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Publisher's Summary

This set features five cozy mystery books:

  1. Killer Amnesia
  2. College Can Be Murder
  3. The Last Frontier of Murder
  4. Deadpan Murder
  5. Murder in Happy Creek

Private investigator Melanie Cooper's life is upended during her morning jog in the forest when she discovers a mysterious woman with a bump on her head, a bloodstain on her sweater, and a nasty case of amnesia. Melanie races against time to find out the woman's identity, how she ended up wandering the forest frantically, and where that bump on her head came from.

©2017-Current Meredith Potts (P)2018 Meredith Potts

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Ok stories, not ok narrator.

So the stories may be ok but the narrator just destroyed it. Her voice is pleasant enough however that is the only good quality. She races through the story, ignoring periods and commas with reckless abandon. She also doesn’t act as much as read, sections that should be emotional sound the same as a grocery list. This prevented any emotional attachment to any characters. Add in several mispronounced words and....train wreck. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I tried to like the narratorl

I attempted to listen to this book on three occasion. I could not listen to this narrator.

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Meredith Potts

I was given this free review copy audiobook by the author, courtesy of Audiobook Boom, at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This anthology contains the following books in this order:

College Can Be Murder
The Last Frontier of Murder
Deadpan Murder
Killer Amnesia
Murder in Happy Creek

In College Can Be Murder, Melanie Cooper, a private investigator, was hired by Pastor Mark Richardson. His daughter, Jennifer, is believed to have jumped off a gorge. Mark doesn’t believe Jennifer committed suicide and wants Melanie to figure out the truth.

In The Last Frontier of Murder, Andrea McDougal’s boyfriend, Jake, a private investigator, doesn’t show up for their date, which is very unlike him. When Andrea finds him murdered in his office, she vows to find his killer. She teams up with her friend, Detective Adam Stone, to uncover the truth.

In Deadpan Murder, librarian Poppy finds out her good friend and mother figure, Lara Peabody, was murdered. Poppy has helped her boyfriend, a police detective, solve cases in the past, so she decides she will help with this one too. Unfortunately, the suspects are Lara’s three children.

In Killer Amnesia, we see Melanie Cooper again as she is running in the woods. She finds a scared and bleeding woman calling for help. The woman doesn’t know anything about herself or how she got there. Melanie’s boyfriend, Detective Steven Griffin, finds out the woman’s name is Amy, and that she was presumed dead after going missing over a year ago. When he tracks down Amy’s husband, things even get more mysterious. Melanie and Steven work together to find out what happened.

In Murder in Happy Creek, Rose Calahan is very sad because it is the 4th anniversary of her late husband Harold’s death. When her daughter, Kaitlyn, a police detective, asks her for help, in a murder investigation, Rose jumps at the chance. Rose’s former boss, Syd Harper, who was a private investigator, was murdered and the only clue is the label sticker of an old case file. The case was solved a long time ago when Rose was working as Syd’s secretary. All the people involved in that old case are now suspects.

Each of these stories were unique and entertaining, although a bit far-fetched. All the main characters took over the investigations like they had a right. I’m pretty sure in real life, that wouldn’t be an option.

Marley Welling as narrator for these books wasn’t my favorite. Although she has a really nice voice, her pronunciation of some of the words made me cringe. I think she may do very well with young adult books.

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Horrible audio

Many mispronunciations and paper rustlings during audio very distracting and took away from the writing.

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5 short and complete stories

All 5 of these stories are stand alone, complete short novels. That being said, there are a lot of similarities between them all. I think the best thing would've been to listen to 1 and then a different book all together and then come back to the next in the set. They wouldn't have seemed so similar that way.
The thing I had the hardest time with was the mispronunciation of so many words. A word here or there is no big deal, but there were multiple words in a short time frame, so much so that it was distracting to me.

*I requested this book and am voluntarily leaving this review

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Entertaining and enjoyable

I found this set of 5 audiobooks with a variety of women sleuths entertaining - I enjoyed the characters and storylines and will definitely give them another listen. With that being said I think I would have enjoyed a set of 5 stories featuring the same sleuth with a story arc more entertaining as they all sort of melded into one another which was a bit confusing. The narrator has a great
voice but did not change voices throughout which may have contributed to the feeling of confusion. There were a few mispronounced words by the narrator and at times it sounded like I was listening inside a box. Overall I found the books quite enjoyable.

I received this book for free with a promise for a truthful review.

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A Very Good Collection of Cozy Mysteries

This is a really good five-story collection of cozy murder mysteries! Each book is a unique standalone. They hold the listener's attention. The author has a nice vocabulary. I enjoyed the characters and the sleuths' styles of investigation. The narrator did a good job and had a pleasant voice but occasionally mispronounced a word or two. I thought the narrator's voice sounded too youthful for the age of the main characters in some of the stories. But the delivery was excellent. I would recommend this audiobook collection to others.

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Less than ideal narration

The stories themselves were okay (nothing I would revisit, but entertaining in their own way) but the narration was just... not great. The narrator has a sweet voice, but she is not performing the work, merely reading aloud. I had difficulty figuring out which character was saying what, as the entire thing was relayed in the same tone throughout.

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Good Mysteries

The stories themselves I really enjoyed. All five stories are unique and independent of each other. I love cozy mysteries, even if they're a bit far fetched to be real. College Can Be Murder and Killer Amnesia were my favourites.

Marley Welling's narration didn't work for me. Her voice was pleasant but she didn't 'perform' the story. There were multiple mispronunciations and some lines were repeated.

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terrible narrator

terrible narration- couldn't finish it. The narrator's voice was not inviting and it sounded like she was in a box.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 08-17-18

Very simplistic, light reading

I love cosy mysteries especially if they have some humour, suspense and witty dialogue. This collection was threadbare in all accounts and I was left disappointed. I didn't like all of the stories because I felt like they lacked action. Everything we learn about the case happens through dialogue and the information is relayed after the fact during interviews.
I was particularly disappointed in the ending of 'College Can be Murder.' It was very rushed and I couldn't get over the actions of the PI. I couldn't believe that's how she handled the situation. I didn't like it.

I've read some of Meredith Potts work before and enjoyed them as light escapist reading.
The stories are quick reads. You can listen to each book in a few hours.

The narration sounded very tinny to the ear and it didn't sound like it was made in a professional studio. The narrator's actual performance of the story and characters was quite good otherwise.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-08-20

Save yourself!

Simplistic storylines, Poorly written and appalling recorded from the bottom of a bucket. I enjoy cosy mysteries, these are not mysteries, and far from enjoyable.

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  • Mac
  • 10-27-19

Brilliant

I love this set of books. Brilliant storyline and great characters.
I highly recommend this set.
Awesome narrator.❤️❤️😻