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The Kidnapped Bride: A Patricia Fisher Mystery

Cruise Mysteries, Book 2
Narrated by: Katherine Anderson
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Patricia just wants to spend more time in the company of Alistair Huntley, the offensively handsome captain of the Aurelia who seems only too happy to host her. But as the Aurelia sets sail from Miami, it does so with a dangerous new addition: There is a mob boss among the passengers, and he’s on the run - from more mobsters! 

Any romantic notions are soon put aside when the mobster’s reluctant-looking bride-to-be goes missing, and Patricia is unexpectedly volunteered to solve the mystery of her disappearance. There’s a cryptic ransom note where the missing woman should be, and one of her bodyguards is soon found - with a hole in his head! 

Regretting her decision to help out, it’s not long before the opposing mobster factions take an interest in Patricia’s involvement. Someone has the missing bride, everyone wants her, and they all think Patricia knows where she is. With the ever-faithful butler, Jermaine, at her side and the perfect blonde, Barbie, to distract the men, Patricia will still have to go all out to unravel the riddle before anyone else turns up dead. 

Where is the kidnapped bride? Find out for yourself as you take another hilarious, action-filled voyage with Patricia Fisher.

©2019 Steve Higgs (P)2019 Steve Higgs

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Funny little mystery

The Kidnapped Bride is a hilarious, creative cozy mystery that had me hooked from the beginning. I loved the narrator Katherine Anderson she really made the characters come to life. I loved the storyline which was very well written. I received this audio book for free at my request. I am leaving my honest review here voluntarily of my own volition.

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kidnapped on a cruise

A fun, cozy mystery. This is the first read / listen of Higgs for me and I have to say I thought this a super cute. I loved the characters and storyline - loved the combination of gangsters and fell in love with Barbie (the pool scene had me literally laughing out loud), Lady Mary - who was so great, cool under pressure(or drunk) and feisty, and of course her butler who is everything anyone would ever want or need. Good flow tot he storyline and you won't see the ending coming...

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Mayhem on the high seas!

Well-thought-out Cozy mystery.

Katherine Anderson brought the characters to life with her narration.

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Fun Cozy Mystery

This was a fun and funny cozy mystery, I would say by dialog and writing style it's geared toward YA to adult crowd. The narrator did a great job and was enjoyable to listen to.

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Clever mystery

Clever mystery set on a cruise (my fave) kept my attention and kept me on my toes. Great read

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Fun Cozy Mystery!

This was my first Steve Higgs's book. The Kidnapped Bride is the second book in the A Patricia Fisher Mystery. This cozy mystery is fun and intriguing. Katherine Anderson has a beautiful voice! She did a great 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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Cozy Mystery

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I loved the narrator so much! She was great. The story was really good too. Patricia was funny and a lovable character. I would read the next one and the first one!

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  • A D.
  • 11-20-19

Delightfully Funny Cozy Mystery to Cruise Through!

What a delightful story! It is a kidnapping mystery but also so much more. The characters are quirky and amusing. This is my first book in the series but from what I gathered Patricia isn't a detective. She just has an amazing ability to piece the clues together, regardless of how obscure they may seem. She is surrounded by the most delightful characters including the constantly gin guzzling Lady Mary, Barbie the gym instructor, Jermaine the butler and whole host of mafia.

Because of her reputation as an amateur detective, Patricia gets called in to solve the mystery of the suddenly missing bride. Turns out the bride is due to marry a mobster. And this mobster's rivals are on the ship looking for this missing bride too. The story twists and turns as Paticia continuously gets pulled in by the different mob factions to work for them. Meanwhile her friends keep disappearing and dead bodies show up. And in all the mayhem nothing is as it seems.

I cannot wait to listen to the other books in the series. It seems like such fun!

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  • Layla
  • 11-14-19

Cozy Mysteries.

Now, I love cozy mysteries, especially ones that occur on ships. I don't know why that is but I just do. So, I couldn't wait to listen to The Kidnapped Bride.
It started of well and I even liked the characters but as the story progressed the characters would do things that felt so unrealistic that it pulled me out of the book.
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For example, Patricia (the main character) was asked to investigate the mystery of the missing bride yet she is not a detective and the officer who asked her to investigate sounded incompetent. Because of his postion on the ship I expected someone with brains.
The crew also could not find passengers that were not meant to be on the ship, which I find hard to believe and some of the passengers had weapons that no one seemed to hear. If it was a silencer type gun I wished the author mentioned it because a lot of bullets were flying around and nobody seemed to hear anything or is able to catch the people doing the deed. To make matters worse the main character would do things that is not realistic at all.
This book is not for me but others might like it.
There is some violence in this book but no profanity.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 10-26-19

Good!

I hadn't listened to the first book before reading this one but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. I quickly got to know the main characters. They are a fun cast and I loved all the humour in their exchanges. The mystery was engaging and kept my attention.
I enjoyed the book and will listen to the next one in the series.

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  • Julie
  • 10-26-19

High jinx and High seas

I enjoyed this easy to listen to cozy mystery. The story is just like the cover artwork depicts a light, clean easy mystery just right for filling in a few hours. There was a lot going on with a number of characters that it kept it entertaining. This is the first book by this author I have listened to but I will look out for more books by him again.
Patricia is on a cruise ship enjoying her time with her newly made friends when the peace is shattered by an unexpected helicopter landing. With the unplanned land comes lots of trouble in the form of gangster Bosses and there goons. And they are all seem to be after the same thing a passenger that has gone missing. The newly pointed Head of security is over whelmed and asks Patricia to step in and get to the bottom of the mess but whenever there is a tuff war between warring fractions of the mob guns are going to start blazing. Can Patricia keep herself and her friends a live long enough to see the end of the cruise.
The narrator was okay but being British I found the voice a little bit annoying as I don't know anyone that speaks like that but I did get use to it.
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