Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiance, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving 25 to life.
©2012 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I have not read a book this good in a while. Devereaux Sinclair has moved back to the small town she grew up in to help her grandmother who is sick. She gets pulled into a murder investigation when a gift basket she created is found at the murder scene. The story is realistic and fun. The characters are enjoyable. The dialogue is fun and witty. The mystery was solved at the end of the book by the author and not me. If I could give it 10 stars I would. The only thing I do not like is that I have to wait while for the next book in the series.
I don't know. I have been listening to the Scrumble River series and thought I might also enjoy this. I enjoy mysteries, but this had a lot of throbbing body parts, touches that sent shivers down someone's back, and other things that you don't usually find in a good mystery. Another reviewer was correct when she said it was 1/3 mystery and 2/3 sappy. I think Ms. Swanson may have been trying to make it sexy, but failed miserably.
Not the cozy mystery genre, but I'm not really sure what genre this belongs to. I definitely will not check to see if there is another book in this series.
Disappointment! I enjoyed the Scrumble River series from Denise Swanson and hoped this would be as good. It seems that Denise Swanson is trying to go in a steamier direction.
I'm not really sure who would like this book. It was about 1/3 mystery and 2/3 sappy, cliched, silly romance. It would be an insult to fans of romances to suggest they would like it.
No, I'm a long-time mystery fan, and it would take more than one book to turn me off to the genre. However, I won't read any more books in this series.
There was something funny about the way Jake was voiced -- what I suppose was intended to be kind of a sexy whisper.
Jake (though Devereaux would have had to have some other way of getting access to information about the police investigation).
I have enjoyed Swanson's Scrumble River series from the beginning and was looking forward to this one. It's particularly disappointing that this book isn't better because there were some good elements. I actually did like Devereaux quite a bit, at least when she wasn't mooning over Jake. The mystery itself was pretty good, and some of the other characters were entertaining. I feel like it could have been the beginning of another very good series.
I like DS very much and I really wanted to like this one. I just couldn't get past MG's voices. Poppys voice was very hard to listen to. Very manly and why so quiet? The voice of Jake was just silly...is he out of breath? Or is that supposed to sound sexy? I will still read DS but not listen if MG is the narrator.
I enjoyed the scene in the police station after the Grandmother was picked up. Dev is talking to the chief and Grandmother cuts in with a completely with it and snarky comment for the cheif.
Voice were not good.
No because they would propably only use the same five actors that are in any movie :) Plus I like my own interpretation of a story.
Story was ok. Not too exciting but ok. But the narration was horrible. As long as the narrator was reading the main character part it was ok but any extra person...they all sounded as old folks with nasal speech . Please don't try so hard .
What's not to love about a murder mystery, perfect yet imperfect main character and her potential hot new love. Looking forward to the next book.
Cute, easy read. Nice little detective story. I always enjoy these and would recommend.
I was looking for an amusing but intriguing mystery. This is not it. It's really a romance novel with a whodunnit as a means to get the two main character together. I am not a romance novel fan so I couldn't make to the end.
Those who enjoy VERY light story lines and ... Nothing else nice to say.
Not the genre. But I won't continue the series or listen to anything else from the narrator.
It was awful. All voices other than the main character (which I'm sure is her voice) were terrible. They just sounded like sick/and or long term smoking versions of the main character.
"Very Enjoyable Cosy Mystery"
I really enjoyed this story. I'm a fan of romance and cosy mystery and this book combines the two. I didn't guess who the murderer was, although my list of possibles included the perp. Devereaux was a likeable main character with an interesting history. I enjoyed Jake, and Noah, Dev's ex high school sweetheart, was interesting. I imagine he will become more important in future books in the series. If you like cosy mystery with a romantic subplot, you'll definitely enjoy this one. My only reservation was the voice artist. She was quite good but could have been better. I found it a bit weird that she gave one of the female characters a deeper voice than the men.
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