Bubba Snoddy's got some problems. His family has descended for the Christmas holidays and not in a good way. His cousin wants to own the Snoddy Mansion, decrepit, falling down columns, termites, wood rot and all and isn't above using manipulative behavior to achieve his ends. Miz Demetrice is up to nefarious and illegal activities while trying to entertain relatives. His cousin's 10-year-old son is the personification of a demon and has hobbies of looking at medical photographs, making stun guns from scratch, and causing havoc wherever he roams.
The woman of Bubba's dreams, Deputy Willodean Gray, is still evading his romantic pursuits. Patients from the local mental institute are wandering over the town, ostensibly assisting with the Christmas Festival thanks to a program established by the mayor to cut costs. And Bubba has just found the dead body of a man dressed as Santa in the Christmas scene at City Hall.
Oh, Pegramville, Texas is just the best place to be at Christmas if a fella has a bullet proof vest and a linebacker's helmet. All the folks think Bubba might have done did it again, even though it was proven that he didn't done did it the first time, and Bubba has to move quickly in order to catch a murderer.
©2011 Caren L. Bevill (P)2016 Caren L. Bevill
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I liked the second book in the Bubba Snoddy series much better than the first. I think the reason for this was twofold. First is this book has much more going on, the bodies keep and the intrigue keeps building. The second is that I listened to this as an audio book which I find much better when authors tries to write as people talk (think “what cha doin’ boy”). Hearing the characters in this manner is much better than trying to read it, in my opinion. Like the first book I wish there were more vivid details and descriptions to make the reader feel as if they were there but overall the home spun tale got me in the holiday spirit.
The narrator did a good job with the southern sounds and making Bubba really feel like a good old boy.
Bubba is back in a new adventure/mystery. With the help of his mother Miz Demetrice, Deputy Willodean Gray and his nephew Brownie, Bubba sets out to find a killer striking during the Christmas holiday. Hilarity ensues as Bubba is once again a suspect for a crime he didn't commit. Will Bubba find the killer before he ends up back in jail? Only time will tell.
This is another great story in the Bubba mystery series and Michael Gilboe is delightful as Bubba and the other cast of characters in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great southern cozy mystery.
This book was provided by the author, narrator and/or rights holder, from audiobook blast dot com, in exchange for an honest review.
Yes the ending. Ugh! Cliffhangers :(
Still loving Bubba. The cast of characters are a hoot. I hope the rest of the books are released on Audible. I think the narrator does an excellent job. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
great book series....start with bubba and the dead woman and I guarantee that you will not want it to end. and I can't wait to hear the next in the series!
This was an enjoyable listen. A little humor, murder and burgeoning love all tied up with an old ribbon and lit up with a stun gun. The narrator, Michael Gilboe, did an excellent job bringing the characters to life with his distinctive 'southern twang'. Though this one is suppose to be the first in the series, there is definitely a back story in another book somewhere that I wish I had read first. This one ends in a cliff hanger, merry Christmas.
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I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!
When I downloaded this listen, I was pretty sure with a main character named Bubba that it would be a particular type of listen. It was but it did not disappoint. The narrator was a perfect compliment to the subject and the listen, though a murder mystery, was fun and hectic and full of colorful characters.
It ended on a new mystery and so now I wait patiently for that installment. I mean, it's Bubba; what could possibly go wrong?
Note: I listened to the audio version of this book and it was provided at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast.
I've never read/listened to one of Bevill's novels before so this was a pleasant find. The characters the author created are a colorful bunch of folks, and the narrator, Michael Gilboe, did a great job at bringing them to life. I'm glad I got the opportunity to try out this book (the second one in the Bubba Snoddy series) and it has definitely made me interested to check out the others.
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
Although this is book 2 I still can't get over his much I love the name Bubba Snoddy. And the best part is that this book also has some new relatives with amazing names like 'Fudge' and 'Brownie.'
I love how this was a variation on the 12 days of Christmas song, except it's more like the 12 deaths of Christmas... Reminiscent of '10 little soldiers' from the Agatha Christie book "And Then There Were None." Bubba & Mrs. Demetrius have to race to find the killer before each of the other murders take place (as its foreshadowed that there will be 1 for each of the 12 days). There is a sense of urgency to not only find the killer & save the potential victims but also to clear Bubba's name, who yet again became a suspect.
I love the dynamic between Bubba & his mother; they are polar opposites & it makes for some very entertaining banter. Ms. Demetrius is my favorite character, so I love that she was front & center in this story. Overall I really enjoyed this listen & recommend it, even if it's not during Christmas-time. It was even better than book 1 & I look forward to the next book & seeing where things go with Bubba & Willa Dean. I was gifted this book for an honest review.
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
I really like this series. It is funny (one of my favorite things in rating books) and also surprisingly clever. Bubba's Mom remains my favorite character along with Precious (his dog). I also enjoy the fact that romance doesn't take control of the plot which is so overdone in cozy mysteries.
The narrator couldn't do a more perfect job.
The town is a Mayberry-ish town Texas style. The characters are all colorful and often the bad guys are good and the good guys are bad - so refreshing!!!!
I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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