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  • Santa Puppy

  • Tourist Trap Mystery Series, Book 5.5
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Jill Gardner has volunteered her Coffee, Books, and More to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Among the potential forever friends is a male terrier named Baby, whose owner died of a heart attack. With few clues to go on, even finding the name of Baby's human is a daunting task. But there's no challenge too big for Jill this holiday season. Playing Santa's Little Helper, Jill is determined to find out what happened - and to fulfill a long-time coming Christmas wish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute holiday tail a wagging

  • By LOYL-00 on 12-09-18

Nice little Christmas story

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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: 12-08-18

Lynn Cahoon crafted a nice little Christmas story. I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming Christmas story.

  • Rockets' Dead Glare

  • Tourist Trap Mystery Series, Book 4.5
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

South Cove's local businesses are up in arms after volunteer fire chief Barry Gleason threatens to shut down anyone who doesn't comply with the fire code. But when Barry schedules a training burn in an old abandoned barn, he is the only one who doesn't come out alive. Jill Gardner - owner of Coffee, Books, and More - smells murder in the ashes. She'll have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse - or else everyone's holiday will end with a fizzle. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice addition to series

  • By Dawn on 12-06-18

Nice addition to series

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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: 12-06-18

Lynn Cahoon has crafted a nice addition in the Tourist Trap Mystery series, with all the characters we’ve grown to love. I highly recommend this book / audiobook to cozy mystery fans.

  • The Skeleton Makes a Friend

  • A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Leigh Perry
  • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person Jen was looking for is actually Sid. Sid reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular Online gaming group that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this installment

  • By Dawn on 12-04-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this installment

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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: 12-04-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the Family Skeleton series. Leigh Perry’s writing makes you feel as though the characters are your personal friends. If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries then this is the series for you.

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

I always enjoy a new Reacher story...

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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: 12-03-18

Lee Child has done it again, as he always does. He created a new and original storyline with plenty of twists and turns. I highly recommend this installment.

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  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,014

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci still has it!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-14-18

Love the new main character

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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: 12-01-18

The new main character is a strong minded person who does what’s right in the moment. I hope she becomes part of a new series. We need more strong female characters in books and movies.

  • The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

  • The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure and her old Aunt Sadie are making ends meet by managing a mystery book shop - a quaint Rhode Island landmark rumored to be haunted. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity - like nabbing Timothy Brennan for a book signing. But soon after the bestselling thriller writer reveals a secret about the store's link to a 1940s murder, he keels over dead - and right in the middle of the store's new community events space. Who gives Mrs. McClure the first clue that it was murder? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Beatrice on 11-02-18

Excellent new concept

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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: 11-29-18

Cleo Coyle has crafted another great series with the Ghost and Mrs. McClure series. I recommend this book to cozy mystery fans.

  • Etched in Tears

  • A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Cheryl Hollon
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Celebrated glass-artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah's first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis' return home has her reflecting on the past - a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Dawn on 11-28-18

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: 11-28-18

Cheryl Hollon has crafted another wonderful installment in the Webb’s Glass Shop series that is nice to read / hear.

  • Duty and the Beast

  • By: Chelsea Field
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Isobel Avery’s first six months as an undercover poison taster haven’t exactly been easy. But this week will be worse. Two people with nothing in common are found dead. Apparently poisoned by an artificial intelligence security system. Now Izzy needs to find out whether robots are taking over the world or if there's a geeky murderer on the loose. Oh, and she also needs to juggle the demands of her personal life - playing along with Etta's latest deception, rehoming a mysteriously acquired stray dog, cheering up her mopey housemate, and helping Harper cut ties with her boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for the next installment

  • By Dawn on 11-27-18

Can’t wait for the next installment

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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: 11-27-18

I love this series and can’t wait for the next installment. Chelsea Field has created a totally original storyline. Her characters are well developed and feel as though they are your friends. If you love cozy mysteries, then this series is for you,

  • Garden of Lamentations

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

On a beautiful morning in mid-May, the body of a young woman is found in one of Notting Hill's private gardens. To passersby, the pretty girl in the white dress looks as if she's sleeping. But Reagan Keating has been murdered, and the lead detective, DI Kerry Boatman, turns to Gemma James for help. She and Gemma worked together on a previous investigation, and Gemma has a personal connection to the case: Reagan was the nanny of a child who attends the same dance studio as Toby, Gemma, and Kincaid's son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mysteries and Relationships

  • By Carole T. on 02-22-17

Another excellent installment

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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: 11-26-18

Deborah Crombie has crafted another excellent installment in the Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James series. Gerard Doyle. As always gives a wonderful performance as he brings it all to life.

  • The Sound of Broken Glass

  • A James and Kincaid Novel, Book 15
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

In the past... On a blisteringly hot August afternoon in Crystal Palace, once home to the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition, a solitary 13-year-old boy meets his next-door neighbor, a recently widowed young teacher hoping to make a new start in the tight-knit South London community. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair forms a deep connection that ends in a shattering act of betrayal. In the present... On a cold January morning in London, Detective Inspector Gemma James is back on the job....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to a consistently good series

  • By Kathi on 02-23-13

Really like the new narrator

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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: 11-20-18

Deborah Crombie has crafted another excellent installment with an original storyline. The mystery cannot be guessed correctly. The characters continue to grow and the new ones are very well developed and easily fit in with the ones the others. Gerard Doyle brings new life to the story. He gives each character, including the females their own voice. This is a series that must be started with the first in the series to grasp what it’s all about. I highly recommend this series to fans of mystery thrillers.