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Summary

This set features six cozy mysteries from the Daisy McDare series:

  1. The Deadly Rock Star Affair
  2. The Deadly Restaurant Affair
  3. The Deadly Secret Affair
  4. The Deadly Rival Affair
  5. The Deadly Radio Affair
  6. The Deadly Political Affair

Daisy McDare's vacation plans go awry when a washed-up rock star turns up dead and the local detective thinks Daisy's cousin Addison is the killer. Daisy arms herself with cupcakes, one-liners, and plenty of spunk to find the killer before her cousin goes to jail for a crime she didn't commit.

©2017-Current K.M. Morgan (P)2018 K.M. Morgan

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It’s not everyday that you get 6 * joy fullness !

K. W. Morgan excellent imagination and writing style is pure joy.
And here I got this joy six times.
Coupled with the excellent narration by Donna Soto created a perfect audiobook,
All you have to do is close your eyes and dive into the story feeling like you are there.
NOTHING CAN BE BETTER THEN THAT !!!

I full heartedly recommend this audiobook!


I believe that my review was honest even so that I got this audiobook for free.

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Daisy Mcdare

Format: audiobook
Narrator: Donna Soto
Bk 1: The deadly rockstar affair.
Same/similar plot as another cosy mystery but an enjoyable enough listen.
In ch 10 The line “If it weren’t for me no one would have heard it” stutters like the recording got stuck.

Bk 2: The deadly restaurant affair.
Not the best cosy mystery I’ve read/listened to, Daisy’s manner is more rude and bullying than investigative.
The narrator is ok but some of her voices in this seemed the same and for one male character she used a high voice more suited to a female character.

Bk 3: The deadly secret affair
Even when Daisy goes away murder seems to follow her.
Once again Daisy has to clear a friend from the murder suspect list. These audiobooks pass the time whilst doing chores.

Bk 4: The deadly rival affair
In this one Daisy Mcdare is investigating the death of her neighbour.
It’s the same basic, repetitive plot as the others but if you’re a cosy mystery fan then you may enjoy them.

Bk 5: The deadly radio affair
When a radio stations owner is killed after firing all of the DJ’s there’s no shortage of suspects. Once again Daisy Mcdare out investigates the bumbling detective.
Nothing taxing in these cozy mysteries.

Bk: 6 The deadly political affair
Same plot as all the others, just the names that change.

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Brilliant

I loved this series and can not highly recommend this enough.
The characters and storylines are great.
The narrator is good.
❤️😍💖

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Great series

What a fun series this is. The characters are all very quirky and there is lots of humour and banter.
The mysteries are short but entertaining and just long enough to enjoy listening to one whole story each day.
The narrator did a good job and I found her voice and expressions made very easy listening.

I would recommend reading the series in order to fully appreciate the lovable Daisy McDare. However, they work excellently as standalone stories. The box set is a fantastic way to collect this series. I loved it.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

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  • Mary
  • 28-06-18

same story over and over

The way daisy badgers the suspects is annoying. It is the same story over and over. Daisy, friend or relative accused of murder, daisy must investigate. Daisy badgers the suspect till they confess.

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  • Kim @AudioLoversBlog
  • 24-05-19

Daisy sweet Daisy...

Daisy is, well, kind of annoying. Not in a horrid way but in a too stupid to live way. Tho that probably isn’t super accurate either. It’s just that I found myself thinking “what in the ever lovin crap are you thinking?” I know she’s doing the detective work and that is, in itself, a risky position. It’s not that it’s stupid unrealistic but it’s annoying. For instance, she just goes to these folks that she suspects are murderers homes and antagonizes them. I’m a pretty calm person but I’d probably slap her if given the chance if she did this kind of thing. I guess that’s where we get our story from is her doing these things that are somewhat ridiculous. Books are not horrid but that’s why I bumped the star down on story. Just the semi unbelievable parts. The rest works fine.

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  • Suzan
  • 14-08-18

Collection of Daisy Mc Dare books

This is my honest review. I was gifted this audio set and was so hoping to enjoy it. I have read other Daisy Mc Dare stories and found them enjoyable. I am a cozy fan. The stories were okay. I found them a bit repetitive. This happens when you listen to them one right after the other. My real problem was with the narration. Donna Soto just did not keep me wanting to listen. In fact I had a hard time listening to the end. I have found that a book can be made or lost in the narrator and that was so true for me with this collection.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 09-08-18

SWEET SWEET AND MORE SWEET COZY MYSTERIES :)

If you're a dessert fan, you're sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with these cozy mysteries! While at times a tad too sweet for me, I thought these were adorable and warmly-written stories and I really enjoyed listening to them. Liked both the writing and the narration, and I think if you're a "cozy" mystery fan, this will be a very nice edition, and it's a super amazing value to get so many stories at once! :) :)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kandice C.
  • 31-07-18

Wonderful set of cozy’s

This is a wonderful set of cozy’s. K.M. Morgan has done a wonderful job with these books. I am looking forward to more books by her. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Amanda
  • 26-07-18

Stories ok, narration is rough...

I was so excited about this set, but I was sadly disappointed. Alas the stories are alright, but the narration kills it. Her voice with the background is ok, but her character voices are a struggle. The main character and granny sound ok, all others sound like she is trying to sound different,like you or I would when reading a child a story at bedtime. Her voice also makes the characters sound like old ladies instead of 30 somethings. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan M
  • 07-07-18

Six Cozy Mysteries

I have listened to other books in this series and enjoy the characters. The stories are short and are solved, and involve food. I love the imagery the author incorporates into the books. Struggling with my diet, I found myself craving cupcakes. K.M. Morgan is a talented author and follows a proven formula for the books. Donna Soto was a new to me narrator. Her voice is smooth and eloquent, although I would love more emotion put into the characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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  • Dawn H
  • 17-12-20

Super quick cozy mysteries

I chose to listen to these book after receiving a free audio copy of the set from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Daisy is an interior decorator but it seems that every time she turns around, she’s solving a murder instead.

Deadly Rock Star Affair: Daisy decides she needs to get away for a few days, so she goes to visit her cousin.

Her cousin works for a rock star who is past his prime. Unfortunately, he’s not a very nice person and is murdered. Her cousin is the main suspect! Of course, Daisy has to clear her cousin’s name, so she’s back to solving a murder on her vacation. There are several people who are suspects but Daisy figures out who the murderer is in record time.

The narrator, Donna Soto, was okay. Her pronunciation and timing are good. Her voice doesn’t fit this series though. In my opinion, the narrator’s voice should sound younger and perkier.


Deadly Restaurant Affair: The owner of a restaurant hires her to redecorate his restaurant, but he winds up dead before she can get started.

Luckily, after all of the murders that Daisy has solved, the local detective has finally decided to work with Daisy. There are several people who are suspects and, sadly, most of them are happy that the victim was murdered.

The narrator, Donna Soto, was okay. Her timing is good, but in this story, the voices weren’t as distinct as I’d like. Many of the characters had the same voices. It would have been easier to listen to if she’d just used the same voice throughout the story.

Deadly Secret Affair: I felt like the previous book had a little more to it than the previous ones. Unfortunately, this one is back to being solved by Daisy super fast without much sleuthing at all.

Daisy’s going to a book launch for her friend’s mystery novel, and she’s hoping she can go out of town without having to solve a murder.

At the book launch, there aren’t many people but that doesn’t stop a disagreement from ruining the evening that had already been a disappointment for Daisy’s friend. The editor-in-chief turns up dead the next morning, so Daisy ends up on the case again and solves the murder in record time.

The narrator, Donna Soto, was okay. Her timing is good, but in this story the voices weren’t as distinct as I’d like. Many of the characters had the same voices. It would have been easier to listen to if she’d just used the same voice throughout the story.

Deadly Rival Affair: Daisy’s neighbor is murdered, so she’s on the case again. I thought the local detective had finally gotten used to her and would accept her help, but he thinks this is just a burglary gone wrong. So without any help from the police, and even though there are several suspects, she’s able to solve the murder quickly with a stroke of luck.

I have been wondering about Daisy’s relationship with Gavin. Even though they’ve gotten very close, this is the first book that has more than just a little bit about their relationship. I hope more is to come.

The narrator, Donna Soto, seemed to talk louder when some of the men were talking rather than changing her voice. It would have been easier to listen to if she’d just used the same voice throughout the story.

Deadly Radio Affair: Daisy’s friend Christina is fired from her job as a disc jockey, and that same night her boss is murdered. There are multiple suspects, but Christina is a prime suspect, so Daisy is on the case once more. Luckily, and surprisingly for Daisy, Lt. Crumple wants to work together to solve this one. What a refreshing change!

Daisy and Crumple solve the case pretty quickly. They are able to narrow down the suspects easily. I did think that Crumple would have taken more control over the interviews rather than Daisy asking more of the questions. It is unrealistic, and with these characters, he wouldn’t take the back seat like that.

The narrator, Donna Soto, did better on this book than previous books I’ve listened to her narrate. She did a decent job.

The Deadly Political Affair: When one of the candidates for mayor is murdered, Daisy is once again curious and starts asking Lt. Crumple questions about the case. Since things worked out so well last time when they worked together, Lt. Crumple invites her to help out with the case…he knows she’ll just do it on her own anyway.

Daisy and Crumple solve the case quickly. They are able to narrow down the suspects easily. Once again, I thought Crumple would have taken more control over the interviews rather than Daisy asking many of the questions and getting a confession. It is unrealistic, and I can’t see him taking the back seat like that.

The narrator, Donna Soto, did well with pace and timing. Distinguishing between the characters, though, was a problem and the men sounded like Granny Annie.

I recommend the Daisy McDare Cozy Mystery Set to anyone who likes cozy mysteries and super quick reads. I think I would prefer to read these though rather than listen to them.

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  • Danielle Carpenter
  • 21-12-19

Crazy Investigator

I enjoyed these six audiobooks. Each mystery is crazy and our investigator is daring. There is lots of fun contained in each story and the reader has a distinctive voice that makes the characters come to life.

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  • Laura
  • 16-12-19

All Basically the Same

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

There are six books in this Mystery Set [Books 5 - 10]. Each book is a standalone [with no cliffhanger endings] and can be read in any order.

Cozy mysteries are great for light entertainment with enjoyable characters and as the series progresses, the characters develop and the adventures they become involved with change as their abilities get better, their relationships change, or new characters are introduced. Unfortunately for this series, it was packaged together and every story as you progressed from book 5 to book 10 is basically the same. [maybe this series would have been more enjoyable if you don't read them all in a row] The victim is either married [or significant relationship] and has a mistress. Just before his death, there are multiple threatening arguments involving mistress/significant other and frequently some character with whom Daisy is familiar. These arguments are witnessed and in several books were described as witnessing a "reality show." Daisy solves each case by being confrontational and at times, just rude with whomever she interviews. The detective is passive/aggressive - one minute he is happy to have Daisy around and the next he is indifferent or angry with Daisy's presence. What I found odd about this series is that Daisy's boyfriend is a private investigator but he does not really get involved with any of the cases - leaving it all to his decorator girlfriend Daisy to go about investigating on her own. It might have been more interesting had he been involved or taught Daisy how to investigate a case.

The narration, overall, was fine. There were several occasions where words/phrases were repeated - likely not caught in the final quality control.