Cupcakes, Diaries, and Rotten Inquiries

An Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery Book 5
Narrated by: Kelly Self
Series: Annie Graceland, Book 5
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My name’s Annie Graceland. I talk to dead people and figure out who murdered them. 

My old college boyfriend, sent me a "friend" request and I should have said "no". But Mack gave me a sob story. I’m a wuss, I felt sorry for him, and said, "yes". Big. Mistake. 

Now Mack’s in town for a car show and he won’t leave me alone. He showed up at my work uninvited. He wants me to “show him the town.” Ew. I can’t shake him. 

But someone shakes him - someone runs him over in their car and knocks him off. Now Mack’s ghost has moved in with me. I need to solve his murder, and send him to the light before my mother arrives in town for Thanksgiving. She didn't like him all that much when he was alive and that's not going to change now that he's dead.

©2015 Pamela DuMond (P)2015 Pamela DuMond

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Cute Story

I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I did have a hard time following the format though. Each character wrote in a diary and the story rotated with each character's entry. This is the first book I have listened to by this author. I would like to read another in the series.

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Dear Diary

Entertaining, cozy mystery written through different characters diary entries. Annie, Grady and Julia are witty, real and enjoyable characters. There are also some delicious recipes in the story. Good read. 3 1/2 stars.

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Fun Book!

Any additional comments?

This is a fun book; this is the fifth book in the An Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery series by Pamela DuMond and narrated by Kelly Self. Annie Graceland is a baker and can see and speak to ghosts. Annie’s ex-boyfriend Mack friends her on Facebook, then starts stalking her at her job. She tries to let him down easy so he will leave her alone. When his ghost shows up at Annie’s apartment and he won’t leave, she decides that the only way he will leave her alone is if she can solve his murder.

The narrator Kelly Self did a wonderful job, and was very easy to listen too. She did a great job with the different characters and their voices.

If you are looking for a great book then you need to read this book. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. Once I started listening to this book, I didn’t want to stop until the end.

A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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A unique tale uniquely told!

Would you recommend Cupcakes, Diaries, and Rotten Inquiries to your friends? Why or why not?

I like a good story that combines romance and mystery. The book being in diary format surprised me but it was a good surprise. It took some getting used to, but after couple of chapters, I was so into the story I didnt give it a thought.

So yes, I would recommend the book to readers who are looking forward to a well thought out story.

What does Kelly Self bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A good narrator is essential to any audiobook. Kelly narrates multiple character and each one in a different way. Her voice isn't flat, she isn't telling a story but drawing us into a mystery tale and giving us differnt perspectives of the stoy.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

More romance!! I always need more romance for the heroine and this book isnt different.

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A funny witty cozy mystery...

This is a funny, witty cozy mystery. This story even involves ghosts. I particularly liked that part. Some of the ghosts are hilarious (such as the DR wearing a silver thong). Annie is both a baker and a psychic. It also helps when Annie's boyfriend is a detective. The author, Pamela DuMond did a good job writing this story. It has a cleverly written plot and story line. Even the diary has a part in this book. The narrator, Kelly Self did an OK job, but needs a bit more practice to sound natural. Some of the lines sounded forced. All in all though, the funny , witty parts are what I remember most when I read this book.

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