Emily and Stan Remington's maiden voyage in their newly inherited, second-hand RV goes awry when a body falls off the top of their vehicle. The retired small town police officer and her husband, a retired history professor, find themselves at the center of a murder investigation involving a politician, a corporate executive, and a maverick priest. Emily butts heads with the local sheriff as their search takes them from a backwoods cabin in Wisconsin's scenic Door County to the Bishop's Chancery in Madison to an abandoned island in the infamous Death's Door Straits.
©2011 Mary Joy Johnson and Margaret M. Williams (P)2016 Mary Joy Johnson and Margaret M. Williams
I really enjoyed this road trip gone wrong story. One murder after another with the perfect balance of not being able to figure out who done it from the start. Really good, strong, female character. I can say after listening to book 1 I will look into book 2. I recommend this audio book to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery with some humor.
I received this audiobook free of charge from Audiobook blast, in exchange for an unbiased review
I love audio books! I love to read and this opens up even more time to enjoy a good story.
What a fun cozy mystery. Emily and Stan are great characters and I hope I can read more about this couples adventures. Jane does a wonderful job of narrating this book. I would listen to more read by Jane she is great. This story takes place in Door County in Wisconsin I have never been here but after listening to this book I would like to visit. I received this audio book free with the understanding I would leave an honest review.
No spoilers from me! Sexy, romantic stories, thrillers, mystery, relationship stories.. my library is a crazy mix.
Cozy alert! I liked this book and here is why.
This book has good narration provided by Ms. Oppenheimer. She knew the material and demonstrated good emotion and clear articulation, which kept me engaged from the beginning to the end. Her voice is age appropriate for the character. Maybe it's just me, but when a book is narrated by a voice too old or too young for the character, my brain constantly adjusts to that voice throughout the book, rather than easily falling into the story. My "perfect' examples are the narrations from "The Help" and "Loving Frank". Two books I listened to early in my Audible days and books I can blame for my Audible addiction.
Now, back to this book. I enjoy good cozy mysteries. I bought this book on sale and expected about as much as I paid for it. Author Williams presented likable characters in a comfortable, humorous premise. The inherited RV, a recently retired couple "taking to the road", concept is fraught with the possibility of silly antics and leaking hoses. She avoided those pitfalls, telling instead about a reunion of old friends minus one who just happened to be found dead - later. A good mystery and more dead bodies follow.
I thought I had it figured out very early in the book, but the story was complex enough to keep it interesting. Well, a sleuth I am not. I was wrong. The conclusion is tense, exciting and well done. It is not a long listen, 6 hours or so, fun background for a Saturday of dog walking and gardening.
A retired police officer and her husband acquire a motor home and hit the road. Naturally, they almost immediately have a corpse literally fall at their feet. Worse, they know the victim. Their story is so improbable, the local sheriff is immediately suspicious. I thought sure I knew whodunnit, but I was wrong. See if YOU can figure it out.
The premise (nomadic retired cop) has potential. It'll be interesting to see where the author takes this series.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.” this was my first time reading this author i was surprise it was actual pretty good and i really enjoyed in . i told my sister all about it.
Top 5 definitely!
In Milady's Bed Chamber. Both very good who dunnit mysteries. However, "Milady" takes place in London.
Being a female narrator, she did a great job portraying the male voices, of which there were many. I always knew who was talking even when there were 6 people in a scene.
I think the moments when Stan discovered something that reminded him of Father Vic and it made him teary eyed.
This audiobook was given to me for free by the Producer / Author in exchange for an honest review.
I couldn't get enough of this book. I enjoyed trying to sort out the information that would determine who the killer was from the fluff meant to throw you off the trail. I look forward to the second book. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
As a Wisconsin native, mystery addict, and law enforcement supporter, I had some expectations, and the good ones were fulfilled. It was fun following their antics as new RVers and also the adjustment of living in each other's pockets after a lifetime of working and raising children. Finding a corpse yet being a civilian for a change, was another adjustment for Emily. There is plenty of humor, vivid scenic descriptions, clear characterizations, and a solid plot at a comfortable speed. I intend to look for more of these.
Jane Oppenheimer is remarkably well suited and adds good things with her narration.
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Oppenheimer's narration made this book worth the time. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast."
This book is a fun, smart read, with plenty of twists and turns to make it completely worth your time!
A weekend reunion of college buddies known as the "factious four" turns into an investigative mystery for a retired sheriff when one turns up dead.
The story has enough details and dialog that the characters and scenery become real. The characters are likable and real. As the story progresses there are just enough hints as to whodunnit without giving it away until the end.
Jane Oppenheimer has a very easy listening voice. Her narration helps to make the characters and story come alive.
Grab a cup of coffee and keep the pot on as you curl up and listen or read to your hearts content, because you aren't going to want to put this one down!
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