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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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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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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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Loved them

This has five stories with different characters. I think my favorite was the second book. Each one was great but the second is my favorite but it was also sad. This was The Last Frontier of Murder. The heroine investigated her boyfriends murder. He was a private eye and she went to his office and found him. It was sad because he was supposed to come to her house but it did not come so she went to see if all was ok because she could not get in touch with him. My second favorite was Killer Amnesia. Look forward to more books by this author.

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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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Enjoyable book of mysteries!

This Audible book is full of sweet mysteries that you'll enjoy! The reader is very easy to listen to, and she was fine in being the different characters! Loved the different mysteries, especially since they were not all murders!

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Disappointing narration, good authorship

I own both the Kindle & audible versions of this book so I was able to follow along while being read to.
College Can be Murder, my second short read/listen from author Meredith Potts. A cute, well-written clean cozy mystery & even though the ultimate ending was given away in the first quarter of the book it was still an enjoyable read.
The Last Frontier of Murder, my third short read from author Meredith Potts. A cute, well-written clean cozy mystery, an enjoyable read.
Dead Pan Murder, my fourth short read from author Meredith Potts. A cute, well-written clean cozy mystery, an enjoyable read.
Killer Amnesia, my fifth short read from author Meredith Potts. A cute, well-written clean cozy mystery, an enjoyable read.
Murder in Happy Creek, my sixth short read from author Meredith Potts. A cute, well-written clean cozy mystery, an enjoyable read.

The mispronunciation of words by the narrator took away from the listening enjoyment of a professionally narrated audiobook. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Cozy mysteries

I loved the short mysteries but the narrator not as good. She had a monotone voice, there was not a lot of emtion put into the story, so this actually dragged the book for me.
I would still recommend the book and others might like this narrator more then I did.

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Another Winner !!

I just love Meredith Potts audio books. They are perfect. Light mysteries perfect for driving around or doing my exercise walks.

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GREAT COZY MYSTERIES SET!

I thought these books were adorable, I enjoyed them :) I thought it was a very entertaining read all around, and the narration was good. If you're a cozy fan, I think this is a great addition to your library. Cozy on up and enjoy! :) Great value and fun stories :)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 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.