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  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,337

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’ve Been Charmed

  • By Em on 06-11-12

Delicious fun<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Rhys Bowen is a very entertaining writer and with Georgie she has created a delightful protagonist. I have read all the books in the series. Now will definitely revisit via audiobook!

  • The Last Word

  • Books by the Bay Mystery Series # 3
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay's newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who's come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley's rental she finds that he's been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story!

  • By Madonna on 10-14-15

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Beautiful prose, an intriguing mystery , wonderful and nuanced narration. Ellery Adams scores another gem.

  • Murder Under Cover

  • A Bibliophile Mystery
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates both recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But then Robin's apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met is murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the number one suspect. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra's bliss will have to wait until after Brooklyn finds the killer...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome bibliophile mystery

  • By Witchywoman on 06-04-15

a fun action action resd<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Mystery is very well done with an engaging protagonist surrounded by a fun cast of characters. I like this new reader better.

  • 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

not bad but not a favorite.<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

As a rule I really enjoy the Tourist Trap mysteries. This novella felt like an appetizer and I was craving a full meal. not satisfying but clearly I wanted more. The reader was good and I enjoyed listening. I am eager to read the next full novel in this series.

  • Flowers and Foul Play

  • A Magic Garden Mystery
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Florist Fiona Knox’s life isn’t smelling so sweet these days. Her fiancé left her for their cake decorator. Then, her flower shop wilted after a chain florist opened next door. So when her godfather leaves her a cottage in Scotland, Fiona jumps on the next plane to Edinburgh. But when Ian’s elderly caretaker Hamish MacGregor shows her to the cottage upon her arrival, she finds the once resplendent grounds of Duncreigan in a dreadful shambles - with a dead body in the garden. Minutes into her arrival, Fiona is already being questioned by the handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig and getting her passport seized.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Beatrice on 06-07-18

loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Amanda Flower continues to be one of my favorite cozy authors. this book is a solid fun read.

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  • Murder at the Vicarage

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: James Saxon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Miss Jane Marple, spinster sleuth extraordinaire, is introduced in this first-ever mystery to feature her brilliant talents. The setting is St. Mary Mead, where Colonel Protheroe is found shot in the vicar's study. Nearly everyone in town is a suspect: his daughter, his second wife, the artist enamored with both of them, the poacher, and even the vicar. Into this uproar, Miss Marple carefully steps and shrewdly fits the puzzle pieces together. Match wits with this master of the deductive arts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully entertaining

  • By Coffee Lover on 09-04-10

Love Miss Marple<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

First in the series and what fun. Red herrings abound but Jane isn't deceived. Such fun

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  • Fer-De-Lance

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

When someone makes a present of a fer-de-lance - the dreaded snake - to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's close to solving two apparently unrelated murders. As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case more deadly than a cobra and whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer with poison in his heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but pops and drops annoying

  • By Michael on 09-01-12

The genius starts here!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I have read and listened to this first work in the Nero Wolfe mysteries and I never tire of it. To be sure there are a few sentences that speak to the age of the work and definitely not PC but for me, I can overlook because of the writing, pacing and plot. Rex Stout, like his creations Wolfe and Goodwin - - - priceless.

  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

  • By: Jack Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

>Everyone's looking for a way to beat the insurance system, but most of us aren't willing to cheat it. Those who are may be ready to do more than deceive and steal…they may be prepared to kill. The bullets fly and the criminals lie, but the payoff isn't a sure thing - not when "the system" calls in unflinching freelance investigator Johnny Dollar! Bob Bailey stars as Dollar in six digitally restored and remastered five-part serials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Bob Bailey 's Johnny Dollar!!!<br />

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-17-17

I love Bob Bailey 's Johnny Dollar!!!<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Although many actors have portrayed Dollar, to me Bob Bailey 's rendering is the seminal voice. The scripts are well written, acting and direction superb. Can't go wrong with this one!!

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  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,321

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

Utterly Delightful

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I read this book many years ago. Although a tad dated, it was a pleasure revisiting Emily Pollifax and her adventures.

  • Pillow Stalk

  • A Mad for Mod Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Diane Vallere
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Interior decorator Madison Night might look like a throwback to the 60s, but as business owner and landlord, she proves that independent women can have it all. When a killer targets women dressed in her signature style - estate sale vintage to play up her resemblance to fave actress Doris Day - what makes her unique might make her dead. The local detective connects the new crime to a 20-year-old cold case, and Madison's long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • astonishingly bad

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-18

It took awhile but worth the wait<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

It took awhile for me to get into the novel. There was something initially annoying about the reader and the protagonist that turned me off. But I kept on and am glad that I did. Good mystery, plot twists and touches of humor.