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Mocha and Murder

A Killer Coffee Mystery Series: Book 2
Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
Series: Killer Coffee Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip! 

“Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!” (Darynda Jones, New York Times Best-selling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Roxy becomes entangled in another murder as she puts her sleuthing skills to work in order to prove that Louise Carlton didn't kill Fred Hill over a pet adoption gone wrong. After all, if Louise goes to jail, who is going to find all the animals at Pet Palace a home.

©2017 Tonya Kappes (P)2018 Tonya Kappes

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 09-15-18

Gotta love small towns!

I listened to the first book in this series and really enjoyed the inhabitants of Honey Springs. This book just continues the small town fun.

Roxy, the main character and the owner of the coffee shop, is awesome. She has a love interest (Patrick), an aunt, a mother, and another mystery on her hands. No one is going to accuse Roxy's friend of murder without a fight!

There was a lot of humor mixed in with the sleuthing (Did I mention the chicken?) and it was all brought vividly to life by the narrator. Mrozek performed several Southern accents to perfection. She also made this cozy mystery what it is, a fun and hard-to-put-down listen with a whodunnit that I almost missed!

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  • Dianne
  • Dallas, TX, United States
  • 11-11-18

Loved it!

This new series is so fun and the narrator adds so much to the presentation! I can't wait to read/listen to the next book in the series!

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Entertaining cozy mystery

Roxy’s tranquil life is disturbed again, when her friend Louise, owner of the Pet Palace, is suspected of having murdered Fred Hill, who had previously adopted a rare kind of hen.

I enjoyed book one of this series, so I decided to listen to this one. Even though this is the second book it could also be listened to as a standalone since each book contains a complete story.

I find cozy mysteries so entertaining and refreshing, and this book is no exception. We find likable characters in a small community where everyone knows one another. I especially liked the relationships among characters and how the mystery was unraveling towards the end. It could be that I listen to a lot of cozy mysteries but I guessed who the killer was halfway throughout the book. This didn’t prevent me from relishing the whole story and wonder if I could may be wrong.

Something special about this series that I didn’t see in other books of the genre is the love for animals, especially pet dogs. As an animal lover myself, I take pleasure in reading about others. I think this, and the delicious meals prepared by Roxy, made me feel fuzzy and warm inside while listening to this book, despite of the corpse found by Roxy.

But one of the best things about this audiobook is its narration. Madeline Mrozek has delivered a rich and enjoyable narration, with subtle but clear nuances on the different character interpretations and voices, so following dialogs was an effortless task. It’s always a delight when a narration not only adds value to a book but also doesn’t interfere with the story.

This is a great series that I would love to follow. I hope the next book gets published soon.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Love this series.

Another great book by Tanya Kappes. Her series are fantastic and this one is no exception. Love the characters and the narrator did a great job. I know i want to continue this series. Look forward to getting more in this series.

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Chicken and murder

This 2nd book is just as great as the first book. It's got murder with a side of Lavender coffee. Roxie is at it again with a surprise visit from her mother. I like how the author left the recipes to the end of the story. I was better prepared to write them down. Who knew an exotic chicken could cause so many problems. Ms Madeline delivered a stellar performance yet again. I get so wrapped up in the story it's like I'm actually a member of the community. I look forward to continuing this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Whodunnit??!?

Mocha and Murder: A Killer Coffee Mystery Series: Book 2 by Tonya Kappes, narrated by Madeline Mrozek is an excellent addition to this fun cozy mystery series, set in the small town of Honey Springs, Kentucky. Roxy, owner of The Bean Hive Coffee Shop, puts her sleuthing skills to the test once again, as she finds herself in the middle of yet another murder! I loved listening to Book 1 of this series so much that I jumped right into Book 2. I'm so glad I did! The characters are like old friends, and the fast-moving plot will keep you guessing through to the end. Kappes has done a great job with the development of this series; it is easy to see why it is so highly-rated!

Madeline Mrozek's performance as narrator is outstanding! She really is everything listeners want in a narrator - the total package, all around. Some people have "1-click" authors; well, for me, Mrozek is my "1-click" narrator. I don't even need to know what the audiobook is about if she is the one narrating it because I already know I'll be fully engaged and entertained from beginning to end. I also love that I can count on each one of her books being of superb quality, as they are all professionally recorded and edited. This makes for a very enjoyable and relaxing listen, without any distractions. She is an absolute joy to listen to, and I cannot recommend her work enough!

Overall, I rate Mocha and Murder: A Killer Coffee Mystery: Book 2 ~4.5 out of 5 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I'm very much looking forward to listening to the next in series when it is released on audio - hopefully, that happens soon! I recommend this audiobook (and the series) to lovers of cozy mysteries, as well as to those who enjoy hot coffee, loving pets, small-town gossip, and some good, clean....murder! Happy listening!

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 10-10-18

A really good read!

cozy-mystery, murder, coffee, culinary, family-dynamics, friendship

A nice Southern cozy complete with family squabbling, a stuttering romance, and plenty of gossipy neighbors. The ever absent mom rolls into town around the time that Roxy comes upon a murder scene involving her friend from the all volunteer animal shelter. Things only get crazier, and Roxy finds that she needs to dust off her law degree. The characters certainly are, and I'm not willing to do spoilers, but this is a really good read!
Madeline Mrozek narrates exceptionally well and gives the Southern charm without being syrupy.