Prawn of the Dead by Dakota Cassidy
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Date Read: September 2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
My name is Lemon Layne, and if asked to describe myself, like maybe on a dating site (which is never gonna happen), I'd have to go with best convenience store/barbecue joint owner in the Pacific Northwest. I live in the tiny tourist town of Fig Harbor, Washington, with my adorably neurotic best friend, Coco Belinski, my a-little-left-of-center (read totally out there) mom, May, and my trouble-making pet monkey, Jessica Fletcher. Oh, and last but certainly not least, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool amateur sleuth. Yep. I'm literally incapable of resisting a good mystery. No matter how great or small, I love to help solve a crime. From the mysterious disappearance of Ho Hos in my store, to a lost piece of jewelry, I'm always ready to put on my Sherlock Holmes cap. When I find my mother's ex-boyfriend murdered in our convenience store bathroom with a piece of his skull missing, and my mom's a suspect in a murder investigation, my mystery solving goes from zero to a hundred. To really make matters worse, the town's local conspiracy theorist and official doomsday prepper, Cappie somehow finds out the victim isn't just missing a piece of his skull-he's missing a piece of his brain!
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Series: Lemon Layne #1
Also by this author: Talk Dirty to Me, The Accidental Werewolf, Accidentally Dead, The Accidental Human, Accidentally Demonic br> br>
Listened for Review (Tantor Audio)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: This was such a freaking fun listen. I really loved Mom, Lemon, and Cocoa –they kept me in stitches. Lemon really does have a bit of a Sherlock Holmes vibe –IF SHE was a bit more on the slightly awkward side. My only complaint was the end was a little rushed but even that didn’t take away from the fun. I am really looking forward to more in the series.
Audio Thoughts: Hollie is quickly moving up my list as a go-to for quirky characters and who nails narrating them. It is an art form and one she does really really well!
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