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Will Travel for Trouble Series

Books 10-12
Narrated by: Michelle Babb
Series: Will Travel for Trouble, Book 10-12
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Books 10-12 of the Will Travel for Trouble series of short cozy mysteries!

Trouble at Pelican Penthouse, Book 10: Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, and her ghost companion, Ben, rent Pelican Penthouse - a beach house on a secluded stretch of the coast known as Fort Morgan.

The serenity of the isolated beach is soon broken by the sounds of four-wheeled vehicles and a mysterious stench emanating from the cottage next door. On investigating the source of the smell, Minnie discovers something that breaks her heart. Death comes to more than just a human, and Minnie is compelled to solve the mystery of the casualties in Trouble at Pelican Penthouse.

Trouble at Island Castle, Book 11: Minnie and Ben are taking a break from solving mysteries with a bit of relaxation in Florida and a trip to Island Castle, a popular theme park.

But relaxation, being highly overrated, escapes the two as they discover that the moans, groans, and shrieks from the Creepy Castle buggy ride weren’t all fake. Someone didn’t make it out of the ride alive, and it wasn’t an accident!

Minnie swears she’s not going to get involved. She may have been on the ride, but she wasn’t the first to find the body...for once. But what Minnie says she’s going to do and what she really does are rarely the same thing as she determines to solve the mysterious death in Trouble at Island Castle.

Trouble at Yellowstone, Book 12: Minnie and Ben head to Yellowstone National Park. Bison, bears, wolves, elk, moose, antelope, and deer roam the valleys; bighorn sheep and mountain goats climb the hills; geysers spew fountains of steam and water; hot springs and mud pots abound! What’s not to like?

One tourist would be happy to tell you...if he were still alive. Minnie and Ben discover what’s left of that tourist and now must solve the trouble at Yellowstone!

©2018 Minnie Crockwell (P)2019 Minnie Crockwell

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Mysteries at every stop!

Minnie and Ben travel the country to see the sites and enjoy the journey! It seems every stop has a mystery to solve, Minnie says she is tired of being involved in the murders but she just can't help being curious and asking questions. Something is happening to Ben her ghost traveling companion he is changing! What is going on? Thanks Michelle for the entertaining listen to these fun books!

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I like these books

I really enjoy the Will Travel for Trouble Series. The mysteries are easy to listen too, not too much twisted turns that make it hard to follow like some that try to over complicate things. I am finding it harder to enjoy the story line with Ben though. I liked the dynamic between Minnie and Ben in the first 9 books, but as it goes on, I can't say I am much of a fan of where things seem to be going with the two. But overall the story was enjoyable

I was given this audiobook for a fair, unbiased review

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Fun Quick Cozy

Minnie and her traveling partner, Ben, a 19th-century ghost are enjoying spending time traveling to the different campgrounds in their RV. This time around they have traveled to the south for warmer weather in Alabama and Florida and then heads north to visit Yellowstone.
 
These books are a quick fun read. The characters of Minnie and Ben have great chemistry. The mysteries are fast-paced and full of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Cozy mystery fans will enjoy these books. The mysteries can be enjoyed as stand-alone stories but the characters backstories are better understood when the series is read in order as one picks up where the previous one leaves off. 

This is a fun collection of short cozy mysteries. Minnie has recently retired and decided to start traveling by RV. Her traveling companion is a ghost, Ben, that has an attachment to Minnie, an attachment that Minnie nor Ben understand. The relationship between Minnie and Ben is unique in ways but their chemistry is wonderful. I like how the setting in each book changes to a new park. Each mystery has a quick pace but there are enough suspects and twist and turns to keep you engaged. 

I listened to the audio version of these books. The narrator Michelle Babb brings Minnie and Ben to life. She has a wonderful tone, pace, accents, and timing. She is a wonderful asset to this series. 

I voluntarily agreed to read a copy of this book supplied by the narrator. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced. 
 
Trouble at Pelican Penthouse
Minnie’s not quite ready to leave the warms sands and turquoise waters of Alabama but due to the influx of winter visitors, she can’t find a vacancy at any RV parks so she rents Pelican Penthouse in Fort Morgan. Soon the serenity of the empty beach is broken by the sounds of four-wheeled vehicles and a horrible smell coming from the next door cottage. When Minnie goes to investigate she finds that the smell is coming she is heartbroken at what she finds.

Trouble at Island Castle
Minnie and Ben are taking a break from solving mysteries with a bit of relaxation in Florida and a trip to Island Castle theme park. While on the Creepy Castle buggy ride there’s an accident and someone doesn’t make it out alive. Minnie has no plans to get involved in this investigation but the mystery keeps coming to her.

Trouble in Yellowstone
Bison, bears, moose, and the other animals of Yellowstone, as well as the geysers and hot springs, are beckoning Minnie and Ben. While the nature around the is beauty this does not keep tragedy from happening. Everywhere Minnie and Ben visit they keep seeing the same tourists. When tragedy happens twice Minnie knows she can’t keep out of the investigations.

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Hilarious cozy mysteries, my favorite nowadays

This is one of my favorite cozy mysteries series lately. These books are a light and easy read, and Minnie is a relatable character. Her nosy nature is one that would appeal and horror in equal parts, but it is a part of the human nature that we all carry in secret. I think this is one of the reasons why this series works so well. Minnie wants to know everything that has happened, and she will go great lengths to investigate it, sending sometimes her ghostly companion Ben, and others asking the questions that we would like to ask but we would never dare too. Minnie has a golden heart but she also has those tiny flaws that make a person real and endearing.

The mysteries these times are a little bit different, and the setting is also another one in the first book. There is also a clear evolution in Minnie and Ben’s relationship, thanks probably to some changes in his ghostly nature.

I laughed out hard at several points throughout the book. I was glad that I was alone at home while listening to it, because I almost had tears of laugh. Minnie’s adventures, matter of fact attitude, and the awkward situations she creates are simply hilarious, and I just feel like listening to the book again to have a laugh again.

Michelle Babb is just the perfect narrator for this series. She has a natural talent to interpret this kind of candid characters, and she uses a light tone so that it seems you’re listening to Minnie Crockwell herself. The conversions between Minnie and Ben were so vivid that it was like watching a movie with real characters. I had a really great time listening to this audiobook, and I’m looking forward to the next.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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A fun series!

I listened to the audio version of these books. This series is a lot of fun to listen to. Minnie is always getting herself in trouble as she tries to help solve the cases surrounding the bodies she finds or the murders she witnesses. There were some changes in this series. Ben, her traveling companion who happens to be a ghost, is developing some characteristics more common to the living. I'm excited to see where this is headed, but my guess is that in this way Ben can come to Minnie's aid more often (and she often needs his help). The other change involves Minnie's ex-husband of many years. Why, Minnie, why???
These books are easy to listen to. The stories flow nicely and the narration is very well suited to them.
I was given a complimentary copy of this boxed set. All thoughts are my own.

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Love this series!

I love this series, Will Travel for Trouble. In this three-book collection by Minnie Crockwell's readers find Minnie, a retired government worker, and RV enthusiast, as she continues her retirement adventures traveling from one place to another, hoping for a tranquil relaxing stay. And once again, she finds herself embroiled in murder upon murder! In each of the three novellas in this collection, Trouble at Pelican Penthouse, Trouble at Island Castle, and Trouble at Yellowstone, Minnie and her 19th Century ghost companion, Ben, find another dead body and are quickly smack dab in the middle of the investigation, even though Minnie says she's not getting involved--again. Reader interest is kept high with fast-paced action, twists to the plot, and good characterization. From Alabama to Florida and across the country to Yellowstone Park, with shark fins, amusement park rides, and an enraged bison the author keeps you guessing to the end as to the mystery of each of the dead bodies. And as the plot thickens, Ben is changing too--fun to see the transforming. Will Travel for Trouble is a fun set of cozy mysteries to read (or listen to as this reviewer did). The narrator, Michelle Babb, does a nice job of giving characters their unique voice, making for an enjoyable listening experience. I enjoyed this set of books and look forward to listening to the rest of the books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

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Another great set of stories

I love hearing this series, however, I was disappointed that Ben started becoming more human like. It's not like I've always understood ghosts to be. As always, I enjoy Ms. Babb's work. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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More trouble and adventures for Minnie and Ben

Fun and adventurous travels for Minnie and Ben. As they continue to travel and run into more mysteries, they also become closer. I enjoy these books. Minnie and Ben are a lot of fun and the new characters in each book, along with the mystery, make for hours of great listening. Michelle Babb continues to bring these characters to life. She does a great job narrating this series. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Minnie & Ben are my favorite duo!

This series is so much fun! Minnie is such a firecracker and Ben is such a gentleman and old soul (literally ha). If you can I recommend starting in the beginning because there are some plot lines that have been evolving and developing since book 1. It will make it more enjoyable! The narration of the characters is so well done, it’s very immersive and so easy to fly through these 3 stories! While Ben is a ghost, he’s not scary and the story isn’t overly spooky or supernatural. Ben really feels like a human with his presence, and the stories are so well written that you will lose yourself in the mystery!

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Jenny’s review

Book 10 I listened to the audio version of this book by Minnie Crockwell who seems to always get herself into trouble and can’t seem to stay out of their business. Minnie also has an unhealthy relationship with a ghost (Ben) who is her travel companion or more. Even though Ben is usually the one trying to talk her out of trouble and just to mind her own business. In this story Minnie isn’t vacationing out of her motor home this time she has elected to rent a beach house for a nice relaxing week. Nothing is ever really relaxing for Minnie !


Book 11 Minnie Crockwell is always seeming to get herself right in the middle of trouble and tells her ghost friend that she’s not going to get involved but what do you know she’s in trouble.
Minnie decides to go to an amusement park on Island Castle and have some fun and go on the rides. As Minnie and Ben go on a spooky ride some of the screams sound way to real. When the ride ends a young lady is dead and no one seems to know what happened. Minnie finds that she’s being dragged into the family drama of the young deceased lady and would love to leave right away until she witnesses some disturbing actions among the family members and weird conversations that may lead to the killer. She determined to solve this mess once and for all!

Book 12 Minnie Crockwell has traded in her big motor home for an suv and a smaller travel trailer and heads to Yellow Stone for some good sight seeing and right off the bat something goes horribly wrong when some tourists got way to close to a bison and one person was mortally wounded by the animal. Minnie seems to run into the same handful of troubled tourists at different attractions when another one of these tourists fell off some rocks to their death. Minnie can’t believe the terrible couple of days so far of her trip and the odd same group of people that seem to keep showing up and Minnie just has to find out what in the world is going on and how all these people are connected one way or another.

Michelle Babb is an awesome narrator and so enjoy how she make every character sound so unique and have their own personality that you feel like you know them and get familiar with them.
I received theses books for my honest review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 08-23-19

I felt like the luckiest woman alive.

Michelle Babb returns again to reprise her excellent performance as Minnie Crockwell, the accidental sleuth, in Will Travel for Trouble, books 10 - 12. The unfortunate woman with a nose for homicide seems able to attract death wherever she goes as she moves around the United States in her R.V., accompanied only by Ben, the friendly ghost (now becoming slightly more corporial) and the two pink p!attic flamingos she stands outside of the trailer door.

Book 10: Trouble at Pelican Penthouse.
Minnie has hired a beach front cottage near Fort Morgan in Alabama, with stunning views over the sea. But her bliss is interrupted first by someone illegally driving a quad bike across the beach then, later, by an excruciating smell coming from a nearby bungalow....

Book 11 (commencing section 13): Trouble at Island Castle.
It is now March, and Ben and Minnie are shocked by a loud scream penetrating the recorded screams in the Creepy Castle ride they were almost enjoying at the Island Castle Park. The screams were those of a young woman, covered in blood, as she held her dead sister. Despite her best efforts, Minnie seems fated to get involved

Book 12 (commencing section 25):Trouble at Yellowstone.
A new R.V. smaller than.her previous trailer but still difficult to park. Minnie is hoping to see a wolf in the great open vistas of Yellowstone so she has her binoculars at the ready. Instead,she sees someone bored by a bull bison, pushed into it's path by two unidentified figures. Yet again, Minnie is unintentionally caught up in another homicide.

This is a really fun series which not only has the deliciously developed Minnie Crockwell character - nosey, not brave but often at the centre of dispute despite her growing attempts to avoid being involved, but also gives the reader an interesting who-dun-it? murder mystery, glorious scenery from her travels from camp site to parking place as the months roll last together with interesting little facts about the areas, and a gentle growing romance with her untouchable and invisible travelling companion, the ghostly Ben. Narration is good, Ms.Babb becoming the beleaguered Minnie, reading with weary emotion of animated excitement as the text dictates, as well as giving individual voice to all of the other protagonists. Fine performance and a pleasure to hear.Fine

My thanks to the rights holder of Will Travel for Trouble, set 4, who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. I have enjoyed all of this series so far and hope there will be more to come. Recommended to all who enjoy fun, cozy mysteries and the adventure of travel.