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  • That Old Witch!

  • The Coffee Coven's Cozy Capers, Book 1
  • By: M.Z. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Cathy Cunningham Fennel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

There's a new squad in town... Seniors Phyllis Habernackle and Char Bailey are witches with a problem. Dealing with the recent loss of one of their oldest and dearest college friends, the women discover the dearly departed has bequeathed her estate to them! Unfortunately, she didn't leave it only to them. She also left it to two other old witches. Decades ago, the five women had been inseparable while together attending the Paranormal Institute for Witches. But thanks to a betrayal no one saw coming, they've been feuding ever since. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying voice

  • By Karen on 07-27-18

Can't get enough of this series.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This was one of the best 1st in series books I've ever read. The character's are not your typical 20 or 30 something cozy mystery character's, these ladies are grandmother's and even better, they're witches. The author does such a wonderful job of handing an ensemble cast and representing the daily challenges of aging. The humor in this book is incredible and the story is well plotted. Can't wait to read the next book.

  • Mission to Murder

  • A Tourist Trap Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Morgan, the obnoxious owner of South Cove's most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Morgan is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides that she must find the real murderer to clear her name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light and Fun

  • By Dave on 05-17-15

Another great edition to this series

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I loved the first book in this series and was so happy the book 2 was even better than the first one.
Lots of twists and surprises and plenty of the characters I loved from the first book.

  • Guidebook to Murder

  • Tourist Trap, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,155

In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store - Coffee, Books, and More - open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder? When Jill's elderly friend Miss Emily calls in a fit of pique, she already knows that the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily's gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill, along with all of her problems...and her enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and compelling

  • By Taylor on 10-15-14

Fantastic first book in a fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Well plotted, fast paced mystery with characters that were easy to get attached to. Cannot wait to read book two.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,058

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

My new favorite crime fighting duo

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Loved this book and the main characters. Excellent plot and well crafted characters. I've already bought the next book and can't wait to get started.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Favorite New Find

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

The first 3 episodes in this series have sucked me in as a raving new fan. Well ploted stories with main characters I was instantly drawn too. I can't wait to hear more.

  • Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy

  • Poppy Peters Mysteries, Volume 1
  • By: A. Gardner
  • Narrated by: Callie Prendiville
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

After an injury derails Poppy Peters' ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother's footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town Georgia. Poppy has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming) Southern classmates but also proving her worth to her teachers after her first publicly humiliating attempt a making the school's famous peach pie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun , easy read

  • By D. Truscott on 09-27-16

Excellent Read

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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: 06-06-18

Great plotting and characters. The story is fast paced and well written. I loved the setting as well and can't wait to read the next book in the series.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,637

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

Couldn't Get Enough

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I fell in love from the first chapter. One of the best books I come across in ages. Great characters, fast moving plot, and a fun book to read/listen to. I can't wait to dig into the rest of this series.

  • Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells

  • Write Faster, Write Smarter 3
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Nathan Agin
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Have you written a book that just isn't selling? Would you like to write a book that readers eagerly devour? Many authors write then market. Successful authors write to market. They start by figuring out how to give readers what they want, and that process begins before writing word one of your novel. This book will teach you to analyze your favorite genre to discover what readers are buying, to mine reviews for reader expectations, and to nail the tropes your readers subconsciously crave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a believer in writing to market, I am now

  • By Thom Erb on 10-02-17

The Bible for Aspiring Indie Authors

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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: 05-17-18

Don't let the title push you away. This isn't a book about selling out, it's a book about selling a lot. The author guides you through the process of discovering what readers want and how you as the writer can write books you love and still be profitable doing so. This book is a must read for any aspiring Indie author.

  • Who Moved My Goat Cheese?

  • Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Angie Turner hopes her new farm-to-table restaurant can be a fresh start in her old hometown in rural Idaho. But when a goat dairy farmer is murdered, Angie must turn the tables on a bleating black sheep.... With three weeks until opening night for their restaurant, the County Seat, Angie and her best friend and business partner Felicia are scrambling to line up local vendors - from the farmer's market to the goat dairy farm of Old Man Moss. Fortunately, the cantankerous Moss takes a shine to Angie, as does his kid goat Precious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instance Fan

  • By JennsPage on 05-17-18

Instance Fan

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This was my first Lynn Cahoon book and I loved it. Great characters, well developed setting, and well paced. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.

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  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • Potting Shed Mysteries Series #3
  • By: Marty Wingate
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by 18th-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task...that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I Want (and, then some)

  • By karen on 04-27-16

Another Great Entry

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Such a great series. This one had me holding my breath all the way to the end and had me falling even more in love with her characters. Can't wait to see what happens next.