An IndieBRAG Medallion Honoree and was a finalist in the Chanticleer Book Review CLUE Awards for 2013 and the Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards for 2014..
A biking and camping trip to southeastern Minnesota turns into double trouble for Frannie Shoemaker and her friends as she deals with a canoeing mishap and a couple of bodies. Strange happenings in the campground, the nearby nature learning center, and an old power plant complicate the suspect pool and Frannie tries to stay out of it - really - but what can she do? After all, she is only curious, but sometimes it isn't just cats who have trouble with that!
©2013 Karen Musser Nortman (P)2016 Karen Musser Nortman
Denver, Co metro area resident for over fifty-five years. Retired, Mid 60's, Male, own over 9,600 Kindle books, and over 400 Audible books.
Is it Shakespeare? Is it Michael Connelly? No, it isn't... but, that's not a bad thing! This is well plotted, with characters that you become very fond of throughout the outstanding series. Mystery that itches to be solved. Settings and circumstances that call out to me, anyway.
The other books in the Frannie Shoemaker series.
Michelle appropriately keeps the story and characters moving. I can visualize the action taking place. Her voice work adds to and doesn't detract from a listener's enjoyment.
Fishing pole, check... camping stove, check... body bags, check...
I have many of this series on my Kindle as e books. The audio versions are all well done and my suggestion is, if you enjoy light mysteries, to check this series out.
Thanks for the opportunity to listen and review!
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com." defiantly will read this again.. highly recommended for true mystery fans. I liked the story and I love the narration by Michelle Babb.. murder mystery and so much more...
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Finding both twins dead was a real twist.
Good again! Good cadence and diction.
Yes, you wanted to find out what would happen next.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."
I love cozy mysteries, but cozy mystery series are a special kind of beast. We get to learn so much about these characters and watch as they (hopefully) learn from their past mistakes. But by the same token you have to suspend a measure of disbelief. I mean, how many murders can a single family come across before you have to question whether they have some terrible demon hanging around them. Despite this hurdle, the Shoemakers are full of humor and thrills. The title of this one is a bit cheesy, but it's definitely not the worse I've ever seen.
Michelle Babb is basically my cozy mystery go-to narrator. Her soft accent is just enough to make you feel comfortable and laugh at even the darkest of humor. Every time she narrates a new book she gets better and better. Her female voices become more defined and her male voices sound like they belong to a male. Just beautiful.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
I am a disabled Medical Technologist who uses books and audio books as a diversion from the pain of Fibromyalgia. I'm happy to review.
This was the second Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystery I've read (or listened to) and I have to say that they really draw me in and keep me going back for more. The whole idea of Frannie and her husband Larry going camping with friends repeatedly seems like a blast to me. The characters are all quite arresting individually, from the prankster to the woman that wants to plan everything for everyone. Frannie always ends up finding a body and she always ends up getting herself in a pickle in the end as she figures out "who-dun-it".
These books are just a joy to listen to. They have mystery and lots of comedy! Michelle Babb does an excellent job once again with the voicing of the characters and the pacing of the narration.
I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
Something about this series reminds me of Scooby Doo, even though there is no sleuthing dog. The 'grown-ups' are overgrown kids - my favorite- who banter well with each other and provide the reader or listener with lots of antics. I quite like the dynamics of the two couples and the mystery itself was okay.
The narration was very good except her fake southern accent was too good. Have to listen to it to know what i mean.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
I loved the last book in thIs series so I couldn't wait to dive into this next installment! For one, I adore Michelle Babb's narration & she really gives life to Frannie and all the characters in the campers crew. I love the playful bickering between the characters & Frannie and her husband are truly a good ole fashion married couple; grumbling lovingly about each other, but ultimately supporting one another when needed. They brought a lot of chuckles to the story.
The mystery itself was fun to follow along with. I felt like I knew who the killer was from the beginning but still felt myself questioning it, so it's not an easy give away. The plot has plenty of humor & action mixed in with the main mystery, and all of the characters feel real life relatable. I can't wait for book 4! I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest unbiased review.
Cozy mysteries are so entertaining and fun to listen to or read! Michelle Babb does a great job bringing the characters to life and giving them their own personalities! Sometimes story tellers make all the characters sound the same but not Michelle. Love her work!
Frannie Shoemaker can't seem to go anywhere without getting sucked into trying to solve a mystery on one their camping trips, like her and her friends finding two dead bodies on an outing.
Larry and Frannie Shoemaker head out for a week of camping with their friends and meet a set of mirror twins who turn up dead the next day, so Frannie starts asking questions and the fun begins! She hurts herself trying to go canoeing, almost getting kidnapped on a hike and witnessing a hostage situation. How will Frannie bring everything together in time to solve this mystery? Listen or read if you dare!
I really enjoyed Peete and Repeat (A Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystery), though it wasn’t much of a mystery as far as the “whodunit” part: I figured that part out very early in. That said, in no way did it detract from my enjoyment of this book. The central character, Frannie, her husband Larry, their family and friends, are of a “certain age” and love to go RV camping together. The interaction of these central characters, the descriptions of the camping experience as well as the other activities the group pursues, make the book well worth reading. I found the dialog especially entertaining and realistic. These are not prissy “old” people, but older middle aged, active individuals who enjoy spending time together and exploring their surroundings. Their conversations are a hoot, and I love how much time they spend discussing when and where they are going to eat. Been there, done that. Smile. To me, the mystery really is secondary to how much I really enjoy spending time with these people.
Michele Babb does a great job with the narration. It is easy to distinguish the different characters and her intonation brings the story to life.
This is one series that is relatively new to me, that I enjoy very much and will continue to read as the books are released. I highly recommend it.
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