• Muddy Waters

  • The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Rickie Blair
  • Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Muddy Waters

By: Rickie Blair
Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
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Publisher's summary

In Leafy Hollow, mysteries are always in season...

Verity Hawkes can hardly remember her reclusive past. She's actually starting to enjoy her role as the small town's resident gardener and unofficial super sleuth. Her blossoming relationship with a dreamy local detective certainly doesn't hurt matters. But Verity can't help but question her place in town when a group of kidnappers steal away a beloved citizen and single her out to handle the ransom.

After the deal goes south, it's clear to the Leafy Hollow gardener that larger forces are at play. Between dealing with a rogue agent, a meddling ex-boyfriend, and an underground Botox clinic, she knows that nothing is as it seems. To dig up the conspiracy, Verity may just have to get her hands dirty.

Muddy Waters is the fourth installment in a series of charmingly funny cozy mysteries. If you like picturesque Canadian villages, endearingly weird characters, and high-stakes whodunnits, then you'll love Rickie Blair's Leafy Hollow series.

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Muddy Waters is a great book to listen to while you are doing chores are running errands. The characters are engaging and the mystery has several twists and turns to keep the story moving along at a fast pace. The romance is light and did not overshadow the mystery. I recommend this book to anyone who like fun cozy mystery books.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased copy.

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Captivating!

The narrator brings this off the page. I couldn't wait to listen more! Just an excellent job with all the voices and so comfortable to listen to. A perfectly cast cozy!

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Muddy Waters The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, Book 4

Verity is once again thrust into the hands of the elusive control organization. Her romance with Jeff is still new. Then one day a strange man shows up at her house when Jeff was there. Brian, Verity's blast from the past, shows up and tilts her into a kiss right in front of Jeff. One nail in the coffin....then a muder...Verity's life has taken on a surreal quality and a made for tv movie. But can she figure out the clues and save the day again?
Petrea Burchard's voice grabs your attention and keeps you enthralled in the story.
Fantastic audio and story!

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Reminded me of an I Love Lucy Episode


This is the fourth in The Leafy Hollow Mystery series. I listened to the book. The narrator is very good.
Aunt Adeline is still missing. We get some answers to questions that arose in the three previous books, double agents, missing ransom money and jealousy. Plenty to keep you turning the pages.
This reminded me a lot of A I Love Lucy episode.
I enjoyed the story.

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Adventures continue

Muddy Waters is the fourth installment in the Leafy Hollow cozy mystery series. Verity Hawkes is a young widow who moves to Leafy Hollow when she inherits her aunt’s old Victorian home and landscaping business upon her aunt’s disappearance and presumed death.

In this installment, Verity is beginning to settle into Sleepy Hollow, make friends and has a burgeoning relationship with the local detective. As usual, trouble finds Verity when she is called upon to deliver a ransom for a kidnapped local citizen. As usual, nothing goes the way it should and chaos ensues. Mixed into the mess is the mysterious agency and Control that her grandmother works for, rogue agents, conspiracies and much more.

I totally enjoy this series. Set in a small Canadian town, it is a quaint, cozy listen with enough fun and action to keep me interested. A few wacky characters and a budding romance contribute to the fun.

The narrator, Petrea Burchard, is easy to listen to, does an excellent job voicing the characters and keeps things interesting.

I already have the next book in the series in my que to listen to!!

***I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for my own, unbiased, review.***

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Twists and turns!

Just when you thought you knew who dun it, a new twist throws you off! Well-written.

Petrea Burchard does a great job narrating.

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

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A Fun and Complex Cozy Mystery!

This was my first Rickie Blair's book. This is the fourth installment in The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, a fun cozy mystery. I believe it is preferable to listen to this Series in order, so you won't miss anything. The characters are great and intriguing. The story is complex, well written, fun, entertaining, and captivating. The mystery unfolds at a great pace, filled with hilarious scenes, and unpredictable twists and turns. This is a great cozy mystery, and I enjoyed it. Petrea Burchard did an amazing job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice, easy to understand. She has a great range of voices. Looking forward to listen to the other installments in the Series. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A missing aunt, a suspicious entity with technology in the basement, a probable kidnapping with the ransom money disappearing along with the banker, trouble for both our protagonist and her police detective boyfriend, and good friend who really do try to help. The publisher's blurb gives a good hook but doesn't give a clue as to the fun. I like the audios and Petrea Burchard really knows how to be a fantastic narrator!

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