Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott

Let Us Prey

By Jamie Lee Scott

  • Release Date: 2014-10-16
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 419 Ratings
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In the first book of Jamie Lee Scott’s USA Today bestselling series, private detective Mimi Capurro takes on a bodyguard client only to end up investigating a murder.

If you like your mysteries with a bit of humor and snark, this murder mystery series is perfect reading.

The Players:

Mimi Capurro: Owner, Gotcha Detective Agency

Charles Parks: Computer forensics, Gotcha Detective Agency (also Mimi’s best friend)

Nick Christianson: Homicide detective: Salinas Police Department (Mimi’s old college fling)

The Case

When Mimi is hired to protect a New York Times bestselling author on her book tour, she never expects she’ll be embroiled in a murder investigation. But that’s exactly where she finds herself when the author’s assistant is murdered.

Making matters worse, Mimi comes face to face with an old college fling, who happens to be the homicide detective on the case.

Mimi, along with her snarky co-worker, Charles, worked to find the killer alongside the homicide detective, whether he likes it or not.

Follow the quirky and fun characters of Gotcha Detective Agency on this wild ride.

Books in the Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery series in the series:

Let Us Prey

Textual Relations

Death of a Sales Rep

What a Meth

Bad Vice

Electile Dysfunction

Who Gives a Split

Mary Had a Little Scam

Trespassers Will Be Prostituted

The Knife Before Christmas

A Lie in Every Truth

What readers are saying:

"Let Us Prey is up on my list of favorite novels ever. It’s something I know I can pick up and read over and over without getting bored." Bookend Babes reviewer, Stacy J 

“This is a light and funny PI novel/mystery with interesting, well-developed characters and excellent twists and turns.” Bente Gallagher (Jennie Bentley) NYT Bestselling author of the DIY Mystery Series for Berkley. 

This is the 3rd edition of Let Us Prey


  • A Real Page Turner!!!

    By KWJN
    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, just based on the cover picture. I couldn't put it down!! I loved her writing style and the story moved along so I just had to keep reading.
  • Ehh

    By Big Pimpin 5
    I'm a sucker for mysteries especially ones with a bit of romance but this book doesn't do it for me. The characters aren't very interesting and the story moves very slow. There's a paragraph in the book that made me believe the author is a bit racist and that just made me put the book down. Waste of time.
  • Fun new series

    By dulab
    This first book of the Gotcha Detective Agency hooked me. I found the characters interesting, and the plot had me guessing who the bad guy was! A quick, easy read that was loads of fun. Can't wait to read the second book in the series.
  • Let Us Prey

    By Tenderloin56
    Good characters and plot. A bit hard to put down by the middle of the book.
  • Great read

    By melvalenz
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read more!
  • Let Us Prey

    By Onalora
    Sooooo many things in this story just don't jell. Scott's technical skills are good---with exception of personal pronouns. He/him, she/her, them/their present problems for this writer. A few pages in I was grinding my teeth. This is a thin story that moves slowly and doesn't go anywhere. (1) The characters aren't well developed; particularly the killer. (2) There is vampire "activity" but it's play acting--literally. The players meet downtown once a week for purposes that are never clear. (3) The detective's hormones give her grief. She lusts after male upon male. That too goes nowhere. Irritating. Scott may be setting up content for subsequent books. For instance, the detective's husband is believed dead in a plane crash a year prior to this story. Scott mentions this event 10-12 times, making sure the reader knows no bodies or personal effects found at the site. That information has nothing to do with the current events. There are many good books out there. This isn't one of them. Don't waste your time.
  • It needed work

    By CmryY007
    Let's start with the fact it was a free book. I do like that and the opportunity to find new authors. The book was a fun read, and I enjoyed the characters which hopefully develop in further books. Mimi is a special agent turned PI. I found this hard to get into while reading the book because she certainly lacked PI skills. I suppose I expect a special agent to be smart, deductive, strong. None of that was happening. She had some tough cookie moments, but they were rare and fleeting. The threatening phone calls...and she kept writing them off as pranks??? That frustrated me! Rarely do I peg the "murderer" but I had this one figured out before being half way through the book so plot was way thin and easy to figure out. I hope the rest of the books develop, but not sure I will purchase any.
  • Let Us Prey

    By HDulcimerchick
    This should sell you some books. Didn't get through the first chapter. Too gorey, too much information for my liking. No thanks.
  • Let Us Prey

    By Anna711
    Good reading with a surprise twisted ending.
  • Let Us Prey

    By Thenatethetate
    This is a fast-paced, humorous mystery. It has a solid plot line and great character development!