Darcy Campbell might have expected life in a small Oklahoma town nestled in the beautiful Ozark foothills to be as idyllic as the scenery. That, however, is not what she finds when she returns to her hometown of Levi after the death of her husband.
One autumn morning, Darcy and her mother, Flora Tucker, are enjoying a cup of coffee in their hundred-year old farmhouse when Darcy gets an urgent telephone call. The contractor who is digging the foundation for their new home insists that Darcy drop everything and come to the building site as quickly as she can. He has found a mysterious object deep in a hand-dug well and he needs Darcy's help in retrieving it.
The ancient, crumbling package pulled from the well contains two items that are as shocking as they are inscrutable. In trying to decipher the meaning of these long-buried objects, Darcy and Flora discover a dark secret from their family's past.
A kidnapping, a brush with death, and a stranger's greed add to the mix. The era of World War I becomes enmeshed with the present day as Darcy and Flora unravel a tangled web of deceit that has ensnared their family.
Volume 3 of the Darcy & Flora cozy mystery series.
©2014 Blanche Day Manos and Barbara Burgess (P)2016 Blanche Day Manos and Barbara Burgess
This time we find Flora and Darcy searching for clues in a 100 year o?d mystery. The characters grow and we learn more about their past and catch glimpses into their possible future. The plot has more twists and turns and keeps you interested. Michelle Babb does an amazing job bringing all the characters to life. You feel like you are right there with them. I highly suggest this book for a fun and interesting story.
Discovering a mysterious package down a well on their property opens up a whole mess other mysteries and causes some real trouble for the mystery solving mother and daughter team of Flora and Darcy. Things continuously happen that you don't expect and the story will keep you glued to your player. This is a great one. Don't miss it!
We loved listening to the second book in the series and were excited to listen to the third. We were not disappointed. The writing in this series is always good and the narrator Michelle Babb really brings the characters to life in a way that hits all the right chords with us.
Small town Oklahoma dweller Darcy and her Mom, Flora find themselves sleuthing again--this time to uncover the truth in their own family history. As someone who loves learning about my own family roots, I found this entry very entertaining and enjoyable. The usual sweet and quirky townsfolk are back again and the dialogue and relationships between characters hit the right notes. For those who enjoy cozy mysteries, this is a great book (and series) to try!
Michelle Babb is the narrator on the audio-version, and she does a great job with reading it and making the characters come alive.
Looking into family history can be risky. You never know what you will find. Darcy and Flora are sort of pushed into investigating their family by a mysterious package found by the contractor digging the foundation for their new home. A previously unknown mystery comes to light and their efforts to get to the truth of the story lead to an old love story set in WWI days, tragedy, and rumors of buried treasure. Throw in a couple of near-death experiences and a kidnapping and things get pretty lively. In the background to all this adventure, a new romance is growing for Darcy. This was an enjoyable listen for me. Michelle Babb does a fine job of bringing the various characters to life. I'm very glad she sent me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Mother of 5, Grandmother of 10, RN (retired!), Avid reader, enjoys sewing, knitting and cross-stitching.
Best Left Buried, third in the Darcy & Flora cozy mystery series by Blanche Day Manos, is a great addition to the set. A hundred-year-old mystery is unearthed, people are dying, family secrets are revealed, romance is in the air...what more could a mystery lover want! Manos keeps readers interest with solid, likable characters and a good story line with unexpected twists. Mother and daughter seem to be magnets for dangerous predicaments...theft, kidnapping, poisoning, you name it, it happens! Can their friends save them? And just why are people interested in their land? Michelle Babb again does a great job narrating and bringing this fun story to audiobook listeners.
I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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Ahh, here we are again! Even with kidnapping and a stranger that loves money comes into the book it never get's "UNcozy". You almost know what you get before you listen to it, but that is a good thing, because in this book you will be surpliced over how cozy AND good it is. It travels around the line of being "unexiting", but never gets there! Michelle Babb is again the voice of the book, and WOW she does it again, and again and again! She reads this as a pro as she is always doing. I am a fan of her!
I was given this audio book free in exchange for an honest review.This is the second Darcy & Flora Cozy Mystery I've listened to. I liked this story better than Book 2.
Darcy and Flora are a mother/daughter duo that keep falling into mysteries and danger. This time, it actually involves a mystery of their own past. The contractor hired to build their new house discovers something down an old well that will change the way the two women look at themselves and their ancestors. The items are stolen and a mystery of a different type develops. There are people after the items, people shooting at them, a poisoning, kidnappings and love. It all makes for a very entertaining story.
I've really come to love the narration of Michelle Babb. Another great job.
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Cozy mysteries are my favorite and Blanche Day Manos and Barbara Burgess did a great job writing Best Left Behind. Mother and daughter team Darcy and Flora have another mystery to solve after Cub uncovers a mysterious package stuck down in a well. As soon as the package is recovered a whole slew of strange events begin to take place. Strangers start showing up at Darcy and Flora's front door wanting their newly inherited property and some are even willing to kill for it. Disturbing family history is also showing up in the present and Darcy is more determined than ever to find out what's going on. So many twist and turns that will keep you listening or reading just about all night !!!!
Michelle Babb did an awesome job as usual!!!!!!!!!!
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This book begins with mystery solving, mother and daughter finding objects from long ago hidden in an old well. They begin searching for the reason the things were there. This search cause mystery upon mystery to develop. There is a bit of suspense and romance thrown in for good measure. I look forward to more in this series!
The narration was well done, the characters were excellently portrayed. Thanks to Michelle Babb for fine entertainment!!
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This is not my favorite series but I do enjoy it. I think the relationships between people is handled especially well. I tend to like a series more and more as I get used to the characters and I think that is happening with this one. I look forward to the next installment. The building of a house little by little as a backdrop is really interesting. The narrator is fab. Perfect for these characters.
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