Audiobook Review: Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Posted January 19, 2015 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 20 Comments

Audiobook Review: Guidebook to Murder by Lynn CahoonSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Tantor

Format: Audiobook

Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon
Narrator: Susan Boyce
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins

Date Read: October 2014

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store--Coffee, Books, and More--open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?When Jill's elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily's gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill--along with all of her problems. . .and her enemies. Convinced her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house. But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit--especially if it gets her closer to South Cove's finest, DetectiveGreg King. Problem is, the killer knows she's on the case--and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently. . ."

More Information:
Publisher: Kensington Books, Tantor
Series: A Tourist Trap Mystery #1

Also by this author: Mission to Murder
Also in this series: Mission to Murder

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NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed πŸ™‚Β 

Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

Read It File It Review (short):Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon was a delightful cozy mystery with characters that I can’t wait to revisit. There was only one thing that kept it from rating higher (a relationship troupe that I personally can’t stand) but that was resolved in the very last chapter. I have really high hopes for the rest of the series! The mystery was solid and I loved how it tied up (no spoilers). The female characters were fun, quirky, and well written. The men were a little one-dimensional but I think they will grow as the series progresses. The pacing was outstanding and the story left me smiling. All in all–a pretty good read!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Susan Boyce / Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins

This was such an easy listen. Susan has a great voice for this cozy mystery. She has just enough pizazz to make you laugh and enough urgency for you to feel the mystery part. I will definitely listen to her again!


FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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20 responses to “Audiobook Review: Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

  1. I’ve been thinking about listening to a cozy. I’m curious to see how it compares for me. Not sure if this would be the first one but I do like the sound of it. Especially since you feel it will get better as it goes along.

    • YEAH! I have finished quite a few this year. These are all from last year (I have a ton from last year that will be posting the next few weeks)

  2. I guess I didn’t mind the relationship troupe and I enjoyed this one as well. It was hard to get into the narrator at first and she either does a better job in the second one or I have gotten use to her…lol. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for next one in the series! πŸ™‚