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Summary

Dead in bed? Who you gonna call? 

Good Catholic school girl that she is, Brandy Alexander’s a true and trusted friend, not to mention something of a detective. So, when Brandy’s best friend Julia, the ex-stripper-turned-hotelier, finds her first guest covered in blood, lying half on and half off a broken bed, with Julia’s panties swinging from the chandelier, she gets Brandy on the horn. 

Cool-hand Brandy assesses the situation and carries out the only sensible course of action: First, she makes a pot of coffee, then she calls the police. Brandy then finds herself in a big, fat, pouffy-skirted Italian wedding! While Brandy enlists the help of her new beau, Jiff, to try to keep Julia out of the slammer, Brandy’s oldest school chum is getting married, and with 18 bridesmaids, Brandy can’t escape being recruited and partnered with...who else? Her favorite upstanding member of NOLA’s finest, Dante.  

The suspense mounts, romance blossoms, and Jiff, a hundred percent class act, is looking more and more like Mr. Right with his own Schnauzer and a soft spot for Brandy’s three. But Dante makes it clear that he doesn’t plan to go quietly. The former Mr. Right Next Door has a few very sexy moves he’s been holding in reserve, which knock Brandy’s socks and her panties off!!  

With this one, Brandy’s fast becoming a female sleuth extraordinaire with a big, easy flair, and cozy fans will be delighted to find her humor and style a bit reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. Fans of Stephanie Bond, Jana DeLeon, Joan Hess, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Strohmeyer, and Elaine Viets may also find a kindred spirit in this New Orleans dawlin! 

Get this audiobook from USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Colleen Mooney of The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles series.

©2015 Colleen Mooney (P)2019 Colleen Mooney

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Sleuthing New Orleans style

A young woman is having trouble choosing which man she would rather be with...a cop she's known all her life and both of their families are sure they will marry, or an attorney she recently met who is making her feel like a Princess. Decisions...decisions. What's a girl to do? To top it all off her friend has been accused of murder...again! Fantastically narrated in perfect N'awlins style!

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I enjoyed this book. This is book two in the series and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first book. The stories 're stand alone books, so you don't need to listen to them in order but I think it helps if you do. I like the bright and colourful characters and the author describes it so well that it is easy to picture walk down the streets of New Orleans or at least attending a wedding there. The mystery was good, which kept you guessing and the wedding plans and event added a light humours element to the book. I can't wait to start the next book.
Brandy gets a panicked phone call from her best friend Julia, on the day her new bed and breakfast establishment is to open she wakes up to find her first guest dead in bed. He was murdered and Julia's dress covered in blood is found in a near by dumpster. Julia has no idea what went on the previous night and as the police keep catching her in lies or half truths she quickly becomes the prime suspect. Brandy knows her best friend didn't kill him but each time Julia opens her mouth She incriminate herself even more. If only Brandy could find a way to get out of being the maid of honour at an old Scholl friends wedding, so she could spend more time investigating. At least the dress the bride choose for the bridesmaids to wear should bring Julia out of funk and constant worry of being arrested. The dead man had his own problems and should be providing the police with plenty of suspects but when it is found out his girlfriend goes missing the same night he dies the best lead seems to have vanished leaving Julia to face the rap. Can Brandy clear her name or will having her boyfriend met her parents for the first time cause to much of a distraction? And what about her ex boyfriend the cop in charge of arresting Julia? Is there still some sparks left in that relationship?
I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job with the voices and accents needed in the story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kathleen Kendler
  • 21-05-20

entertaining

This is book two in the series, The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles, and the first I have listened to or read. I have seen it listed as a cozy mystery but I would not place it there due to a few steamy scenes.
Other than those scenes, the book did follow the cozy format.

The narrator did a wonderful job.

I really feel for Brandy in respect to the wedding preparations. I can totally sympathize with her on hideous dresses, headgear, and dyed shoes. I have never understood why bridesmaids are expected to spend lavishly on outfits that are ugly (or at least not to their liking) and will probably never be worn again.

The murder in question is of a band member staying at Julia’s B & B. Julia is the number one suspect. Who is Violet- were is she, did she commit the murder? If not, then why can’t she be found?

I’m not a fan of love triangles and I can see the situation between Brandy, Jiff, and Dante going in that direction. I can only hope it does not drag on through too many books or I will begin to resent Brandy for leading them on. I can understand her needing time to figure out who she is interested in seeing and getting to know in a romantic sense.

I would recommend this romp through New Orleans and the catholic Irish Channel district.

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  • Leigh O.
  • 09-03-21

Laugh out loud

I just finished listening to Dead and Breakfast, the second book in the New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles series. OMG! I loved it. I haven't laughed out loud at a book since I started reading and collecting Janet Evanovich books quite some time ago.

Brandy’s life is very busy. She’s trying to balance her relationship between Jiff and Dante, as well as, trying to solve the mystery of Brady’s best-friend Julia who finds the first guest of her new bed and breakfast murdered.

I can't remember the last time I was this excited about reading/(listening to) an author's entire series.


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  • Author, Lynda Rees
  • 18-12-20

A great listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this fun, easy, steamy listen. It's an intriguing story with well-defined characters and a good plot line. It kept me guessing until the end. Nicely done both by the author and auditor, though I'd have loved the hero to not sound so deadpanned. His accent was well done, however.
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  • D. G. A.
  • 20-10-20

B&B in NOLA Mystery

What would you do to help prove a friend’s innocence? Brandy fights with her loyalty to her friend who has been accused of murdering a B&B guest & her childhood cop boyfriend. Each encounter she has when compiling clues makes all their lives more complicated. As NOLA people & places put her deeper into danger, the action picks up speed. An idiotic Italian wedding Brandy is invited to be part of adds more mayhem & mischief to the mix. All together love & this lady again bring plenty of kooky quirks to the tale. Completely crazy characters always deliver drama & daring deeds sure to keep you interested & laughing all the while.

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  • Jan
  • 21-05-20

Loved it!

family-dynamics, friendship, murder, murder-investigation, relationship-issues, law-enforcement, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths

NOLA, Italian weddings, and murder complicated by relationships. Sounds like a winning combo to me! Filled with misdirections and red herrings plus angst and laughs, I loved it!
Alison Krawchuk did her usual fantastic interpretation!

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  • Janet
  • 17-05-20

Cozy Mystery

Dead and Breakfast is a fun cozy mystery. It's the second book in the New Orleans go cup chronicles. Colleen Mooney gives us some interesting characters. Worth checking out for cozy mystery fans.

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  • Colorado Cowgirl
  • 11-05-20

Hilarious and quirky story with a murder mystery t

The wonderful characters and quirky situations had me laughing out loud while I wracked my brain trying to solve the murder mystery. OK, I failed to solve it. There is a section of the book about a big Italian wedding that had me cracking up and I loved all the references to New Orleans life and culture. I am not from there so I cannot verify the local information or accents, but I thoroughly enjoyed the romp. There is the ditsy owner of the B&B who could not resist a roll between the sheets with Guitarzan the lead guitarist in the band and the metro-sexual ex-con she hires who (he or she?) turns out to be a great seamstress. And the lead character has two hunky men that she is stringing along because she cannot make up her mind on which one to fall for. That is messy enough but add a murder and other shady situations and you have the perfect cozy mystery! I heard the audio version and I loved the narrator too.

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  • Ramona Payne
  • 04-05-20

Amazing

I got this as a free review copy and am willing leaving this review. To start great narration great story line. I sure didn't see the end coming. It had me guessing and I still got it wrong. Thrilling through and through.

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  • Catrina P
  • 27-04-20

Dead and Breakfast

Finding a dead body oat the Bed and Breakfast is never a good thing. When your best friend is covered in blood, has her panties swinging from the chandelier, and has no recollection of what happened the night before... well then it’s time to start investigating.

Colleen Mooney has written another fun, cozy mystery with quirky characters, set in the heart of New Orleans.

The narration, by Alyson Krawchuck, was well done.

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

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  • Timothy
  • 14-02-20

Horrible narrator

I really enjoyed the story but the narrator is painful to listen to. It’s like listening to a sixth grader read.