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Publisher's Summary

Mobsters can be such drama queens sometimes....

Lennie's got her work cut out for her when the case of a missing brooch leads her straight into the underbelly of Chicago mob. Booze, deceit, threats...why, between the thugs and her overbearing Uncle - remarkably similar - Lennie's got a little too much to handle. Good thing she doesn't have a tendency to fib her way into deeper trouble, just as things are looking their bleakest. Oh wait. She does!

Lennie's on the case.

Lennie Carson is a sassy young sleuth in 1925 Chicago, cracking cases with the help of her ethereal partner, Mr. Parker. But between the pressures of being a reluctant debutante, and having to work for a living to get out from under her Uncle's thumb, Lennie has to be extra clever to help people in need. That, or fudge some facts along the way.

©2015 MCM (P)2017 MCM

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  • DK
  • 03-12-18

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Risk the Queen

This is a clever and sort of lighthearted whodunit. Lennie is on the trail of a stolen brooch. She is a smart detective, even though she is a girl… Something that is not heard of in 1925.

My favorite line of the story is, "I don't lie, I lied." Lennie will do or say anything she has to to get to the bottom of things.

Gracia Gillund is a wonderful narrator. 4.5 solid stars

*I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

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FUN

I received a free copy of Risk the Queen a Lennie Carson Mystery by MCM, and narrated by Gracia Gillund in exchange for an unbiased review. This review copy Audio Book was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audio Book Boom.

I found "Risk the Queen" packed full of fun for such a short story. This quick talking, fast moving 20's style P.I. story kept my interest from beginning to end. This is a fun, and entertaining story that I will listen to again. Gracia Gillund did a wonderful job at keeping the story going, and clever with all the many voices.

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Risk the Queen

Lennie Carson is on the case to track down a missing broach in 1925 Chicago.

I found this to be an interesting story. I did get a little confused a couple of times, but everything came together for me by the end. An enjoyable listen.

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

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A Jewel in Chicago

Lennie's search for a stolen broach leads her into danger on the seamier side of Chicago in the 1920s but between her cleaver wits and her "employer" Mr. Parker's inside knowledge she's determined to find the thief and return the broach.
This is a short, light-hearted mystery story full of roaring '20s Chicago gangster stereotypes that make it a rollicking ride. Lennie is smart and sassy and "Mr. Parker" adds an interesting paranormal twist.
Perfect for a short trip or to fit in while waiting for an appointment.

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Quick fun listen

I enjoyed this book, I would have liked the radio to be better explained but other than that the book was interesting and packed with the unexpected.

Leenie is a great lead character, strong and determined, she's going to do what she wants regardless of what her uncle wants.

The narration is well done, good character voices and a natural sounding delivery.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Easy Listen

This is a short and easy to listen mystery. I really enjoyed the narration by Gracia Gillund, it was fun and sophisticated!

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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Great Read

Risk the Queen by MCM was a good quick read. It is the first book in The Lennie Carson Mysteries Series. Lennie is looking for a missing brooch and it leads her right to the mob. This was a great quick read and I enjoyed Lennie's story.

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Enjoy!

Great fun! This gum popping flapper has an interactive radio that is endlessly confusing her with his talk of future things that she can't comprehend. Her task is to read the police beat in the morning paper and solve the crime. Her hunt for a stolen brooch takes her to the mob, her spontaneous lie takes her into the soup! It's a great little story very well done. No cliff hanger, but I want to find more!
I entered the giveaway on AudioBookBOOM and won this fun read narrated by Gracia Gillund and I have to say that she had the personas down perfectly.

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short and very good

in one hour this author gave us a funny story in the early Chicago Times a very very nice mystery book and a very interesting character yes you could say it's cool to have been longer you could have been more developed but I liked this book like it is a very very good book

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

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Entertaining Book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it brings you back to bygone times in Chicago.

What did you like best about this story?

You get to know the characters and enjoy the mystery being uncovered.

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  • 03-05-18

Narrator just perfect just story to short

Where does Risk the Queen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As this was just a short story it cannot be compared to full-size novels but on saying that it doesn't mean it is short on good characters or storyline. It gives you just enough information and background about the main characters which leave you wanting to know more.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Only one real main character and I liked her. I just had to keep reminding myself that the story was set in 1925 as a couple of times I thought, I admit, how thick is the woman not knowing about history but then remembered our history is her future - so not authors fault by my faulty memory.

Which character – as performed by Gracia Gillund – was your favourite?

I found she read all characters very well. I really enjoyed her portrayal of everyone where they were speaking or Lennie was describing them. Her voice was a perfect choice and I enjoyed listening to her.

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

This book is a short one so it was very easy to listen in one sitting and left me feeling I wanted to hear more.

Any additional comments?

This book is a great introduction to Lennie and Mr. Parker and I hope there is to be a longer book about them and their investigations. It leaves you with so many questions - don't want to say what as that would give the story away but they don't detract from the story, their investigation is complete without knowing more about their past but oh how I long to know more.Gracie Gillunds voice is perfect for Lennie - makes her sound the correct age ( for me a big no-no is when I listen to a book and the narrator sounds far too young for the main character, nothing worse than your main character is twenty-something but narrator makes them sound as if they were 13 which sadly happens all to often - and although I would finish such a book I would never reread it or buy another in the series read by that narrator). I look forward to buying the next book in the series and hope that it is still Gracie Gillund who will be reading it - if not then I am not sure I would buy it.This book was given to me for free and in return, I promised to give an honest and truthful review which in my opinion I have done.