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Publisher's Summary

When Cassie Coburn moved to London, she never thought she'd be involved in a quadruple homicide.

After a car accident ended her medical career before it even started, Cassie moved to London on a whim, expecting to see the sights and live the typical tourist backpacker lifestyle. Instead she finds herself accompanying a French private detective, Violet Despuis, as they attempt to find out who poisoned four people in the middle of London.

Cassie's life soon includes this crazy detective, an ancient landlady with a curious past, a mischievous orange cat who likes going for walks on a leash, and a super-hot pathologist that Cassie is sure is out of her league. And they haven't even found the murderer yet....

The Cassie Coburn mysteries are a cozy mystery series featuring a Sherlock Holmes-style sleuth. If you want a light, fun, modern mystery featuring a San Francisco girl totally out of her element in London and a crazy French woman who happens to be very good at noticing things, then this is the series for you.

©2016 Samantha Silver (P)2017 Samantha Silver

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What one irresponsible person can do in an instant!

I am really enjoying the premise of these stories. The characters are completely fleshed out, also all different and abnormal as people should be. Glad to have found
Ms Silver. Was getting bored by expected reactions.

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Practically perfect in everyway

Here's my bias: I am an American who has spent a lot of time in the UK; the main character is American who moves to the UK. The author does a great job highlighting the discoveries a person makes about the cultural and language differences.

This book is a very good updating of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The 2 main characters parallel Holmes and Watson but more than that, the author has captured Doyle's laying out of the mystery and its solving. Very well done.

The narrator added to the enjoyment of the book. I did notice she was sometimes a little gaspy (at the ends of words) but it did not detract from her performance. You can hear what I mean in the sample.

I did receive this audiobook via a promotional code through Audiobookboom (so I got it for free) but I just bought book 2 with one of my own precious credits from my annual membership :)

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Entertaining, Great Start to a Series!

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, had a great plot and wasn't a predictable mystery. The main character was likable and had a great backstory (although a little sad). It was a clean book (didn't have a lot of bad language, descriptive violence or sex scenes) so that was an added bonus. I loved Violet's character, she was kind of a Sherlock Holmes that is probably on the autism spectrum and has a French accent, which mad e her very entertaining. Patricia Santomasso did an absolutely wonderful job on the narration, she really added to the fun of the book. I would definitely recommend this book and I am planning on listening to the others in the series as well.

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

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A real who-dun-it

Sassy and persistent, the dynamic duo solve the murder mystery.

The narrator kept the pace going.

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

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OMG! I loved this book

This is a really good cozy mystery book. It's sad that Cassie was involved in an accident that ended her medical career. I'm glad that she took the initiative to reclaim her life back and end the depression by moving to London. It wasn't until her bicycle got stolen that she met Violet that she began living again. Helping Violet sleuth seemed to really fit her. I found this book to be very engaging and hard to put down! I really enjoyed the narrator as I've never listened to her before and would very much look forward to listening to more of her books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 04-29-18

Cozy and Fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this unrealistic cozy mystery by Samantha Silver. The characters were intriguing, the premise totally original but unrealistic. The narrator Patricia Santomasso did an excellent performance with the distinguished voices for the various characters. I loved how she was able to give Violet Dupres a french accent, while Cassie had a fitting american one. I loved the details of observation and deduction to determine who the target was and eventually the motive for the murder and who the murderer was. I found the insights to be thought provoking. The setting of London for the book added to the story. This book is a standalone listen and beginning of a series. I would love to see Cassie take her medical orthopedic surgery career in another direction and continue her adoption of Biscuit. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Fun Cozy Mystery!

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This was a fun cozy! It is a modern day Sherlock Holmes with women in the starring roles.The book was a short yet enjoyable listen - a very plausible mystery and interesting characters. Good narration. I look forward to hearing more books in the series from this author. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Poison In Paddington

Poison in Paddington
: Samantha Silver

This is a light, quick cozy murder mystery The characters are quirky and a bit larger than life. If you want a serious police procedural.....keep looking. This has humor and logic that gives the listener a few hours of easy listening while they try to help solve the crime. Oh and an orphaned cat finds a new human to live with. I hope to see where this series goes.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Patricia Santomasso made the characters feel real.



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

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California nonsense trying on Euro shophisticate

There are so many things wrong with this book..
I have my doubts that the author has been farther than her local vegan manicure salon
California insipid with overtones of snarky superiority and clueless about French women although the bitchy tone was fairly accurate- and London as a city! Ha -
Badly written- an obvious bias clue when the nemesis has the name used by author.
I should have had suspicions when I read the synopsis but I like books that have intelligent and worthy females as lead characters- several other books by other authors have the same flaws with their "American women"- reviewers are now on my suspect list
Gag gag gag

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A very enjoyable cozy mystery

Cassie Coburn was just months away from finishing her residency as an orthopedic surgeon when an accident changed everything. Now she's moved to London to find herself and make a fresh start.

Cassie meets a very interesting and observant French Detective named Violet, who enlists her help with solving a murder.

I absolutely love the characters and how the storyline progressed. I'm really looking forward to Cassie's next adventure.

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  • Susi Moffat
  • 08-28-18

Poison in Paddington

I really enjoyed this audiobook; the characters were interesting and well-developed, and the narration was lively.

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  • Debs
  • 10-26-17

Really enjoyed both the narration and the story

Entertaining and fast paced book. Lighthearted murder mystery.
I liked the characters and would like to listen to more.
Disappointed to find there are no more books in this series available on UK audible though.