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Miriam R. Crump

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  • Murder in the Mystery Suite

  • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 783

Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia lies the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nancy Drew meets "The Librarian"

  • By Ray on 01-07-15

Good listen!

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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: 07-25-15

Enjoyed this book. I already ordered the next one that is coming out. Narrator was awesome!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Skeletons in the Closet

  • The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

Maggie Phillips hasn't had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family's financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term eccentric), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • particular brand of crazy that is wholly engaging

  • By Gaele on 06-01-14

Fun read!

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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: 06-03-15

I didn't have a clue until the end whodunit! Has everything a good novel should. Funny, serious, sad a pleasure to listen to. Reader makes the book. Can't wait for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vacations Can Be Murder

  • A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Lynda Evans
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Charlie's last case left her tired and emotionally drained, so her office staff convinces her to vacation in Kauai. Charlie is riding in a helicopter when she and the pilot spot a dead body lying on the rugged rocks of Kauai's NaPali coast. Mack Garvey, the owner of the helicopter tour company, is accused of the murder. Charlie wants to avoid the whole mess but is persuaded to help Garvey prove his innocence. As the tension builds, Charlie roots out the suspects one by one never dreaming that her own life is about to be snuffed out by sinister means.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Beatrice on 02-20-12

Loved it!

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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: 06-01-15

I love Connie Shelton's books. I can't wait to start the next one. She keeps you guessing until the end.

  • Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti

  • Magical Bakery Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Bailey Cates
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846

As a new witch - not to mention owner of Savannah's most enchanting bakery - Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn't mean she can't find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy . . . until she stumbles upon a corpse. The dead man's tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society - and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By SandieRS on 11-11-13

Easy listening

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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: 02-15-14

Love this series. Can't wait to listen to next in series. Fun books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Charms and Chocolate Chips

  • Magical Bakery Mystery, Series # 3
  • By: Bailey Cates
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won't be as easy as whipping up a new recipe-especially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable Mystery & Great on Audio

  • By Cozy Reader on 12-23-13

Fun reading

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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: 02-15-14

I love the mystery & just a little magic. Looking forward to listening to next the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Masterpiece

  • Samantha Sweet Series, Book 1
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living - all perfectly legal as a caretaker for the USDA. But her real dream is to open her own pastry shop, 'Sweet's Sweets.' Life is a little crazy for Sam right now. At one of her break-in properties, a dying woman insists that she take a small wooden box. Sam doesn't realize that the old woman was known locally as a 'bruja,' a witch, until she begins to feel some strange effects from the box.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Picky, I know I'm Picky.

  • By Judy King on 03-02-16

Good read

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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: 02-15-14

I love having a new author to read. Love her books keeps you going tell the end.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Sweets

  • Savannah Reid, Book 2
  • By: G. A. McKevett
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

Establishing her own business as a private detective in San Carmelita, California, karate expert and sleuth Savannah Reid is hired by real-estate broker Brian O'Donnell to find his long-lost sister, but the case soon becomes complicated by murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know until the end!!

  • By Miriam R. Crump on 12-30-12

Didn't know until the end!!

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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: 12-30-12

OK I usually can figure out who dun it! This was truly an ending I wasn't suspecting! Light reading. No profanity, the kind of book I enjoy listening to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Just Desserts

  • Savannah Reid, Book 1
  • By: G. A. McKevett
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born karate expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing title for a great book

  • By Austin gal on 11-26-12

Great read!!

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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: 12-30-12

I'm really liking this series! It is fun but also keeps you on the edge of your seat!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Death Comes Silently

  • A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 22
  • By: Carolyn Hart
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Winter has arrived in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, and business has slowed for Annie Darling, owner of mystery bookstore Death on Demand. So when the island's resident writer publishes the latest in her popular mystery series, Annie jumps at the chance to host a book signing, even though it conflicts with her shift at the local charity shop, Better Tomorrow. Luckily, fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to sub for her. But then she turns up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book as usual.

  • By Miriam R. Crump on 06-05-12

Great book as usual.

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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: 06-05-12

I love Death on Demand mysteries. I read as soon as they come out. So glad they are on audible. Kate Reading is a good narrator. Always a surprise at the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Something Wicked

  • A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Carolyn G. Hart
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Everyone - including mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance - loves Arsenic and Old Lace. But something wicked has poisoned a local summer stock production: The star, aging Hollywood beach-blanket hunk Shane Petree, butchers his lines - while getting top billing in bed with wives and teenage daughters around town. No wonder somebody wants to draw his final curtain. A pompous prosecutor tries to pin a murder on Max, Annie's own leading man. Unless Annie can prove her darling's innocence, their wedding date's off!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Death on Deman always something good!!

  • By Miriam R. Crump on 06-05-12

Death on Deman always something good!!

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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: 06-05-12

I have read or listened to every Death on Demand book in the series. I love Kate Reading. She does a good job of reading.

This is light reading, but, interesting good story and always surprise endings

3 of 3 people found this review helpful