Book Review: Trouble in Santa Fe by Minnie Crockwell

Posted November 26, 2020 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Trouble in Santa Fe by Minnie CrockwellTrouble in Santa Fe (Will Travel for Trouble Book 16) by Minnie Crockwell
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Published by Self-published on 10-23-20
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Minnie and Ben are back for more murder and mayhem! Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, and her ghost companion Ben camp overnight in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Stubbing her toe in the cramped trailer for what she swears is the absolute last time, she delays their departure and heads off to the nearest RV dealership, determined to find something roomier or, at least, less dangerous to the health of her feet!

But death seems to follow Minnie and Ben everywhere they go, even RV shopping. How does a woman choose an RV when one of the upgrades is a dead body? Minnie puts shopping on hold as she focuses on discovering the truth about the trouble in Santa Fe.

On her way to Colorado, Minnie decides to stop in Santa Fe in order to buy a larger trailer. When shopping for a new vehicle, Minnie stumbles upon another dead body. The authorities deem it as a death by natural causes, but Minnie’s experience tells her to look further and find out whether it could be possible murder.

This is another entertaining cozy mystery in which a small group of people have complicated relationships and keep quite some secrets from each other. Minnie’s instincts and nosy personality will help her in unraveling the mystery while trying to keep sane among a bunch of very colorful people.

It was a fun and light listen. Minnie Crockwell’s books always feel like a wave of fresh air. Like in previous books, it is very hard to guess who committed the crime until very late in the story which kept me engrossed from beginning to end.

Ben is still keeping his ghostly form from the previous book, which in my opinion, makes the book more dynamic and engaging.

If Minnie and Ben’s conversations are one of the best things in this series, part of this is due to Michelle Babb’s excellent interpretation skills. Babb does not read or narrate, Babb lives a story, becomes its characters, and makes you root for her. These books have great dialogs but they would not be the same without Michelle Babb. She also gives unique voices and styles to the characters, and in a way, it is like I can close my eyes and see the movie in my head, having each character a unique appearance. When a narrator does that with a book, it is just perfection.

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