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Cookies, Corpses and the Deadly Haunt

Haunted House Flippers Inc.
Narrated by: Ellora Sen-Gupta
Series: Haunted House Flippers Inc., Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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House flippers Jack and Juniper agree to lend and help prep their latest purchase - the Doctor's House, an old Victorian mansion - to act as the eerie setting for the town's Halloween bash. They're expecting to find missing floor boards and pesky bats, not the ghostly specter of the murdered doctor's wife. But when the head of the council is found stuffed in a trunk in the attic, it appears history is repeating.   

As June and the team carry on with party preparations, they unravel a century of family secrets, whispers of lunacy - and the number-one suspect goes on the run. But the victim's family insists the ball must go on, even with a killer on the loose. 

With Halloween fast approaching, June sees the woman in white and wonders if keeping the killer out was ever really a possibility. Now she's desperate to unmask the killer before the annual Halloween bash turns into even more of a deadly haunt....

©2017 Rachael Stapleton (P)2018 Rachael Stapleton

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An interesting cozy mystery!

I had a little bit of trouble getting into this book, but it may have been all on me. The story seemed good with an interesting plot and lots of guessing as to who the killer was, but I found myself having to listen to parts over again to catch what happened. I'm going to go back some time (when life isn't so crazy) and try to listen to the whole thing over again.
This audio book was definitely worth a listen if you like cozy mysteries. The main character's name, Juniper, was unique and will definitely stick with me.
I was given a complimentary copy of this audio book. All thoughts are my own.

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Fun cozy mystery.

Cookies, corpses, and the Deadly Haunt is the first book in the Haunted House Flippers Inc. series and thought I thought it got off to a bit of a slow start, I found it to be a fun cozy mystery. The book had an interesting cast of characters and a solid story, though part of the 'romance' angle seemed a bit off/forced and personally I think I would have preferred a different outcome in that regard. Overall I enjoyed it enough that I'll be checking out the sequel.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Ghosts and Murder for Halloween!

As an addict of the various TV remodeling, fixer upper, flip and move shows, I was already inclined to enjoy this series, and this first story was a lot of fun! I liked the main characters – Juniper Palmer (from whose point-of-view we watch all the action), Pike Hart – her best friend, Detective Cody Lumos – her new love interest, and Jack Young, her business partner and former love interest. There are a number of plausible suspects provided, and a load of other interesting characters filling out the town of Bohemian Lake.

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Haunted Fun!

I loved how the story all fell together. The characters were interesting and the story kept you entertained. Looking forward to reading more of these books!

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I loved it!

What a refreshing and original listen this book by Rachael Stapleton is. I so enjoyed the story! Ellora Sen-Gupta performed it brilliantly. Both the author and narrator were new to me, and they will definitely be on my list to listen to again. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I loved the humor and unexpected twists this book had.

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Fantastic book.

This book was fantastic. The story kept me entertained and guessing who the killer was. I was really surprised who the killer was and why. I have read three different books by this author in three different series. However, each series connects with each other. I look forward to more in each of these series. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. I also wanted to say the narrator did a fantastic job.

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Another entertaining read!

Cookies, Corpses and a Deadly Haunt by Rachel Stapleton
Narrated by Ellora Sen-Gupta
The audio book was presented to me via a promotion.
A fun paranormal mystery with a touch of romance. Jack and Juniper are haunted mansion flippers. Their latest project, located in Bohemian Lake is the site of a high profile murder that occurred decades ago. Each time the realtor shows the property, strange things occur. Accordingly, the owners ask Nana Vianu the local Gypsy for assistance. However, Juniper doesn’t believe the house is haunted, and she sets out to discover the truth. As with the Bohemian Murder Mansion series, Rachel Stapleton has managed to combine engaging characters, a Halloween ball, and enough intrigue to make this a delightful cozy-paranormal read.

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An exciting mystery made even better with this narrator

I really enjoyed listening to this mystery which was well written and plotted as well as nicely narrated. I’m a little new to audio books and this is only my second, but I do really like the author’s style as well as the narrator’s voice. I had guessed the killer when the time came and found myself prompting Juniper to do this or not do this, that’s how good the story was!

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House Flippers

I love the cozy mystery genre and especially enjoy the paranormal ones that are being written now. This was a quick, enjoyable listen and I look forward to reading more by this author. The story was wonderful, the characters were great and there was just enough snark to add to the entertainment. I won't soon forget "Miss Big Boobs"!

Jack and Juniper are former lovers and current business partners in a house flipping venture. When they buy a (supposedly) haunted Doctor's mansion, they may have taken on more than they can handle!

There are plenty of dead bodies, both current and past, in this mansion, but what is really happening? Of course, our nosy amateur detective, Juniper, finds herself in the middle of all the intrigue. Add in the tension between her and Jack, the possibility of a new love in Detective Cody and a few flaky friends, and you have the perfect cozy mystery!

The narrator does a good job and made the read even better. I will definitely be looking for more books that Ms. Sen-Gupta has narrated.

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I will listen again...

Really enjoyable cozy-mystery. Very well written. Well written characters and dialogue. Narrator was excellent and the production quality is high. Can’t wait to listen to more from this author.