Hope Fall's greatest detective is stuck in parking enforcement because, at 98 pounds, 5 foot nothing, she will never be able to pass the department's physical exam. But with the aid of her dog, and her writer's group, Chloe may just be able to solve Hope Fall's first homicide and impress the new chief of police.
©2012 Melanie Jackson (P)2012 Melanie Jackson
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
A very enjoyable cozy mystery involving a tiny woman who keeps facing disrespect at work. Despite that, she manages to solve the mystery, save the day, and get the guy. My kind of woman! I love the humor as well! A scene involving a loud hand-held alarm had me laughing out loud within minutes of starting!
My only gripe is the poor editing. There were a lot of mispronunciations, and they were jarring to me (mispronunciations are a pet peeve of mine). Some examples: Quarry-quaary, proscribed-prescribed, defecators-defectors, commandeered-commandeered.
No, the narration is poor. Between the speed of the talking and lack of tonal change between characters I found it very difficult to follow. Tried to finish this book several times but I just can't get through it.
The story was cute, although I was sorry for the dog for being hauled around and tied up a lot.
The narrator, however, needs a course on pronouncing some words...like specious, opulence, and commandeering to name three.
I will listen to it many times. I always hear something that I missed before.
I love the Chloe Boston Mysteries, and Melissa Strom exhibited the exact same voice and character portrait that I would have expected from Chloe.
She really brings all of the characters to life in a very realistic and enjoyable manner.
I just really enjoyed the characters and story line. It's very entertaining & easy listening.
I can't wait for more Chloe Boston Mysteries to be made available on Audible.
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