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
Male, mid 60's, over 1,100 helpful votes on Amazon, over 300 helpful votes on Audible, own 560 + Audible books and over 10,100 Kindle 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!
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Frannie and her companions
Frannie falling out of the raft
I love the banter between the companions. A little bit more "mystery" in this book. Clever title. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
Frannie is a wonderful amateur sleuth and can’t help getting herself involved in cracking the case of dead twin sisters. Her husband, Larry, is another great character. In fact, the entire secondary cast of characters are wonderfully portrayed.
There is so much going on in this story which makes for a very interesting mystery for readers to solve. There are dozens of twists and turns along the way. I enjoy going on these camping trips with the Shoemakers and trying to figure out whodunit right along with them.
This is the third book in the Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries. I listened to book #2 and then this one. The author gives us a complete mystery in each book and she keeps you guessing. The series is a nice one to listen to. The narrator’s voice is smooth and keeps the story flowing.
I’ll definitely continue this series.
FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I listened to audiobooks before they were cool! I read for LibriVox and I adore Stephen Briggs, T.G. Reynolds and Richard Armitage.
My boyfriend got upset with me for listening to this book.
You see, he was messaging me to bring food and I didn't notice, because there is a murder and Frannie has a hunch on who did it and she may be in danger aaaaand the story just completely sucked me in. So I bought him food and two extra Kinder chocolate bars to appease him. He's delightfully cranky when he's hungry :)
Well anyway, this story is how I picture the Famous Five as pensioners. Going on adventures in their trailers, unmistakably running into mysteries. I liked the writing and the story a lot. I was just surprised when it ended. It may benefit from a stronger reveal. Hercule Poirot style, maybe :)
Easy writing, good plotting, quirky characters, a wonderful narrator. It's got everything a cozy mystery should have. Somebody should film this series :D
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Mother of 5, Grandmother of 10, RN (retired!), Avid reader, enjoys sewing, knitting and cross-stitching.
Peete and Repeat by Karne Musser Nortman is another hit in the delightful Frannie Shoemaker series. Frannie and friends are off to the campground again and of course, there's murder afoot. One evening twin sisters, photographers by trade, stopped by Frannie's campsite to visit and seemed to be living the life. By morning they were pushing up daisies! This cozy whodunit has plenty of antics and adventures to keep the pages turning--with abandoned power plants and tunnels, meth labs, a wannabe Nashville singer, and a gigolo to boot. And sure enough, the suspects just keep lining up. Can Frannie stay safe while poking around to solve the mystery? These books almost make me want to go camping. With Frannie at the next campsite, I'm sure there would never be a dull moment. Michelle Babb does a great job in narrating the audio book, giving each character their own voice and making an enjoyable listening experience.
I was given a complimentary copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review
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Read on September 24, 2016
Group of retired friends take their trailers to a familiar campground and get involved in a murder investigation. All of the characters are totally believable, and so are their interactions. The weaving of the background of those who become the victims is not seamless, but it works anyway. It was good, and the length was perfect!
I have the audio version, and Michelle Babb is perfect in portraying each character and the narratives.
I requested and received a free copy from the publisher, author, or narrator courtesy of AudiobookB00M.
I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..
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.**
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.
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