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The Book Club Murders Audiobook

The Book Club Murders

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Publisher's Summary

In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel's irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally - and murder a bit too lightly.

Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. She'll do anything to make it a success - even join the stuffy Agathas Book Club in order to cultivate customers among the wealthy elite of Oakwood, Ohio.

Although mixing with the most influential women in town has its advantages, Charley finds the endless gossip a high price to pay. But after two women with close ties to the Agathas are brutally murdered, everyone falls under threat - and suspicion. When key evidence indicates that both murders are the work of the same hand, Charley realizes that the killer has arranged each corpse in perfect imitation of crime scenes from the club's murder mystery reading list. She uses her membership in the club to convince Detective Marcus Trenault to use her as an inside informant. Not that he could stop her anyway.

Intelligent, fearless, and every bit as stubborn as Marc is, Charley soon learns the Agathas aren't the only ones with secrets to protect. Passions explode as she and Marc must race against time to prevent another murder. And if Charley's not careful, she may find herself becoming the killer's next plot twist.

©2016 Leslie Nagel (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A home-run debut...with action, adventure and murders involving mystery books, it is sure to please every cozy mystery fan! I highly recommend adding The Book Club Murders to your fall reading list." (The Cozy Mystery Journal)

"Charley Carpenter is my kind of woman - smart, strong, and independent. She makes an engaging and utterly appealing new detective. Book some time with Charley today!" (Michael Lister, New York Times best-selling author of Blood Oath)

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    wisconsinclark Houlton, Wisconsin, US 03-18-17
    wisconsinclark Houlton, Wisconsin, US 03-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Be will to suspend belief"
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    I am weary of five star reviews, so I take the time to read comments. This book has a great plot, however, the romance, as written, is more appropriate for a YA book. The relationship of the police department working with the heroine is beyond belief, and allowing her to take over the murder room is laugh out loud silly.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy D. 04-27-17
    Nancy D. 04-27-17
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    "Narrator needs a studio"

    The story was decent. The narrator was good. But the recording itself was distractingly echo-y. Like it was recorded in a bathroom. All hard surfaces.... no sound absorption.

    I'd buy another if this is a series. Just need to improve the recording process.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 03-03-17
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    "Excellent start to a new series"

    Leslie Nagel has written a great story for the beginning of her new series. If you're a fan of cozy mysteries, I highly recommend this audiobook.

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    Chuck 06-09-17
    Chuck 06-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Did not get to finish book."

    The book had great characters, a great storyline and plot but the language was very offensive. For Christians it is hard to hear the Lord's name taken in vain or used in a frivolous manner. I loved the book and the characters but had to stop listening because of this. The language in my opinion did not make the story any better or add anything to the characters.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 07-10-17
    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 07-10-17 Member Since 2015

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    "fabulous!!"

    This is the first book by this author and it was Amazing. The characters were excellent and full plus it kept me guessing. a must have!!

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    Brandy 06-11-17
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    "Good listen while traveling."

    Good story, easy to follow, loved that it played off murder mysteries, nice romance woven into storyline.

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    Alexis Dearing Quincy, MA 04-27-17
    Alexis Dearing Quincy, MA 04-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read"

    Really enjoyed this book. Will read more of Leslie Bagel. Also hope Dina Perlman narrates.

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    Amazon Customer HOUSTON, TX USA 04-13-17
    Amazon Customer HOUSTON, TX USA 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good if you're under the age of 30."
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    Honestly there were so many high school-ish emotions running rampant that I really didn't care "who did it". It was exhausting. I was relieved to finally get to the end although the story was quite good. Good narration.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jhbdesign 02-07-17
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    "Awesome new series"

    I can't wait for the next book. What a great beginning to a series. I really cared about the characters and what became of them.

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