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The Unraveling of Violeta Bell Audiobook
The Unraveling of Violeta Bell
Written by: 
C. R. Corwin
Narrated by: 
Lorna Raver
The Unraveling of Violeta Bell Audiobook

The Unraveling of Violeta Bell: A Morgue Mama Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Maddy Sprowls, newspaper librarian for the Hannawa Herald-Union, prefers to stay in the newspaper morgue and do her job. But one Saturday, she sees four elderly women get out of a taxicab at a garage sale. She figures that those women must hire that cabby every week to drive them from garage sale to garage sale, and wouldn't that make a great feature story for the paper?

Shortly after the story runs, one of the four women, retired antiques dealer Violeta Bell, is murdered. Maddy wants no part of the investigation, but before she knows it, she's on another of her infamous snoopathons.

Was it bargains they were hunting or something else?

©2008 2008 by C.R. Corwin; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Irascible, fearless and unapologetic, Maddy is a heroine cozy fans will embrace." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Carmela08 San Antonio, TX 10-23-11
    Carmela08 San Antonio, TX 10-23-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Nicf little cosy. Not much more."

    This is light reading with a simple story line. Maddy Sprouls is the crotchety newspaper librarian in the prerequisite small town full of the usual eccentric characters with secrets to hide. A murder ensues. Maddy solves it. End of story.

    It's a good book for light reading, very light.

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    Ruth Burks 10-15-11
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    "Fun Listen"

    Light, engaging, entertaining. The narrator's voice is a bit annoying-too old and scratchy although in character.

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    Erica Aitken Santa Cruz, CA 10-04-11
    Erica Aitken Santa Cruz, CA 10-04-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Most old ladies sound younger than this one!"

    This is a good story with a good plot, lots of humor, a bit predictable, but fun. What bothers me is the reader whose voice belongs to a cartoon version of a fuddy duddy old fart. I know many women in their late sixties and none have this old fashioned tone. I believe that his book would have more weight if we could imagine a smart, older woman and not an Xtreme Ms Marple.

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