Tori Cannon and her grandfather, Herb, return from her grandmother's funeral. With sadness, she learns that the bait shop and small motel her grandparents ran has fallen on hard times.
Jammed into one of the motel's units is the body of one of Herb's customers, his mouth filled with spikes. The victim had no enemies, except for maybe the rich woman who wanted to level his eyesore of a home. But he also had a daughter, who resents that her father wasn't a major force in her life, and some friends who were anything but friends.
Tori's friend, Kathy, arrives to help spruce up the property, and the two find themselves mixed up in the petty jealousies and deadly consequences that murder entails. Can they save the bait shop and find a murderer or will they, too, sleep with the fishes?
With Baited Breath comes with the short story "Panty Raid", a Tori Cannon-Kathy Grant minimystery. Tori Cannon and her BFF, Kathy Grant, get together for a girl's weekend of wine, cookies, and laughter, but there's also the specter of a panty pincher hanging around the laundry room of the complex where Tori lives. Kathy thinks they can catch the culprit red-handed in a panty raid!
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With out a doubt, a gentle murder mystery with a wonderful twist.
Annissa, she is tough enough to cope with sudden death and the loss of her job, pick her self up and get on with life!
The scene between Annissa and Biggy or the hospital scene near the end (frankly it is hard to pick any scene as they were all good!)
Yes and I pretty much did!
I look forward to the next in the series with .. well .. bated breath!
"A very good beginning"
This book had me at page 1. The characters and setting that Lorraine Bartlett created are very likeable and believable. I look forward to the next book in this series.
It's not a bad idea.
But it feels like the first draft of a great book.
Honestly the bones are there but it really needs a second, third and final draft.
Every time a character needs something it shows up out of the blue.
Need a contractor ... a contractor appears.
Need a fixer upper ... a fixer upper appears.
Need money ... a winning lottery ticket appears.
"Great New Series"
I loved the characters, the setting and the story. Lots of interesting
stuff. Room to grow.
I don't really like questions like this. One should never give away the plot. The story was very interesting and left me wanting more without feeling like I was left hanging.
I liked all the characters but not in love with the narrator.
Great start of a new series, excited to see where it goes.
"An Excellent Book and Excellent Narrator"
I loved the print version, but Healther Masters is such a great narrator, that I really enjoyed listening to it in audio!
Tori, the main character, because she has so many hurdles to overcome, and it's fun to see how she overcomes them, with the help of her friends and Gramps.
I love how she plays men. It actually makes me laugh, she is so talented.
Laugh, because Heather makes the characters jump to life.
Lorraine is an excellent author, and I'm so happy she has Heather narrating some of her books now. It makes them even better, if that is possible, because they're great to begin with.
"With baited breath"
I think if there was a different narrator I would have liked the book more. She doesn't do voices very well unless she makes them sound mean and gruff. The voice of the main character sounded like a young teen although Tory was supposed to be 29 yrs old. It made for awkward listening. Not sure I liked it enough to listen to another in the series. Still on the fence about this one.
Very well written and down to earth . A surprise ending and feel good mystery !
"Very well read, perfectly written. "
I've listened to "With Baited Breath" twice now in my travels across the country. As a professional Truck Driver, I am constantly changing my music, news, comedy, sports, and audiobook listening preferences.
Knowing Heather in high school, and having been in radio broadcasting and voice over production myself, I gave this a little extra attention while listening.
Her characters, accents, changes in rhythm and phrasing; along with smooth, clear and enunciated speech made this book a pleasure to listen to both times.
I look forward to more audio titles with Heather's voice painting the picture for me as I run the interstates of this country.
"Fun cozy mystery"
I liked the friendship between the women. The scenes between Kathy and Tori were my favorite
I enjoyed all the characters voices. I thought it was fun how she incorporated the Rochester accent in some of the characters. It brought an authentic quality.
The scenes where Tori and Anissa talk about their lost loved ones were nicely written
"Fun, refreshing book!"
I really enjoyed listening to With Baited Breath. I though it was a fun, "chick lit" type of book. In our culture of Real Housewives, I really appreciated the supportive and kind friendships between the women. I was drawn in by the story and thought the narration was excellent. I also found it super refreshing to be able to listen to a mystery novel with my 14 year old daughter in the car. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in this series!
"Great mystery to listen"
Loved the characters and the storyline. Kept me engaged for hours
Loved the repoire between Tori and Gramps.
When Tori sees the motel units. I had to rewind just to hear it again!
Made me chuckle in a few spots
Great series would recommend
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