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Doom with a View

A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

With the arrival of six senior reading group members at the Merry Ghost Inn, the long-awaited grand opening week has finally begun for Melanie West and her grandmother Liza. All is well with the Oregon coast-side B&B until Melanie's dog, Max, finds the dead body of one of their guests.

Everyone at the inn immediately falls under suspicion, including the innkeepers themselves. Melanie and Liza are not sure who they can trust, and the idea of cohabitating with a murderer is enough to send chills down anyone's spine. To make matters worse, the curmudgeonly town detective wants them to steer clear of the investigation, but doesn't seem too inspired to solve the case in a timely fashion himself. To clear their own names and to avoid the blight on the inn's reputation that yet another dead body will bring, Melanie and Liza dive headlong into the murder investigation.

With a little help from their chuckling ghost, Melanie and Liza dodge the detective, tip-toe around their suspicious guests, and still serve up delicious bed-and-breakfast meals on time in Kate Kingsbury's delightful second Merry Ghost Inn mystery, Doom with a View.

©2017 Kate Kingsbury (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Ree
  • 10-01-19

Great setting; fun cozy mystery

Great setting. Love the rambling house and the beautiful coastal town. Loved the senior citizen bookclub field trip. I hope I’m doing something like that when I’m 70 years young. And as always, really love the ghost. A few sloppy errors — 2 lunches in one day, wrong names used (Liza instead of Cindy, Melissa instead of Melanie, etc), Liza referencing a part of the party she wasn’t present for, things like that that the editor should have caught. Climax was a little ridiculous not to mention idiotic—the police should arrest Liza and Melanie for obstruction just to scare some sense into them. But the murderer motivation was solid and the reveal worked; the confession felt authentic. The narration is pretty spectacular too. Overall it was a fun listen and a little better crafted than the first one in the series, ensuring I’ll be returning to the Merry Ghost Inn yet again before too long.

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  • TwistedTwizzlers
  • 04-03-19

Wonderful second in the series

I absolutely love this series. Cute and engaging stories without gore or explicit content. Reminiscent of the style of the Murder, She Wrote tv series. Looking forward to more releases.

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  • K. kiefer
  • 14-10-20

Entertaining

It was entertaining easy to listen to and follow plot not deep but fun I like this kind of book for driving

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  • A. Anderson
  • 02-10-20

cozy mystery

This is a great light read. At times it can be a trifle predictable, but it's got some charm.

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  • Craig specht
  • 01-10-20

another good one!

I enjoy this just as much as the first one, enjoyed all the characters had a great plot and had me guessing. loved the narrator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-09-20

Fun tale at B and B breakfast Inn

Another fantastic tale at the Merry ghost Inn, these tales about an aging grandmother who will never act her age, by sleuthing herself into one murder mystery and out again, dragging her slightly nervous trying to stay on the right side of the law along with her. Helped along by clues on how to solve these murders by their one and only in house ghost orval who loves to leave hints about the house. My favourite part is their visits to the pub and hardware outlet, for helpful info offered to them by the pub owner as well as the teasing between pub owner and Melanie's Grandmother, furtasious and fun. Any one looking for a mystery with a touch of comedy then these stories are for you.

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  • jennine.
  • 25-09-20

Recommended

l really enjoyed this fun ghostly series and l am quite taken with grandma. Dying to know what happens next.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-20

Entertaining and Peaceful

I'm in love with this town. I feel inspired to open a B&B. Liza and Melanie are an adorable duo, and max is the best. Eager to learn more about Orville!

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  • Rae
  • 11-09-20

Light and Easy Mystery

(Minor spoiler, but has nothing to do with plot/story progression) Fun listen right after the first, felt a little like this book hit the Sophomore Slump story-wise for me. And the reappearance of the ex-husband felt unnecessary for the one blip of a scene he's in since he doesn't show up again in the rest of the book (or at all in the 3rd book). Listened to this as part of the Member Benefit Free Listen titles and needed something I didn't have to pay close attention to while working/doing chores. Likely wouldn't have purchased otherwise.

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  • Diane C
  • 27-04-20

the audible reader is fabulous

using voice fluctuations, the audible reader/speaker brings yo life all of the characters on a written page...Simply great!