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A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery

Glass Dolphin Mystery Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kelli Lindsay
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse.

They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as the Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name - even if they’re not entirely convinced of his innocence.

Dogged by incriminating Online posts from an anonymous blogger, they track down leads from Emily’s ex-fiancé (and the woman he left Emily for), an Elvis impersonator, and a retired antiques mall vendor with a secret of her own.

All trails lead to a mysterious cult that may have something to do with the murder. Can Arabella and Emily identify the killer before the murderer comes after them?

©2017, 2018 Judy Penz Sheluk (P)2018 Judy Penz Sheluk

Critic reviews

“What fun! A twisty tale chock full of clues and red herrings, antiques and secrets, and relationships that aren’t what they seem. And who doesn’t love an Elvis impersonator?” (Jane K. Cleland, award-winning author, Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries and Mastering Plot Twists)

“A bang-up mystery! Two friends, two murders, secret pasts, and a touch of romance. Who could ask for more?” (Lea Wait, USA Today best-selling author, Shadows Antique Print and Mainely Needlepoint mysteries)

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A Good Mystery

The story has my attention in all that was going on, an interesting puzzle that had enough to keep going on.Such a pleasure to be taken along in the story

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I like this audio book i give it ,5 out of 5. I have more of there work all very good 100%

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  • Helen
  • Paignton Devon
  • 16-06-19

10/10

Great storyline could not stop listening
Stayed up till late to finish the audio off

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Golf, Media Gossip and Murder.

Arabella and Emily are in a partnership in running a small town antique shop. They sponsor a golf tournament in an effort to create some publicity but are rewarded with a dead body being discovered at the tournament. Our very likeable and intrepid duo set out to investigate. The characters, dialogue and setting are wonderfully portrayed and further enhanced by first rate narration. The listener is treated to a murder mystery with twists, turns and intrigue. This is a very enjoyable novel.

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A glass Dolphin mystery

I loved the mystery not so much the romance. It was would they wouldn't they. I did not understand what was going on in their heads.

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  • Jeff
  • united kingdom
  • 21-01-19

enjoyable

this was a bit slow and in my mind a bit typical story line but enjoyably;le none the less

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Fully fleshed characters and an interesting story

After enjoying ‘Than Hanged Man’s Noose’ so much, I was eager to continue listening to Emily and Arabella’s adventures. There’s a golf tournament celebrated in Lount’s Landing, and the Glass Dolphin is participating as a sponsor. The atmosphere is festive and relaxed until Arabella discovers a body close to one of the holes. The dead man is no other than Arabella’s husband’s father. This is why the book feels more centered around Arabella than Emily, but there are still plenty of moments where the two girls investigate together.

I had a great time listening to this cozy mystery. The inhabitants of Lount’s Landing are already like old friends to me, and the several twists and turns in the story kept my attention until the end. It was clever how many of the characters were related, and this made the story more interesting and intricate. Judy Penz Sheluk creates fully fleshed characters and weaves interesting stories with great style.

What felt strange was that this book is narrated by a different person than book one. I didn’t feel very attached to the narrator or the first book, but even like that, it felt off (it always does when changing narrators mid-series). Kelli Lindsay’s voices and interpretations were very good, which made the dialogs flow easily, but in general, I found her reading a bit clunky and with some pauses where there shouldn’t have been any. Kind of like trying to read a text instead of narrating a story.

I am looking forward to more sleuthing by Emily and Arabella, and more stories and curiosities about antiquities and female entrepreneurship.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 03-01-19

Well Develped Characters

I enjoyed this cozy mystery. I feel like the author brings a lot to the table through her well developed characters and very relatable. There are twists that keep the listener engaged in the story. This was a fun mystery that wraps up nicely. Even though this is a series, these books can be listened as standalone novels; however, there are some minor references that may not be understood without reading the 1st one in the series.

I thought the narrator did a great job in this performance. Their voice fit the main character well and they did a good job distinguishing between each character.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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I suppose we can give it a shot!

Emily and Arabella hope to promote their Glass Dolphins antique shop by hosting a golf tournament with a simultaneous silent auction to raise money for charity. The starter gun is fired, the first puts taken - then it all comes to a shuddering halt when the dead body of a man is discovered, concealed in the undergrowth beside the golf course. Not only did Arabella find the body, she learns that he'd been almost part of the family once and gets drawn, with her friends, into an investigation to find the killer before the police arrest the wrong man.

Good small town characters and life - not everyone is pleasant and gossip spreads like wildfire. The plot is quite convoluted, it seems, and keeps the reader guessing with some unexpected twists. The characterization is good, and the town of Lounts Landing comes to life: just smell that coffee! Lots of little details add to the reality of place and people.

This is book two in the series but completely stand alone. Narrator, Kelli Lindsay, gives a reasonable performance. She reads clearly, with good intonation, but fractionally too slowly to make for comfortable listening. This, combined with an higher, less warm voice than the previous narrator, does not convey the fullness of the text, unfortunately.
Still a good read, however, and recommended for an enjoyable escapism mystery tempting the reader to work out who-dun-it? before the final revelations.

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  • Rony Kumar Mondol
  • 07-09-19

One of the Best listening

Wonderful listening. You will not be able to put it down once you start listening. Wendy knows how to make each chapter continue in the same gripping excitement - the right to the end. But best of all (to me), I love Wendy's delightful ability to describe things. I laughed so much at her twists with words. She is a fabulous writer in every way!

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  • Courtney Odor
  • 15-07-19

Surprisingly good!

As always, I have to state that this book was given to me for free in exchange for a review.
I always like to state that this does not impact my review or my opinion of the book. My reviews are honest and my own opinion of the story, performance, and overall thoughts on the book.

I enjoyed this cozy mystery. I feel like the author brings a lot to the table through her well-developed characters and very relatable. There are twists that keep the listener engaged in the story. This was a fun mystery that wraps up nicely. Even though this is a series, these books can listen to as standalone novels; however, there are some minor references that may not be understood without reading the 1st one in the series.

I thought the narrator did a great job in this performance. Their voice fits the main character well and they did a good job distinguishing between each character.

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  • M.K.
  • 22-06-19

Even better than the first!

Thank you Judy for another great mystery!
I thought I had it figured out multiple times, but she kept me guessing.

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  • Myrna
  • 21-06-19

Great story

I received a bonus code for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters and the narrator. I especially enjoyed it because it mentions locations in Northern Ontario I am very familiar with -- Sault Sainte Marie and Goulais River.

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  • Catrina P
  • 20-05-19

A Hole in One... or Two

I absolutely love a good cozy mystery, and this book did not disappoint. There are fun characters, an interesting plot, and twists and turns to keep you guessing.

This is the first book by Judy Penz Sheluk that I have listened to, and it won’t be my last. I enjoyed both the storyline and also Kelli Lindsay’s narration.

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

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  • Sarah Moon
  • 11-04-19

What a fun murder mystery

I have always been fond of cozy murder mysteries and this book goes the spot. This book is full of twists that you do not expect, and enough quirky characters to keep it fun and entertaining. I have really been enjoying this author's character development she really is inventive or has met some interesting people in life.

The narration in this book was very comfortable just like the book itself.

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  • BookLover
  • 30-01-19

Great Follow Up with Book 1

This was Book 2 of the Glass Dolphin Mystery series, which can also be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed how the author tied some of the same characters from Book 1 to this book, it kind of allows for some familiarity. When Arabella and Emily are part of a golf charity event and Arabella finds a body when her balls goes crazy and falls into the woods. Turns out the body belongs to her ex father-in-law, of which she had never met since he skipped town when her ex husband, Levon. Needless to say, Levon becomes the prime suspect in his father's murder. I love all the different twist in this book and found it very enjoyable! I am looking forward to the next book of this series.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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  • Jan M
  • 16-01-19

Great Mystery! Great Narration!

A Hole in One by Judy Penz Sheluk really impressed me. I so enjoy this author's writing style. She develops the characters wonderfully, writes a complex plot, has many unexpected twists, and does not make the killer obvious! I love it when I cannot predict the ending of a book. The narration by Kelli Lindsay brought the characters to life with her distinguishable voices and expressions. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. This book is the second in the Glass Dolphin series and is a standalone book. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 15-01-19

Better than the First Book!

I read the first book and thoroughly enjoyed it, so was excited to see this one come out and it didn't disappoint... I actually enjoyed it more! I'm going to leave this review short because I don't want to give any of the story away so I am just going to say if you like mysteries then you will love this one. The narrator does a wonderful job and was a lot of fun to listen to.

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

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  • Katie
  • 09-01-19

A cozy mystery that had me stumped until the end..

A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery is the second book in this fun cozy mystery series. I had previously read the first book in the series, so I had already been exposed to many of the characters and their histories. However, I think this book could be read and enjoyed as a standalone. In this second book, Arabella and Emily, the co-owners of an antique-selling business named the Glass Dolphin, once again tackle solving a murder in their hometown. This case hits especially close to both of them as the main suspects are Arabella's ex-husband, Emily's ex-fiance and Emily's current boyfriend, and the murder victim is closely tied to both of them as well. The author introduces many alternative suspects while continuing to make it seems feasible that one of the police's main suspects could also be guilty. I truly never guessed either the guilty party or the motive until the very end of the book. In addition to the whodunnit aspect of the book, the author has created some delightful main and secondary characters with whom the reader can't help but become emotionally invested. I hope for many books in this charming series.

Kelli Lindsay's narration was superb. She has a light and pleasant voice and seemed the perfect choice to represent Arabella and Emily. She doesn't differentiate overly between characters, but she has a smooth delivery that kept me engrossed in the story.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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