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Tip a Hat to Murder Audiobook

Tip a Hat to Murder: Logland Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When the owner of the Bully Pulpit Diner decided to stop letting servers accept tips, he figured the raise he gave them would keep them happy.

Apparently not. Or were some of his other hobbies what got poor Ben Addison killed?

Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman contends with angry food servers, rowdy frat brothers at Sweathog Agricultural College, a batch of customers who seem to know nothing, and a thief who must have really wanted something from Ben.

One of them keeps a good secret in the small town of Logland, Illinois.

Join Elizabeth, Medical Examiner Skelly, and an offbeat group of characters who will tackle a murder and tickle your funny bone.

©2016 Elaine L. Orr (P)2017 Elaine L. Orr

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    Barbara Tobey California 07-19-17
    Barbara Tobey California 07-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Diner mystery"
    If you could sum up Tip a Hat to Murder in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, surprising, interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Police chief Elizabeth as she was in charge, but handled people well.


    What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

    Pleasant voice. Clear and understandable.


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

    Surprised by who the actual culprit was.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe 07-16-17
    Zoe 07-16-17
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    There's just enough quirkiness to bring a smile from time to time, and who would have considered a change in tipping policies to be a possible motive for murder? A great beginning to another Elaine Orr series! very entertaining audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    musiqmom (K Templeton) 07-16-17
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    "Great first book in series"
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    When the owner of a small town diner is found dead inside the diner, Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman has her work cut out for her. Everyone she interviews can not give her any information about who may have wanted to kill the deceased. She has a lot of possible suspects...employees that are upset about the recent change in the way they are paid, customers that may have had an issue with the owner, and a group of picketers. If a murder investigation isn’t enough she also has to deal with a rowdy group of frat boys that keeps getting into trouble. Will she ever find the murderer? <br/><br/>Author Elaine Orr states she originally planned this book as a stand alone but she enjoyed writing it so much she decided to turn it into a series. Her feelings for the story and the characters show in her work. I really enjoyed to quirky cast of characters. This is a very well written book and the mystery holds out until the end of the book. I was completely surprised by who the murderer was. I usually read cozies, even though this book is more of a police procedural there is a little bit of a cozy feel. There is no graphic violence, sex, or language. <br/><br/>I listened to the audio version of this book. Narrator Kevin Iggens did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. His storytelling ability is evident. He did a great job with accents, timing, and giving each character his/her own personality by using tone of voice. <br/><br/>I would recommend this book to mystery lovers of all kinds. I voluntarily reviewed an Audio Copy of this book, above is my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CentralEast2 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    A story that keeps you guessing as to who done it and why. I tried to figure it out several times, but was surprised in the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-22-17
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Just ok"

    This story didn't really grab my attention. I found the pace of the mystery slow and the characters were a bit lifeless. Kevin Iggens did a good job with the narration, but , I don't understand why a man would narrate a story with a woman's point of view.

    I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Lady Meserole Discworld 07-21-17
    Lady Meserole Discworld 07-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Murder with a side of humour."

    Tip a Hat to Murder is a nice mix of cosy and police procedural. The main character is a former homicide detective from Chicago. Burned out from her job in the big city, Elizabeth Friedman has taken on the position of Police Chief in small town Logland, Illinois. Her first murder investigation revolves around the death of Bully Pulpit Diner owner, Ben Addison. Was he really killed because he axed tipping in his restaurant, or could there be some other deeper darker reason?

    Elaine L. Orr has created a fictional small town with all the fun and foibles of small town life. The story contains a cast of both interesting and wacky characters, and while they are not fully fleshed out in this book, it provides room for the author to expand on character backstory in subsequent books. The story was a pleasant, light read and well written.

    Narration: Kevin Iggens has a pleasant voice and reads at a decent pace. He doesn't do distinctive voices for each character, but he does a nice job of changing his tone of voice to fit with the emotion and action of the story. It's easy to tell that he enjoyed telling the story, which adds to your own enjoyment.

    To those who like to know... there is no graphic violence or sex. There is some mild cursing.

    I received a free copy of Tip a Hat to Murder in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    megan 07-21-17
    megan 07-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story, bad narration"

    I liked the story, it had promise - at least I think it did, it's hard to say for sure because I was so distracted by the narration that I had a hard time following the story.

    My issues with the narration were: Total lack of proper inflection - he completely failed to convey emotions - this book could have been very rich if only Mr. Iggens had conveyed any of the emotions that were written at all. A lack of proper pausing - there were times it was hard to realize that the conversation had switched to another character because there hadn't been a pause where there should have been. No difference in characters' voices - every voice was read the same as the narration, no difference whatsoever. A few mispronounciations/wrong words (it's haphazard, not "half"hazard). And lastly, why have a man read a book where the protagonist is female in the first place? I could have gotten past that if he'd at least given a good performance.

    Sorry Mr. Iggens, I tried to like this, I really did, but your performance just didn't work for me.

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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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