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Janet Matthews

Birmingham, AL, United States
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  • A Dark and Stormy Murder

  • Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Julia Buckley
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Lena London's literary dreams are coming true - as long as she can avoid any real - life villains.... Camilla Graham's best-selling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent-free in Camilla's gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like an old time mystery---Fun flash back

  • By LOYL-00 on 05-23-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

i loved this first book! Can't wait for the second one. Hope it is very soon in coming.

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  • Death at Wentwater Court

  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 550

This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stuffy with a very disappointing ending

  • By M. S. Cohen on 06-22-14

Great!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Loved the characters. very believable! Plot was well thought out and very entertaining fot the reader.

  • Dead in the Water

  • Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

  • By Sandy on 02-15-18

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Book 1 is a great start for this series. Familiar characters and a new family.

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  • The Diva Cooks Up a Storm

  • Domestic Diva Series, Book 11
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Domestic diva Sophie Winston can whip up an elaborate event in her sleep, but as the hippest hostess, she rarely gets to enjoy the full guest treatment. Which is why her best friend Nina Reid Norwood loops her in to the latest culinary craze: a pop-up gourmet dinner party. The celebrity chef, the epicurean menu, and the high-profile attendees are all a surprise, turning the decadent dining experience into the hottest ticket in Old Town.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Plot with a Twist

  • By J. Jones on 09-28-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Another great Diva book. Love the interesting characters and the plot was a surprise. Cozy read

  • Of Murder and Men

  • Cat Latimer Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Ever since her business partner, Shauna, fell for a wealthy landowner in town, Cat has been working double time to keep her writers' retreat running. And with the January session almost underway, that spells trouble. But best-laid plans really go awry when Shauna discovers her beau missing from their bed. When his body later turns up in the horse barn, they quickly find out the victim's scandalous lifestyle left many dying for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Janet Matthews on 05-31-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

This book is a great read! The characters are real and entertaining! Can't wait for the next one.

  • Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table

  • Kelly Jackson Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Janet Finsilver
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

When a local woman begins searching for a couple she hasn't seen since the 1960s, Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast manager Kelly Jackson and the crime-solving group the Silver Sentinels are quick to help out. They're also quick to guess that they're in over their heads after the woman is found dead beside the body of a Greek fortune teller - and a fellow Sentinel gets attacked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Janet Matthews on 05-28-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

i love this series. The characters are well thought out and the plots are new!

  • Murder at the Mansion

  • Kelly Jackson Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Janet Finsilver
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

It's whale-watching season in Redwood Cove, and B and B manager Kelly Jackson's battening down the hatches for the tourist rush at Redwood Heights - a Victorian-style estate owned by her boss. And due to recent jewelry thefts, her duties include keeping track of the many dust-covered artifacts spread throughout the property. But when Kelly finds Sylvia Porter's lifeless body, menial tasks don't seem so terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Jan on 07-19-17

Good read!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Enjoyed the cast and crew! Great storyline that I hadn't read 100 times. Loved it!

  • Murder at Redwood Cove

  • Kelly Jackson Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Janet Finsilver
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

If it weren't for the fact that she's replacing a dead man, Kelly Jackson would love her new job managing the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast on the coast of Northern California. But Bob Phillips did plunge off the cliff to his death, and Kelly's starting to think it may not have been an accident. Bob's retired friends - The "Silver Sentinels" - are also on the case, especially when Kelly is attacked...and another body turns up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT.

  • By Very Precious on 06-01-17

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

i loved the characters and the story line. very good atart of a new series!

  • Color Me Murder

  • Pen & Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed coloring books for adults, filling the pages with objects that catch her eye. There's plenty of inspiration in her new apartment - a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie's boss. He offers the property to Florrie rent-free with one condition - she must move in immediately to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it. When the professor's nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just right

  • By M. Gibson on 03-02-18

great read!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

loved every minute of it! good story, great characters. can't wait for the next one!

  • Murder in the Locked Library

  • Book Retreat Mystery series, Book 4
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again - managing Storyton Hall and breaking ground on the resort's latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the Earth is dug up to start laying the spa's foundation, something else comes to the surface - a collection of unusual bones and the remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery - until a visitor meets an untimely end in the Henry James Library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Six stars (extra credit for being so good!)

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 04-28-18

Great series<br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Loved the characters and plot. A great cozy mystery. Can't wait to read the next one.

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