A Dozen Deadly Roses

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LAPD Officer, Jade Donovan is being hunted by a psycho who's leaving her dead roses. She’s keeping that fact secret-along with others, from her partner and her boss.

Mac Stryker's a cop with something to prove. Years ago, he left the LAPD in disgrace when he was too drunk to take action during a shooting. Now, Mac is sober, back on the job working with Jade, the rookie who’d saved his life. More

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About Kathy Bennett

I worked for the Los Angeles Police Department for over twenty-nine years. My career with the LAPD began as a civilian employee, but in 1990, I became a sworn police officer.

Most of my career was spent working patrol in a black and white police car. Prior to retirement, I was assigned as a Senior Lead Officer, with approximately five square miles in the San Fernando Valley my responsibility regarding crime and quality of life issues.

I also served as a Firearms Instructor at the LAPD Police Academy, a crime analyst in the ‘War Room’, a Field Training Officer, and worked undercover in various assignments. In 1997, I was honored to be named Officer of the Year.

I’m married to a Los Angeles Police Officer, and we have one daughter and one granddaughter along with an assortment of dogs and cats. I’m currently revising my next book and hope to have it available soon. I love to chat with readers.

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A Dozen Deadly Roses
LAPD Officer, Jade Donovan is being hunted by a psycho leaving her dead roses. She’s keeping that fact secret-along with others, from her partner and her boss. Mac Stryker is a cop with something to prove. Years ago, he’d left the LAPD in disgrace when he was too drunk to take action during a shooting. Now, Mac is sober, back on the job working with Jade, the rookie who’d saved his life.

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Review by: Hesperia Loves Books on Oct. 20, 2011 :
If you love books that are filled with suspense, police procedure and romance, then this is definitely the book for you! A Dozen Deadly Roses is fast-paced and jam packed with action that will keep you keep you turning page after page. However, it doesn't stop there! The romance between Jade & Mac is filled with secrets, revelations, twists, & turns - but by the end, you know it was all worth it :)


There were several things that stood out to me while reading Kathy Bennett's debut novel. The first, it didn't feel like a first book. The dialogue & characterization were great and the story built nicely throughout. The second, the story felt very authentic and it was almost as if, in some scenes, I was along for the ride in the police car with Jade & Mac. And finally third, the bad guy completely surprised me, and I liked it. When reading a suspense book, I like the mystery to keep me guessing until the end. If I figure it out to early then I feel a little cheated.


There were really no drawbacks to the book for me. I would have liked to see more interaction between Jade & Mac outside of their work, as well as, a little more history for both Mac & Jade. These are certainly just wants from me, and they in no way detract from the book, I just crave the details ;)


Outstanding debut novel and definitely an author I will continue to read!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: TAH-Life on July 04, 2011 :
The book "A Dozen Deadly Roses", by Kathy Bennett was very well written. The storyline kept me very interested. I enjoyed the characters Jade and Mac. The book had character, suspense and romance. I am looking forward to reading other books by Ms. Bennett. I will be recommending this book to my friends.

Tammy,TEXAS
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Estella Guevara on June 05, 2011 : (no rating)
Loved your book. It was great. Can't wait for the next one. Loved Mac and Jade. Keep them coming.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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