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Murderous Muffins

Georgia Coast Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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Bezu is a beautiful Southern Belle with genteel manners. But her problems are anything but. Deep in debt, she's illegally taken in a few lodgers. A sweet stripper and her bodybuilder boyfriend, an Asian man loudly learning English through pop music, and a mysterious stranger with the most amazing blue green eyes - and a secret. When one of them mysteriously dies and it looks like her muffins were the murder weapon, Bezu and her fellow amateur sleuth, Cat, must discover who the killer is before she ends up in jail...or worse. Will they succeed?

Find out in Murderous Muffins, book two in the Georgia Coast Cozy Mystery series.

©2014 Lois Marie Lavrisa (P)2014 Lois Marie Lavrisa

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  • Trish
  • 29-12-2014

Really funny and entertaining cozy mystery

Would you listen to Murderous Muffins again? Why?

I would love to listen to Murderous Muffins again! This book was the whole package--funny, great narration, good storyline, engaging quick listen.

What did you like best about this story?

I think I liked the banter between the characters the best. And Besu is a likeable, relatable character

What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

I thought Karen did a fabulous, if not a bit stereotyped, job of affecting accents. She had the whole gamut from southern to "oriental" to middle eastern.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did listen to this book in one setting.

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Just an overall delightful book!

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  • Linda Cyr
  • 05-02-2016

Enjoyable

This book was humorous and quite enjoyable. The narrator did a nice job.
The story line was easy to follow and the story itself was a good read.

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  • Wanda
  • 28-01-2015

Southern ladies at their finest

Loved the readers ability to keep the southern accent. This one had me going I totally got it wrong on who did it.
Great story line reminded me if a true southern bell
I received this free for a review.

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  • Beatrice
  • 24-01-2015

Murderous Reading

I really enjoyed the first book. This one, not so much. I found it silly and not worth the bother.

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  • Charles Young
  • 24-01-2015

A cozy, fun southern mystery.

I received a free audio copy of this book for an honest review.

This was a great, cozy mystery. I had such a fun time listening to the audiobook on Audible. This book can be read as a stand alone; however, not having read the first, there were a few story items from the previous book that were not explained in the second. This said, the story points didn't affect the current tale, I just felt like I was missing some information. The story moves along fairly quickly and the cast of characters are awesome! The main character, Bezu is such a fun character and I loved her quirks and quips! The mystery takes a little while to get started, but the introduction to the various players is very entertaining, so I didn't mind the small delay. I kept trying to solve the mystery, but the story keeps you guessing! I definitely recommend if you are looking for a fun mystery.

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  • karina Larson
  • 05-01-2015

fun listen

this book was fun. it reminded me slightly of the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke. I related with the struggles of the characters. I enjoyed it and would listen to the others in the series.

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  • bec
  • 01-01-2015

My "pure entertainment" pick of the year

Probably the most entertaining and humerous audiobook I've reviewed this year. Bezu, the lovely Southern Belle, is entrancing, but her lodgers are, let's face it, a pretty peculiar bunch. Her house is falling down around her, the bills are piling up, yet must be paid, then along comes Cat, her friend, in need of a roof over her head.
With Southern hospitality stretching to the limit, beautiful Bezu finds room for her dear friend under her leaky roof. Now, with a house full to bursting, the adventures begin.
Swept into the story from the very start, I wanted to listen in one sitting, it is pure entertainment, I even laughed aloud, so be careful if you listen in a public place!
This story has everything a lighthearted read should have, murder and mystery seasoned with humour and a little romance.
If you are in need a few hours of good old enjoyment, then this will do the trick. Loved it, I have not read the first Chubby Chicks mystery, but I'll certainly be on the look out for more from the pen of Lois Lavrisa.

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Karen White could not, in my opinion, have done a better job than this wonderful narration, she simply tells a story so well. I loved the Southern accents, and all the characters are so clearly defined that one is never left to puzzle "who's that again?"
Karen never gives cause to detract the listener from the story, it all flows beautifully without interruption. Tip top job!

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  • Jami
  • 29-12-2014

Fast and Light Mystery

I received this audio book for free by the narrator. This was a fun, quick, light mystery. It was fairly obvious who the killer had to be from the outset, so the mystery itself wasn't anything surprising or complex. However, I found that I enjoyed the various characters and the plot moved quickly. Although this was the second book in the series and I haven't read the first, I was able to follow the characters with no problem. The narrator did a good job with the main character's voice; I pictured her as this southern belle, and the voice fit my mental image perfectly!

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  • 🐈 nospin 🐈
  • 25-12-2014

2nd in cozy series

Second in the Chubby Chicks series. This story focuses on and is narrated by Bezu as she attempts to keep her family home by taking in boarders. One of the boarders is poisoned by eating her muffins and Bezu, with help from Cat, must solve the crime.

Nice cozy mystery read through Kindle and listened through Audible using immersion reading. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the various characters to life. While some parts of the story strain credibility, it is overall an enjoyable read with captivating characters

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-08-2020

Murderous Muffins

This mystery series centers around a group of friends. Initially, I thought the main character in the last book was going to solve all the mysteries, but it looks like they are going to work together with different people in the lead each time. I kind of like that idea. It isn't done often! This is a nice cozy mystery. I am looking forward to the rest of the series and hopefully finding out what happened to Cat's dad!

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  • Julie
  • 18-05-2020

Sit back with a good muffin and enjoy

I enjoyed this book. This is book two in the series and the series is set around four friends in the chubby chick club and each book focuses on one member as she or he gets caught up in a murder investigation. I listened to the first book and Bezu was the character I liked the least, mainly because she was so set against helping with the murder investigation of there friend. So it was nice to to have this investigation set around her and learn more about her situation. It also helped having Cat join her, Cat was the central character of the first book and the one I liked the most with her sharp wit and stubborn streak that wouldn't let her give up, also it help that she was the one leading them into funny situations. I also liked the way the previous book gave hints for what was going to happen in the next book. All in all a go on book and I am looking forward to starting the next book to see what trouble the friends find themselves in next. Bezu is strapped for money and the large family home is falling down around her ears which is the only reason why she would even consider breaking the law and charge rent money for "her distant relatives" to stay there. The only person she won't charge is one of her best friends who after finding the nest empty and to quite decides she needs to be around friends and comes to stay. Bezu unable to turn her away and full booked with the legal guests she hasn't told anyone about she agrees. With so many people in the house it doesn't take long before temps start to flare but was the constant singing reason enough to kill a guest? The breakfast muffins turn out to be poisoned and as Bezu was the one to make them she becomes the number one suspect. Cat unable to let her friend go to jail for a crime she didn't commit starts to take a closer look at the other guests. As she and Bezu start to dig deeper into there backgrounds the more they thought they knew about them the less she knows. But which one had a reason to kill the singing man who spoke no English? The author choose to use a different narrator for this book and although she did do a good job I did find the southern charm got a bit annoying and I wished she had stuck with the first narrator who did a good job with all the characters. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.