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Blackmail is an ugly word but an even uglier deed, and dragging Mickey Mantle into it is just plain un-American, not to mention deadly. 

But things have been going well for the Forrest sisters. Their business is thriving, they have a handsome, slightly mysterious new neighbor, and best of all, they haven't found a dead body in more than six months. 

Under the spell of an early summer heat wave, Old Towne seems to be cursed. A doghouse goes up in flames. Mail is being misdirected on an epic scale. The town has acquired an elusive jogger whose rather obscene indiscretions are frequent and obnoxious. Worst of all, there's an extortionist at work. 

Suddenly, Daisy and Rose Forrest find themselves knee-deep in the middle of a sinister blackmail scheme. When the postmistress turns up bludgeoned to death, Rose is attacked in her own home, and their beloved dog is brutally duct-taped, the sisters know they have to get to the bottom of it. With their extraordinary mother, Angela, at their side, the ladies take on the hunt for an invaluable baseball card, a malicious prankster, and a blackmailing killer.

©2015 Penny Clover Petersen (P)2019 Intrigue Publishing

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I called it ha ha!

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

I love mysteries! Like many mystery lovers as we read the books we ty to see if we can figure out “who did it??” Now I’m not saying this book is predictable cause it is not. It gives you just enough information to still leave you in the dark. It wasn’t until about say 3/4 way through the book that I figured out who it was. But even then I didn’t know why.
A very good mystery. This is the 2nd book in the series I believe and even then it still a great stand alone. There some references to what happened in the first book but it doesn’t hinder on that book.
I recommend this book! It was good.

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This Book was a Fun Read/Listen

I really enjoy the Rose and Daisy mysteries. This is the second book in the series and I'm looking forward to listening to the next book. I will say that I am not fond of the voices the narrator gives the characters, but, other than that, she does a good job. I did figure out fairly early on who the murderer was, but not why, so it was still fun to listen to and try to figure it out. Rose, Daisy, and their mother, Angela, are hilarious when they get up to their shenanigans. I love envisioning the hilarious things they get up to. I also really like the area they live in. The description makes me want to travel there and see the area in person. I have no idea if it's real, but I sure hope so. This is a really fun series and, if you like cozy mysteries, you will love these books. I received this book for free from AudioBookBoom.com in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Good story

I think the story itself was good but I could hardly listen to it because of the performance. This narrator had a different voice for every character and several of them sounded like wounded munchkins or chipmunks. It really graded on my nerves. I think I would like this series, but if they have the same narrator I will pass.

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Fun Cozy Mystery

This is the second book in the Daisy and Rose Mystery Series. This is a fun cozy mystery. The characters are great and the storyline is intriguing, filled with twists and turns, and humor. Kim Rossi did a good job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A delight

Daisy and Rose are a delight and their mother, Amanda is the olive in their cocktail. Who knew murder could be so much fun?

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Fun Cozy Mystery

This totally fits in the cost mystery genre but it does have a much more adult writing style so it is geared for the adult audience. There's quite a bit of language (no f-bombs at least), sexual references (comments and jokes), and a nude male town jogger. That being said the story was great and it kept me guessing.

The narrator does good, I just personally didn't care for a few of the voices she did. One of women had more of a whisper voice and the grandma sounded like a little kid. It just was honestly distracting and made it difficult to get through, but I would recommend listening to the sample to see if it bothers you.

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

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Roses Are Dead My Love

Blackmail can be deadly... an enjoyable cozy mystery where the Forrest girls save the day while enjoying their various beverages.

Penny Clover Petersen kept things interesting with all the twists and turns. I love how the humor was woven throughout.

I wasn’t a fan of all of the different voices that Kim Rossi performed, but overall it was performed well.

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Wonderfully Entertaining

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This is the second book in the Rose and Daisy seriss. I have not read the first book in the series but had no trouble following this story or the character's motivations. There are plenty of references and brief summaries of events that likely occurred in the first book. Having written that, I would be interested in reading the first book in the series and continue to follow the series. This is a stand alone book with no cliffhanger ending.

Here, the mail is being misdelivered or just plain not being delivered. The townsfolk begin to complain to an indifferent and belligerent mail person. Soon, the mail person is found murdered by Rose and Daisy. Additionally, as a result of the misdelivered mail, the sisters have also received letters meant for a blackmailer. Is the murder of the mail person related to the blackmail? And if that's not enough for a small town, a male jogger is running through town displaying his private parts - much to everyone's chagrin.

This cozy is so charming and a complete delight. It's funny in both the antics of the sisters and their mother, as well as, some of their one-liners. Another enjoyable aspect are the cocktails the sisters serve - recipes are provided at the end of the book.

Overall the narrator did a good job. She did different voices for the various characters. However, some of the voices she created were a bit distracting to me - one voice was almost a whisper and another can only be described as a very stiff aristocrat with odd pauses and inflections.

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Loved it.

This book was fantastic. The sisters, Rose and Daisy and their mother Angela worked to find out who killed the post office worker. This story has blackmail, missing baseball card and murder. This book was well written and the characters were fantastic. The narrator does a fantastic job. I was gifted this book at my request in exchange for an honest review. I definitely would to listen to more in this series.

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Daisy, Rose & Angela make the best trio!

Daisy & Rose are two sisters, and Angela is their mother. Angela is a little quirky firecracker, while Rose and Daisy each have their own playful personalities. They often butt heads in a way that creates a lot of comedic relief. These 3 make this series so special, and Kim does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. The mystery is fun and has plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing!

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The postmistress is dead

This was a fun cozy mystery that kept you guessing until the end. This is book two in the series and I have listened to book three also, so it is safe to say you don't need to have listened to the books in order to enjoy them (because I haven't) and it is not a complicated plot where you feel you have missed some big connections in the previous books. It was easy to listen to and the plot unfolded nicely with a few twists thrown in. I liked the characters, especially the feisty mum Angela, oh and the pet's. At the end of the book the author included a number of the cocktails recipes mentioned in the book, which sounded fun. All in all a nice story with a little bit of humour added in.
Something strange is going on with the post in the village, letters are arriving late, going missing or turning up in other people's boxes. This is how Daisy and Rose uncover a blackmail plot, they end up with the money intended for the blackmailer. It doesn't take them long to work out who In the village is being blackmailed and they being to suspect there might be other victims out there. It is only after the postmistress is killed that they really start to investigate and In doing so become targets for malice pranks. Has blackmail turned a person into a killer? Or is more than one person involved? When there house gets broken into, the sister's fear the mistakes at the post office means a killer thinks they have what they want. Is it money? Or the signed baseball card that the killer wants? With a storm on the way the sisters will have to battern down he hatches if they want to survive.
The narrator was okay and did use a variety of voices for the characters but some of them just made me laugh, they were so high pitched.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.