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by Jinx Schwartz

  • ISBN: 1932695206
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Jinx Schwartz
  • Subcategory: Humor & Satire
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whooodoo Mysteries (March 30, 2006)
  • Pages: 341 pages
  • FB2 size: 1322 kb
  • EPUB size: 1479 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 598
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Hang on tight for a rollicking adventure with Hetta Coffey, a globetrotting civil engineer with an attitude. Schwartz has not only hit a home run, her first book is out of the ballpark. This book is a refreshing antidote to the seriousness of the mystery genre. Readers will fly through the pages in anticipation of what Hetta will do and say next.

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and and she's not afraid to use it. She's a globe-trotting civil engineer with swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream. Plying the San Francisco waterfront.

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But what, if anything, do these new I’m a middle-aged man (certainly no ‘chick’), I don’t like dogs and I’m not particularly keen on sailing.

The Hetta Coffey series is funny, hysterical at times, and always engaging.

The first of the Hetta Coffey adventures starts with Hetta finding and falling for a yacht that she can call her very own. She wants to enjoy life to its fullest while living full time on the sea. After a disastrous affair in Japan, Hetta moves back to her fixer-upper home in San Francisco. The Hetta Coffey series is funny, hysterical at times, and always engaging. It feels as if you are in a chair right next to Hetta and Jan, drinking fun mixtures of alcoholic beverages and discussing the latest man conquest. Dead bodies keep turning up around Hetta as she settles in to being a yacht owner.

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Hetta Coffey, a globe-trotting engineer with attitude, a penchant for trouble, and a yacht, is back, and this time she is steering us into hot Mexican waters.

Слушайте аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. Hetta Coffey, a globe-trotting engineer with attitude, a penchant for trouble, and a yacht, is back, and this time she is steering us into hot Mexican waters. Miffed that vacation plans with her chronically absent boyfriend Jenks Jenkins have gone awry, she accepts a job in Baja. So what if she and her friend Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand mile cruise in the eastern Pacific Ocean in the middle of hurricane season?

Hetta Coffey is a globe-trotting civil engineer with attitude who is working on coming of age, a little late. Pushing forty and still single, Hetta is the epitome of the b word: bold, bossy, brassy, breezy and brash. After leaving a lifelong swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream, it is no wonder Hetta prefers living with her dog R.J. But old habits die hard, and trolling for triceps is Hetta s hobby. Plying the waterfront in search of Saturday brunch, Hetta s attention is snagged by a parade of passing yacht--especially their predominantly male skippers--and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: if she had a boat, she could get a man. In hopes a floating Valhalla will overcome an all-time low-water mark in her life, Hetta buys her dream boat in spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical. But a shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta s own self-destructive foibles imperil not only her new life, but a newly- found romance.
Reviews about Just Add Water (Hetta Coffey) (7):
Justie
I had expected an entertaining mystery...the key word is mystery. There was a mystery in the plot, but very little time in the book is spent on the mystery. The book starts out great and catches your interest immediately. It bogs down from about 1/4 into the book until the last few chapters. There is much more time spent about the main character's search for a boat, and discussion of her financial issues, fear of relationships, drinking/partying, relationship with her pet dog and job issues and minimal time on the actual mystery plot. That was what I found most disappointing. I think the mystery had great potential, but wasn't developed. I also wish much less time had been spent on the main character Hetta's drinking. This was a book with great potential but fell flat. The writer appears to be a gifted writer and her writing style is good, it just needs better plot development. The characters also need to mature. They are a bunch of 30+ year old adults acting like high school kids.
PC-rider
As with other titles on my Kindle and bookshelves ... I have no idea of what prompted me to get this book. Wanted sometime lighter to follow "To Hell or Barbados" and similar books I've read recently, and found this on my Kindle: It was indeed a reprieve from my usually heavier history, biography, etc.

You can sense why this was popular when first issued; now, it shows its age with outdated cultural references. Still, anyone who recalls current events from the early 2000s can glide over them.

Writing style was sometimes overdone, slathering the story with layer after layer of high-calorie metaphors and too-much-too-cute "witty repartee." The writing style sometimes reminded me of chocolate cake. (1) Chocolate cake is delicious. (2) I love chocolate cake. (3) Too much chocolate cake induces nausea. Early in the book, style almost caused me to put it aside. Overused French especially annoyed. However, as with the dated cultural references, I chose to glide along ...

Since I mostly read non-fiction, I'm used to plot twists reflecting Twain: "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” However, some of the plot twists surprised and a couple delighted. SPOILER ALERT. Where would you store a corpse? And the nautical gunplay? Loved where she parked Garrison's car. Darned good fun there.

Appreciated the epilogue, which revealed autobiographical tidbits.

Due to this book's already noted limitations, and my owning so many as-yet-unread titles, will not pursue the series ... but thanks for a fun ride.
Jorad
This was more my lifestyle back then. Now I have evolved into a woman who doesn't have to name drop items - a couch is a couch, an ice pick is just an ice pick. Also I love living without the drama of late nights, drinking in bars, flirting with dangerous men.

I had a difficult time getting into this book because I'm not a fan of pretentiousness. I liked RJ, Jan, Allison, and Jenks, they come across as real people, well...and a real dog. I was more than half way through when the story actually caught my interest. The story could be much tighter, and more elegant, without all time and money wasting.

Why complain about money all the time, then spend it like water, and act like a diva to the manor born? I kept expecting the main character to be the daughter of a billionaire or something. This book turned out to be pretty good by the end, but I won't be following the series.
Gavikelv
I guess I really need a story that includes likable characters.

Schwartz did a great job with a plot line that maintained a sense of mystery through to the bitter end. Having grown up on the Oakland waterfront myself, I thought the author presented the setting with a good deal of accuracy. Too bad the main character, Hetta Coffey seemed so shallow and materialistic. I'd say it was fitting that she elected to pursue the "stink pot" route rather than the majesty of a sailboat to spend time on the water. Why anyone would find peace in Clipper Cove is beyond me (freeway noise from the Bay Bridge is relentless), but to each his/her own.

I can't find any fault in the author's writing style or story structure. In fact I'd say Schwartz has a great formula and flare for setting up a good mystery yarn, which should serve her well. However, I probably won't read any more of the "Hetta Coffee" series since I just can't find any reason to like her type of character.
Andronrad
All I can say is that I just downloaded first book, after reading the 'Pitts'. I do not think anybody in particular reads my thoughts, so perhaps these are just for me (how awesome would that be).
Wow, just wow! I have downloaded this fine and fabulous woman's writings since whenever my cheap (donkey) could afford them. Again I shall say wow. Thank you Jinx Schwatrz for enabling myself to read two books, in a row, from the same author.
I shall be justifiably embarrassed if this author is a guy. Not caring so much who is heaping my pile, wait did I mean peach ice cream?
I want more and thankfully I can get it!!
I love discovering new authors!!

Thank You Amazon & Jinx - Y'all ROCK my world!

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