I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern
Length: 8 hour and 5 minutes
Published by Henery Press on May 10th 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
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Also by this author: The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1), Guaranteed to Bleed, Watching the Detectives, Cold as Ice, Back Stabbers
"A sparkling comedy of errors tucked inside a clever mystery. I loved it!" - Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Bordello
From a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors' party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she's shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And can Ellison find the killer before he strikes again? Add in an estranged sister, a visiting aunt with a shocking secret, and a handsome detective staying in her guesthouse, and Ellison might need more than cream in her coffee...
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, historical mysteries. Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series: THE DEEP END (#1) GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2) CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all... Author Bio: Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean-and she's got an active imagination. Truth is-she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions."
Here is what I thought
Ellison has had a trying time with the death of her husband and her mother trying to set her up with who she believes is good marrying material. Her mother is so snobbish and old fashioned and she also expects her parties to go over without a side of murder.
Lately it seems Ellison has been in the vicinity of a few near misses and detective Anarchy Jones thinks someone is trying to kill her and puts protection around her. So she has to deal with that and a full house as her aunt shows up as well as her sister. She really has her hands full with both of them and its a bit stressing, then a woman is killed at her mother’s party and they think it was meant to be Ellison, but was it.
Ellison refuses to think someone is trying to kill her and starts looking into things but more and more things keep happening. If she doesn’t figure out what is going on it could really end up killing her. I thought it was a very good mystery though I kind of had it figured out but I still enjoyed it. 🙂
According to the info on Goodreads this book’s story line started one year before I was born…lol. Which is why I deem it retro since it’s not historical. 🙂 I really like the 1970’s setting and I really enjoyed this one. Ellison was hurt by what she found out about her husband (in book one) so she doesn’t trust men to much although she has two who are vying for her attention. I like Hunter just fine but I just like the detective more, there is just something about good ole Anarchy Jones. I also think I like him because her mother doesn’t…lol.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves cozies and it’s not a cutesy one either which I like from time to time.
Callie Beaulieu is one of my favorite narrators and I think she just has the perfect voice for this retro cozy. 🙂
Audio rating: 4.5
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