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A Twist in the Tail: An Absolutely Purrfect Cozy Mystery

The Oyster Cove Guesthouse, Book 1
Narrated by: Liz Brand
Series: The Oyster Cove Guesthouse, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

From the award-winning author of the USA TODAY best-selling Mystic Notch series...

"Talk about inconvenient. Not only did I have a dilapidated mansion and no money to repair it with, two cats I had no idea how to care for, and a room full of cranky guests waiting for their breakfast, I also had a dead body on my hands."

Josie Waters has to admit she may have acted a bit hastily when she agreed to purchase the Oyster Cove Guesthouse - a charmingly gabled Victorian mansion on the breathtaking Maine coast - from elderly family friend Millie Sullivan. But Josie was desperate to flee Ohio and in particular her ex-husband, a chef who loved his job so much he left her for it. And anyway, how hard can running a guesthouse be?

The truth is, Oyster Cove Guesthouse is a moldering money pit with falling-in roof and a cohort of regular guests who are as mischievous as a litter of kittens. And Millie keeps dropping by to dispense unasked-for advice. And Josie might have made a mistake in promising to adopt Oyster Cove’s two resident cats Nero and Marlowe, and treat them in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed. Josie has never had a cat before...let alone two feisty felines who think they own the place.

Okay, it’s not going well. At least it can’t get any worse, Josie thinks. Until her first guest ends up dead.

A joy to listen to, with a twist you’ll never guess! A new mystery series from a best-selling author, purrfect for murder mystery fans, cat lovers, and everyone in between.

Listeners can’t get enough of Leighann Dobbs!

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  • Leanne Pazik
  • 22-06-19

Fun if you like cats!!!

Silly but fun!!! A little mystery, a little love story!!! Cute and easy to put down and pick up when time is available!!! I think I might need to listen to another!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-09-19

Purrrfect

Nice tidy mystery with just the right amount of "catdom". Not totally predictable..and therefore refreshing.

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  • Penny
  • 07-10-19

Disappointed

I read everything she writes but this time I bought the book in Audible form. The story seemed to drag and the Audible reader was extremely boring. There was no enthusiasm or personality to the reading, it creates a scene that was boring and mundane. Leigh Ann Dobbs is a great writer and her story deserved more than this.

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  • Nancy
  • 27-09-19

Love The Cats!!!

Loved to concept and ALL THE CATS. Story to long and the people often boring . Most memorable moment was when ALL the Cats got together and made their plan. Liz Brand is an amazing full spectrum narrator...one of The Best I've ever heard. I have loved all of Ms. Dobbs stories. Am hopping the next one in this new series is back up to her quality of writing.

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  • Dawn
  • 15-08-19

Another cute series

Leighann Dobbs has created another cute series with enjoyable characters that include two adorable felines. I’ve already downloaded the next installment.

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  • Nathan
  • 26-05-19

Boring and Annoying

This is my 1st review ever. But oh my, the story line was boring and the cat voices and other character voicing was down right annoying. I made myself finish it-total waste of time.

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  • S. Mitchell
  • 13-06-19

Maybe it was the narrator?

The narration was just plan bad... tempo, exaggerated emotion, horrible voices. I am normally a big Donna fan... maybe if I read it I would have liked it a bit better... but this just isn’t up to her usual standard.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-19

Not up to MS Dobbs usual

I was excited as I usually enjoy Leighann Dobbs. But this one, forget it. Seems like it took 10 minutes to walk down the hall way. She just went on and on and on about nothing.

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  • Jane
  • 07-01-20

Nothing positive about this one

Sorry to be so negative, but this is the worst book I’ve read or listened to in a long time. I don’t often return Audible books but this one is going back.
The story is so juvenile and the writing so weak that I’m surprised it even got published. The narration only made it worse- annoying voices and even more annoying (although realistic) cat meows and yowls.

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  • Nancy and Missy
  • 30-11-19

Good start!

This is a nice little cozy with well written characters and some really cool, long-suffering cats! I can't wait to read the next one!