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Colette M. Cummings

St. Louis, MO USA
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  • Die Me a River

  • The Welcome Back to Scumble River Series, Book 2
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Christine Leto
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd had hoped that her maternity leave would be at least a little relaxing, but when she and her husband, Wally, meet with the priest to discuss their newborn twins' christening, an explosion at the nearby bowling alley rocks the rectory. And although the business was closed at the time of the blast, there's a body inside. As police chief, Wally is inevitably drawn into the investigation, which seems to indicate that foul play is afoot again in Scumble River, and Skye can't help but do a bit of her own sleuthing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ghost help

  • By Debra Newby on 10-31-18

Great light cozy mystery series!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I enjoy this series. It is light and feels like a visit with good friends I have not caught up with in a long time. I like that the characters profess in their lives throughout the series. I will continue to return to Scumble River

  • No Smoke Without Fire

  • DCI Warren Jones, Book 2
  • By: Paul Gitsham
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

DCI Warren Jones has a bad feeling when the body of a young woman turns up in Beaconsfield Woods. She’s been raped and strangled but the murderer has been careful to leave no DNA evidence. There are, of course, suspects - boyfriend, father - to check out but, worryingly, it looks more and more like a stranger murder. Warren’s worst fears are confirmed when another young woman is killed in the same way. The MO fits that of Richard Cameron who served 12 years for rape. But Cameron never killed his victims and he has a cast-iron alibi. Then personal tragedy intervenes and Warren is off the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 10-12-18

another great book

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I love this series. The writing and the narrator was great as well. I will be getting the next one in this series today.

  • The Coroner

  • By: Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock when she is called home to Freeport, Michigan, the small town she fled a decade ago after the death of her mother. Her estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a massive heart attack. At the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of a senator's teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death has just rocked the sleepy town. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 10-06-18

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I. can't wait for the next one. I really hope there is a next one. I loved the story and the main character.
Emily was. a woman who ran away from her life and home after her mother died in an accident. She ended up as a doctor in Chicago engaged to a. doctor who looks great on paper.
Her birthday starts with a successful surgery and a proposal from her perfect boyfriend.
That is soon eclipsed by a phone call from home. Her father the local medical examiner had a heart attack and a state senator's daughter is killed.
This is. backdrop for a clever mystery.
I am a fan. This one is worth a credit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Straw

  • DCI Warren Jone, Book 1
  • By: Paul Gitsham
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

When Professor Alan Tunbridge is discovered in his office with his throat slashed, the suspects start queuing up. The brilliant but unpleasant microbiologist had a genius for making enemies. For Warren Jones, newly appointed Detective Chief Inspector to the Middlesbury force, a high-profile murder is the ideal opportunity. He’s determined to run a thorough and professional investigation but political pressure to resolve the case quickly and tensions in the office and at home make life anything but easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good first in series

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 10-06-18

Good first in series

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I enjoyed this introduction to DCI Warren. I like books where I cannot figure out the ending before the end of the book. if you are looking for a new series I would recommend this one

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Death in the English Countryside

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 1
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 845

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado Kate Sharp is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin's and the company's reputation before word gets out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

decent first effort<br /><br />

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

This was a good fist book. i enjoyed it and would read something else by this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,384

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Baldacci winner

  • By Dawn on 04-21-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This is my second time listening to this book. it was just as good the second time as the first. You won't be disappointed. It is totally worth a credit.

  • Juror #3

  • By: James Patterson, Nancy Allen
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,315

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh

  • By Mickey on 09-17-18

I like the new protagonist

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I think John Paterson. last few books make him seem as if he has lost his focus on his craft and worse, his passion for writing.
Juror # 3 is not perfect. but it is pretty good for the first one in a new series.
Ruby is likable and relatable. She has lots of room to grow and develop into a strong lead. I also liked the setting in a small town.
I am not going to give away the story.I will say that it is worth being given a chance.
I will be on the lookout for the next book in this series.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,604

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual production quality

  • By Maris on 05-01-15

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I loved everything about this book. I can hardly wait to read the next Amos Decker book. I am hooked.

  • Another One Bites the Crust

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Oxford summer balls are one of the highlights of the calendar and tearoom sleuth Gemma Rose is looking forward to taking a break and slipping into something gorgeous for the evening. But when the night ends with a celebrity chef murdered by his own whisk, Gemma finds herself plunged into a new mystery - and the nosy Old Biddies keen to help with the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Light

  • By Beatrice on 06-10-18

I love this series.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

this whole series is delightful. I always fine myself reaching for one of these. books when I am looking for a quick light read. These never disapoint. Try one. You will be hooked.

  • Ain't She a Peach

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet - but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met. Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything - but it seems rude to embalm them and not say hello. Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • finishes "Peachy Flippin' Keen"

  • By LOYL-00 on 06-21-18

This was a peach!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This book made me laugh out loud on my morning walk. I enjoyed the story and the cast of characters. There were times when Frankie got on my nerves. This is a great light funny summer read. Enjoy.