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Verity Hawkes misses her recluse lifestyle, but she’s finally starting to settle in as Leafy Hollow’s resident landscaper. At least until a village-wide cupcake battle helps turn one new visitor from a skeptic to a corpse in record time. When her friend’s crush shockingly confesses to the crime, Verity is once again asked to investigate....

Potential clues come in as fast as the suspects: A documentary film director, a wacky artist, and a feral-cat enthusiast, to name a few. It turns out everyone in town has skeletons in their closet - even her new friends. If Verity doesn’t find out the truth soon, then the next local legend buried in the ground...could be her.

Digging Up Trouble is the charming second installment in a series of witty cozy mysteries. If you like puzzling whodunits, eccentric characters, and countless laugh-out-loud moments, then you’ll love Rickie Blair’s Leafy Hollow series.

©2017 Barkley Books (P)2020 Barkley Books

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Another fun mystery not too be missed

A very entertaining, easy to read novel, wonderful characters, I love the way the story continues in each book, full of twists and turns.
This reveiw is based on a free audiobook from audiobooks unleashed and I wanted to. give an honest reveiw.
The narrator does a super job of bringing the story to life.

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Another enjoyable book from Rickie Blair

This is the second in the Leafy Hollow Mysteries series, and the Author succeeds once again in drawing the reader into an intriguing mystery that unfolds at a good pace. I'm definitely invested enough in Verity's antics to want to move on quickly to the next book. I only wish there were more.

It makes such a nice change to have a book that has as many light-hearted and funny moments as it does moments of dread, shock, and realisation. If you've read the first book you will, of course, feel moved to read this book, and I would say don't hesitate.

Petrea Burchard is the perfect narrator for this series of books, so I'm looking forward to starting book 3. Oh, and I must mention the General, the cat that is, I just adore Petrea's interpretation of his 'voice' or mewls.

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Leafy Hollow Mystery

I have to admit to disliking book one. I found it a bit depressing and unbelievable, especially the reason why she wanted to solve the mystery.
I did not realise this was book two of the book I did not like. As I was listening I realised that I knew some of the characters and once I looked it up I realised why.
I am glad to say that I loved this one a lot more, even if I figured out who did it early on. I loved the drama and humour.
Would highly recommend this book to those who love cozy mysteries with humour.
Can't wait for book three!

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Brilliant

I loved this book. Great series. I highly recommend this book.
Amazing characters and great storyline.
The narration is pretty good too.
❤️😹🤩🥰🥳

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Dig up a cozy chair sit back and enjoy

I loved this book and listened to it all in one day (with doors locked so I didn't get interrupted). This is such a fun series I am recommending it to my mum. What I love is the characters and the antics that they get up to, very funny. The mystery was good and even though I had worked out who the killer was it was still highly entertaining to be proved right. The story has the right amount of humour, mystery, high Tec gadgets and even a love interest to keep you hooked. I would recommend you start with book one because the stories do have an ending but they also have the mystery of her missing aunt that you learn a little bit more about in each book. Trust me you will In enjoy it, I certainly did and am eagerly waiting the rest of the series being released on audible.
When a professor claims to have proof that debunks the history surrounding a local legend of Leafy hollow, tempers in the village run high. But high enough to kill him? It seems so because his dead body is found the very next day that he gave all the villagers a reason to hate him. Verity finds with everybody under suspicion many of the villagers turn to her for help in clearing there name because she solved the last murder to take place in the village. Was it the film director who got the sack? The artist that knows him better than anyone else? The historical society that would gain money with his death? When the police seem to focus there attention on someone everybody is shocked and Verity and her sidekicks jump straight into the case to prove them wrong.
I liked the narrator, she uses a wide range of voices for the characters and even does a lisp for one of them adding to the fun of an entertaining story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 07-08-20

GREAT READ

AFTER A SLIGHTLY SLOW START IN HER FIRST BOOK, THIS ONE WAS GREAT. THE STORYLINE AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WERE ENTERTAINING. THE RELATIONSHIP TRIANGLES ARE HEATING UP (ALBEIT SLOWLY, IN SOME CASES), AND THE MYSTERIES SURROUNDING VERITY'S AUNT AND "CONTROL" ARE CERTAINLY GETTING INTERESTING. ON TO BOOK 3!

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  • SpokaneBecky
  • 11-11-21

Had so much fun...

Get ready to laugh and groan along with the citizens of Leafy Hollow as our bumbling heroine tries to save the day again. It was a fun, lighthearted book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend.

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

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  • Kathleen Kendler
  • 28-08-21

Entertaining

This is the second in The Leafy Hollow Mystery series that I have listened to. The narrator is very good.
Aunt Adelaine is still missing and presumed dead. Control tells her she must pass a test before they will find her worthy of answers. Failure to pass will have dire consequences. They will not tell her what the test is.

A historian from England has come to Leafy Hollow to confirm a local legend but instead makes a claim that the legend, Prudence Bannon was a dog not a little girl. Before he can show any evidence of the claim, he winds up dead in the Bannon crypt.

Verity Hawkes and her BFF, Emy must investigate the death as Emy’s aunt is a suspect. At times I thought the story was a little far fetched but enjoyable. I can live with suspending some belief and enjoy the story.

It’s good to see Verity dealing with her anxiety.

I recommend this Get Smart meets cozy mystery. I enjoyed the book.

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  • C. Braswell
  • 12-07-21

Excellent series

This book was even better than the first one! The characters mix well in solving the crime and it is light hearted enough to keep you totally captivated. The narrator does a wonderful job! Looking forward to the next books.

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  • DDJTJ
  • 07-03-21

OK COZY MYSTERY

DIGGING UP TROUBLE IS THE SECOND IN THE LEAFY HOLLOW MYSTERIES BY RICKIE BLAIR. This is the first of the series I have listened to and feel Ok is just about as good as it got. The narration was good as the narrator made the characters come out as individuals but the plot left a little to be desired.

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  • Deedra
  • 27-11-20

Digging up trouble

I tried this book a few times.I just could not get into it.Narration was good. was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Velcro
  • 27-09-20

Good Listen

enjoyed this book. narration was excellent without being annoying. would certainly recommend to any one

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 22-06-20

Twists and turns and old mysteries

In this second installment of the Leafy Hollow Mysteries, Verity Hawkes is beginning to settle into her new life in Leafy Hollow, is getting the hang of the landscaping business left to her by her eccentric aunt, and is making friendships. Of course, trouble follows where Verity goes and an event to honor the town's historic teenage hero is disrupted by allegations of fraud. When the writer who disputed the town legend turns up dead, the beloved town parson comes under suspicion and Verity and friends dive in to try to prove his innocence. Twits and turns abound and a twenty-year old mystery comes to light.

This book was as entertaining as the first installment with many laugh out loud moments. Side stories about support characters contribute to keeping the story interesting as well as the many twists and turns. We learn a little more about Verity's missing aunt and the mysterious Control.

Petrea Burchard did a fabulous job voicing the story. I enjoyed listening to her.

This is an entertaining and delightful cozy mystery and I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.

**I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my own unbiased review. **

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 15-06-20

Still haven't found her grandmother!

This 2nd in series, and Verity is still in Leafy Hollow, trying to find where her grandmother had disappeared to.
The basement holographic hasn't helped with Control's cryptic messages.
However, we have two bodies, this episode, which will get the deductive juices bubbling.
Can you figure out "Who done it"??

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  • Lisarami
  • 06-06-20

Great 2nd book

I really enjoyed the antics in this second cozy mystery. Verity seems to always find herself in a sticky situation. Love the narrators work. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.