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Cynthia

Coral Gables, FL, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 5 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 994 titles in library
  • 95 purchased in 2014
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  • Catering to Nobody

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (215)

    Get ready for a smorgasbord of delicious suspense prepared by Goldy Bear, an irrepressible mistress of menus and amateur sleuth. Filled with a cast of colorful characters and superb recipes, Catering to Nobody is the first in a series that has made Diane Mott Davidson a best-selling author and the Queen of the Culinary Mystery.

    Scarlett says: "So, so bad...and yet..."
    "First book in a series: mysteries and cooking"
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    This first book in an on-going mystery series about a single mother and her catering business in Colorado presents the main characters and their back story. It is a pleasant story with interesting people, somewhat exaggerated in behavior. Having read the first three books, in which a different member of Goldie’s family is threatened. I have been interested enough to downloaded the nest to hear who will be the next potential victim
    The description of the catering business forms a background, and the food is lovingly described. Some recipes are included.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drowning Spool: A Needlecraft Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Betsy Bronson
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn't hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers.

    genevieve says: "narration ruins the story"
    "interesting story, failar communityof characters"
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    The 17th book in a pleasant series about the owner of a needlework store, with strong supporting cast of recurring characters. The story is interesting and trails enough red herrings in the form f plausible bad guys to keep the reader guessing .
    The narrator of this book, however, is not a good choice. She gives many of he voices an unpleasant nasal quality and many of the people sound as if they had bad head colds .It is sometimes hard to tell male and female speakers apart. . Entirely missing is the light teasing voice of Godwin and Conner’s Irish lilt

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Circular Staircase

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    “This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous.” So begins The Circular Staircase, a book which has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer of our time.

    Scott says: "Excellent narrator"
    "A classic mystery"
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    Mary Roberts Rinehart is one of the classic mystery witers, along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham. this book is one of the ones that made her reputaton. It has all the classic elements: an isolated coutry house, noises in the night, an nkonwn person dead in a locked huse....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Daffodil Affair: An Inspector Appleby Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Inspector John Appleby visits utopia in the deep jungles of South America - and tangles with a high spirited conspiracy. An eccentric English schoolgirl disappears, leaving a cryptic note.

    Cynthia says: "Anodd mix of broad comedy and serious message"
    "Anodd mix of broad comedy and serious message"
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    Michael Innes series of detective stories are curiously uneven. Some of them are pure romps (Appleby’s End) and some are serious exploration of interesting topics, like the stage craft in Hamlet Revenge. This book begins in farce with witches, disappearing cart horses and pecular elderly relatives and then moves to consideration of themes of mass hysteria, crows physiology and misuse of “science”. It is hard to suspend the belief that the whole adventure is impossible: a member of the British police force would hardly be allowed to take off on a wild goose chase that includes an extended trip up the Amazon river and a protracted stay on an island in the middle of the river, surrounded by cannibals and crocodiles..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Light Thickens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By James Saxon
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (37)

    Is this a dagger which I see before me...Four murders. Three witches. A fiendish lady. A homicidal husband. A ghost. No wonder Macbeth is considered such bad luck by theatre people that they won't mention its name out loud. But the new London production of "the Scottish play" promises to be a smash until gruesome pranks begin plaguing rehearsals.

    Christina says: "Really great story"
    "The final book in a great series"
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    This is the last book in a long series of mysteries by Ngaio Marsh. It is set in the theater world, on of her favorite themes, and is a revisit to the Dolphin Theater and the main characters of the earlier book :Killer Dolphin”. It features a fascinating description of a novel version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and of the actors .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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