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Felony Fruitcake Audiobook

Felony Fruitcake: When the Fat Ladies Sing, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

When Sue Jan and the gals at the Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique set out the egg nog and fruitcake at their annual Christmas soiree, they have no idea the town's senior citizen playboy, Bubba Bustalet, will be hit on the noggin with the fruitcake before the night is over.

Sue Jan goes solo solving the mystery. She is soon at her wit's end between Wachita's know-it-all new sheriff, Bubba's senior-rita fan club, and all the tempting holiday food threatening to ruin her diet. Will Sue Jan find the felonious fruitcake felon before the church choir sings the last fa-la-la?

©2014 Linda Kozar (P)2015 Linda Kozar

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    med c 11-10-16
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    "Book 5"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    A cute Christmas short read with a few laugh out loud parts. The characters were original but the narration was better than the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 03-16-16
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    "The Forensic Female Is On A Holiday Case!"
    Where does Felony Fruitcake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series as a whole, when narrated by Michelle Babb rank very high up on my favorite audio book cozy mystery series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I LOVED hearing a story told from Sue Jan's point of view! At first I was weary that Lovita was not the one narrating and nowhere to be found, but then quickly loved this change of pace. Seeing Sue Jan navigate this mystery on her own without Lovita was actually a fun little treat!


    What about Michelle Babb’s performance did you like?

    She absolutely brings these characters to life. I find myself laughing & cringing and everything in between as I listen to this series, and I love it!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did! I was looking so forward to this holiday treat (even though its March now), and I curled up with this book and a hot cocoa and listened along while trying to guess "whodunnit."


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun treat, and had all of the best qualities of the "Fat Ladies" series from a different perspective. It's short and sweet, and the ending is one which I suspected but then doubted myself heavily and kept me guessing a bit, which I loved. It's definitely not someone you would suspect! I was gifted this audiobook for an honest review, and this review is 100% my own honest opinion!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Grigsby California 10-09-16
    M. Grigsby California 10-09-16
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    "Oh What Fun!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    "Felony Fruitcake" is Sue Jan's solo crime solving case. She is as always hilarious but I must admit I missed the balance and voice of reason the character of Lovita provides.


    Would you recommend Felony Fruitcake to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would definitely recommend this book as well as this series to my friends. I love books about empowered women.and when you add in a dash of humor, you can't go wrong.


    What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love all of the accents Michelle Babbage brings to the table along with her perfect timing for the one liners.


    Could you see Felony Fruitcake being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could absolutely see Felony Fruitcake make into a movie or t.v. series using Ricky Lake and Melissa McCarthy as the stars.


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    Booklover 09-24-16
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    "Delightful"
    What did you love best about Felony Fruitcake?

    I have listened to a couple of other books in this series. This was delightful because it was from a different characters perspective and it was cute being inside her head.


    What other book might you compare Felony Fruitcake to and why?

    A comparison book doesn't really come to mind.


    Which character – as performed by Michelle Babb – was your favorite?

    Sue Jan (probe;y didn't spell this correctly) was the narrator and she is really funny to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was able to listen to this in one setting since it's a little novella.


    Any additional comments?

    Had a few good laughs from this. Very amusing short novel.

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    Witchywoman LONDON, KY, United States 09-22-16
    Witchywoman LONDON, KY, United States 09-22-16
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    "Loved this holiday novella"

    Super cute holiday mystery. At the local Christmas party a popular senior citizen it lured outside and bashed with a fruitcake. As always the amateur sleuths are trying to solve the mystery and causing all kinds of trouble. Cute characters will take you on a hilarious journey in this witty who dunning.

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    Rebecca S 08-08-17
    Rebecca S 08-08-17
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    "Short and fun holiday mystery"
    If you could sum up Felony Fruitcake in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, southern, holiday


    What other book might you compare Felony Fruitcake to and why?

    This book reminds me of one of the Steph Plum mysteries by Janet Evanovich because there is so much humor mixed in with the amateur sleuths solving murder mysteries.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene where Sue Jan goes to the hospital and finds all the older ladies clustered around Bubba's bedside waiting for him to wake up and fighting over him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No holiday party is safe from the dread Fruitcake.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy this series. The characters are over the top, but endearing and the mysteries are always interesting. I have so much fun following them in their investigations.

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    musiqmom (K Templeton) 05-23-17
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    "Short and Delightful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Felony Fruitcake is a short delight. With Lovita out of the country visiting Hudson’s family for Christmas, we get to see how Sue Jan handles things without her best friend. When an elderly man is hit over the head at the shop’s annual Christmas party Sue Jan is determined to find out who the culprit is. Can Sue Jan manage to solve the mystery without her best friend and other half of the Forensic Females?

    I enjoyed this quick read, although I do have to say I missed Lovita. There just seemed like something was missing. With that said this is still very much a good story, great pace with a few twist and turns along the way.

    Michelle Babb once again did a fabulous job with her storytelling performance. She is great with accents, tone, and comedic timing.

    I would recommend this book. I voluntarily received this book for an honest review. All thoughts and ideas are my own.


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    Lomeraniel Spain 05-12-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 05-12-17
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    "A short cozy mystery"

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    This is a short Christmas story. Lovita is abroad with Hudson, and Sue Jan is in charge of organizing the Christmas get together at the salon. But things cannot be too quiet in Wachita, and just after leaving the party, Bubba Bustalet, the senior citizen playboy of town, is suddenly attacked. Sue Jan finds him laying on the ground beside the weapon thrown at Bubba's head, a fruitcake.

    We face again an uncanny mystery in the small town of Wachita. In this case Sue Jan will not have the assistance of Lovita, but she will count with Sharla and some of her clients. I missed Lovita, but Sue Jan's personality is enough to sustain the story, and it is also nice to have a story told from her point of view. There are a lot of hilarious moments and out of place comments from Sue Jan, as usual, and even though the book is very short, there is a generous amount of diverse characters, all well defined, and with great lines.

    And the best part is the narration of the book. Michelle Babb is great at impersonating characters and helping the author at making them unique. She captures really well the humor in the book and delivers it to the listener multiplied by ten. She is a top notch narrator, one of the best I had the pleasure of listening to.

    If there is something I should complain about is the length of this book. Lovita and Sue Jan's stories are among my favorites to listen to and relax, and I never seem to get enough of them. This book is just under an hour and a half, so it makes for a very quick listen. It just left me hungry for more.

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    Ashley Hedden 04-26-17
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    "Great Read"
    Any additional comments?

    Felony Fruitcake was another great book by Linda P. Kozar. She Jan is setting up the annual Christmas Soirée when she finds Bubba hit in the head with a fruitcake. She Jan does her best to find out who the attempted murderer is. I can't wait to read more of this series.

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    Tammy 04-22-17
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    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/Narrator for a honest and unbiased review.
    Omg what can I say. Fruitcake kills or just maims. Once again Linda Kosar and Michelle Babb outdid themselves with this book.
    Lots and lots of funny moments in this book, where my family looks at me weird as I laugh with ear plugs inserted.
    I would love to see anyone who loves cozy mysteries to get these books in this series

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    "You're such a nut, Meg."

    Half of the Fat Ladies duo, Lovita, is on holiday in England, so when Sue Jan falls over a body in the dark, it's down to her to find who did it without the assistance of her friend. All too short and perhaps not quite as much fun as when they are both there to share the banter, this book is still a delightful confection of gossip, humour and speculation. Seems the biggest casualty is Sue Jan's diet! And the marvellous Michelle Babb caries the story perfectly, giving gorgeous Texan twang to the conversations.

    Felony Fruitcake is short, funny and a perfect distraction at any time, not just for the Christmas season. Would that it were longer. But there is the additional bonus at the end of the story of a fruit cake recipe and, best of all, Ms.Babb singing 'The Fruitcake Song.' It just couldn't get any better.

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  • Layla
    4/24/17
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    "Short and sweet cozy mystery."
    Any additional comments?

    One of the guests at the annual Crown of Glory Christmas party ends up unconscious out back near the dumpster. Sue Jan found the victim and decides to solve it.

    This is told from Sue Jan's POV, since in previous books in this series they are told through Lovita's eyes. Lovita has gone to England to spend Christmas with the Hudson family.

    The plot is condensed (since it is a short story) but it is good and funny.
    Michelle Babb did a great job in differentiating the individuals and their attitudes.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

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