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  • Running from Arrows

  • A Running Store Mystery, Book 2
  • By: T.C. Wescott
  • Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

One of Lacy's beaus has a bow. Unlike Cupid, his arrows kill. There's more than romance in the air this Valentine's Day! Running from Arrows is the fun, twist-filled, romantic cozy mystery romp you've been waiting for! Valentine's Day is coming up and Lacy is single. If that's not bad enough, she has a secret admirer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cupid Killer!

  • By Jan M on 02-17-19

Very Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Running From Arrows was delightful. A cozy mystery with very likable characters, set in a small town. A big part of the pleasure of a story like this is getting attached to the people who live there. It doesn’t take long for the reader to want to spend time with them. It’s a quick read, with a fast paced mystery.

Sufficient twists and turns will keep you guessing right along with the characters themselves. I’ll look forward to more of the Running Store Mystery series. You will too. See the full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid medical nystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 11-28-18

Nicely Done!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

A fast paced, enjoyable listen. Well narrated by Bill Nevitt. The DEA is investigating Dr Caden Taggart’s medical practice. At the same time, the doctor learns his father may have a fatal cancer diagnosis.

Is there time and a method to resolve both? Investigating his staff, visiting his comatose mother, and helping his father get answers take their toll. Definitely a good time to consider his faith—and trust—in God.

It’s a good story, balancing the need for trust in God with the issues of the world. Enjoyed it! You’ll find my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews. We received a free copy at our request and were happy to review the audiobook.

  • The Aleutian Portal

  • Sam Reilly, Book 8
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A Russian cargo ship sinks in the shallow waters of the Bering Strait, and somehow vanishes without a trace. In the Colorado Plateau Desert, a cowboy follows a river of sand into an undiscovered ruin. A tunnel-boring operation between the Alaskan and Siberian peninsulas is stalled when its largest burrowing machine disappears into an abyss. Sam Reilly leads a search and rescue mission for the missing ship and crew. What should be a simple operation quickly turns into something much more dangerous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on This Series!

  • By Merrci on 12-17-18

Hooked on This Series!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

An Underground Adventure

Another exciting and fun adventure in the Sam Reilly series, this time in search of a ship missing in a calm sea. Lava tunnels, sink holes, and a number of people out to stop Sam from finding answers.

It’s a great story, with excellent narration from David Gilmore. Love the way he reads this one.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary reviewYou can read my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

  • Spring Thaw: A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Novella and Other Mystery Short Stories

  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Get your mystery fiction fix with this collection of short stories featuring retired federal agent Chris Matheson; sleuths Mac Faraday, Joshua Thornton, and Cameron Gates; and a rambunctious crime-solving dog named Gnarly. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spring Thaw

  • By Amy C on 12-07-18

So Amusing and Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Lauren Carr’s collection of short stories is sure to keep you smiling through each story. Featuring characters from her bestselling series, fans will love visiting again. New readers will get a taste of the humor found in each book.

Animal lovers can’t resist Gnarly especially, and the many other pets included in each series. Gnarly plays a major roll in most of these. He makes a great star, if troublesome at times. His antics always amuse, as do his ’serious side’ when there is trouble. Then we see his training as a law enforcement dog come into play. He is very good at what he does.

Mike Alger is the narrator who will keep you amused and tense as appropriate. His voice becomes the character’s voices. You will get attached.

It’s a fast listen, yet oh-so entertaining. Don’t miss this one! We received a copy of this audiobook as part of IRead Book Tours virtual tour for Spring Thaw. Can't wait for more.

  • Fatal Lies

  • "Lies" Mystery Thriller Series, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Greg Hernandez
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Daisy Leduc was forgotten and alone. That was just how she wanted it. But when she is discovered stabbed to death in a dusty little Texas town, it plunges Del Honeycutt and best-selling mystery author Sabrina Spencer into a 30-year-old mystery involving murder, hidden identities, dangerous family secrets, political intrigue, and a long-forgotten serial killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fatal Lies

  • By Deedra on 01-21-19

Loved This One!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Don't miss this wonderful mystery! Concise and well written, beautifully narrated, it gets full marks. A secret key that leads to a hunt for something so important one is willing to kill. But what is it? The characters are very likable, the path they take is clear and entertaining, even while complex. Just a pleasure to listen to with Greg Hernandez narrating. All round hit to me.

You can find my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. I can't wait to read more in the series!

  • A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery

  • Glass Dolphin Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Kelli Lindsay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse. They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as the Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Follow Up with Book 1

  • By BookLover on 01-30-19

A Captivating Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Judy Penz Sheluk has a hit with her Glass Dolphin Mystery series. Set in a small town in Ontario, Canada, two friends have opened the Glass Dolphin Antique Shop. Any fan of antiques can imagine how many mysteries might develop.

At a community golf tournament sponsored by their store, a body is found when Arabella is scavenging in the brush looking for her golf ball. While that may end the tournament a bit too soon, it only starts a complicated mystery with way too many suspects. When they learn who has died that further deepens the mystery. Too many close—very close—connections make the women determined to find out the who and the why.

The narrator, Kelli Lindsay, is terrific. Her voice is an excellent fit, her pacing well done.

Do get a copy of this one. You will enjoy it.

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  • Blood Codex: A Jake Crowley Adventure

  • Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 1
  • By: David Wood, Alan Baxter
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle. From beneath the streets of London, to castle dungeons, to the heart of Christendom and beyond, Jake and Rose must race to stay alive as they seek to unlock the secrets of the Blood Codex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good writer and a very capable Narrator

  • By cosmitron on 02-15-18

Another Exciting Jake Crowley Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

A unique birthmark found only on a few people brings danger to museum curator, Rose Black. When she is attacked, fortunately Jake Crowley is able rescue her—this time. That begins a wild adventure searching for the reason why. What does the birthmark mean? Why are men determined to capture Rose? From underground passages to moving walls to giant statues the hunt will thrill. The historical side to the novel adds so much interest.

Entertaining characters, similar to the author’s other popular series, The Dane Maddock series, fans will love it. New readers won’t want to miss the beginning of Crowley’s adventures.

This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. You will find my complete review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder by Perfection

  • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford--the model of perfection in looks, home, and business. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

  • By Jan M on 09-01-18

Love The Thorny Rose Series!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Escape into this terrific mystery

Terrific, complicated story with favorite characters included make for a wonderful read/listen once again. Jessica and Murphy are young newlyweds facing changes that are increasing tension between the two.

So when Murphy disappears the fear for his safety is strong and multilayered. Especially since he had discovered the body of his friend before. To find Murphy, they must find the murderer, but then another body is found.

As we’ve come to expect from Lauren Carr’s excellent novels, the killings increase, along with the suspects. You’ll find many twists in this one, some misleading us (along with the investigators). Who and why will be revealed clue by clue.

First, they must find Murphy.

I received a copy of the audio version of this book as part of the virtual tour hosted by iRead Book Tours. You can read my full review and learn more about the tour at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

  • The Nostradamus Equation

  • Sam Reilly, Book 6
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

In 1562, Michel de Nostradamus led a small party on an expedition deep into the hostile Desert of Barbary, now known as the Sahara. Without any knowledge of what they might find, the small party entered the vast desert in search of a miracle. In the present day, Dr. Zara Delacroix enlists the help of Sam Reilly to hunt for answers about a book she believes was buried in the Sahara centuries earlier to protect humanity from some great catastrophe. This ancient manuscript was named The Book of Nostradamus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where would the world be without Nostradamus?

  • By Rayc on 06-25-18

Another Exciting Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Nostradamus has drawn the interest of many for hundreds of years. This book will be no exception. A woman searches for a long missing book in the vast Saharan desert, hidden hundreds of years ago by Nostradamus himself. Could it really contain the power to change the future?

Sam Reilly is on a search of his own. When their paths cross violently, he is drawn into her search, finding more common ground that either expected. Because others want the book desperately and will kill to get it.

It’s very exciting! Uncovering the history of the book, searching for the equation, all while fighting off those who wish them harm. Their journey takes them places they may not escape, all while deciphering the meaning of Nostradamus and his notes.

Great book and terrific series!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. You can find my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

  • Dark Genius

  • Volume 1
  • By: H. Peter Alesso
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

After his troubled past, Andrew Lawrence hoped for a fresh start at MIT where he met bright and attractive Emma Franklin. But before they could begin, their world turned into a lie. Everything was torn away from them and they were embroiled in an international fraud investigation involving quantum computer hacking and murder. Dodging the FBI while hiding from cyber-terrorists, they were forced into the underworld of the dark net, anonymous encryption, and AI finance.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful Narrator makes this a good read

  • By cosmitron on 08-22-18

A Fast, Exciting Read!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

A terrific beginning to what I hope is a new series? Two young scientists get caught up into a frightening race to find a hacker. The cyber terrorist seems to have pointed guilt toward Andrew Lawrence. Back at MIT to prove himself, he is determined to find the who and the why, both to clear his name and to stop a fraudulent use of the quantum computer being hacked.

Fast paced, intriguing science, and an entertaining mystery. It's a quick read/listen you will enjoy. The narrator is a good one! Enjoyed her voice, pacing and variations.

You can read my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.