Narrator: Michelle Babb
Published by Bess McBride on 07-26-19
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Books 10-12 of the Will Travel for Trouble series of short cozy mysteries!
Trouble at Pelican Penthouse, Book 10: Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, and her ghost companion, Ben, rent Pelican Penthouse - a beach house on a secluded stretch of the coast known as Fort Morgan.
The serenity of the isolated beach is soon broken by the sounds of four-wheeled vehicles and a mysterious stench emanating from the cottage next door. On investigating the source of the smell, Minnie discovers something that breaks her heart. Death comes to more than just a human, and Minnie is compelled to solve the mystery of the casualties in Trouble at Pelican Penthouse.
Trouble at Island Castle, Book 11: Minnie and Ben are taking a break from solving mysteries with a bit of relaxation in Florida and a trip to Island Castle, a popular theme park.
But relaxation, being highly overrated, escapes the two as they discover that the moans, groans, and shrieks from the Creepy Castle buggy ride weren’t all fake. Someone didn’t make it out of the ride alive, and it wasn’t an accident!
Minnie swears she’s not going to get involved. She may have been on the ride, but she wasn’t the first to find the body...for once. But what Minnie says she’s going to do and what she really does are rarely the same thing as she determines to solve the mysterious death in Trouble at Island Castle.
Trouble at Yellowstone, Book 12: Minnie and Ben head to Yellowstone National Park. Bison, bears, wolves, elk, moose, antelope, and deer roam the valleys; bighorn sheep and mountain goats climb the hills; geysers spew fountains of steam and water; hot springs and mud pots abound! What’s not to like?
One tourist would be happy to tell you...if he were still alive. Minnie and Ben discover what’s left of that tourist and now must solve the trouble at Yellowstone!
This is one of my favorite cozy mysteries series lately. These books are a light and easy read, and Minnie is a relatable character. Her nosy nature is one that would appeal and horror in equal parts, but it is a part of the human nature that we all carry in secret. I think this is one of the reasons why this series works so well. Minnie wants to know everything that has happened, and she will go great lengths to investigate it, sending sometimes her ghostly companion Ben, and others asking the questions that we would like to ask but we would never dare too. Minnie has a golden heart but she also has those tiny flaws that make a person real and endearing.
The mysteries these times are a little bit different, and the setting is also another one in the first book. There is also a clear evolution in Minnie and Ben’s relationship, thanks probably to some changes in his ghostly nature.
I laughed out hard at several points throughout the book. I was glad that I was alone at home while listening to it, because I almost had tears of laugh. Minnie’s adventures, matter of fact attitude, and the awkward situations she creates are simply hilarious, and I just feel like listening to the book again to have a laugh again.
Michelle Babb is just the perfect narrator for this series. She has a natural talent to interpret this kind of candid characters, and she uses a light tone so that it seems you’re listening to Minnie Crockwell herself. The conversions between Minnie and Ben were so vivid that it was like watching a movie with real characters. I had a really great time listening to this audiobook, and I’m looking forward to the next.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.