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Summary

Meet feisty new amateur sleuth Flora Lively in the first of her cozy mystery adventures...

When 29-year-old Flora Lively loses both of her parents and inherits the family business, she tries hard to make a success of her father's dream - even at the expense of her own dreams. Burdened with Marshall, her father's handpicked American manager, Flora finds solace in her friendship with Joy, an elderly client she helped move into the Maples, the local retirement community.

But when strange and dangerous things begin to happen at the Maples, Flora finds herself plunged headfirst into a web of betrayal, intrigue and deceit. Convinced a murderer is preying on helpless residents, Flora is forced to conduct a private murder investigation. But can she solve the puzzle in time, or will the murderer strike again?

©2013 Joanne Phillips (P)2014 Joanne Phillips

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Just right for an audiobook

Would you listen to Flora Lively: Murder at the Maples again? Why?

Probably not. Loved it but there are so many more books to listen to out there.

What did you like best about this story?

Simple, straight-forward plot and not too many characters (each easily identifiable) so it was easy to follow and not get confused by too many plot twists, obscure clues and too many similar characters. Listening to an audio book, you can't keep looking back to check details.

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

Possibly.

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Great cosy mystery

Where does Flora Lively: Murder at the Maples rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First audible book I've listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flora Lively: Murder at the Maples?

The confrontation towards the end between Mr Felix and Joy when he tries to poison her.

What about Annette Rizzo, VOplanet Studios’s performance did you like?

Annette has a good voice and I enjoyed her changes for the different characters

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh at times

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  • grannyJ92
  • 19-06-15

Not my cup of tea

I did not finish this book. Seemed more work than pleasure. Characters annoying. Maybe it would have been acceptable if I had.

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  • MeMe
  • 26-09-17

Great read, good mystery.

Good narration, good twist to mystery, and great plot. I enjoyed this book enough to want to read more by this author.

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  • happyjo
  • 28-08-17

Lots of questions

Entertaining cozy mystery with a thick headed heroine. It's an easy read for a Sunday afternoon.