The Greeks of Beaubien Street

The Greeks of Beaubien Street Warning Adult content Contains a graphic depiction of rape The Greeks of Beaubien Street is the first volume of a series of three books Coming soon The Princess of Greektown Nestled below the skyline

  • Title: The Greeks of Beaubien Street
  • Author: Suzanne Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9781479311743
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Warning Adult content.Contains a graphic depiction of rape.The Greeks of Beaubien Street is the first volume of a series of three books Coming soon The Princess of Greektown.Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their richWarning Adult content.Contains a graphic depiction of rape.The Greeks of Beaubien Street is the first volume of a series of three books Coming soon The Princess of Greektown.Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn t fit in A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can t help but love She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother, that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition, as they seek acceptance in American society They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.Repeat,contains a depiction of rape, so please don t read this book if you will be horribly upset by a depiction of rape and murder.

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    1. Detroit detective Jill Zannos finds herself assigned to a disturbing murder investigation that unfolds throughout this novel. Jill's close Greek family and their secrets unfold as well. Gus Zannos, Jill's father, owns a Greek market known for it's homemade specialties. Every morning, Jill visits her Dad's establishment for coffee and breakfast and Gus has a bagged lunch ready for his daughter to take to work. Jill's mother, Christina, died when Jill was eight years old so Jill's bond with her fa [...]

    2. First off let me send Suzanne Jenkins a huge (HUG) for letting me read an advanced copy! I loved this book from the moment I started the first chapter. This book is different than Pam of Babylon's series and I think even better. I loved the main Character Detective Jill Zannos and I really enjoyed a look into Jill's family history as the story is laid out. Suzanne did her home work :) Without giving too much away or any spoilers, The crime has a twist that I wasn't expecting, very much a shocker [...]

    3. I have read the Pam of Babylon books and thoroughly enjoyed them. I didn't exactly know what to expect with The Greeks of Beaubien Street. All I can say is WOW! The characters are so believeable, the story-line fantastic, and I couldn't put the book down! It was a page turner from the start to the finish. First, a whodunit for a heinous crime. But deeper, the twists and turns of the Zannos family of Beaubien Street. It was a glimpse into the private (and somewhat dysfunctional) lives that could [...]

    4. Just when I thought author Suzanne Jenkins couldn't top her awesome Pam of Babylon series, she comes back strong with a new gritty no-nonsense murder mystery suspense thriller of a series called The Greektown Trilogy that will curl her readers' toes! In the first book of the series, The Greeks of Beaubien Street, the author introduces her readers to Detroit homicide detective Jill Zannos and her beloved Greek family who live in the Detroit neighborhood of Greektown. The story alternates between [...]

    5. I can't say enough good things about Suzanne Jenkins', The Greeks of Beaubien Street. This book is an adorable look into a multi-generational Greek-American family based in Detroit, specifically, Greek town, centered around the main character, Jill, a city homicide detective. My favorite theme in this book is the locality. Jenkins does an amazing job describing the culture, area, and characters that convince the readers they could drive to the streets and buildings referenced throughout the stor [...]

    6. The Greeks of Beaubien Street is impossible to place in any specific genre. It's a mystery, but definitely not a cozy, much more dark. It's a cop procedural. It's a family drama. It even just ever so slightly touches on chick-lit because of the strong female protagonist and her psychic abilities, but then, not really. Do I sound a little confused? Maybe I am when it comes to a label for this book, but I am NOT confused about how good a read it is. This book is great. It's great in the kept-me-up [...]

    7. The Greeks of Beaubien Street is the first instalment in Suzanne Jenkins’s mystery/family saga series The Greektown Stories which revolves around Jill Zamos, a Greek American detective who lives in Detroit with her large family. In this first book, she works on the case of a murdered young woman named Gretchen Parker, whose lifeless naked body was found in a remote alley. At first glance, the premise of the book should form the main plot of the novel. However, there’s also a secondary plot t [...]

    8. I finished this book quite quickly wanting to find out the who done its. Also what is going on in this close knit Greek family!Jill Zannos is a Police Detective with an additional gift, she has gifted intuition! She is also in a long term relationship with an rather odd boyfriend. You wonder if there is any future for them?Now Jill's Dad can come and live with me he loves his daughter. The food he makes herhe cooks her breakfast and dinner every day. All I can say is YUM!! We also become deeply [...]

    9. This book was an unexpected pleasurewith the emphasis on unexpected. Don't be fooled by the colorful chick-lit looking cover, half of this book's plot revolves around a murder, and the graphic description of what happened to the victim before she was killed took even me aback. Because WHOA she went there. This is definitely not a neat-and-tidy murder mystery.The other half of the plot involves the close-knit (kinda) Zannos family, holdouts in Greektown. Completely aside from the Greek family asp [...]

    10. Expext the unexpected. I'm a huge fan of Suzanne Jenkins work with the Pam of Babylon series, so I automatically knew I would enjoy The Greeks of Beaubien Street. What another epic read, the shock record is "killer." I'm not going to throw any spoilers on here, cuz I hate to blow it for the reader. Obviously you were warned up front of the adult content level; it blew the roof off. I couln't believe the ending of who killed Gretchen. Great forensic aspect reading appeal though, I like that. I al [...]

    11. Another book to fall in love with.WELL DONE SUZANNE!!!!!Driving right in with a murderwhat a way to start off!I enjoyed how as you read you got to learn all about Jill Zannos and her fabulous family. She is very interesting. From how she grew up to how she manages her crime solving skills.The whole story how it goes back and forth between the murder case and Jill's family make's this book one hard read to put down. On one hand you want to see how and why that poor girl met her end and then on th [...]

    12. The Greeks of Beaubien Street is part murder mystery and part family drama. Jill Zannos is a police officer who with her partner Albert investigates the murder of a young girl. As the investigation progresses we find that there is some really strange family dynamics going on in the murdered girls family.We also get to meet the large Zannos family and learn a bit about the Greek culture. Definitely a character driven story about how vulnerable people can be and the secrets that are kept within a [...]

    13. I'm not saying this book was bad, but it was not a favorite of mine. There were two stories going on, one. a somewhat mystery that was solved very quickly and the other family matters that were up and down, neither of which was very interesting. The lead (Jill) was likable, I think it could have been a very good book if the writer put a bit more thought into it.I would give another book by the writer a another shot.

    14. I'm not sure what genre this book falls into. It's definitely a mystery but there's enough backstory for any family saga. Apparently that bothers some readers but I like it. So much of what goes on in our personal lives affects how we do our jobs and certainly Jill had more of her share of issues.

    15. Good ReadHaving spent most of my childhood in Detroit I really enjoyed this book. Brought back many memories. Good family story & good mystery

    16. The story was great!From beginning to the end it was great I couldn't stop reading it. Keep them coming and l will read some more. Thanks!

    17. Suzanne has really outdone herself with this book. As much as I loved the Pam of Babylon series I have to say that I loved this book even more. Wonderful story line, great characters, great history of Greeks. I loved it from the very first page to the last page.Jill Zannos is the daughter of a Greek grocery store owner, Gus, and a Detective for the Detroit Police Dept. It starts out with a gruesome murder of a young woman who Jill and her partner Albert Wong are investigating. The victim is a 26 [...]

    18. I picked up this book without knowing anything about it or the author (it was free and I liked the cover) so, without expectations I began to read. I was pleasantly surprised to find it seemed to be murder mystery/procedural, and it was that for a good portion of the book, but it also became much more, abandoning the mystery for great lengths of time to explore the multi-generational Greek family at the center of the story along with the many spouses and additional characters. I enjoyed this boo [...]

    19. The first part of the first chapter of this book was promising; the remainder was, in short, a disaster. In all honesty, I was amazed this work got past an editor and into print, but then I realized it was not published by a publisher of any size. It shows!The amazon blurb says the story is multi-layered, and that is true. Sadly, the layers don't weave together smoothly -- in fact, they don't weave together at all. The basic plot of the story seems to be a murder mystery, but even the least aler [...]

    20. Family drama, with the ups and downsJill Zannos had always wanted to be a cop, now she was. She had an awesome partner and all her family. They pulled an new homicide case, young woman found by a group of teenagers. Jill's family was Greek and they always had family support and always rallied around each other when something went wrong.What did I like? The main thing I like about this book is the family. The way they get together and the support they give each other even with life's problems.Wha [...]

    21. Jill Zanos is a Detroit homicide detective with one foot in the traditional Greek community of the Motor City’s Greektown and the other in some of the city’s most devastated neighborhoods. While she’s investigating a brutal murder, a young woman found shot and physically assaulted, she has to deal with some of her family’s deadly secrets. The Greeks of Beaubien Street by Suzanne Jenkins follows along with Jill as she’s whipsawed between a murder case that has some bizarre twists and fa [...]

    22. Unfortunately I did not care for this book. I must have misread the description and cover, because I was expecting a light-hearted romantic comedy with some fun familial twists – not a tangled and drawn out family saga with a rape/murder case as a main plot. The book tried to be too much – there were a slew of characters and mini-plots, it moved back and forth in time and was unclear on how much time had lapsed in the current story, and it was drawn-out despite the fact that the story will c [...]

    23. I really hated this book! The Point of View was all over the place, the mystery had a high ick factor when it came to who the culprits were and why they did it, and it tried to cram way too much into one book plot wise, even leaving it on a bit of a cliffhanger! I get that the author was trying to use the book to demonstrated the chaos of a big Greek family, but I felt a lot of things were getting lost in the shuffle. This was like a train wreck, you don't want to see it, but you can't look away [...]

    24. Mix my big fat Greek wedding, any detective show, and Dallas and you have this bookJill is a detective, daughter of a Greek grocer and restaurateur. She and her Chinese partner are working on solving a murder of a 26 year old virgin. Story is intriguing but convoluted. It gets difficult to follow all these story lines. It is like following my large American family. Adult due to violence and complex story line.

    25. I was expecting more of a mystery book but grew to really like Jill Zannos and her father. I enjoyed the family times and the cooking lessons also. The mystery was good but a lot of it seemed a bit far fetched. Plus, I was upset over the ending with her boyfriend. I invested time and energy into this book and felt left down but at the same time, want to know what is going on with this family so will probably read the rest of the trilogy. I would probably give it a 3.5.

    26. A great read. I love a good detective novel, and this has it all. There are two stories going on at once, the horrible murder investigation that is not for the faint of heart, very graphic and brutal, and the family story about Jill's big Greek family. There are lots of characters and complex plots. It's not what I would call an easy read, but it is impossible to put down. The second book in the series was really good, too.

    27. The beginning was great. I thought I was going to enjoys this book. But as the secrets start unfolding, I realized that this is far from the book I had in mind. The books is written well, but I don't care for the graphic details. I know every family has its drama and you deal with the good, the bad, and the ugly, but there's just some stuff I'd rather not know/read about!

    28. A Greek TragedyAn excellent introduction to this series. It drew the reader into the story immediately and did not let one down. A bit of soap opera but realistic in that everyone has problems and a plethora of secrets. Great cast of characters and an interesting mystery to solve. I look forward to more by this author.

    29. The book starts off like a detective story, then rapidly shifts gears to family secrets and the impact on the families in the story. This confused me initially, making me wonder where the book was going and if I wanted to finish it. Sticking with it I found it hard to put down. I will read this author again.

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