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Publisher's Summary

This set features three complete Daisy McDare cozy mysteries including:

Daisy McDare and the Deadly Art Affair: Daisy McDare wants nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and build a thriving interior decorator business. Instead she finds herself heartbroken and in the middle of a murder investigation.

Daisy is in the middle of a decorating job at a famed local celebrity's mansion when the arrogant painter is found murdered in his backyard studio. Suddenly there's a house full of suspects, each with a bigger reason to want the victim dead than the next.

When the local police get stumped during their investigation, Daisy realizes she'll have to take matters into her own hands.

Daisy McDare and the Deadly Legal Affair: Daisy McDare is busy nursing a broken heart, trying to build up her interior decorator business, and baking cookies when murder strikes Cozy Creek.

At first, she leaves the investigation to Chris Crumple, the local bumbling police detective. But when Crumple arrests the wrong suspect, Daisy takes the investigation into her own hands.

Cracking the case won't be easy. She'll need help from her pastry-baking best friend Samantha, her wise-cracking Granny Annie, and her trusty West Highland Terrier Shamus.

It's up to Daisy McDare to find the murderer in Cozy Creek before they strike again.

Daisy McDare and the Deadly Directorial Affair: Murder once again strikes the quaint little tourist town of Cozy Creek. This time the victim is an arrogant independent film director who has a bad habit of making of enemies.

As the set decorator for the movie, Daisy is in a unique position to do some serious sleuthing. But she can't solve the murder alone.

She enlists her cupcake baking best friend Samantha, wise cracking Granny Annie, private investigator crush Gavin, and her lovable West Highland Terrier Shamus to find the killer.

©2015 K.M. Morgan (P)2015 K.M. Morgan

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A average mystery.

What did you like best about Daisy McDare Three Book Set? What did you like least?

Did not enjoy the premise of the story........ did not find it interesting.

Would you be willing to try another book from K.M. Morgan? Why or why not?

Yes....... it is obvious the Author has talent......... you can not have a success every time.

Have you listened to any of Caroline Shively’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No....... she is a talented narrator............ she did the best she could with the material.

Did Daisy McDare Three Book Set inspire you to do anything?

Not really I simply did not enjoy the story.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Chocolate, Donuts, Pie, and, Oh Yeah! Murder!

The small town detectives are somewhat bumbling but they have Daisy to cogitate on which of the potential criminals is the culprit. With her built-in lie detector and the help of her dog and other friends, research and questioning plus flash intuition help solve crimes. Sugar-laden (I could feel myself gaining weight just listening to the descriptions!), each of the novels provides opportunities for interior decorator Daisy to discover clues as she redesigns the room(s). Caroline Shively's cheerful narration perfectly complemented each story in this set of the first three novels in this series. We also get to explore Daisy's personal life as she sheds her boyfriend of many years and discovers not all men are such selfish twits.

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A bit formulaic but good for simpler readers

Daisy McDare Three Book Set by K.M. Morgan contains the first three books in the Daisy McDare series. Daisy is an interior decorator lonely for love while still pining over a man who cheated on her and then left her for the other woman. Daisy has a serious sweet tooth that seems unhealthy, as she eats chocolate every time she gets under stress, so she must have the highest blood sugar level ever! In the midst of her decorating jobs, Daisy gets involved in murders and solves each one.

In "Daisy McDare and the Deadly Art Affair," Daisy gets hired to do some redecoration by her childhood best friend, Kara, who is married to a famous painter, Luke Longwell. That night Daisy stays for dinner with Kara's and Luke's family and becomes a witness to a big family fight, so she hurries out as soon as she can. The next morning, she arrives at the house, only to be met by the police. Luke was murdered early in the morning, and everyone, even Daisy, is a suspect. In concern over being a prime suspect, Kara asks Daisy to help her find the murderer, leading the decorator to become a sleuth.

In "Daisy McDare and the Deadly Legal Affair," Daisy goes to redecorate the office of the biggest shark lawyer in town and discovers that everyone who works for, or even encounters, Max Cash hates the man. When Max gets killed, the police arrest the night custodian, Angela Franklin, but Daisy is certain the woman is innocent. Therefore, Daisy determines to investigate things for herself and for Angela.

In "Daisy McDare and the Deadly Directorial Affair," Daisy gets a position designing the set for a small scale movie production, directed by local Hunter Hayworth and bankrolled by a rich man, who is doing so on the condition that his daughter Fiona be given a role in the movie and his daughter Isabel be allowed to write the script. Hunter keeps trying to change things, making everyone furious at him, so it is no big surprise when he is murdered by being hit on the head with a frying pan, the same way the murder happens in the movie. Daisy doesn't trust the lazy police detective, so she goes to work investigating.

The Daisy McDare books are light reading, with simple language and writing that would make this a good series for weaker and YA readers. The reading level would actually suit a middle grade reader, but the minor sexual implications of people having affairs might be inappropriate for such an age, depending upon the child.

The stories all involve the same basic premise: Daisy goes to redecorate a place, where she meets all the people who either live or work there. The most hateful character gets murdered, but the police don't do a good job, so Daisy steps in and solves the case. Then, Daisy eats even more chocolate, which she has been doing throughout the book. Hopefully later books will have some variation, as the pattern will become too predictable if I have to listen to 7 more books that follow the same routine.

Caroline Shively performs the audio edition of this bundle of the first three Daisy McDare books. She employs plenty of emotion in her reading, well-suited to the younger age set that I picture this series as being especially suitable for.

The Daisy McDare Three Book Set has simple, gentle stories that use fairly basic language and follow the same basic pattern as each other. I see this set as ideal for more basic, perhaps younger readers. Because of the formulaic nature of the stories, I give this set three stars.

DISCLAIMER: I received this book for free through Audiobook BOOM, but that had no influence on the content of my review.

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Great Series

I really liked this series. It has well developed characters and the narration was great. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Great Series!

This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. The narrator did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end. If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

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Lackuster cozy mystery

I started this audiobook thinking that Daisy McDare was going to be fun, intelligent and relatable. She's 33, a business owner, recently got dumped, and rescued a pup from the shelter. She's full-figured and happy about how she looks. (Great!) Then, her character falls completely flat. Daisy is addicted to food and "loves shopping" - that's all there is to her. She has very little self-control.

Daisy doesn't solve mysteries as much as getting in the way of detectives by asking nosey and upsetting questions. She's supposedly good at reading people / insightful, but there's no evidence of this besides stating the obvious.

In each story, an unlikeable character gets done in by someone. The people surrounding the victim are all unlikable "stock" characters. The timelines are so abbreviated that everyone in the story ("suspects") comes across as completely awful.

The statistical probability of someone getting murdered at every single job you take? How does she keep finding work?

The narrator does an excellent job portraying different characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Murder Mysteries

Daisy McDare Three Book Set
By: K.M. Morgan
Narrated by: Caroline Shively
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
I have had very good luck with the audible books I have received but this book isn't one of them. I wanted to like it because it has a cute dog from the pound and Daisy is always eating good things ...a gal after my own heart. But I felt the characters were flat, the mysteries dull, and the stories very hard to get through. I hate disappointing authors but my job as a reviewer is to be honest. The narrator in the first book made each sentence sound like she was excited! That got old fast! She was better in the next two books but by then I was traumatised, lol. I don't see how this book got so many 5 star reviews on Amazon. Audible version has it more in the range I would guess.

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didn't get far!

Not my kind of book. First chapter sounds like a bad soap. I thought it was a Christian novel.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 05-06-18

A lovely series

I very much enjoyed listening to this series and I would be happy to continue to listen to more. The stories are gently paced, lighthearted and fun. The mystery in each story is interesting and entertaining. The characters are cute and likeable.
There is a very relaxed feel to these stories which I appreciated and enjoyed as I chilled out in the garden with a glass of wine. Perfect.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.