything. One of my favorite scenes involves the garden club, our heroine, and chicken salad sandwiches. I look forward to the next offering in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is hilarious!!!! June 3 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My hobby is blasting books that have been over-hyped by publishers, but I got to admit it-- this book delivers (not that it seems to be getting any sort of push from Avon, but it deserves one). It is very, very funny with sharp writing, great characters and a fantastic female detective that makes Kinsey, V.I., Stephanie etc. look like wimps. I'm a guy and I loved it. I suspect women will love it even more (my sister's the one who recommended I read it). The writing style is very sarcastic and on the mark about the South, take it from a former Georgia boy. It is definitely more on the hard-boiled side compared to other books with female protagonists these days. Very hip-- I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read!
Casey gets her villain in her usual tough gal no nonsense manner. I'm really enjoying the Casey Jones mystery series.
Published 6 months ago by rae
4.0 out of 5 stars Sassy, and fun Casey
This is the 1st in the CJ Mysteries.Casey is a fun, man-loving, smart PI who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. Don't pass this up or the other books in the series. Read more
Published on April 14 2002 by MizMode
4.0 out of 5 stars not Evanovich or Hayter
I almost skipped Katy Munger's books because I don't care for Evanovich or Hayter. What a mistake that would have been! Read more
Published on Sept. 8 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars not Evanovich or Hayter
I almost skipped Katy Munger's books because I don't care for Evanovich or Hayter. What a mistake that would have been! Read more
Published on Sept. 8 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo!
I love Casey Jones. Finally, an author who writes about a REAL woman. Casey is street smart, sassy and determined. No spoilers here- suffice to say, it's a must read.
Published on July 4 2001 by Bridget Hockney
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough and Funny
I bought this book after looking for another author and finding them on a website together. I am so glad I did. Casey Jones is tough and funny. Read more
Published on Sept. 28 2000 by Louise Nydahl
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I stumbled across this one!
What I want to know is why I had to discover Casey Jones by accident. Think Kinsey Millhone's sassy southern cousin...or Judge Deborah Knott with an attitude... Read more
Published on May 20 2000 by Christina P. Branson
5.0 out of 5 stars smart and sassy heroine who loves dogs
Humor is the word here, plus a view of the area around Durham, NC. Love her dogs and the way she deals with men.
Published on Nov. 19 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! A heroine for all of us!
Katy Munger's books are wonderful -- Craftily-plotted mysteries combined with a realistic, feisty heroine. Casey is overweight, impulsive, hilarious, and lovable. Read more
Published on Nov. 18 1999 by bookwormgrrrl
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