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Sleuthing for a Living Audiobook

Sleuthing for a Living: Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

As a young single parent, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter. She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al, along with his P.I. business. So what if she doesn't know the first thing about investigation or if their hot-but-crabby downstairs tenant is a police detective who's looking for any excuse to handcuff her? Her daughter, Mac the computer whiz, has her back. And these two girls don't know the meaning of the word quit - not even when their first case takes an unexpected turn.

The man Mackenzie's been hired to follow in a custody case seems to have upset more than just her client when she spies another person tailing him - a mysterious man Mackenzie would bet is up to no good. But when her mark suddenly winds up dead, and her first and only client is accused of his murder, Mackenzie vows to find the truth. Only one problem: she doesn't know where to start...or when to draw the line. Who is the mysterious man she spotted tailing the victim? Is he the killer? Is she in over her head, or will she uncover the secrets someone killed to keep hidden? Mackenzie and Mackenzie are on the case, and the world of private investigation will never be the same.

©2016 Jennifer L Hart (P)2016 Jennifer L Hart

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  • Yvonne
    Southfield, mi, United States
    12/11/16
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    "Great where is the next one!"

    Think of Gilmore Girls becoming private detectives.
    The mother and daughter are named Mackenzie. The mother is called Mackenzie and the daughter Mack. Mack is an extremely talented 16 year-old computer wiz. Mackenzie is a quirky, caffeinated, and awesome. Her morning drink is coffee with a side of coffee topped with coffee beans.

    The story centers around financial difficulties of the Mackenzies. Mom-Mackenzie has difficulty finding and keeping a job when she discovers that she wants to try her skills are being a private detective. Being Mackenzie nothing is simple. Following the simple rules of a book written by her uncle, Mackenzie becomes a PI.

    Add to the story that Mackenzie and her mother inherit an apartment from her uncle. Her mom leaves the captain (Mackenzie calls her dad by his service rank) moves into the upstairs apartment. There is a hot police office (who Mackenzie has promised not sleep with him) and a Jewish woman. There are movies nights with junk food, love interests and other domestic entanglements.

    A great fun novel which needs a follow up. How many PI’s only have one case? So there has to be a follow up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Angie Propst
    11/08/17
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    "Love this book! Can't wait for the next one!"

    I love Jennifer L. Hart's humor and characters. This will be a great new series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jill
    Tampa, FL, United States
    01/06/17
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    "Can't wait for the next one!"

    I've read a few of Ms. Hart's books that were good but this series is great fun and has wonderful twists and turns!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gift Diva
    Peachtree Corners, GA
    28/04/17
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    "Very Good Start to a Series!!!"

    I'm not sure what I was expecting when downloading this story; but what I received was a well plotted novel with characters I care to see again! I wish Book 2 was available on Audible (only paperback or E-Book right now as far as I can tell) because the narrator is does an excellent job of helping me escape into the story. I may just have to go ahead read (gasp!) Book 2 because I'm dying to know what the Mackenzie girls will get themselves into next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    United States
    22/03/17
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    "Great start to the series"
    Any additional comments?

    I read some reviews that compared it to Gilmore Girls and it really was in many ways. I loved it. The interaction between mother and daughter was priceless and funny. I can't wait to the second book to come out on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Megan P.
    22/03/17
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    "Fun Start to the Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Sleuthing for a Living the most enjoyable?

    Smart, strong, funny women are my favorite protagonists and that describes both Mackenzie and her daughter Mac. Their exchanges kept me smiling and had me laughing out loud on occasion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sleuthing for a Living?

    Anytime that Mackenzie (the mother) thinks she's being super stealthy and nailing the whole P.I. thing. Then finds out she's not in some humorous way.


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

    No, it's not really that type of story. But I had a ton of fun listening to Mackenzie's antics.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Austin, TX, United States
    24/02/17
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    "Entertaining - easy to follow"

    I was looking for fun lighthearted audio books for vacation travel time. This one hit the mart.

    loved the character development and quick witted humor.

    Hoping 2nd in series is soon to follow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LuLu
    17/02/17
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    "Moves along"


    plot a little weak. Child not made known to Father then "wala-la" he has 16 year old daughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    11/02/17
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    "Fun Mystery"

    Sometime I get burnt out on hardcore suspense mysteries, this was a light fun diversion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Camille
    20/12/16
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    "great storyline"

    reminded me of Gilmore Girls meets damaged goods series. coffee, hacking, SNL skits has it all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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