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Ghostly Serenade (A Shelby Nichols Mystery Adventure)

Shelby Nichols Adventure, Book 13
Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
Series: Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 13
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins

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An unsolved murder, a mob boss out for revenge, and a message from a ghost? Just another day in the life of Shelby Nichols.

Shelby's family trip to meet the New York Manettos is not turning out to be the enjoyable break she'd hoped for.

Being recruited by the NYPD to help with a murder case doesn't seem so bad, but threats from a rival mob, against Uncle Joey and the whole Manetto family, take things to a whole new level.

How can she reason with a mob boss out for revenge? Even her mind reading skills might not be enough to save the day this time.

Join Shelby in her best adventure yet!

Usa Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Colleen Helme offers a clever mix of mystery, laugh-out-loud humor, and pause-resisting adventure in the highly acclaimed Shelby Nichols Adventure Series.

Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich, Lyndee Walker, Denise Grover Swank, and Lisa Regan.

©2020 Colleen Helme (P)2020 Colleen Helme

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  • shelley
  • 17-04-2020

Love this series!

Since Audible listener Wayne (Matthews, NC) has already written a review for me :) I will just add how much I have enjoyed this series so far. I look forward to many more books from this author and narrator. This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.

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  • Wayne
  • 17-04-2020

Another marvelous Shelby Nichols adventure!!

I love the Shelby Nichols Adventures cozy mystery series by Colleen Helme. GHOSTLY SERENADE, Book 13 in the series, is a great addition. My usual preferences in novels tends to be espionage thrillers, psychological thrillers, and serial killer modern detective novels, but this series along with Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune cozy mysteries and Alexander McCall Smith's #1 Ladies Detective Agency cozy mysteries are among my favorite novels. Although Shelby Nichols Adventures can be read as standalone the series is best read in order. Wendy Tremont King does a great job narrating all novels in this series.

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  • Linda Langley
  • 30-07-2020

Completely captivating!

I am already a Shelby Nichols fan, and can honestly say this is the best book in the series so far. It’s fast paced and has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. A definite 5 stars!!

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  • Kathy Goff
  • 11-06-2020

Best book series!

I just love these books and this one was as good as all the others! I hope they continue on! The narrator is excellent too. It would be nice to include Chris a little more in the action of her cappers just to switch it up a bit.

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  • Erin
  • 27-05-2020

Awesome!

I loved listening to Ghostly Seranade! This is a fantastic book and Wendy did a great job helping the characters come to life! This is a great series! I love all of them!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-04-2020

Another great adventure

I love this series and always enjoy it! Another fun adventure in which some truths are shared among the family and Shelby gets no rest!

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  • Carolyn N
  • 26-04-2020

Once again...

Excellent story ! Humorous, touching, adventurous and full of action ! Colleen certainly knows her characters. Wendy is definitely Shelby ! Plus without leaving us with a cliffhanger a hint is thrown in of Shelby’s next adventure !

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  • gayle boyce
  • 20-08-2020

Will Shelby make it this time?

This book was very exciting with lots of tension and suspense. I found myself holding my breath over several scenes in this story. Shelby has a problem saying no, so when Uncle Joey takes Shelby and her family to NY on vacation, and her police chief asks her to do a "quick" favor for NYPD, she reluctantly agrees and quickly gets way more involved than she intended. Between the fib they all tell that she is Uncle Joey's sister's daughter given up for adoption, having to tell Chris and her kids that she will miss yet another family day and now someone is trying to kill her, And then there is Ramos. Oh boy....I wondered if she would make it thru this book with her life, or her marriage and family. As good as a an episode of your favorite police show, I highly recommend this book and this series. The narrator is very good, and able to carry all of the characters in this book. I received a free copy and voluntarily provided this review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2020

Another Win for Colleen Helme!

Ghostly Serenade is another great ride from the Shelby Nichols adventure series. In this 13th installment we’re back in NYC visiting Miguel (for his big debut on Broadway) & the New York Manettos. As we, the readers, have come to learn nothing is ever simple when it involves Shelby not even her family vacations. Shelby gets roped into chaos with her kindness, can do (or can’t ever say no) attitude and away we go for another pulse quickening thrill through the streets of New York. If you’re a long time fan of the series or have newly discovered Shelby and her antics you’ll have fun with this one! Not a single spoiler in sight but you’ll love visiting with old friends, keeping up with all your favorite characters and getting to meet a few new ones... with Chief Winder calling on Shelby only the day before she’s due to leave for her NYC holiday he guilts our kind hearted heroine into helping an old friend of his, a chief of the NYPD. With Dimples back home I personally adored the introduction of the NYPD Detective, “Hawk.” He was a great addition to this story and really helped drive it forward. “Grandma Maggie,” is a more recent addition to the series but another character I’m growing to love. Quirky, silly, fabulosity, flying knives, sassy, mind reading fun in The Big Apple! And of course... Ramos.

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  • a senior 60
  • 28-07-2020

Sometimes you need a little fantasy

Shelby Nichols series is an adventure. Not always believable but you just have to love the characters. Looking forward to Book 14.

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  • Julie
  • 19-04-2020

Shelby Sherlock

Woohoo! Shelby Nichols is back in her biggest adventure yet and the series just gets better and better. I loved this book it was great fun catching up with Shelby and her extended family. This book continues where the last book finished and even though they are stand alone stories if this is your first book then you have been missing a real treat and I recommend you listen to the rest of the series. Shelby with her mind reading talent is so much fun and it gets her into so much trouble that you wonder how on earth she can get out of this pickle but with back up from Ramos and Uncle Joey she always manages too and at the same time leads you on a roller coaster ride, as she gets to the bottom of the murder. I hope there are plenty more stories to come from this author. Shelby and the family are off to New York for a holiday and to watch Uncle Joey's son play Aladdin. Before she can leave however the chief she consultants for asks her to stop by the NYPD to help an old friend with a double homicide case. One victim is barely hanging on and they are hoping with Shelby's preminations they might be able to get some answers. It not long before Uncle Joey is hiring bodyguards for them all, when a rival mob boss make his feels about Joey being back in town very clear. Shelby has to split her holiday time between helping the police solve the murders and stopping Uncle Joey from going to.war with the New York mob. Also with Dimples back home she has to work with a new police partner and keep her secret from him while still giving him information to bust the case wide open. With time running out and her husband's patience wearing thin Shelby has to do the right thing despite the consequences because no good deed goes unpunished. I really like Wendy for the narrator of this series and I am glad to see she is sticking with it because I don't think anyone would sound right for the part of Shelby. Long my the great partnership between author and narrator continue. I was give this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 28-07-2020

It’s brilliant!

What starts off as a family trip with the Manetto’s soon takes a dangerous turn as Shelby, Uncle Joey, and Ramos come up against a New York crime family. Ghostly Serenade is thrilling and exciting, and is brilliantly brought to life by the wonderful Wendy Tremont King. I loved It, and can’t wait for the next Shelby Nichols Mystery Adventure! I highly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed!