Oakwood Mysteries

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 296 ratings

The Book Club Murders Publisher's Summary

In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel's irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally - and murder a bit too lightly.

Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. She'll do anything to make it a success - even join the stuffy Agathas Book Club in order to cultivate customers among the wealthy elite of Oakwood, Ohio.

Although mixing with the most influential women in town has its advantages, Charley finds the endless gossip a high price to pay. But after two women with close ties to the Agathas are brutally murdered, everyone falls under threat - and suspicion. When key evidence indicates that both murders are the work of the same hand, Charley realizes that the killer has arranged each corpse in perfect imitation of crime scenes from the club's murder mystery reading list. She uses her membership in the club to convince Detective Marcus Trenault to use her as an inside informant. Not that he could stop her anyway.

Intelligent, fearless, and every bit as stubborn as Marc is, Charley soon learns the Agathas aren't the only ones with secrets to protect. Passions explode as she and Marc must race against time to prevent another murder. And if Charley's not careful, she may find herself becoming the killer's next plot twist.

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  • Book 1

    • The Book Club Murders

    • By: Leslie Nagel
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel's irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally - and murder a bit too lightly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator needs a studio

    • By Nancy D. on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Antique House Murders

    • By: Leslie Nagel
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Mulbridge House stood deep in the woods at the heart of Oakwood, Ohio, long before the passing of Augusta Mulbridge. Yet suddenly everyone in town seems to have a stake in its fate: the greedy heirs, eager to tear it down for a tidy profit; the local preservationists, determined to maintain it as an historic site; and the angry neighbors, staunchly opposed to the construction of a modern subdivision. Even Charley Carpenter is forced to admit that her beloved shop could use an infusion of the estate's treasures.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Letdown

    • By Liz on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Advice Column Murders

    • By: Leslie Nagel
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In a small town like Oakwood, Ohio, everyone knows everyone else's business - except for Charley Carpenter's standoffish new neighbors, who tend to keep to themselves. But behind closed doors, Paxton Sharpe's habit of screaming bloody murder at all hours of the day keeps Charley awake all night. Coupled with the stress of the increasingly delayed expansion of her shop, Old Hat Vintage Fashions, the insomnia is driving Charley crazy. Her only distraction? The local paper's irreverent new advice column, "Ask Jackie".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Just superb!!

    • By Jeanette Kelley on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Codebook Murders

    • By: Leslie Nagel
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    As the owner of Old Hat Vintage Fashions, Charley Carpenter supplies retro apparel to the residents of Oakwood, Ohio, but she’s been known to set business aside to play detective when a mystery rears its head. And there’s no bigger mystery in Oakwood than the murder of Regan Fletcher - a case that’s haunted the town for decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Omg

    • By Kacellia on 07-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95