Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #9
Genres: Mystery, Cozy Mystery
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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Over two hundred years ago, famed explorer Meriwether Lewis died on the Natchez Trace under mysterious circumstances. Historians still argue whether it was suicide or murder. That shouldn't affect a weekend campout in present day for Frannie Shoemaker and her friends, but it does. They meet interesting characters at a mountain man rendezvous and get mixed up as usual with the strange goings on. Because camping can be murder!
Frannie and her friend visit this time the Lewis & Clark reenactment event, where some people take explorer Meriwether Lewis’ death more seriously than others.
It was an entertaining cozy mystery like the previous books in the series, but I found the buildup a bit too slow. The first death doesn’t happen until the one-third mark, and apart from some disagreements among some of the characters, nothing much happens for a while. From this point onward, the pace picked up, and I very much enjoyed it.
It was a while since I read the previous book in the series, and at first, I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of main characters. Frannie travels this time with her husband Larry, and two other couples: Mickey and Jane-Ann, and Rob and Donna. I had issues remembering who was who from previous adventures, and I’m still not sure that the third couple added much to the story.
It was a cute story, like the others in the series, great for a lazy weekend.
I loved Michelle Babb’s narration. Her casual tone and wonderful character interpretations make listening to her narrations a delight. It really matches this kind of book well, emphasizing the light tone of the narrative, and bringing the characters to life.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.
I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six-year stay in Belgium, four cockatiels, eight lovebirds, and a hamster in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.