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Publisher's Summary

Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last 24 hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled.

When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked - not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect in the killing.

Hope soon realizes that the only way to clear her name is by finding the real killer herself.

©2016 Meredith Potts (P)2018 Meredith Potts

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Cute fast mystery.

Where does Fame Is a Killer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Better then average............. is so quick that you never get bored.

What other book might you compare Fame Is a Killer to and why?

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What about Rachel Carr’s performance did you like?

She is a good narrator with an optimistic perky voice that keeps the story moving.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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Any additional comments?

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not so cozy

Fame is a Killer - Cozy Mystery

Not as good as I was hoping for. I just couldn’t connect with the main character, finding her shallow and unlikeable. There is a lack of emotion in the story. It ended up being a mystery without the cozy.

The narration was okay, but there was no variety of voices for the different characters.

I received this audiobook free for an honest review from Audiobookworm.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nice little mystery

This book was a nice book from the usual. A quick mystery. Hope Hadley has had her television show cancelled. She is dumped by her boyfriend. Could anything else go wrong? As the saying goes, don't ask that. Next her ex boyfriend comes up dead and who is the prime suspect... her. To clear her name she has to find the real killer. It kept me listening. The narrator has a good voice but needs to have variation in tone to reflect the circumstances of the characters. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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fame is a killer

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Although the book was good...I hope hoping for a little bit more. :(

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Funny!

I loved this book! I cant wait to listwn to more. Hope drove me a little nuts but I loved listening to this. I was I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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Cozy Mystery

Any additional comments?

Hope Hadley's boyfriend is killed right after he breaks up with her. She is the prime suspect and needs to clear her name. I enjoyed the premise of this book, an ex-television detective playing detective in real life. The story is cute and the characters are interesting. Unfortunately, we are told who the suspects are rather than uncovering them along with the main character. The narrator kept up the same perky fast pace even when it didn't fit the story.

This cozy mystery contains no graphic violence or sexual situations. I was gifted a copy of this book in return of an honest review.

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Not the best

While not the worst audiobook that I have ever listened to this book did not rate particularly well.
The story is heavy on inner monologue and conversation and everything about it felt rushed. This applied to the writing and the narration.
Rachel Carr did not blow me away with this performance, there was very little differing in voices and a serious lack of emotion. Even with a short story you need to feel some depth and I don't feel there was.
The writing sometimes didn't sound like it was through the eyes of 40 year old and the narration was describing sad feelings in a happy tone.

I feel this was a poor matching of narrator to book.

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

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Great Read

Fame is a Killer was a good read by Meredith Potts. Hope Hadley is a Hollywood actress who just found out that her show was cancelled and her boyfriend broke up with her. But then her ex boyfriend turns up dead and she investigates his murder to clear her name. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read more of the series.

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Fast & funny!

This is a cozy surprise! Fame is a Killer is a quick mystery featuring Hope Hadley , an actress who has her TV show canceled, is dumped by her boyfriend finds herself as the suspect of his murder. With no alibi, she uses her learned skills from her acting role to seek out the murderer and clear her name. Holly is a strong character, and I find her easy to relate to. This is fast paced, has interesting characters and is full of lighthearted fun.

Rachel Carr's narration is full of the exaggeration and quirkiness that I expect with a character like Holly. She keeps a good pace and made for an enjoyable listen.

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Silly, mildly annoying short mystery story

In short order, Hope Hadley wraps up the shooting on the last episode of her long-running, newly-cancelled tv show, The Sassy Sleuth, has her boyfriend of the past year dump her for an actress half her age, and, entirely too early the next morning, is informed by the police that said ex-boyfriend, Trent Harper, has been murdered and she is a suspect.

She has no alibi for the one-hour time frame within which he was murdered, because she skipped the wrap party.

When she can't convince police Detective Noble to immediately rule her out a suspect, she concludes she has no alternative but to clear herself by finding the real killer. That this could be dangerous is barely noted in passing.

What follows is just silly, and not in what appears to be an intentional way. Hope asks obvious questions of obvious suspects, is frustrated and annoyed that everyone she questions quickly becomes hostile, and doesn't as far as I can tell uncover anything the quite competent and intelligent Detective Noble wouldn't have found out on his own, much more efficiently and safely. I stand by this conclusion even though he is presented as being impressed by her different perspective and valuable insight, at the end. It just isn't plausible.

Light, entertaining, short mystery story, that may annoy the heck out of you if you like your mysteries to be plausible and reasonably intelligent in how the investigation proceeds.

Not recommended, though I wouldn't run away from it if you have a couple of hours to kill.

I honestly don't remember if I bought this audiobook, or if I got it free as part of a promotion of some kind. In any case, I'm reviewing it voluntarily.