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When a crime-stopper senior citizen starts to act oddly, a new business sells fake products, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks display disappears, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris have to get involved.

Cora keeps an eye on her quaint small town nestled in the Southern hills of Ohio. Although Spicetown is sprinkled with culinary street names, stores full of spices, and quaint lifelong citizens, out-of-towners can bring in a dicey element.

©2019 Sheri Richey (P)2019 Sheri Richey

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Very good

This was a very good cozy mystery. It has a great combination of suspense, mystery, and a little romance. The narrator does a wonderful job of voicing each character.

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Intriguing

What a wonderful story that has you intrigued. Mystery and seniors make this a perfect combination. Great narrator

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A small town cozy mystery.

Welcome to Spicetown. A fun little town with a big mystery. You get to know a whole cast of quirky characters that will quickly grow on you. I was certainly entertained by Sheri Richey’s light-hearted tale. It’s been a while since I’ve listened to a cozy that didn’t involve a murder, and it was quite refreshing. Nicole KandeLind kept things moving along at a great pace. A great narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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a mystery without murder

the story caught my attention from the beginning. the interest kept peaking more & more as the story kept going. indeed a good mystery with a twist. looking forward to read or hear more on the series.

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A delightful cozy mystery............

Welcome to Spicetown is a delightful cozy mystery about a small town mayer, Cora, her chief of police, Conrad, and a full cast of various quirky inhabitants of Spicetown. The mystery portion of the book involves several apparently unrelated incidents in and around Spicetown that Conrad begins investigating. Never one to take a back seat, Cora inserts herself into his investigations with some snooping around of her own. She is aided in this endeavor by her assistant Amanda, whose budding romance with a local farmer makes up a large portion of the book. With just the right touch of sweet and low drama for the cozy mystery genre, Welcome to Spicetown not only kept me so entertained that I listened in one sitting, it made me smile throughout with the eccentric and occasionally naive actions of the local residents. The friendship and cooperation between Cora and Conrad and Cora's nurturing relationship with Amanda were perhaps my favorite aspect of this highly readable story. Nicole KandeLind's narration is fantastic. She has a lilting, upbeat voice that works well for all the characters from young to old, male to female in the story. Her delivery is flawless, and she differentiates between characters with great skill. I hope to see more books in this series written by Richey and narrated by Kandelind available on Audible soon. I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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such a fun story

it was very fun and very interesting the story was very very good it was cozy and the characters were very good and very adorable it was a great mystery I liked it a great listen to have I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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A lovely cozy about a fireworks heist!

If you’re looking for a mystery book that has all the fun characters & sleuthing, but without murder, then this is the book for you! It’s such an enjoyable cozy through & through with really lovably characters that I felt like I knew and cared about by the end. There is a lot of fun sleuthing to be had & as a cozy mystery lover I highly recommend it! I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review

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Enjoy!

small-town, friendship ***** Small town southern Ohio is a lot like small town anywhere but with more nice folks than some. Everybody knows everyone else and gossip is a given, but here there is very little that's malicious. This is a comfortable story about some interesting mysteries but no murder of people or their character, and the characters you get to know are the kind of people you'd want for friends. The audio is narrated by Nicole KandeLind who is well suited to the task. I won a free audio copy in a giveaway.

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Nice Cozy

Welcome to Spicetown is the first book in the Spicetown Mystery Series. This was an enjoyable story with fun, quirky characters in a small town setting. I look forward to the series continuing! The story was nicely read by the narrator. I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Pretty good

This is an ok cozy mystery. It doesn't have a quick pace but the plot is moves along at a steady pace slowly building into an interesting story.

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Spicing up the town

This was a fun cozy mystery. It did seem strange not to have a murder happen (and to be honest I kept expecting to stumble over a body) but all the same I did enjoy it. The characters were fun and like able. I did wish the author had chosen some different names because a few did start with the same letter and it took me a while to sort out who they were, but that could just be me. The plot was interesting and I liked the unusual shops in the town. It felt like the author knew what she was talking about and put a lot of thought into it making it easy to picture. All in all a good start to a new series and a book you don't have to worry if little ears are listening to. Things in Spicetown are not right, the fireworks brought for a big New Year's Eve party are stolen and disappear. Also the Mayor Cora Mae Bingham is sold some essential oils that seem less than perfect from a new shop that has just opened up in town.with the towns reputation on the line can Cora and Police Chelif Conrad Harris get to the bottom of it? Could a local resident be behind the theft or is it a visitor from out of town? A van with doctored plates is seen spotted in town, could the owner be connected? Cora's assistant has just started seeing a new man and has fears he might be involved with the lady running the oil shop. If only she could test him as easily as she can run a test on the purity of the oils. Is more than a cold winter about to hit the small town? I liked the narrator, she used a number of voices to bring the story and characters to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.