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Sweetfern Harbor bed and breakfast cozy mysteries can be listened to in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick listen.

Excitement races through Sweetfern Harbor as the famous July boat races near. Brenda Sheffield finds herself busier than ever at Sheffield bed and breakfast. Her place is booked solid, and calls come daily from potential and hopeful customers that have to be turned down. 

Brenda has never been as happy as she is now. Detective Mac Rivers asks her to marry him, and she accepts. Her disappointment comes when he wants her to wait to announce the news until after the long weekend is over. She reluctantly agrees.

In the meantime, he suggests they go to Morning Sun coffee shop where the famous three captains are hanging out. They are close friends and fierce competitors and the stars of the race. Scully proves to be boisterous and reigns with bragging rights of winning this race. He jabs his friends in friendly banter, and Captain Pratt joins in. They entertain the crowd that moves closer to their table. Captain Eddy joins in but speaks less words than the other two. He is affable and draws a group of fans, too, but he allows the other two to have their good fun. 

Brenda and Mac are invited to tour the new boats crafted by local boat builder Wally Doyle before the races the next day. Brenda is excited to see the inside of a racing boat for the first time in her life.

The next morning, when the captains tell them to go on and take tours by themselves, Mac and Brenda first enter Captain Eddy’s boat. They presume he is inside since he wasn’t with the other two down on Main Street. Shock sets in when they discover Captain Eddy is dead in his cabin. After calling for back-up, they discover signs around the boat that indicate this was not a natural death. 

A visiting detective and long-time friend of Mac, Bryce Jones, suddenly becomes the captain of Eddy’s boat. A judge deems the races go forward as planned. It isn’t long into the race when all evidence left on the boat sinks to the bottom of the ocean with the vessel. Bryce barely escapes with his life intact. 

With all evidence now gone, Mac enlists Brenda’s help and together they must find out who had a reason to not only kill Captain Eddy but also make sure the crime would not be solved. Plenty of suspects come to their minds: Wally, the boat builder, detective Bryce Jones, now the captain of the dead man’s boat and the two other captains. 

It won’t be easy to prove who committed the crime, but Brenda delves into the matter on the side and has her suspicions found to be true when the suspects are called together.

©2019 Wendy Meadows (P)2019 Wendy Meadows

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Ok story

I didn't enjoy this story as much as the other. I guess I'm just not a boat story person. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The Deadly Boat Mystery

Brenda get involved in another mystery this time the death of a beloved boat captain. Kasey Logan does an excellent job narrating this sea worthy mystery. I received this book from Audiobooks Unleashed and this is my honest unbiased review. I loved this cute little cozy mystery but I must admit it was not one of my favorites.

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Mysterious goings on in the boating community

Annual boatrace has three main contenders, each having an identical boat built, in an attempt to prove who was the better skipper.
Unfortunately, a dreadful find, but the local detective and Brenda, our amateur detective, puts the race in jeopardy.
You'll be surprised what happens next, and who is responsible.

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Cute cozy

Cute cozy with a quirky story. I enjoyed

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Good Narrator

A coffee shop where the three captains hang out. That in itself of who are they. Another interesting story in this small town with a Victorian Inn.
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  • Julie
  • 05-08-21

All aboard for a great book

I enjoyed this book.I have listened to a few book by this author and not in the right order, so I can honestly say that they don't need to be read or listened to in the right order to enjoy them. The relationship does progress with each book but the author explains the characters well enough that if this is your first time or you are long term fan of the series it is just as much fun. I liked the characters but it was the mystery that had me captivated. I really wanted to find out how they were going to solve the murder after the crime scene sank, very unusual situation but it made for an interesting story line. Off to start the next book in this fun and quirky series.
Brenda now the owner of her uncle's Bed and breakfast is excited to see her first annual boat race take place. The grand prize and coveted cup is usually won by one of the three main captains. The three men are great friends and often compete against each other for bragging rights. Brenda having never witnessed the race before is invited by all three men to view there identical boats on tour. The morning of the race she and her boyfriend Detective Mac Rivers step on board only to find one of the captains dead and it looks like murder. The police barely get a chance to investigate before a court judge orders them to leave and a substitute captain is found so the race can continue. A lot of tourist come for the event and nothing not even a little case of murder should get in the way. But then the unthinkable happens and instead of a contaminated crime scene Mac is faced with the difficult case of no crime scene at all. With the boat laying at the bottom of the water can Mac still find the reason the captain was killed? With Brenda's help and keen eye he just might.
I liked the narrator have heard her read a few audio book and she has always made them fun and entertaining.
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  • Helen
  • 05-02-20

wonderful

I Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too
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