Well, you try listening to the whole chapter and see if you, like me, have to get the entire story for your library!
I first listened to the sample because the plot sounded good. I bought it because the narrator was excellent! I was not disappointed.
What do you do if you are a ROYAL but penniless? Your royal father is dead but your mother, a beautiful often married non-royal. Your maternal grandfather is an ex-bobbie. Your half brother is a ROYAL married to penny pincher who has little love for you.
Why you go off to London to the "family" house. With no money, no servants can be hired to lay fires or turn on the boiler for heating the water for the bath. Thank God for the grandfather who can teach!
Ok, lodging in hand and house tidied (by your hand). Next item is MONEY. You can't hire yourself out as a maid...what would the queen say! Besides, you don't really know how to do the job. But having open the family town house, you could do that and none would be the wiser...hopefully.
When dressed as a maid, you enter empty homes, get things readied and leave. If someone enters unexpected, no one notices you if you keep your head down, do your work and get out.
This is how it starts.
There is the Queen who wants our heroine to do her a favor and spy on Cousin Dave and "that woman".
There is a ROYAL the family things would be a "good match" (doubtful).
Brother comes to town.
Strange things start to happen. Is she just more clumsy than normal or is someone trying to kill her?
A dead body is found in the bathtub.
Brother leaves town.
Who is the dead man? Why was he killed? Who did it? (Can't blame it on the butler, there is none.) Did Brother do it? Surely not!
There is still house party to go to to meet her potential husband, to watch Cousin David and Mrs. Simpson, while pondering who the murderer is as all suspects will be in attendance. All this will make it hard to enjoy the perks of being a royal when she is not only trying to ferret out a killer but avoid being the next victim!
this one seemed to go on and on without taking me anywhere. it kept putting me to sleep without ever catching my attention. i gave up before starting part 2.
Sheriff Bo Tully gets a call from one of his citizens who he jailed and later did the same to his sons. He wants the sheriff to come out about a dead body draped over one of his fences. Having viewed the corpse through binoculars, he gives a description of said corpse; white, pinstriped suit, one shoe on, one off but covered with a black sock...not the style of the average citizens.
Thus the story begins. It's a ton of fun with some really good lines added to a good mystery.
I do like this series! really good characters.
This time we start in the court room with a man Alexander want to prove killed his wife.
During the story, I learned about the law and spousal abuse, the history of what lies below the city, how the city gets water...so much more...and it will end under the city!
"Andy Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara."
Who should read or listen to this one? People who love a good mystery. People who enjoy humor. People who enjoy the romance between Andy and Laurie. People like ME!
i think people should buy all 3 books at the same time and read/listen to them in tandem!
because this 'triad' should be read or listened as one long, flowing, enjoyable book!
i'm just glad i got them from audible.com because i didn't have to wait until the next time i could get to the store or library!
i am not going to write review of each part because i have tried and i cannot do it without giving spoilers!
Not a book I would normally take up but I liked the talk up to it. I liked the talk that it was not a left or right leaning book.
It lived up to its hype.
Lt. Eve Dallas not only has to fight a mad bomber but solve a murder mystery ...wait, could the 2 be connected? If so, How and Why?
Find out for yourself! It's very exciting!
'Sorry folks, this one i just could not get into! But this is just one person's opinion.
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