The Trouble With Paradise (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton. This is the 4th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series. These have been such fun books to read. This is the story of 2 dead husbands and their wives. One wife is in jail for the crazy tractor death of her much older husband and the other wife is convinced that her husband’s death was not a suicide like they are trying to make her believe. Madeline has been on rest for 4 months and during that time her ex husband in jail has gotten parole and has asked Mike to help him figure out if Lindsay Bartholomew was set up for her husband’s death. At the same time Santa Barbara District Attorney Conrad Adams is helping Mike and Madeline search for answers in Lindsay Bartholomew’s husband “suicide”. Will Mike and Madeline solve these mysteries before someone else dies and will they discover that these 2 men had a lot more in common than it seems. Read The Trouble with Paradise to find out.
With even more page turning suspense and a little extra romance for Madeline and Mike, the fourth installment of the Madeline Dawkins Mysteries is fantastic. Two different women with dead husbands need help for almost opposite reasons. One isn’t convinced of her husband’s suicide and the other might have been framed for her husband’s bizarre death. Madeline’s trash bag ex asks for help and out of the goodness of his heart, Mike says yes. Yes, the help is for Lindsay but I still think Steve had some nerve even asking.
Mike and Madeline have hearts really too good for their world and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help these two women.
The Trouble With Paradise (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton is a five star novel. I have loved getting to know Madeline and Mike as people over the course of the first three books. Having more to devour, only makes this series better. This time, the duo has started investigating the deaths of two people. One, the wife was in prison for killing her husband and two, the police said it was a suicide. Once the pair is put to the task, they start finding out more and more. What they uncover is truly crazy and I did not see it coming. This book was difficult to put down and I didn’t do much of that until it was finished!
The Trouble with Paradise (Madeline Dawkins Mystery)
by Cynthia Hamilton
Another great mystery in a great series. I love to read about Mike and Madeline and how they solve their next case. This story kept me on the edge of my seat while I was anticipating what was going to happen next. The author does a wonderful job weaving a suspenseful story full of action and interesting characters. I have loved reading this series from the start. I can’t wait to read the next book by this amazing author. I highly recommend this book.
The Trouble with Paradise is already the fourth book in Cynthia Hamilton’s Madeline Dawkins’ series! I love how Madeline’s character has evolved over the series and her sidekick Mike … their friendship, the way they work together to solve the cases, how they wade through twists and turns … This time we have TWO cases, two widows with obviously two dead husbands … are their deaths how they seem on the surface or is there something else, more sinister, going on beneath … the writer keeps us at the edge of our seats and biting our finger nails … will Madeline and Mike find the secrets the men had on time?
This is one brilliant series and I cannot wait to see what Madeline and Mike will investigate next!
The Trouble With Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton is the fourth in the Madeline Dawkins. Cynthia Hamilton does a homerun with this installment of Madeline Dawkins story. Her writing style is one that pulls you into the story. Once you are hooked, you do not want to put the kindle down. The dynamic duo Madeline and Mike are back in action with two clients. Will they be able to find out what exactly happened or will the cover up remain?
The Trouble with Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton is the third book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series. I recommend reading these in order but I believe they can be enjoyed as a standalone. There is an underlying portion of the story from the first book which keeps coming up but each mystery is self-contained. This series keeps getting better with each book. Madeline and her partner Mike are on the case with two different cases both involving dead husbands. How did these men die and who is at fault? Mike and Madeline will work together to figure out both cases.
I like there are multiple cases that overlap but have similarities despite being completely different cases. I look forward to reading more about Mike and Madeline and the crazy cases which come across their desks. Also, I have enjoyed seeing how these characters and the secondary characters are developing and changing with each book. I will be reading more of these in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1
The Trouble With Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton is part of a great series. I have been reading this series in order and have loved everything so far. The author is such a talented writer. These books are loaded with suspense. I keep saying ok one more chapter, let me see where this is going to go and then forget it, another door opens up and I’m still reading a few chapters later.
Two mean are dead. One by suicide and one by a tragic accident where the wife is arrested and blamed for his murder. Mike and Madeline are amazing PI’s and are now on both cases. They investigate every angle
and scenario to find out The Who, what, why, when and how. These two characters are awesome to read about and I love how they are best friends and sometimes more.
Looking forward to more by this author.
Review by @xchellex
This is the 4th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series and I think it should be read in order. There are continuing threads which tie them all together and will make it easier to read.
The author continues to build strong characters and puts them in unexpected positions. The plot line is suspenseful and I’m sure this series could continue for many more books – similar to the cozy mystery series we are familiar with but not so “cozy”.
Review by @mauraharper
I always struggle when I get the the review part of reading A Madeline Dawkins Mystery. Not for lack of good things to be said, rather I often feel like I fail to fully express how wonderful these novels are. The Trouble With Paradise, book number four of the series, is no exception to the rule. Cynthia Hamilton really has a knack for writing engaging mysteries with plenty of plot twists to keep the reader on their toes. I adore how I never find myself bored with the novel, or frankly never seem to figure things out quite like I expect them to. I love that I get to the end and always have a wonderful surprise as far as the finale of the cases goes.
In The Trouble With Paradise finds our favorite sassy and headstrong PI, Madeline working together again with Mike to try and solve the deaths of two different men. Both are husbands and leave family and friends behind that question the reasoning behind their deaths. Of course nothing is quite as it seems from the outside looking in and new things are discovered every step of the way. I was once again reading well past that ‘just a few chapters before bed’ limit, and well into the night so I could find out what was going to be the climax. It of course did not disappoint. Now the real struggle begins while I wait for the next Cynthia Hamilton book to be released!