Book Review: Custard’s Last Stand (Until the Fat Ladies Sing #7) by Linda Kozar

Posted September 23, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Custard’s Last Stand (Until the Fat Ladies Sing #7) by Linda KozarCustard's Last Stand (Until the Fat Ladies Sing Book 7) by Linda Kozar
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: Until the Fat Ladies Sing #7
Published by Self-published on 09-12-19
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Sue Jan and Lovita put on their big girl boots to solve a new crop of mysteries as their town gains a new antique and resale shop run by creepy twin sisters, a yummy frozen custard stand owned and operated by a quirky old man, and a trio of criminals operating under the town’s radar. With all that going on, a very pregnant Sue Jan is running for public office and the town’s ancient sewerage system is starting to act up. Between all the calamitous clues and chill bumps, the two women come to a startling conclusion—the Little Town of Wachita is in a mess of trouble.

This series is a total blast, and this book is no exception. These two forensic females in the little town of Wachita do not let any stone unturned when they are investigating a case. Life seemed calm for the past months, but a new man arrives in town with his frozen custard stand, and an attempt is made on his life. Sue Jan and Lovita are thinking about retiring and taking care of their families, but they can’t just leave this mystery unresolved.

I had lots of fun listening to this book. Sue Jan’s wit at talking is sharper than ever before, and the two ladies get in more complicated and more awkward situations, even visiting the morgue of a funerary home. The story is intriguing, and the two women do not know who the murderer is until the end.

This book also focuses on the personal life of Sue Jan and Lovita, their careers, their family, and their dreams. I like the fact that we get to know them better in each book, and that all characters are very picturesque and unique. It is like meeting a bunch of old friends among which one can be honest and spontaneous.

Narrating a book like this is not an easy feature, but Michelle Babb did it complete justice, spurting words at the speed of light with a checky tone when interpreting Sue Jan but being reflexive and cautious when interpreting Lovita. There is an inherent sense of humor in these books, and Babb knows how to transmit it to the listener in a casual and candid way, like she is been doing this all her life.

It saddens me that this could be the end of this fantastic series, as I had a very good time and many laughs with these two forensic females. I hope they will find time in their busy lives to investigate another murder.

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.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars