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A Crafty Crime: A Stoneybrook Mystery

Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
Series: Stoneybrook Mystery, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Even small towns have secrets....

Hadley James is finally living the life she’s always wanted: making jam and selling it at the local farmers market. When a cat-sitting job turns into a murder investigation, life no longer seems so perfect.

Her twin brother, a deputy sheriff, is on the case but they’ve always done everything together and she can’t help but get involved. Following a trail of crafty clues, the James twins learn that their sleepy town might be harboring more darkness than they could’ve imagined.

©2018 Eryn Carpenter (P)2018 Eryn Carpenter

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  • Karl hill
  • 26-04-2019

The Best Cozy Mystery I Have Read to Date

I have found an absolute love affair with cozy mysteries. I think A Crafty Crime might be a new favourite though.

First of all, I love the character relationships. The first one being the relationship between Hadley and her twin brother Paul. They just have that special twin bond, and Paul is the cop in town, adding to the adventure. Secondly, I am curious to see where the relationship will go between Hadley and Luke. A possible love interest?

I love the quaintness of Stoneybrook and the cast of characters that live in the town. Not to mention all the knitting and cat love in this book. The last line of the book is perfection. I thought I had the killer pinned down, but Scott does a great job of making the reader/listener question if they have it right, until the very end.

The recipes at the end of the book sound amazing and I hope to try both of them.

I have already started the second book in the series and hope to continue on with it.

This is the second book I have listened to by Jennifer Jill Araya. I love her narrations, her voices are clear, and really bring the characters to life. I was actually interested in this book initially because she did the narration. That is how much I enjoy her work.

I received this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this honest review.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 13-11-2018

A fun, cozy story...

This is a really cute, fun, cozy story... the first in what I hope turns into a series! I absolutely loved it's sense of place... (Now that I'm thinking about the last couple of cozy mysteries that I've read, I realize that in each of them the protagonists are all pretty firmly grounded, maybe that's a rule for one of these stories...) but, I mention the place in this book because like Hadley, I've grown up in the Pacific Northwest. Also in the summer time, I've been known to haunt our own farmers markets, and the Cascades aren't that far away, so this story felt a little bit like home...
And boy oh boy, does Hadley and her twin brother (the local cop) have their work cut out for them when a woman is found murdered! There's plenty of murder suspects, because it seems the victim had seemingly gone out of her way to harass everyone in town.
Jennifer Jill Araya does a great job narrating this tale... and if your crafty you may feel the urge to knit, or make jam while you're listening to this one!

Considering the genre, I'm giving this one...
5 Cozy ☆'s ☺

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  • Camila Brianna Belbin
  • 09-04-2019

So Jam Good!

This was an amazing cozy mystery! I love it when the protagonist has a sibling or friend that plays a key role in the book along with her so all of the sleuthing doesn’t fall on herself. A Crafty Crime was full of secrets, lies, suspense, knitting, and jam! The plot and all of the characters are believable, especially for being set in a small town. I enjoyed the recipes from Marissa McClellan and am tempted to try to make them since they sound so good! Jennifer did a great job narrating! She did slight voice variations for each character so it was easy enough to know which character was talking. I love that she put passion and emotion into her performance to bring Hadley and the story to life.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Shannon G
  • 18-02-2019

A Great Cozy Mystery!!!

This cozy mystery is such a joy to listen to. Eryn Scott writes a smart, suspenseful and funny mystery which has an ending you will not see coming! I loved following the main characters as they figured out clues to catch the murderer. The story was well written and the characters believable. I can't wait to listen to the next book! The narration was awesome. Jennifer Jill Araya gave each character their own voice and emotions. She really helped the story come alive and pull the listener in until the end. I will be looking for her as a narrator in future books. Loved the combination and will be recommending this book to my cozy mystery friends.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Michelle Belle
  • 17-02-2019

Loved it! Great read!

This was an enjoyable little mystery. I would definitely recommend it. A very easy & relaxed flow.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 06-02-2019

A great listen

5 Star review A Crafty Crime (Stoneybrook Mystery #1) by Eryn Scott

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Both the author Eryn Scott and narrator Jennifer Jill Araya were new to me and I have no idea why that is. I loved this book from start to finish. It is a cosy mystery and one that I found thoroughly entertaining.

The narrator did a fabulous job and certainly kept me entertained. This was a a book filled with secrets and lies. The intrigue and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat as I listened to this story.

There are many twists, turns and surprises in A Crafty Crime as Hadley and her band of friends follow the clues and I have to say that I was taken by surprise on a couple of occasions.

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  • Kandice C.
  • 25-01-2019

Very fun read.

This was a very fun read. There’s a great combination of mystery, murder, suspense and humor. The narrator does a great job of bringing each character to life.

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  • Lisarami
  • 08-01-2019

Interesting Story

I love a good cozy mystery and this one did not disappoint. I did, however, have some unanswered questions. I guess if this will be a series I will get the opportunity to have those questions answered. I love the small town feel of the book. I enjoyed the narrator she made the book pleasant to listen to. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Deedra
  • 29-12-2018

A Crafty Crime

I really enjoyed this book!Ansel is my favorite character.When an elderly lady no one likes dies in Stoneybrook,her cat sitter and friends are on the case to solve the mystery.I'm looking forward to more by this author. Jennifer Jill Araya was the perfect narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 06-12-2018

Cozy Mystery!

This was my first Eryn Scott's book. This is the first book in the Stoneybrook Mystery Series. This is a fun and suspenseful cozy mystery. The author has also included some recipes at the end. The narration was well done. Jennifer Jill Araya has a great voice, easy to understand. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 03-02-2019

Brilliant start to the series!

A fast paced mystery with charming characters. I loved how likeable the characters were and how they were represented as a close knit little group. I felt like part of the gang as it was easy to feel their emotional connections to each other. I also loved the fact that there was a cute little cat in the story too.
I'm really looking forward to reading book two and so on and to see how the romantic sub plot develops through the series.

The story was very easy to listen to as the narrator did a great job.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance audio review copy.