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Little Shop of Homicide Audiobook

Little Shop of Homicide: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Barbara St Louis, MO, United States 12-11-12
    Barbara St Louis, MO, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Good Murder Mystery from Denise Swanson"
    What did you love best about Little Shop of Homicide?

    I like the mystery setting of the small midwestern town; much like Swanson's Scumble River series, I like the setting and the characters-especially single gal Devereaux, who lives with her quirky grandmother, and owns the local dime store.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Shop of Homicide?

    Don't tune out after the murder is "solved"-the ending is a doozy!


    Which character – as performed by Maia Guest – was your favorite?

    Devereaux will be every reader's favorite character-she is trying to start her life again in her home town after her stint working for a crooked investment backer in the city. And she is making a go of it, even with family baggage that doesn't easily go away in a small town. She really finds herself in a pickle, and has to rally all of her resources to solve the mystery of who killed her ex-boyfriend's fiancee!


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    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 05-07-12
    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 05-07-12

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "awful"
    What disappointed you about Little Shop of Homicide?

    The story line was just awful, i could not finish the 2'nd chapter. It kept getting worse.


    Has Little Shop of Homicide turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


    Did Maia Guest do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    NO


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    Sherri Silver Spring, MD, United States 04-05-12
    Sherri Silver Spring, MD, United States 04-05-12
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    "Not bad but not great ..."

    This was an interesting premise, interesting characters, how the story/mystery unfolded was a little disjointed in some areas. I might read the next one we will see...

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    Patricia 04-02-12
    Patricia 04-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun listen"

    This book was fun to listen to, but provided a good mystery too. I look forward to listening to other books in this series.

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    Megan St. Catharines, ON, Canada 03-25-14
    Megan St. Catharines, ON, Canada 03-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I Never Made it Past Chapter 4"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't think anything could have to be honest. The narrator was driving me insane but the book was equally as bad so it was pretty much a hopeless scenario. If I knew how to return it for a refund, I totally would.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably the next book in the Enchanted Inc series.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't remember where my problem with the book began, but I can tell you the moment the love interest said (I'm paraphrasing):

    "I'll try to help you Darling, but I must warn you - my life is in danger!"

    That was the end of the end. Seriously. I can clearly tell that no one taught this author the benefits of "show don't tell" as a narrative tool, but there's no excuse for the editor that decided to publish it.

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    Amazon Customer 08-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Intrigued...in paperback"
    What would have made Little Shop of Homicide better?

    A different narrator! Geez it was so painful to hear her interpretation of the characters voices! I did enjoy the book, the author was thoughtful and it was definitely not predictable. I did enjoy that there were unanswered questions that keep you wanting to pick up the next in her series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Birdy! What a great character!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    How doesn't she, I just didn't understand Poppy & Jakes voices?! Did Poppy have a bad case of laryngitis?! And Jake was so quiet that half the time I was at full volume. I just don't understand how the producer was listening to this and didn't call for a redo!!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Little Shop of Homicide?

    I enjoyed the full written content.


    Any additional comments?

    Please choose a different narrator or have her fix those characters voices. I wont be picking up the next book in the series due to narrator.

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    alice 05-14-13
    alice 05-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Kinda Cute"

    This an OK read. Kinda cute, kinda cozy. I'm sure I would not have finished this in print. It's really a 2.5 star but I'm sweet & always round up. I'll try something else of hers someday. Maybe even another Devereaux Dime Store Mystery!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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