Things couldn't be better for Trudie Fine and her partner, Zachary Cohen. It's the first big job for their catering company, A Fine Fix, and everyone who's anyone in the Washington, D.C., area will be at the Schwartzes' backyard Mexican fiesta. With the tables set, the food prepared to perfection, and the Mariachi band sizzling, Trudie is mellow as a Margarita smoothie... until a dead body is discovered floating in the pool. When Zach is arrested as the prime murder suspect, Trudie sets out to clear him and find the real murderer. Life gets spicier than a jalapeno pepper when she realizes she's the focus of three men's affections, including the unnerving detective handling the case. Soon, however, Trudie is reaching for her favorite knife, but not to chop vegetables. Recipes included!
©2013 Gale Deitch (P)2014 Gale Deitch
Great writing with a fun, normal character Trudie. The plot will have you guessing and you will be hard to pause while listening to the audio . Am so looking forward to next book .
I was given a review copy courtesy of AudiobookBoom
I love audio books! I love to read and this opens up even more time to enjoy a good story.
I really enjoyed the narration by Kristen James. She does a wonderful job and kept my attention. The story was good and I know the next in the series will be even better. Looking forward to an other adventure with Trudi.
I've rarely met an audio book I didnt like. I love rom-com, cozy murder mystery, and self-help.
how great is this?! you get a great listen and you can try got hand at some of her recipes! so ready to listen to the next in this series! Love this author and narrator. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
A good mystery story with twists and turns to hold your attention.
The Carrot Cake Murder --Mystery and recipes
Trudie was spunky and loveable.
Stunned when we found out who the killer was and what drove him to kill.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.”
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
Trudie, as the main character, was so so irritating. Where to even begin..
She spent the whole book alternating between complaining about her weight, to eating a whole pizza by herself then weighting herself right after and pouting when she gained 3lbs. Then she eats a whole package of bacon & complains some more about her weight (repeat this scenario during the entire book). When she was out to lunch with the detective she got a greasy burger & Diet Coke sans bun but then made self deprecating comments about how of course the detective wouldn't like her, because poor Trudie is always so overlooked and fat. At some point it gets old. It's always "whoa is me" no one finds me attractive, I'm the "Un-pretty girl" who is ignored.
Here are some of her actual quotes which I collected in just 20 mins of audio:
•"Ali is so pretty and thin, but I can hardly fit into my clothes & I have chubby arms"
•"Certainly Ali was a lot more desirable than I was."
•"He offered to carry me, but he would probably collapse from my sheer weight"
So after spending the whole book listening to Trudie complain, mope, and binge eat, a miracle happens. Out of the clear blue, after 28 years of never having a boyfriend she gets 3 suitors all vying for her love. Umm, okay... The mystery itself was overshadowed by the unrealistic plots around Trudie, and how unlikeable she was. I tried to find any redeeming quality in her, and I really wanted to like this book, but I found myself endlessly frustrated.
The narration didn't do a great job differentiating between the male voices & often whispered so low I could hardly hear it. I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review.
A Fine Fix: A Trudie Fine Mystery
: Gale Deitch
A new cozy mystery series begins with the catering team of Trudie Fine and her lifetime best friend Zachary Cohen out on their first big job. The excitement begins when the male host of the party is found floating, dead in the pool. Some predictable events in this fast paced book, but lots of zany twists will keep the listener guessing. I'm anxious to see where this series goes in the next book.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Kristin James gives Trudie and friends a lively journey. Bonus ............ recipes sound interesting.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."
This book is brilliant and the next on my playlist will definitely be book 2 in the series.
I really enjoyed this fun, cosy mystery. Trudie is a delightful character and a breath of fresh air. The mystery had me guessing and I happily trundled along with her as she investigated the murder and fell into one scrape after another.
I loved the humour in the story as Trudie wrestled with the romantic attentions from three men while trying not to hurt anyone's feelings. The final chapters were exciting and suspense filled which had me at the edge of my seat.
I listened to the audio version of this book. The narrator did a great job and I couldn't wait to get back to listening to the story after each time I had to press the stop button.
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