Next Up for Auction: Murder.
When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she's unprepared to find something that can't be appraised - a dead man. After the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren comes face-to-face with Death Bogart. A private eye and part-time bounty hunter, Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer.
Death finds a friend and willing ally in Wren, but they aren't the only ones searching for treasure. Two ruthless men are also on the hunt, and they will do anything to eliminate the competition. To survive, Death and Wren must solve two mysteries spanning a century and a half and outwit a pair of cold-blooded killers.
©2015 Loretta Ross (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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Very entertaining, light and humorous. I laughed out loud a few times and listened straight through. The mystery part made you use your memory. Over all I am looking forward to the second story. I loved the main characters. I too am a Veteran with PTSD and there aren't many funny Veteran stories. THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT STORY!
Ranks up at the top for entertainment value. It moved fast, was really interesting and different. Hard to beat a story that starts out with a dead naked man in the house.
Actually it's not a edge of your seat thriller. It's a fun, and unique cozy mystery with a little romance thrown in.
I like Amanda Ronconi's narration, she always gets the essence of whatever she is reading.Good pacing, clear voice, no unnecessary pauses. Just flows along smoothly. She's great
In fact I did and almost always do listen to a book in one sitting. That's the perk of an audiobook. You can do other things while listening. So no time is lost turning pages.With a great narrator like Ronconi, it's the icing on the cake.
I am hoping there will be a new book in this series which I hope will be a series. It really was a great listen. I am stingy with my 5 stars. There have been some new (to me at least) authors on Audible and hope many of them come out with new books. A fair number of them will rate a 5 star.
"I'm glad I stayed with it"
I almost gave up on this book because I thought the characters seemed silly and unrealistic. I'm glad I continued reading. The lead characters Wren and Death (pronounced Deeth) are fun, intelligent, and realistic. The story is well written, planned out and well paced. It was a great story and I look forward to the next book.
"Great Book, Great Narration"
It really is a great story. Entertaining, and one of the most interesting heroes I've come across in a while.
She one of my favorite narrators. I'll buy an audiobook from an author I don't know (as was the case here) if her name is on the cover. That said, when she was doing the auction calls it was really painful.
Loved the book and I'm looking forward to reading or listening to this author again.
"Great Story with a twist"
I really enjoyed the story but I have to say I love the relationship between everyone in the story. I also like seeing a woman be the hero for a change but also the love and caring they both show each other. I do have to say I am a big Death fan. I felt so much emotion for him. I really look forward to the next one with the way we ended this book.
She always does a great job. I have enjoyed her story telling and she did a great job on this one as well.
I really did enjoy this book and it is worth a credit. If want clean fun excitement this is a book you will enjoy.
"Lightweight, and not in a good way"
The characters were one-dimensional, the sex jokes sophomoric, the gay stereotyping offensive, and the plot had holes big enough to drive a truck through. Really don't understand all the glowing reviews.
If you've ever listened to Molly Harper with Amanda Ronconi narrating, then you will relate to this book. It's written like a Molly Harper story in my opinion, which is not a bad thing. Has it's share of humor along with a mystery unfolding. A rather predictable mystery at that, with all the clues easily read. An enjoyable weekend listen, but I didn't care for the cliffhanger. Although, it did seem to give you the feeling that this was unfolding as a series book, with the ending clarifying that suspicion.
"Loved it - can't wait for book 2!"
Death is endearing and sweet. Really all the characters are very likable.
I love Amanda Ronconi! As always, she really adds depth and texture to characters.
The book is generally funny and lighthearted but there are a few parts that will tug your hearts strings.
If you like Molly Harpr, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this lighthearted intrigue. :)
"Fun mystery, well written, faceted plot."
I enjoyed this book! I wish there were more in the series now but it isn't a far stretch to assume there are more to come.
I enjoyed the characters of the story and the mystery
I am not sure, I had a hard time following the characters in thought at times it took a minute to realize the character had switched, I feel like this could have been easier to follow if the tones of the characters where a little more defined.
Yes there is humor and suspense there are definite parts of the story where I just had to sit down and just get through moment of the character and hope that it turned out well for them
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