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  • Murder at the Manor Hotel: A completely unputdownable cozy mystery novel

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favorite local Cotswolds hotel. There’s nothing she loves more than getting to know the cast, who are just as colorful behind the scenes as they are onstage. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread-eagle at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar. As Melissa tries in vain to save his life, she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is more to this accident than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder at the Manor Hotel <br />

  • By John William Young on 03-25-19

Murder at the Manor Hotel <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-25-19

This series is a fun read! there is always something exciting happening! this one was no exception!

  • Murder on the Clifftops

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff. Amongst them is Melissa Craig, who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the center of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed? Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost the exact same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked the story and the characters a lot

  • By Jeannette T on 11-06-18

Murder on the Clifftop

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Reviewed: 03-21-19

Loved the book! It was a great story with lots of history woven through out!

  • Six Cats a Slayin'

  • Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, Book 10
  • By: Miranda James
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

December 25 is right around the corner. The last thing Charlie expects is to gain several new additions to his family. Charlie finds a box on his doorstep with five kittens inside and a note begging him to keep them safe. With Diesel's help, Charlie welcomes the tiny felines into the Harris household just as his neighbor Gerry decides it is time to throw a lavish holiday party. Determined to make her mark on Athena, Gerry instead winds up dead at her very own party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always enjoy a new addition

  • By Dawn on 10-25-18

6 cats a slayin'

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

I love this series! This book was exceptionally good! so many things going on! Wow!

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  • Assaulted Caramel

  • Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier in New York City. But then her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather's heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, an Amish candy shop. She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen - with Jebediah King's chocolate knife buried in his chest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narration!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

Assaulted Carmel

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Reviewed: 11-01-18

This mystery was a fun read but also informative about the Amish. Enjoy this book!

  • The Pagan Stone

  • Sign of Seven, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

Years ago, after their blood brother ritual, Gage, Fox, and Caleb emerged from the woods, each with a piece of bloodstone. Now, it will become their weapon in the final fight against the demon they awakened. Winner take all...Shared nightmares, visions of blood and fire, and random violence begin to plague the longtime friends and Quinn, Layla, and Cybil, the women bound to them by fate. None of them can ignore the fact that, this year, the demon has grown stronger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By K'elle Thor on 03-13-11

Sign of Seven

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Reviewed: 10-30-18

This is the conclusion of the trilogy where the author brings it all together! Excellent!

  • Blood Brothers

  • Sign of Seven, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frequent Listener

  • By Rick on 08-09-12

sign of 7

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Reviewed: 10-25-18

This book kept me riveted to it! I can't wait to read the next two!

  • Sweet Tea & Spells

  • A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Bella Falls
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Lots of changes in town and in her life, including her ex-fiance's upcoming wedding to her cousin, have Charli Goodwin trying to be on her best behavior. But when an outsider infiltrates Honeysuckle and another death threatens to ruin more than just the future of the upcoming nuptials, Charli winds up at the center of another murder investigation. With wolf-shifter Dash Channing cutting off all contact while away and Mason Clairmont making a new declaration, everything for Charli could change. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The third book in the series is the best thus far.

  • By Deb on 01-21-19

Sweet Tea and Spells

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-18-18

This book was fun listening to! I can imagine all of the interesting characters. Read!

  • Spooky Sweet

  • Samantha Sweet Series, Book 11
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Now that Samantha Sweet has a contract to provide her special handmade chocolates for the wealthy jet-set clients of Book It Travel, Sweet’s Sweets bakery is taking on a whole new dimension. It’s almost Halloween, and her pastry shop is bursting at the seams. She needs extra employees, but there is no place to put them. Right before the witching day, she comes upon a large Victorian house she can adapt for the business, but the mysterious, spooky noises at night are way more than the normal creaks and groans of an old building. Something else is going on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Licre47 on 11-11-18

Spooky Sweets

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Reviewed: 10-16-18

Another fun mystery with Samantha Sweet! I hope there will be another one soon !

  • Sweets Forgotten

  • Samantha Sweet Series, Book 10
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When a woman walks into Samantha Sweet’s pastry shop, claiming to have amnesia, it’s a puzzle that seems to have nothing to do with Sam’s new commission for a fantastic one-of-a-kind order of chocolates, although "Jane Doe" seems to know a lot about that. Sam calls Sheriff Beau to solve the mystery of who this stranger is and where she belongs. But Beau’s attention is occupied by other things: nearly his entire force is out sick with some kind of flu bug, and now a murder far from Taos requires his full attention. “Jane’s” forgotten memories become vitally important....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sweets forgotten<br /><br />

  • By John William Young on 10-15-18

sweets forgotten<br /><br />

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Reviewed: 10-15-18

Loved the book! It kept me going until the end of the story! Excellent reading!

  • Biscuits and Slashed Browns

  • Country Store Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Maddie Day
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans 'N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes - and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur's knife. When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biscuits and Hash Browns

  • By John William Young on 03-07-18

Biscuits and Hash Browns

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I listened to the story as I was working around the house. I love these Maddie Day stories. They are fun but not scary stories. I like having a girl be the heroe of the story and she's talented too!

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