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Susan Warren

Brandon, FL United States
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  • Death Waits in the Dark

  • A Writer's Apprentice Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Julia Buckley
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Lena and Camilla are busy working away while a town vandal runs amok. Things get even more complicated when Jane Wyland pays Camilla a not-so-friendly visit and gives her an ultimatum: reveal Camilla's husband James' family secret or she will. Lena assures Camilla that nothing will come of the woman's threats, since the family has no secrets to hide. When Jane Wyland is later found dead, they're convinced that whatever secret she was planning to expose led to her death. With Lena's assistance, Camilla is determined to solve the case before the finger points at her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Susan Warren on 04-04-19

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

Great installment of this series. Truly entertaining and well written. Good characters! Hope more to come!

  • Swamp Spook

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 567

Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment - the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup...for a crime. When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows trouble is coming. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another huge Thank You...

  • By shelley on 03-19-19

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

This is the BEST cozy series yet! Oh, how I hope it continues! The characters are hilarious! Carter and Fortune are a wonderful couple. All the citizens in Sinful are so perfect. I do hope Cecilia gets her due someday. Please don’t stop writing !
You’re missing a great
read if you haven’t enjoyed these!

  • Pane and Suffering

  • Webb's Glass Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Cheryl Hollon
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

To solve her father's murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed façade... After Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs - including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father's trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrific Narration

  • By Babs on 12-02-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Great beginning book in series! Plot is good as are characters. I wish more of the series were on audible!

  • Change of Fortune

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061

Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series! Please continue with more!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-27-18

Favorite!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This is my favorite series—hilarious and always a great plot. Ida Belle and Bertie have an amazing friendship with laughs every minute! I found myself laughing out loud, and the chemistry between Carter and Fortune is wonderful! I hope the next in series is soon!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

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

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Another great book in this series. The plot was exciting and captivating. I do look forward to the next one in the series!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tart of Darkness

  • The Chef-to-Go Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

Dani unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town and pursues her true passion - cooking! She opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students as well as providing personal chef services. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives. But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too similar to her Dime Store series

  • By Amanda L on 04-16-18

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

So very entertaining! I like the setting, the characters, and the plot. I look forward to more. The chef-to-go theme will lend itself to many adventures. Can’t wait! Hope Danielle and Spencer become a couple!

  • The Battered Body

  • Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 5
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

There's big trouble in Quincy's Gap when the "Diva of Dough" arrives to bake the wedding cake for Milla and Jackson's Christmas Eve wedding. The Diva, a celebrity television chef and cookbook author, is Milla's younger sister. And while her cakes are delectably sweet and incredibly beautiful, the Diva makes enemies wherever she goes. When one of the Diva's enemies decides to take her out, and Deputy Lucy Hanover finds the famous chef's body covered in cake batter, the Supper Club members find themselves up to their necks in suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed

  • By Beverly J. Malloy on 01-21-19

Great!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

A wonderful addition to this series!
The characters are so interesting, and the story line is entertaining!














  • 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 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

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

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

So happy for the return of this series!!! An absolute masterpiece! The plot, characters, and narration was great!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Muffin to Fear

  • A Merry Muffin Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Victoria Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry's home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it's a miracle they get a show produced at all. It all goes from bad to worse when the show's psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry's property.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Susan Warren on 08-05-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too many characters. Too confusing!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Typical

Did Margaret Strom do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No--confusing!

Did Muffin to Fear inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Sad that the series that I liked turned to a real disappointment.

  • Missing in Christmas River

  • Christmas River Cozy, Book 9
  • By: Meg Muldoon
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

What happened to Search and Rescue volunteer Wes Dulany? That's the question on everyone's mind this fall in the small town of Christmas River, Oregon. And it's especially on the mind of pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters, who returns home after spending the summer working in Portland to find that one of the town's most beloved citizens has gone missing while looking for legendary treasure in the Christmas River National Forest. A dangerous game is afoot in Christmas River - and the stakes are higher than anybody ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUCH a Great Series

  • By donetta on 11-09-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Meg Muldoon continues to create great stories about Christmas River! This was a really enjoyable one. Hope she keeps the series going!!!