Akismet Anti-SpamGetting caught up on some reviews the quick and easy way! The first month isn’t over and I am already behind…lol.
I am a big fan of this author and I have been wanting to try this series so I was excited when I seen that Tantor Audio was going to have this one for review!
This was a lot of fun! I love a good southern cozy and I have a feeling that I am going to really enjoy this series once I get into and get to know the characters more. Emma Lee can see the dead and everyone thinks she has “funeral trauma” because nobody would believe she can actually see dead people. Not sure if she is in the right business since she is an undertaker or if it’s the perfect business!
When Ruthie Sue dies she pops up where Emma Lee can see her and won’t go away until she finds out who killed her, the only bad thing being that one of the suspects is Emma Lee’s own grandmother, but there are a few others that have a reason for wanting her dead.
I really like d the Sheriff Jack Henry who had lots of southern charm and didn’t mind Emma Lee helping since he knew she could see Ruthie and kind of used her to help him solve things. Though he also has other reason to want to keep her close by as he really likes her.
It had a great mystery that I had a bit of a time figuring out and I would totally recommend it to cozy mystery lovers!
Tiffany Morgan does a great job as the narrator!
One of my goals is to get caught up on this series so I am well on my way! I am glad to have already finished one and I really enjoyed this one.
Clara Morrow is finally getting the recognition she deserves for her art work but the fun is dashed when her and Peter find a dead body in their garden. It happens to be someone Clara new from her younger days and they had been friends but then weren’t friends anymore. It all has to do with art so of course Clara is a suspect.
Chief Inspector Gamache really doesn’t want to think that Clara would have done this and sets out to find out what happens and finds that Lillian rubbed a lot of people the wrong way in the art world and it could be anyone.
One of the things I like about this series is the police politics, as I don’t think I have read many which such things going on. There are some who want Gamache gone and some things happened in previous books that he is dealing with and it’s all very interesting.
Since it’s about Clara we get a lot about her and her husband Peter and how their relationship has been altered a bit by what happened. Not just the murder but because Clara had an art show and Peter hasn’t. I think maybe two artist shouldn’t get together. 🙂
Another thing I really like about this series is the author is really good at making me think I have things solved and then throwing my whole theory out the window because it ends up being someone I totally didn’t even think about! Great crime mystery series!
Highly recommend but start with book one!
Though it took awhile for me to warm up to him I am really starting to like Ralph Cosham’s narration.
This is my first book from this author and I wanted something really cool but it just didn’t deliver!
It’s about a group of down and out clowns who need a job so they decide to work in a haunted house as scary clowns even though they don’t like the idea as it goes against clown code.
We learn about some large spiders who have made their way to town by the way of a boat that was infected by them and now they are wreaking havoc all over and are headed for the haunted attraction, the Mountain of Terror! Some of the clowns don’t do so well as scary clowns and one ends up fired (can’t remember which one), but he is one of the first to see the spiders and tries to help. Some people think the spiders are part of the horror attraction but soon find out that is not true as they go splat when you kill them.
Okay so this could have been so fun and I was hoping for something spooky and gory but all I got was a boring not scary not even very funny story. All the things that the clowns did sort of made me roll my eyes. I think if this wasn’t an audiobook I would probably have just gave up before finishing it. It just didn’t work for me. Honestly, it’s been a couple weeks since reading this and I can’t really remember much so it didn’t stick.
I did enjoy the narrator Joe Hempel.