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Bezu is a beautiful southern belle with genteel manners. But her problems are anything but. Deep in debt, she's illegally taken in a few lodgers. A sweet stripper and her bodybuilder boyfriend, an Asian man loudly learning English through pop music, and a mysterious stranger with the most amazing blue-green eyes - and a secret. When one of them mysteriously dies and it looks like her muffins were the murder weapon, Bezu and her fellow Chubby Chicks Club member, Cat, must discover who the killer is before she ends up in jail...or worse. Will they succeed? Find out in Murderous Muffins, book two in the Chubby Chicks Club cozy mystery series.
©2014 Lois Marie Lavrisa (P)2014 Lois Marie Lavrisa

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  • Trish
  • DECATUR, GEORGIA, United States
  • 12-29-14

Really funny and entertaining cozy mystery

Would you listen to Murderous Muffins again? Why?

I would love to listen to Murderous Muffins again! This book was the whole package--funny, great narration, good storyline, engaging quick listen.

What did you like best about this story?

I think I liked the banter between the characters the best. And Besu is a likeable, relatable character

What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

I thought Karen did a fabulous, if not a bit stereotyped, job of affecting accents. She had the whole gamut from southern to "oriental" to middle eastern.

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

Yes, I did listen to this book in one setting.

Any additional comments?

Just an overall delightful book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable

This book was humorous and quite enjoyable. The narrator did a nice job.
The story line was easy to follow and the story itself was a good read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Southern ladies at their finest

Loved the readers ability to keep the southern accent. This one had me going I totally got it wrong on who did it.
Great story line reminded me if a true southern bell
I received this free for a review.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 01-24-15

Murderous Reading

I really enjoyed the first book. This one, not so much. I found it silly and not worth the bother.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A cozy, fun southern mystery.

I received a free audio copy of this book for an honest review.

This was a great, cozy mystery. I had such a fun time listening to the audiobook on Audible. This book can be read as a stand alone; however, not having read the first, there were a few story items from the previous book that were not explained in the second. This said, the story points didn't affect the current tale, I just felt like I was missing some information. The story moves along fairly quickly and the cast of characters are awesome! The main character, Bezu is such a fun character and I loved her quirks and quips! The mystery takes a little while to get started, but the introduction to the various players is very entertaining, so I didn't mind the small delay. I kept trying to solve the mystery, but the story keeps you guessing! I definitely recommend if you are looking for a fun mystery.

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fun listen

this book was fun. it reminded me slightly of the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke. I related with the struggles of the characters. I enjoyed it and would listen to the others in the series.

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  • bec
  • Australia
  • 01-01-15

My "pure entertainment" pick of the year

Probably the most entertaining and humerous audiobook I've reviewed this year. Bezu, the lovely Southern Belle, is entrancing, but her lodgers are, let's face it, a pretty peculiar bunch. Her house is falling down around her, the bills are piling up, yet must be paid, then along comes Cat, her friend, in need of a roof over her head.
With Southern hospitality stretching to the limit, beautiful Bezu finds room for her dear friend under her leaky roof. Now, with a house full to bursting, the adventures begin.
Swept into the story from the very start, I wanted to listen in one sitting, it is pure entertainment, I even laughed aloud, so be careful if you listen in a public place!
This story has everything a lighthearted read should have, murder and mystery seasoned with humour and a little romance.
If you are in need a few hours of good old enjoyment, then this will do the trick. Loved it, I have not read the first Chubby Chicks mystery, but I'll certainly be on the look out for more from the pen of Lois Lavrisa.

Narration

Karen White could not, in my opinion, have done a better job than this wonderful narration, she simply tells a story so well. I loved the Southern accents, and all the characters are so clearly defined that one is never left to puzzle "who's that again?"
Karen never gives cause to detract the listener from the story, it all flows beautifully without interruption. Tip top job!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jami
  • VICTOR, NY, United States
  • 12-29-14

Fast and Light Mystery

I received this audio book for free by the narrator. This was a fun, quick, light mystery. It was fairly obvious who the killer had to be from the outset, so the mystery itself wasn't anything surprising or complex. However, I found that I enjoyed the various characters and the plot moved quickly. Although this was the second book in the series and I haven't read the first, I was able to follow the characters with no problem. The narrator did a good job with the main character's voice; I pictured her as this southern belle, and the voice fit my mental image perfectly!

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2nd in cozy series

Second in the Chubby Chicks series. This story focuses on and is narrated by Bezu as she attempts to keep her family home by taking in boarders. One of the boarders is poisoned by eating her muffins and Bezu, with help from Cat, must solve the crime.

Nice cozy mystery read through Kindle and listened through Audible using immersion reading. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the various characters to life. While some parts of the story strain credibility, it is overall an enjoyable read with captivating characters

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining & well narrated

A fun read that moved along nicely, but too predictable in many places, with actions often redundantly followed by the protagonist reiterating the purpose of what just occurred.
Characters are unique & distinct, with the exception of the murder victim's character, which could have been developed further to create more reader empathy for his demise.
Narration was well done over all, but Asian & Latino accents sounded the same. Maybe a change in tone of voice, rather than accents, would serve this narrator better.
An enjoyable story that held this reader's attention. I recommend this book if you are looking for a light-hearted, cozy mystery full of characters so odd that anything can happen.