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    • Philly Stakes

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Amanda Pepper, an English teacher at school for Philadelphia's filthy rich, is determined to teach the kids a lesson about the true spirit of Christmas. She intends to have them cook and serve a meal to the homeless, but unfortunately a powerful parent takes over, and the simple meal turns into a catered affair - topped off by murder. Of course, Amanda wants to solve the crime with her sometime boyfriend, cop C. K. Mackenzie. She's equally determeind to teach the the elusive killer a lesson or two, as well.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Book three in the Anthony Award-winning mystery series featuring Amanda Pepper, the resourceful English teacher at Philly Prep. Amanda is sorting books for a school fundraiser, when she comes across a book for battered women that contains a special and frightening message from its original, anonymous owner. Desperate to learn who donated the books, Amanda's search leads her to deliberate brutality and its cold-blooded consequences.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "she's game, but thick as two short planks"

    • By Sherri on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • With Friends Like These

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Well-known Broadway playwright and TV producer Lyle Zacharias is throwing himself a lavish birthday party in his hometown of Philadelphia. Guests include his current wife, ex-wives, friends, former partners - not to mention Amanda Pepper and her own irrepressible mother, Bea. Yet when Lyle drops dead in the middle of a speech, it appears the likely perpetrator is none other than Bea, whose gift was 50 delicious, but apparently poisoned, tarts!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Caught Dead in Philadelphia

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Diane Warren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    When Liza Nichols’ lifeless body is discovered in Amanda Pepper’s living room, the thirtyish unmarried schoolteacher becomes the prime suspect in her friend’s death. In an effort to clear her name, Amanda joins forces with the attractive detective assigned to the case, giving him advice and doing some unofficial snooping of her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I see why this series is so popular in paperback!!

    • By Jill on 10-24-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • In the Dead of Summer

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    While teaching summer school at exclusive Philly Prep, English teacher Amanda Pepper feels a sense of foreboding. First, a reading of Romeo and Juliet activates some very strange chemistry. Then the computer science teacher begins receiving anonymous go-back-to-Africa phone calls. A young Vietnamese boy dies in a drive-by shooting. And late one night, outside a Chinatown massage parlor, student April Tuong is kidnapped. Random violence? Perhaps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a great mystery!

    • By Jackie on 04-25-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Hole in Juan

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    No matter the season, the Philadelphia private school where Amanda Pepper teaches English is never a center of tranquility. But with Halloween and the annual Mischief Night party only days away, the hope is that nothing more than old-fashioned vandalism and pranks will take place. No such luck. Trouble erupts long before the witching hour, as the school is plagued by a series of mishaps ranging from the trivial to the potentially deadly - and most of which seem to center on a group of popular seniors.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • All's Well That Ends

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Barring the usual teenage pranks, all seems peaceful at Philly Prep, the private school in Philadelphia where Amanda Pepper teaches English. No doubt the money that appears to be missing from funds collected to aid victims of a catastrophic hurricane Down South will turn up. Probably the rumor that some of Amanda’s students have discovered the thrills of gambling is totally unfounded. In any case, Amanda has other things to think about. Her husband, private investigator C. K. MacKenzie, is struggling to help his Louisiana kinfolk reconstruct their post-hurricane lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable End to the Series

    • By Tracey Rains on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Till the End of Tom

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Traditionally, Old Philadelphians keep a low profile. They associate with one another and leave life as discreetly as they have lived it. So Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper, who thinks her only current problems are keeping her well-meaning family from hijacking her wedding, is understandably stunned to discover a perfect specimen of the species dying at the foot of the school's marble staircase.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Bluest Blood

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    For English teacher Amanda Pepper, the champagne gala on behalf of Philly Prep's library is her introduction to the ultrarich Main Line society - an evening so extravagant that nothing can tarnish the party...not even a group of protesters outside burning the host in effigy. The Moral Ecologists, who vehemently claim that "reading pollutes the mind", will do anything to advance their agenda. And - when her affluent new acquaintances, Neddy and Tea Roederer, prove to be just as deceitful and violent - Amanda learns firsthand that the bluest blood bleeds just as red.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    After a tough year of teaching at Philly Prep, Amanda Pepper decides to go to Atlantic City with her friend Sasha Berg. Yet a beach vacation turns deadly when a bludgeoned corpse shows up in their hotel room - and Sasha is the prime suspect.

    So Amanda hits the boardwalk to track down the real killer, chasing down clues around the surf and in the casinos, and discovering along the way that appearances are more than deceiving: They can be criminal and, sometimes, downright murderous....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Claire and Present Danger

    • An Amanda Pepper Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the City of Brotherly Love, nobody knows a thing about Emmie Cade, a young widow who “appeared from nowhere,” and in the blink of an eye was engaged to Leo Fairchild, a middle-aged bachelor with a fortune. However, as her marriage date approaches, Emmie’s mother-in-law to be, the ailing, autocratic Claire Fairchild, receives anonymous letters. They suggest, none too subtly, that there’s a great deal to learn about the mysterious young woman, none of it good, and much of it involving the violent deaths of the men in her life.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mummer’s Curse

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    English teacher and part-time sleuth Amanda Pepper is enjoying Philadelphia’s famous Mummers’ Parade - reveling in costumes that rival Mardi Gras and cheering for a brigade of ornately costumed clowns passing close by. Her festive spirit is shattered, however, when one of the costumed revelers sinks to the ground, and the amateur sleuth finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation in which the prime suspect is a fellow teacher at Philly Prep. Filled with feisty characters, The Mummer’s Curse will keep you guessing....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why switch narrators?

    • By Julie on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Helen Hath No Fury

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This best-selling mystery series, from an Anthony Award-winning author, features a unique sleuth. Amanda Pepper is not the usual gumshoe; she teaches English in one of Philadelphia’s most exclusive schools. In a world of old families and solid wealth, Amanda’s cases test her wit, wisdom, and social graces. During a lively discussion of The Awakening at Amanda’s book club meeting, a member, Helen Coulter, vigorously denounces the main character’s suicide as cowardly.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Adam and Evil

    • By: Gillian Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Gillian Roberts’ witty, literate Amanda Pepper mysteries are irresistible. Following the adventures of Philadelphia’s finest English teacher/detective, the books crackle with humor and suspense.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • As always Gillian Roberts delivers a great mystery

    • By Jackie on 04-25-13

    Regular price: $24.49