Was it the environmental activist enamored with spotted owls, someone from the local Native American tribe, Jeff's son, Jeff's wife, or his wife's lover? Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her fiancé, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try and catch the person who killed Jeff Black. Well, it's not as if no one wanted Jeff dead. He had a lot of enemies. There were a lot of people who didn't want to see his property turned into a commercial hotel and spa. Finding suspects won't be hard to do, but finding out who killed him will be. No one would ever nominate Jeff for the "Most Popular Citizen Award". This is going to be a nightmare for Mike. I wonder how I can help him, Kelly thought. Murder at Jade Cove is another mouth-watering Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery with recipes included!
©2014 Dianne Harman (P)2015 Dianne Harman
Cedar Bay Cove is beautiful and draws people to its shores. Unfortunately it's the scene of another murder. Jeff Black is the victim. His plans to build a resort at the cove caused violent opposition. With so many suspects can they find out who killed Jeff? Mike, the county sheriff, is working on it. It's slow going but he's determined not to let Kelly, his fiancée, get involved. She is not easily deterred. She's a warm, open woman who has a talent to get people to open up to her. This small town is filled with interesting and diverse characters. There is no such thing as secrets. Erin deWard captures every nuance of these people. The narration builds the suspense and I was pulled into this cozy mystery. Dianne Harman's style captures all that I love about cozies. I enjoy audiobooks because they make me feel as if I were right there in the middle of the action.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
I liked other books by this same author.
I enjoyed listening to this book. The characters were interesting and i liked seeing how they mystery progressed.
There was no violence which will please many, It is a very happy upbeat book
For those who are just testing out the genre this is a nice little start. very simple very upbeat
The performers different voices were quite distracting. I did not care for her pacing.
I received this book for free in return for an open honest review
Flowed easily along. Easy to follow the characters.
Twists and turns always held your attention.
The main character was spunky, thoughtful, brave, and loving.
Loved when she was presented with the puppy at the end.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
Fun short murder mystery.
Light, fun, enjoyable quick read.
Even though this is a murder mystery, there isn't really a lot of mystery going on. It's pretty easy to figure out. It's just a fun quick afternoon read.
Kelly just can't stop herself from prying into police business. Mike the town sheriff and her fiancé can't keep Kelly out of police business.
People in small towns do gossip like this.
Erin deWard did a good job with the narration. She has a pleasant voice and is easy on the ears. Really good different character voices.
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Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
This was right on the brink of eye-rollingly stupid. Just when I would say "oh, come on! No one is that......stupid, gossipy, forthcoming, stupid" the book would get a little better. The characters were pretty shallow for the most part - the good are all good and the bad are well, bad. No surprise ending. I did like the setting and wonder if the jade in the cliffs are for real. The dogs saved it. But I am a huge dog lover. And not a fan of buying a purebred when there are so many in need at shelters. however, I love them all and that kept me listening. Go, Rebel!
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
No. This book was not a murder-mystery with depth or intrigue more of a fluffy type.
Dee Henderson or Lynette Eason
I am not sure if it was Erin deWard's reading or the writing but it was choppy. Her voices were forced not very distinctive. I didn't find her easy to listen to.
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I enjoyed learning about the location and history of Jade Cove. I'm sorry to say, but Kelly got on my nerves and Sheriff did not talk very nice to Kelly at times.
I would make Kelly and the Sheriff more likeable. I also would cut down on so much going on in this book.
Over all the performance was good, but there were times when the characters were excited or surprised that the voice did not ring true.
If this book was a made for TV book, I would watch it. I would not pay to go to the theater to see it.
I really did not enjoy this book, but I will give the author and narrator another try.
This was a quick and easy read for me. It is typical of the cozy mystery genre - a lead that is far nosier than she should be, townsfolk that share far too many secrets, and a town full of possibly murderous people.
Erin deWard did an excellent job narrating. She's a quick reader, so be forewarned.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Even though I did not have another audio book I stopped listening to this one because it was so vapid. You are hit over the head by every point the author wants to be sure you get.
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