All Sleuth and No Play

Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries, Book 2
Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Jennifer L. Hart comes the next nail-biting adventure of the hilarious mother-daughter Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI team!

Another day, another secret.

Novice PI Mackenzie Taylor is going stir crazy. Deep in the throes of a classic New England winter, the endless hours of following cheating spouses have left her feeling jaded and restless. Not to mention the emotional tug of war when the father of her teenage child suddenly starts hanging around and putting a major crimp in Mackenzie's fledgling relationship with the hot Detective Hunter Black. So when she's asked to help find a missing bride, Mackenzie jumps at the chance to do some good.

Juggling the missing persons case, two headstrong men, being a new landlord of a rundown building, and a 16-year-old daughter/BFF actually acting her age for once and crushing on a much older man has Mackenzie contemplating the upside of running away from home. Instead she throws herself into work. But the more dirt she digs up on the missing bride, the murkier the investigation becomes. Was it a simple case of post-wedding jitters or did the missing woman make a fatal mistake? And is Mackenzie about to follow her footsteps right into the clutches of a killer?

©2017 Jennifer L. Hart (P)2017 Jennifer L. Hart

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Series is a lot of fun

I read the first book in this series, with some reservations, because I thought it was going to be more suitable to people way younger than I am. To my surprise and delight, I loved it!

This one is just as good. Mackenzie Taylor and her mother inherited a small apartment house from an uncle, and Mackenzie and her computer-wiz daughter also decided to keep his private investigation business going. Along the way, the daughter’s father was revealed to her for the first time (I’m giving nothing away—this happened in the first book, and takes center stage in this one), so there is the tension of the mother-daughter duo learning to allow a third person in. Another person who is important, is one of the tenants, a policeman, whom Mackenzie falls for very quickly. But all of the characters are well-drawn, unique in their own way, and add to the plot nicely!

What is good—plot engaging, moves swiftly, and characters are fun and well-developed. I like most of the comedy, but think the author sometimes pushes a little too hard on it, and it occasionally comes across flat. But all in all, this is a good cozy mystery series—well written, well narrated, and a great listen that was hard to put down. Just what I like; hope you will too!

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entertaining all the way to the end

Enjoyed the character building. As the plot grows I became more entrapped in the details. As one plot finished another gripped you and at the end they drew you in for the next book!

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Quite the twist

I have to admit that I love Jennifer L. Hart's the Laundry Hag and now Mackenzie and Mackenzie. This book kept me entertained and at the tail end I was riveted to the chair I loved each twist and turn.

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I enjoyed it

I enjoyed this book especially since there wasn't a lot of sexual things in it and swearing. it kept my interest and kept me entertained

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always a good book

this narrator and author work great together! I did wish there was more erotic tension though.

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Again, a great read.

It has fun characters, it's well written, it has an interesting plot. Would definitely recommend this book.

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Great mystery!

Love this series! Love this author! This book is no exception! Great read with good characters and interesting storyline

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Great follow-up to Sleuthing for a Living

Boy oh boy, do I love this series. So. Much.

Jennifer L. Hart wrote a great follow-up to Sleuthing for a Living. I love all the characters and Suzanne Cerreta does an excellent job narrating the book. This did turn out a little darker than I expected it would, but I loved every second of it.

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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couldn't stop listening

its a joy to listen to. I love the mother grandmother issues. the silent comments Mac makes about her mother are priceless, mother's and daughters there is always something you can relate to and laugh about.

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Great listen!

I really enjoy this series. Mackenzie & Mackenzie, Laundry Hag, and Damaged goods all cross over and are all pretty good. My favorites are M&M and LH. I am noticing some repeated themes since I am binge listening, but it doesn't matter. The characters are interesting, engaging, and funny. The mystery is enough to entertain, but not too complex forcing complete focus.

Perfect narrator for the snarky dialog

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Very good

A thoroughly enjoyable listen. The characters that the author creates are vivid and flawed. All with an absorbing mystery too.