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  • The Puppy Who Knew Too Much

  • Dog Club Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: V.M. Burns
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Having solved the shooting death of her cheating husband, Lilly's left behind the drama of Lighthouse Dunes, Indiana, to start over in the hometown of her best friend, Scarlett "Dixie" Jefferson. As she gets settled in her new rented house, Lilly gives Aggie her own fresh start by enrolling her in the Eastern Tennessee Dog Club. But drama seems to hound Lilly like a persistent stray. When Aggie unearths the buried body of a mysterious man who claimed ownership of a lost golden retriever Lilly recently rescued, it's up to Lilly and Dixie to try to muzzle another murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good cozy mystery

  • By Beatrice on 02-18-19

A good cozy mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I enjoyed this story. The plot and characters are engaging and well developed. I look forward to the next book

  • No Escape Claws

  • Second Chance Cat Mystery Series, Book 6
  • By: Sofie Ryan
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

It's fall in North Harbor, Maine, where Sarah owns a charming secondhand shop and sells lovingly refurbished items of all kinds. The shop is always bustling - and not just because a quirky team of senior-citizen detectives works out of it and manages to get in even more trouble than Sarah's rough-and-tumble rescue cat, Elvis. A cold case heats up when young Mallory Pearson appears at the shop. Mallory's father is in prison for negligence after her stepmother's mysterious death, but Mallory believes he is innocent and asks the in-house detectives to take on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always look forward to a new installment

  • By Dawn on 02-01-19

very good cozy mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

This is an entertaining and enjoyable cozy mystery. There are several twists and turns which keeps the story moving at a fast pace. The story is interesting and well developed. I look forward to the next book.

  • Shayna

  • The Fate of the Faes, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Melton
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

A darkness approaches that only a fae can stop. Evil forces threaten to cover the human world with darkness. The faerie world is dependent on the human world’s survival or they, too, will perish. Shayna, a faerie warrior of the light is sent to the human world to prevent that from happening and must convince a human to help her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Susan Bourgeois on 02-19-19

3 stars

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-19

It took a while for me to get into this book. The characters are flat and the world building needs some work. However, I continued to listen and the book got better. Amy Deuchler did a good job bringing the story to life and giving the characters a voice. I hope the next book is made into an audiobook.

I received this book for free from the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Death in the Park

  • Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: London Lovett
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

Sunni Taylor decides to pack up her things and join her sisters, Lana and Emily, in the small town of Firefly Junction. Hoping to open a bed-and-breakfast, Sunni sets herself the task of refurbishing the rundown Cider Ridge Inn, a 200-year-old house with a sordid past. In the meantime, she's stuck writing dull human interest stories for the Junction Times. But when Sunni decides to bend the rules on her first newspaper assignment, she soon finds herself in her favorite place - right in the center of a murder investigation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Beatrice on 02-16-19

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Death in the Park is boring and formulaic. All of the characters are attractive, smart and perfect. They live in a perfect town, except for the unfortunate marder. Then, the author introduces a ghost into the story. Why??? I couldn't bring myself to care about what happened in the story. The narrator did a good job but couldn't save this book. I returned it.

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  • An Affair to Dismember

  • Matchmaker Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Bentley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her Grandma Zelda - who is more than a little psychic - recruits her into the family's matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What's more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has her clairvoyant "gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise

  • By Beatrice on 02-16-19

Pleasant Surprise

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This is actually a very entertaining story with witty dialogue, engaging characters and an interesting plot. I look forward to the next book.

  • Running from Arrows

  • A Running Store Mystery, Book 2
  • By: T.C. Wescott
  • Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

One of Lacy's beaus has a bow. Unlike Cupid, his arrows kill. There's more than romance in the air this Valentine's Day! Running from Arrows is the fun, twist-filled, romantic cozy mystery romp you've been waiting for! Valentine's Day is coming up and Lacy is single. If that's not bad enough, she has a secret admirer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will fall in love with these characters!

  • By Christina on 02-05-19

okay

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This is an ok story. I liked most of the characters and the story was interesting. I figured out who the murderer was, but, I continued listening to find out why. The only thing bad about the story was Ruby's character and her big reveal. Both were overdone.

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Murder in Langley Woods: A Completely Addictive Cozy Mystery Novel

  • Melissa Craig Mystery Series, Book 8
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

A body is found near a picture-perfect Cotswolds village...but the upstanding local residents couldn’t possibly be involved, could they? Murder is the very last thing on Melissa Craig’s mind when one of her neighbors pops in to complain loudly about a minor local robbery. She’s far too busy thinking about her next book.... But when the evening paper lands, there is a shocking headline. A young woman’s body has been found in the nearby woods, and it seems the local robbery may offer a crucial clue.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3

  • By Donna on 02-13-19

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Melissa Craig Mysteries are delightful and entertaining. The characters are well developed and the plot is always interesting. I enjoy these books and look forward to the next one.

  • Grim Vows

  • Aisling Grimlock, Book 9
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

Weddings are supposed to be all about white veils, flowers and happily ever after. For Aisling Grimlock, she wants the ending … but the journey isn’t quite finished. Ever since her mother returned from the dead almost a year prior, Aisling has been riddled with doubts. Is Lily Grimlock a killer? What does she ultimately want? Does she have anyone’s best interests at heart? All of those questions are about to be answered, although the person providing the information is one Aisling thought she would never see again. Another woman, another time, another mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE END

  • By sonia on 10-25-18

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Is it really the end???!!! Well it was good while it lasted. Each book in this series deserves a 5 star rating. The dialogue is always smart and witty. The characters are well developed and realistic for the world created for them. The mystery and action in each book is always fresh and entertaining. I love the way the characters interact with each other. I hate that it's ending.

  • The Ghost and Little Marie

  • Haunting Danielle, Book 15
  • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

The family of Adam Nichols shows up in Frederickport when Marie ends up in a nursing home with a broken hip. Yet unlike Adam, who is trying to get his grandmother home, the new arrivals are more concerned with selling off her assets and keeping her in the questionable facility. While Danielle tries to help her dear friend, she begins wondering, maybe not having a family has its good points, after all. And it's not just Marie's family causing problems; Walt's distant cousin begins making his own demands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator Grows on You - Surprising Ending

  • By Bella Ventola on 01-23-19

5 Stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I love this series but I was sad about the storyline. The last line of the story makes me even more excited to listen to the next book.

  • Murder at Larkfield Barn

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Since her move to the country, Melissa Craig has become firmly established in village life. So, when one of the older residents fails to show up for a drinks party, Melissa goes to check on her. What she finds chills her to the bone: Her dear neighbor has been murdered, and the killer has painted a hideous smile onto her face. Melissa soon realizes that the death in her village bears the same trademark as a series of recent murders in the Cotswolds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By Beatrice on 02-10-19

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Melissa Craig Is an intelligent and witty sleuth. I love how she insinuates herself into the middle of things and helps to solve the mystery. I look forward to the next book.