Claire Cosi, manager of the iconic Village Blend coffee house, finds herself pulled into another murder investigation after finding her friend, and traveling Santa, shot dead in a nearby alley. Worried the police are going to chalk it up as a random mugging gone wrong, Claire refuses to let her friend's murderer get away.
Rebecca Gibel's performance is crisp and delightful.
I just couldn't get into this audiobook, despite having high hopes for it. The writing is bland and lacks energy. The narration is lifeless. I don't think I will attempt another book by this author.
When 92-year old Holocaust survivor Jossi Goldberg is found executed in his home, Detectives Kirchhoff and Bodenstein are given the case. When they are being pressured into letting the case go - but not before they have a chance to order an autopsy - the detectives become intrigued. During the autopsy a strange tattoo is found on Goldberg, the type that was given to SS soldiers, it doesn't seem possible this Holocaust survivor was an SS soldier. Within days, two similar murders are committed. The one common thread between all the murders is all of them were lifelong friends with Vera von Kaltensee, baroness, well-respected philanthropist, and head of an old, rich family. The detectives find themselves being drawn into a murder mystery where no one is who they claim to be.
This was a great story and great narration. I highly recommend!
When single-mother, Jane, moves to town with her kindergarten aged son, she is befriended by Madeline and Celeste.
Madeline is outspoken, not only in her demeanor but also in her dress. Her youngest daughter is also in kindergarten, along with Celeste's twin boys.
Celeste, the beauty of the group, is the envy of many with her beautiful sons, successful husband and leisurely lifestyle.
Jane is quite ordinary; soft-spoken, and introverted, she prefers not to draw attention to herself.
The story begins on school trivia night when a horrible accident occurs - or was it an accident? - until the lies and deceptions these three misfit friends are keeping come to an explosive head.
What an excellent story! It keeps you guessing, right up the end.
When 39-year old Alice wakes up on the floor of a gym with no idea how she got there or who the people were hovering around her, she discovers that she has lost the last 10 years of her life. As she struggles to make sense of everything going on in her life (who are those children and why was she getting divorced?), she can't help but to think that maybe getting her memory back wouldn't be the best thing for her.
After three attempts at a wedding with no successes, Kate makes a plan to find the perfect husband. She heads to Kentucky, to a resort that should be full of "Mr. Rights," but she keeps running into Mr. Wrong. Things just don't seem to go well for Kate and in particular, not well for her dates, much to Kate's chagrin.
This is such a delightful read, you won't be disappointed!
I have enjoyed every one of the Coffeehouse Mysteries on audiobooks. The narrator, Rebecca Gibel is awesome!
In this book, Claire Cosi's Irish immigrant barista is murdered during their annual Christmas cookie swap and Claire will leave no stone unturned to find her barista's killer and bring him or her to justice.
I enjoy all the books in this series and the narrator is great! The books have the recipes for all the delicious treats mentioned in the book. You can't go wrong with these audios.
I got this book due to a review of someone I follow. I just couldn't get into this book, despite the excellent review given by my friend. I tried multiple times however, the narrator just didn't do it for me.
Suzie Miller has just been dumped by her boyfriend through a text message. Deciding she has had enough of men who unceremoniously break her heart, Suzie decides she is going to get revenge on every single guy, starting with her first true love. Even though it is said revenge is a dish best served cold, sometimes, it isn't!
Dearly departed Bailey Ruth is back in Adelaide, her hometown, for another emissary assignment - but the details aren't quite clear. Normally Wiggins, the head of the Department of Good Intentions, gives Bailey Ruth detailed instructions but this time, she didn't even see Wiggins before her departure. She soon learns who she is there to protect and as usual, Bailey Ruth isn't very adept at keeping the precepts, especially the one on not appearing unless it is absolutely necessary. So when Bailey Ruth tries to disappear and finds she can't, she knows that she is stuck on earth and Wiggins has no idea she is there.
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