In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. But when an aging playboy and the newly crowned Blueberry Queen are killed, Candy must investigate to clear the name of a local handyman. And as she sorts through the town's juicy secrets, things start to get sticky indeed...
©2010 Robert R. Feeman and Beth Ann Feeman (P)2014 Tantor Audio
"A winning combination of great characters, warm setting and mischievous locals will appeal to cozy lovers everywhere." (RT Book Reviews)
This was an enjoyable cozy mystery. The characters were likable, realistic and intelligent. The plot was paced nicely and there were enough twist and turns to keep you guessing. I hope Audible gets the rest of this series.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
I TOOK A CHANCE ON THIS ONE, AS I LIKE THE PROTAGONIST AND THE NARRATOR. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED, AS AUDIBLE, HAD PICKED IT OUT FOR ME AS A POSSIBLE "BOOK TO MY ECLECTIC TASTE, THEY WERE RIGHT ON. THANK YOU AUDIBLE, I TRUST YOUR GETTING A TASTE FOR WHAT I LIKE, GOOD JOB. NOW YOU MUST FILL IN HER OTHER BOOKS, I AM HOOKED. DELIGHTFULLY READ FROM AN AUTHOR WITH TALENT. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT, BAITING BREATH FOR MORE, OR AUDIBLE YOU MAKE THEM..YOU HAVE A HIT ON YOUR HANDS. I CANNOT READ SO PLEASE TAKE A CHANCE ON THIS GREAT AUTHOR. LAUDS TO AUDIBLE. I KNOW OTHER LADIES WILL LOVE THIS SERIES AS WELL. MONEY, AND YOU HAVE A LADY DYING FOR MORE. THANK YOU, FAMILY.
I was in the mood for a relaxing "cozy." Based on the publishers comments this book sounded like a good bet. I listened to the entire book, but was never drawn in to the location, the story or the characters.
Candy Holliday is a first time amateur sleuth. When a family friend is accused of murder, Candy decides to find the "real killer". Amateur sleuths are fine with me, but not when they risk their own lives and the lives of friends. Candy believes she has to do this because law enforcement in her small town is totally inept - another thing that irritates me in mysteries.
None of the characters seemed very well defined or unique. The pace was a little slow for my taste; some scenes went on longer than they needed to without adding anything to the story.
Narrator Tavia Gilbert often has a breathy quality to her voice that sounded melodramatic in some scenes. I found the voice she used for Candy's best friend Maggie to be distinctive, but irritating.
I wish I had liked this book better.
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