Murder, mystery meat, and morning sickness! Hudson and Lovita are expecting, and she's having trouble keeping food down for the first time in her life. Her best friend, Sue Jan, is busy juggling mommyhood. The Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique is busier than a one-toothed man in a corn-on-the-cob-eating contest.
Things are great until a handsome law intern disappears after an argument with their top stylist's once-upon-a-time wayward son. So Lovita and Sue Jan put down their forks and pick up the trail to solve the mystery before Jolene's son has to trade in his chef's uniform for prison stripes. But the supersized sleuths soon discover something very unusual about a popular new barbecue restaurant in town. Does everything taste like chicken, or did they risk it eating brisket?
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I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
As always it was a charming cozy mystery!
I was very intrigued!
Lovita and Sue-Jan!
I love how Hudson cares for Lovita it is so sweet!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This series is so cute and this installment was as charming as ever! Lovita is going to be a new mommy and is having morning sickness..and this mystery did not help her nausea...There is a new BBQ place in town and it is serving up some mystery meat! lol Of course it is up to the girls to figure out who, what, when where and why! I loved it!!! The narration was great and I definitely will be wanting to listen to the next one!!
I received this book in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. I love this series! These ladies in this series are a group of characters! Each one has their own sense of humor , trouble and danger too. Together they are a riot and unstoppable. Lovita is so intelligent and has a real knack for the PI business. Sue Jan, Jolene and the others are just as much trouble and fun. So many funny lines such as a taco in the oven and Boiled as an owl.
The author, Linda Kozar has an amazing ability to write with so much wit & charm for a cozy mystery. I love how this series carries on, as the girls are so much fun, that I hate to see them ever come to an end. The plot is excellent and there are so many twists and turns, it could be mistaken for a highway! The narrator, Michelle Babb does wonderful with all her accents for the characters. She makes the story so much fun and captures the wittiness of all of Lovita's friends and you can hear it in her different voices. Michelle is one talented lady. Kudos to both ladies for such a wonderful series!
I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. The story was delightful and was great to listen to while driving. I really like the different voices the narrator uses for the range of characters.
Loved Lavetta. (not sure it I spelled her name correctly) She is a very calm, reasonable person. She is a delightful character.
I liked the end when Suzanne's family gets involved. Don't want to say too much because it might spoil the ending for others.
I did not have an extreme reaction to the book. However it was very enjoyable.
The narrator does such a good job with the voices that it is easy to identify who is talking during each scene. The author writes a very enjoyable book and I really like this series.
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
I don't think I gave this series a very good review with the last book. However, I was really quick to listen to this next installment! I admit it now, I really like this series! The two best friends have such a great relationship. They have each others backs but still bicker and judge, just like us real humans. The humor is infectious and actually gets funnier after knowing the characters better. I love that in a series. The narration is spot on! I've not listened to the first two in this series and think I will read them since not narrated by Michelle Babb. She is the voice of these characters now and I know I won't like anyone else reading it.
The mystery this book is based on was okay. Honestly, I usually don't care too much how good the actual mystery is as long as the characters are interesting. In that aspect, this book excels.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. It was a very good gift!
Norwegian in a English world!
That Wasn't Chicken: Until the Fat Ladies Sing Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4 is better then Dead As a Doornail. The story felt "tighter" and i did like the plot line better. There something about Linda Kozar that i really like, and here in this books it feels like it comes better in play. There are maybe more mystery in this book then the last, and that shows in a way i really enjoy. Linda Kozar is growing on me, and i really enjoy that feeling in a book.
Michelle Babb does a brilliant job as always. She reads this as a champion! 6 hrs and 27 mins never feels boring, 6 hrs and 27 mins never feels bad ether! There is something about Michelle Babbm, and i really think more books should be read like this! Michelle Babb is the standard, and that standard is HIGH!
I got this book for a honest review, and that is what you see here!
Oh, man. I didn't think this book would be better than Dead As A Doornail, but it really was. The mystery was so much more fun than a simple murder and I did not see the "secret ingredient" coming. The humor is much more evident in this book and the, not-so-small-anymore, town of Wachita has so much more character than the previous book.
I listened to the audio version and Michelle Babb is wonderful. Her characterization of Sue Jan and Lovita is en pointe. She has great comedic timing and really seems to connect to the story.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
I had the pleasure of taking another trip to Wachita, Texas to meet up with my new old friends Lovita and Sue Jan. These two women are so much fun and I think the author does a wonderful job of bringing husbands and children into their friendship. It works beautifully.
This is only the second book I’ve read in this series and I already find myself caring about these two women and their families. I was genuinely happy when both discovered they were going to have babies. It’s nice to see two women work so well together and be able to juggle a family and career. Lovita and Sue Jan are successful at all of it. Not to mention that they make excellent private investigators. So, they are actually juggling two careers and families.
The mystery is intriguing although there were a couple of parts I found a bit disgusting. I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t go into further detail about that, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the mystery. The story moves along at a nice pace.
This is a great series to listen on audio. The narrator is very easy to listen to. Michelle Babb is made for the role of Lovita. She, also, does the other characters very well. She brings them to life and gives us a wonderful audio production. I wish there were more books for me to listen to.
FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Enjoyed the fourth installment in the "Fat ladies" southern cozy series! Sue Jan & Lovita are knee deep in a mystery as usual with a dash of motherhood on the side. In Texas, BBQ reigns supreme, but is it really what they think it is? Lots of humor as the gals figure out the clues and ultimately solve the mystery. I love the friendship aspects of this series. A lot of emphasis is put on relationships and how we help/hurt each other.
The narrator was awesome and made the book come alive with her true-to-life Texan accents. She gives listeners a great performance with unique voices for each character. I highly recommend the audio version narrated by Michelle Babb.
Recommended for "cozy" readers, those who like humorous mysteries, and lovers of southern fiction with levity:)
Lovita and Sue Jan are at it again! This series is really growing on me. I listen to a lot of mysteries and most of them are more serious so I thought listening to this series would be just a bit of ear candy. I was wrong! The characters are fun and likeable and the mysteries are quirky and engaging. This one kept me up long past my bedtime promising myself, "Just one more chapter." A missing/possibly murdered person is serious business, but somehow, I found myself laughing out loud at times. The "mystery meat" dinner was often hilarious - and a little icky. All the way through, I was impressed by the different and easily distinguished voices of the characters. I don't know if the narrator, Michelle Babb, grew up in Texas, but somewhere she did learn how we talk. She gives the characters voices that sound like people I have known sometime in my life. I'm already looking forward to the next edition in the lives of Lovita and Sue Jan.I was given this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I paid. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
"That Wasn't Chicken: Until the Fat Ladies Sing Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4" by Linda Kozar is a truly fun, enjoyable listen. It has a wide cast of characters, a mystery that includes all sorts of twists and turns and lots of smiles. It was a great way to spend time while I worked in the yard, walked and did housework. The chapter names alone are worth an extra star--and they also work perfectly with the central plot line. It has the additional benefit of featuring two happily married couples and strong family values., which I personally appreciated.
This is the second Fat Ladies Sing book that I've listened to and I will happily listen to the rest. One thing I really appreciated about this book was the progression from the last book. The characters--both main and secondary--have evolved, as have their lives. That is something that I really appreciate. I like how the town of Wachita is painted and feel it reflects many small town.
Michelle Babb did a a really nice job with the narration. She had a believable Texas accent and kept the characters from being over the top; not always easy to do.
I recommend this book to all lovers of cozy mysteries and those who enjoy a light, humorous listen.
I was given this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I paid. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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