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Leona Wall

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  • Murder in Christmas River

  • Christmas River Cozy Series, Book 1
  • By: Meg Muldoon
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Cinnamon Peters is one tough cookie. Every year at Christmas River's annual Gingerbread Junction Competition, pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon aims to win, taking down any competitor who gets in her way. But when she finds a dead body in the woods behind her pie shop just days before the big competition, Cinnamon realizes that there's much more to worry about than cookies, frosting, and gumdrops. Someone's out to bring Cinnamon down. And they're playing dirty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Being a prime murder suspect

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 09-10-17

Good one.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Good listen..The characters are solid. The narrator did an excellent job. I really like the theme.

  • Guidebook to Murder

  • Tourist Trap, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089

In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store - Coffee, Books, and More - open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder? When Jill's elderly friend Miss Emily calls in a fit of pique, she already knows that the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily's gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill, along with all of her problems...and her enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and compelling

  • By Taylor on 10-15-14

Hooked

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I enjoyed this one. The reader does an excellent job. I will give book two a try.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Book, Line, and Sinker

  • A Library Lover's Mystery
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Avast in pirate speak means what? Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Beatrice on 10-12-15

I've enjoyed this series thus far.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-16

I would love to see this series on Hallmark Mystery channel. Great job!

  • Due or Die

  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris...until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out - for good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read

  • By Judith on 12-08-15

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-16

This book was excellent this to listen to while I crocheted. I would recommend it to anyone in fact I did recommend the seris to my crochet club on Facebook. Great read

  • Books Can Be Deceiving

  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend, Beth, wants to sell the editor her children's book. But Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered - and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Beatrice on 09-13-15

Crafty Mystery .. I LOVE IT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-16

What made the experience of listening to Books Can Be Deceiving the most enjoyable?

I love that this book combined two things I love , books and crafts.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Books Can Be Deceiving?

The great detail in which crafts and other books were described and/or discussed.

What does Allyson Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did an amazing job,She made it easy to listen

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Excellent book, I love that even though I guessed the ,murderer it was still an excellent listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Home Mystery Series (Books 1-3)

  • A Cozy Mystery
  • By: Constance Barker
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Lily and her aunts, Essie and Hildie, along with their man friends, Toe and Harvey, find themselves in all sorts of predicaments, including murder right in their own shop, the Coffee Cabana. Follow along as shenanigans turn into crimes and the hot java never stops flowing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun set of stories!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 01-07-16

Good & Cozy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-15

I really enjoy cozy mysteries so this one was right up my ally. It is funny and intriguing. If you like cozies these are cheap and a fun listen. Essie is my favorite character.