• The Poison in the Pudding

  • Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Shéa MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Yvette Keller
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With a book deadline and Christmas fast approaching, the last thing Viola Roberts has time for is a party. Unfortunately, that's exactly what she gets roped into by the Mayor of Astoria. Party planning it is. Complete with Christmas puddings.

Everything is humming along just fine when suddenly the guests begin to drop like flies! With both her reputation and her favorite Christmas cookies threatened, Viola has no time to waste. She's got to find the poisoner before somebody ends up dead.

©2016 Shéa MacLeod (P)2016 Shéa MacLeod

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  • 10-25-18

I enjoyed this story

I found it fun and intriguing, and enjoyed the premise particularly.
I like the narrator's smooth voice and hearing the different choices for new characters' voices.

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Christmas Cozy Mystery

What about Yvette Keller’s performance did you like?

Her narrations are excellent. I can't imagine a Viola Roberts mystery without her!

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Viola Robert's cozy mysteries continue with a short Christmas-themed story. This time Viola is planning a party for the Mayor and provides holiday desserts. A mystery illness breaks out at the party and Viola helps the police solve the case. I love to listen to these types of stories over the Christmas season. It is great to listen to while decorating or baking. This was a fun cozy further developing the characters in the series. Please continue the series!

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Cute cosy mystery

A very quick, cute, cosy mystery, where Viola has to figure out who poisoned the Christmas pudding that caused guests at the mayor’s party to become sick. The narrator of the audiobook did a good job of bringing life to the characters and making this light, short story enjoyable. Even though it was easy to guess the culprit, it is still an entertaining tale.

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Perfect ingredients

This book had all the right ingredients for a great cozy mystery. The characters were interesting and believable with great voices.

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Poison in the Pudding

This is a fun series! I love Viola and her friends and the trouble she seems to get into. The story is full of humor and the narration reflects this tone well. I enjoyed all of the characters in this story. And the holiday themed poison mystery.

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Great Narrator, Fantastic Short

Viola is organizing the Mayor's Christmas party and has asks her to make his favorite steamed pudding. Someone has poisoned Viola's pudding. Viola's on the case. This was a short and very fast mystery. This listen was perfect to get lost in while doing things. I'm fully enjoying Viola's sassiness and can't wait to hear the rest of the series.

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Short, sweet, and sassy

The Poison in the Pudding was my first encounter with Viola Roberts but I will definitely be going back for more. Viola is an enormously likable heroine, and despite the short length of the story, I found myself very invested in the characters and intrigued to find out what was going to happen next. The narrator slipped so seamlessly between the characters that I sometimes forgot it wasn't more than one person reading. Highly recommend!