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Mocha and Murder by Tonya Kappes
Narrator: Madeline Mrozek
Published by Self-published on 09-11-18
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Roxy becomes entangled in another murder as she puts her sleuthing skills to work in order to prove that Louise Carlton didn't kill Fred Hill over a pet adoption gone wrong. After all, if Louise goes to jail, who is going to find all the animals at Pet Palace a home.
Roxy’s tranquil life is disturbed again, when her friend Louise, owner of the Pet Palace, is suspected of having murdered Fred Hill, who had previously adopted a rare kind of hen.
I enjoyed book one of this series, so I decided to listen to this one. Even though this is the second book it could also be listened to as a standalone since each book contains a complete story.
I find cozy mysteries so entertaining and refreshing, and this book is no exception. We find likable characters in a small community where everyone knows one another. I especially liked the relationships among characters and how the mystery was unraveling towards the end. It could be that I listen to a lot of cozy mysteries but I guessed who the killer was halfway throughout the book. This didn’t prevent me from relishing the whole story and wonder if I could may be wrong.
Something special about this series that I didn’t see in other books of the genre is the love for animals, especially pet dogs. As an animal lover myself, I take pleasure in reading about others. I think this, and the delicious meals prepared by Roxy, made me feel fuzzy and warm inside while listening to this book, despite of the corpse found by Roxy.
But one of the best things about this audiobook is its narration. Madeline Mrozek has delivered a rich and enjoyable narration, with subtle but clear nuances on the different character interpretations and voices, so following dialogs was an effortless task. It’s always a delight when a narration not only adds value to a book but also doesn’t interfere with the story.
This is a great series that I would love to follow. I hope the next book gets published soon.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.