Picture Perfect Murder

A Ryli Sinclair Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Shoshannah Kramer
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Hold on to your seats as hilarious and talented cozy mystery author, Jenna St. James, takes you on the ride of your life! You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you may even scream during this rollicking romp through the town of Granville, Missouri. 

Ryli Sinclair had no idea that moonlighting as a forensic photographer for the Granville Police Department would put her directly in the path of a crazed killer. Determined to identify the murderer before she becomes the next victim, Ryli enlists the help of her best friend, Paige, and her elderly great-aunt, Shirley, a former private investigator. From the driver’s seat of Aunt Shirley’s coveted ’65 Falcon, Ryli and the girls are hot on the trail of the murderer…and hilarity ensues, as the ridiculously handsome chief of police, Garrett Kimble, throws stumbling blocks in their path at every turn.

©2015 Jenna St. James (P)2019 Jenna St. James

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A nice little cozy

It’s a first book, and the narration wasn’t as comfortable as I’d like. She was a bit stiff. Overall, though, it had its fun moments.

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Humor & Murder go hand in hand!

This is the first book in a series and I’m absolutely hooked! Ryli, Aunt Shirley & pals will have you smiling from ear to ear and outright giggling at times! Well plotted and great characters keep you entertained for hours!

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Awesome Cute Cozy Mystery

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I love this so much! I love Aunt Shirley and Riley! Their shenanigans are so awesome! I laughed out loud! The narrator is so great too! I cannot wait to read the next one!

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Quirky Fun To Enjoy

Kylie was a forensic photographer,part time .the deceased was Dr Garver, No well liked in this small town. She has to report to the chief before going home. He wants her to leave the investigation and questions for the professionals. That isn’t her, so with best friend Paige, and a great aunt, they do there sleuthing . It was a quirky fun mystery to read, enjoyable of who and why to figure out.
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Fun Cozy Mystery

This was a really fun start to a series. Ryli is a photographer and she'll take what she can get even if it's doing crime scene photos to help bring in money. The characters are a lot of fun and the storyline kept me guessing. The narrator was really cute and fun to listen to but I did think she's struggled a bit with the male voices. Overall, it was a great cozy mystery and I will be looking for the next one in the series to come out.

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Great mystery

Love the characters and the story line was great! Plot twist at the end! The only thing that bothered me was that the narrator had a little lisp or something. Easy to overlook with a great story.

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Picture Perfect Murder

Good story, Very enjoyable. Will recommend to friends.
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LOVED IT

This book was fantastic. Kept me in stitches throughout. Ryli just could not stay out of trouble. Even when the Garrett, the detective, asked who to stay out of it. But nope. She and her friend and her great aunt get together to try and solve two different murders. Boy did these three crack me up. I love this series. I definitely will do more of these. The narrator did a great job with these characters. I was gifted this book in exchange for a voluntary review.

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  • 09-21-19

A Little Fun For A Drive

Ms Kramer and Ms St. James do a nice job of providing a great way to pass the time while driving long miles at work, and still stay focused on driving, of course. Give it a try, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I can't wait for more!

I have read many of her books. I'm so excited to see them coming out on audio!!

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  • Julie
  • 01-21-20

Perfect mystery to enjoy

I enjoyed book two in this series so much that I had to go back and start at the beginning. So glad I did this book was just as funny as the other book and I enjoyed them immensely. The mystery was good, with plenty of suspects and the love interest kept the story interesting.I just love the characters, especially Aunt Shirley what a hoot. If you are a fan of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune series then this is the series for you .
Ryli trying to pay her bills is doing two jobs. The first is as a reporter for the local newspaper but it is the second one which is about to make her life interesting, that of crime scene photographer. After taking photos of a dead body Ryli can't help but ask questions in town, she know everyone and why wouldn't she join in with the local gossip. Okay she might know more about the crime scene than the average gossip but should that really put her on a killer's radar. Obviously it has because when she receives the cut out heart belonging to the victim even she must admit to being in trouble. When police chief Garrett also warns her to stay out of it, Ryli does the one thing she can do turns to her friend and aunt for help to stop a killer before she becomes the next murder that needs investigating.
I really like the narrator and think she does an excellent job with the characters making them fun and likeable, which turns a great story even better.
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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 10-30-19

Great fun

This was great fun. A thrilling mystery with lots of humour and a dash of romance. The perfect read to entertain me for a few hours. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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