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.Murder Go Round by Carol J. Perry
Length: 10 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on January 31st 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), Grave Errors, It Takes a Coven
-Highly original and great fun. A triumph of imagination with twists and turns to delight readers.- --New York Times bestseller Carolyn Hart A killer takes a spin through Salem . . . Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby--even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder. Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past--until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee's trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What's the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubblegum-chewing woman with fiery hair have something to do with the crime? Guided by her gift and O'Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee's set on catching the murderer . . . before she's sent on the darkest ride of her life. 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
Storage auctions are all the rage it seems to have hit here in Book Four of the Witch City Mysteries. Lee agrees to go with her Aunt to a storage auction and when her Aunt bids on a storage unit Lee is a bit skeptic. It really doesn’t look like anything but a bunch of junk but her Aunt seen something she really wanted and it does seem like that among the junk are some really cool pieces. The thing is someone else wants something that is in that storage unit. Lee finds a lovely wooden carousel horse and she falls in love with it, it needs restored but she knows it will look lovely. Before she leaves though she catches a glimpse of something horrible as her psychic powers are awaken again.
Soon they hear about a man who was murdered and Lee is sure it’s the guy she seen in her vision. She can see visions in shiny objects and it had started out small but it seems her gift is growing and at times it scares her. Soon she gets involved in the mystery involving Russians and some very expensive things from a long time ago. With the help of your policeman boyfriend Pete, her unusual cat O’Ryan, she uses her gifts to help them catch a killer.
I like Lee and I think her gift is cool but also a bit freaky. I don’t think I would like to look into a mirror or something shiny and see something I don’t want to see. It helps her with her sleuthing but she is also really good at it too, so much that her boyfriend who is a cop keeps telling her she should have been a cop but she is fine being a journalism teacher. I also like Pete, though he doesn’t like her putting herself in danger he doesn’t dismiss her strange gift or the ways of her cat and sort of goes with the flow. Her Aunt is pretty cool as well!
I thought this one had a really good mystery ingrained in some history about Russian Czars. I never was exactly sure who had done it though I was suspects. 🙂
If you like cozies then you should give this series a try!
C.S.E. Cooney is one of my favorite cozy mystery narrators and she does a great job here. 🙂
Audio rating: 4