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.Grave Errors by Carol J. Perry
Length: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Published by Kensington on August 29th 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
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Also by this author: Caught Dead Handed, Tails, You Lose, Look Both Ways (A Witch City Mystery), Murder Go Round
Whose funeral will be next? For residents of Salem, Massachusetts, the day after Halloween brings empty candy wrappers, sagging pumpkins, and a community-wide identity crisis. That is, until Lee Barrett s TV production class suggests extending the spooky season with the traditional Mexican celebration Dia de Los Muertos. But when the students discover not all of Salem s dead are resting in peace, the post-October blues don t seem so bad after all . . . As if a series of haunting graveyard visits isn t disturbing enough, Lee and her policeman boyfriend connect the crime to an unsolved missing person case. Driven by a series of chilling psychic visions, Lee calls on her cleverest allies including her shrewd cat, O Ryan to go underground and dig up the evidence needed to put a lid on a cold case forever . . . before the latest headstone in town has her name on it! Praise for the Witch City Mysteries Perfectly relaxing and readable. Kirkus Reviews This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow. Library Journal [A]n entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end. RT Book Reviews"
Here is what I thought
Not often I get caught up on a series but since this is one of my favorites it’s always pretty easy to just jump right in.
Lee Barrett teaches production students how to get the information they need for a story. They have decided to work on a Day of the Dead event and go about trying to see if they can get permission from the man who runs the school. One of her students ask her if she might help her look into her sister’s death. The police say it’s suicide but she doesn’t believe them and wants to prove that something happened, so Lee takes a look at things. Pete her boyfriend says there is not much to look at that it was a classic case of suicide.
The more that they look into things though it becomes pretty clear that something else might have happened. When Lee is threatened and another body pops up the chief reopens the case. Lee sees things in shiny surfaces and sometimes it takes a while to piece together what the visions are trying to tell her. Pete isn’t comfortable with her talking about her visions but he is starting to realize that sometimes they have good information.
The novel has a fun cast of characters my favorite being Lee’s aunt. I really like Lee and Pete as they make a good couple, but in this one I think it is the twins that stole the show. I can’t remember their names but they are taking Lee’s class and use to work in law enforcement so they love helping out.
There are a few suspects as Lee starts to figure things out and it gets a bit dangerous. I thought it had a pretty good mystery and I had it pretty much figured out but had the wrong bad guy…lol. It’s a great series and I recommend it to anyone who loves cozies.
C.S.E. Cooney is one of my favorite narrators so she did a great job with this one as always. 🙂
Audio rating: 4
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