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Author: Hannah Dennison

This takes place in the English countryside.  And there are some murders involved, but the characters are slightly demented, strange, odd, bizarre and perplexing.  This is not a scary intense who-dun-it typical mystery.  I thought more description would bring definition of why these people were so eccentric but as you keep reading their backgrounds come to light and give insight to their behavior.   The author has some strange turns and twists in the plot but everything adds up to a cozy mystery.

Author: Wolfe Tom

Set in Miami, Back to Blood follows a Cuban-American cop, a WASP newspaper reporter, a Russian oligarch/patron of the arts, and a sleazy psychiatrist who treats pornography addicts (of which he is one). Even the blazing Florida sun fails to encourage the mythical American melting pot, as Wolfe again masterfully depicts a major American city riven by ethnic differences. Wolfe's writing is mesmerizing — the plot pulls you forward; the characters fascinate and repel; and the language is dazzling. "Torn from the headlines" is often true of his fiction, as I was reminded when I finished the novel and turned to a story in the New York Times that could have served as the inspiration for one of the plot lines in the book.

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Author: Karen White

This is the 4th book in the Tradd Street series.  The story,  a mixture of mystery, romance,  humor and even ghosts, takes place in Charleston, South Carolina.  I found the historic background of the area very interesting.  You could almost picture the old mansions and the refurbishing they were attempting.

In this story the quirky Melanie Middleton is 40 years old, pregnant & single.  Melanie is single only because she turned down the proposal of Jack, the love of her life.  The on again & off again relationship of these two is quite entertaining, and the trials of Melanie being pregnant will bring a chuckle or two.  Before the birth of her baby, Melanie must solve the mystery of the remains of a baby that was found in her historic southern mansion along with the ghostly crying of a baby in her house.  Melanie is a ‘ghost whisper’; she has seen ghosts all here life & can even talk to some. 

I can recommend the full series.  They are fun to read—mystery and humor.

Audiobook Review
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Author: Stuart Woods

Another great audio book of Stuart Woods mysteries.  Makes my travel to work bearable.

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Author: Sharon Dunn

Another great book in the series of needlework mysteries in a small town!

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Author: Fern Michaels

Latest of Fern Michaels sisterhood series.  Features the main characters of the series!

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Title: Gotcha
Author: Fern Michaels

Another great gook from Fern Michael series of the sisterhood!

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Author: Sandra Brown

Another great audio book from Sandra Brown.  I love each and every one of her books!

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Author: Cara Putman

Another great book in this series of quilt mystery books!

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Author: Susan Page Davis

Another great book in this series of mystery quilt books!

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