Daisy McDare wants nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and build a thriving interior decorator business. Instead she finds herself heartbroken and in the middle of a murder investigation.
Daisy is in the middle of a decorating job at a famed local celebrity's mansion when the arrogant painter is found murdered in his backyard studio. Suddenly there's a house full of suspects, each with a bigger reason to want the victim dead than the next.
When the local police get stumped during their investigation, Daisy realizes she'll have to take matters into her own hands.
But she can't crack the case alone. She recruits her cupcake-baking best friend, Samantha, wise-cracking Granny Annie, and her feisty West Highland terrier, Shamus, to find the killer.
©2014 K.M. Morgan (P)2015 K.M. Morgan
The Daisy McDare series is a sweet and fun read about Daisy, an interior designer, and her bestie who is a baker. The books are rated G and a pleasant read on a cold day.
I have listened to a few Daisy McDare stories, and they are all engaging and sweet.
I didn't find this narrator's voice to be a good fit with Daisy. Caroline's voice is really deep.
I have enjoyed this series and look forward to reading more.
I received this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Yes I would definitely recommend this book to my friends that read cozies. It had everything I like in a good cozy - great protagonist, who-done-it plot and the lack of gore and graphic detail I look for in a cozy. The audio book reader, Caroline Shively, was the best reader of a light hearted cozy I ever heard. She kept the mood right where I want it, fun and interesting.
When her blind date didn't go as she had planned. I both felt sorry for Daisy and admired her resilience.
No, but I have the next audio book in the series (they were given to me as review copies, though I bought the Kindle books a while ago) and I can't wait to listen to it.
Yes and no. I was enjoying it so much I wanted to draw out the fun, but I was also really into the whole story. I plan on listening to it again.
This is a series that is a "keeper" ... one I will revisit again and again. Not many audio books I can say that about.
I expected to read a short mystery when I started this book. And, it was. But....., the ending of every scene, problem, solution and thought was a dessert!!! Donuts, brownies, chocolate, pies and cupcakes abound!!! And were available via bakery, or purse, for every possible emotion and experience. If you are an emotional eater then you will definitely identify with this book. For me, it became: "Oh, please, not another dessert." Which leads to the problem with this book. If you are reading a mystery, the mystery should be the thing you remember the most about the book. In this book, the thing I remember the most is all the sweets that were eaten!!!!
I found the audio narration to be as overdone as the desserts. In fact, if I had not been able to play it at double speed I would have never finished the book. The narration improved at double speed simply because too many words were over emphasized and speeding it up provided the needed camouflage. And, that's not necessarily a bad thing because in a lot of books the pace of narration is too slow but speeding up causes you to lose words. In this narration speeding it up improves it...no words lost. Double speed gives this one 2 stars on narration instead of 1 star.
I will be reading the next book in the series....I am hoping for less desserts.
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