An iron skillet, the town piranha, and liquid black gold all swirl in this new mystery series. When Lily and her two aunts discover the dead body of the most vile and hated woman in the town of Sweet Home inside their coffee shop, the Coffee Cabana, tongues wag at who the culprit might be. With a list of suspects a mile long, it could be almost anyone who Fannie Diddlemier wronged in her weekly rag. Find out how Lily and her aunts figure out the perp while downing extraneous amounts of hazelnut and mocha java.
©2015 Constance Barker (P)2015 Constance Barker
I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!
I actually did listen to this story twice because it was short and I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. It is so delightful.
Well the two aunts, Essie and Hilda were so funny. They reminded me of some of my aunts that have passed on and it made me happy to remember them.
I thought the scene where the girl describes how she lost her button. I don't want to give the story away.
I did not have an extreme reaction but I did have a very favorable reaction to all of the characters and their little town.
Looking forward to listening to more of these books and hearing Angel Clark bring me with her into the story. Her voice is so great !!
When the small town gossip-monger turns up dead in the back of the local coffee shop, the owners Lily and her aunts turn detective to determine who the killer is. But as the victim has been spreading painful gossip for years, almost anyone in town could be a suspect.
Constance Barker plots a well paced, interesting whodunnit here. While short the story gives enough time to each of the main characters to ensure they are individual and likable.
While fairly straight forward the mystery does provide enough intrigue and twists to keep you going.
Angel Clark is easy enough to listen to. She starts off shakily, putting some awkward pauses into some sentances but that disappears soon enough (or I got used to it so I didnt notice it anymore - either way, it went away). Each character is given their own voice and is easily distiguishable, while imparting the associated emotions etc.
Overall, well worth the (short) time investment.
Fun, cozy, engaging
I liked Hildie...she reminds me of a great aunt I have. I also liked the way she countered Essie's negative -nelly attitude.
Great vocal range. Her characters all sounded different, and just they way I imagined that they should sound.
I was surprised by the killer. Didn't see that one coming.
I'd read some of the author's books, but think I prefer the audio books better. Her characters are so much fun, I just want to hear them given "real" voices.
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