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Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation, Duffy Madison, has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript - what's the word? - lousy.

So she doesn't want to see Duffy - the living one - at all. To make matters worse, when he shows up at her door and insists on talking to her, it's about the one thing she doesn't want to do: find a missing person. But the man Duffy seeks this time around might be able to solve Rachel's problem. He might just be the man Duffy was before he became Duffy five years ago. The only problem is she could be letting Duffy lead her into danger yet again....

Entertaining and witty, the second in E. J. Copperman's Mysterious Detective Mystery series, Edited Out, will delight his fans, both new and old.

©2017 E. J. Copperman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Enjoyable nonsense with a rubbish ending!

It started out well as an enjoyable bit of nonsense, very well read, but what a terrible ending! This is going to be hard to explain without spoiling it, but the main two characters behave like idiots at the end, going along with the villain's plan long past the point when they have the advantage and have no reason to do what they do. Absolute rubbish that spoiled the whole thing. The ending made me feel like I'd wasted my time and money and been let down by an otherwise good writer. Will stick to the Haunted Guesthouse stories and give the rest of these a miss!

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  • Beatrice
  • 13-05-17

I love this series

As always I enjoyed E. J. Copperman's sense of humor and imagination. I hate that I have to wait another year for the next book.

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  • Techpotato
  • 27-07-17

Entertaining

I have grown to like the team of EJ Copperman and Amanda Ronconi. While waiting for another Haunted Guesthouse book I found this. It is book 2, I have already listened to Written Off, but there is no way to follow series so this was out over a month before I noticed it.

The added bonus was that finding this led me to discover that another favourite series Amanda Ronconi is performing also has a brand new book! I wish there was a way to monitor/follow/subscribe to a series.

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  • Lynda Turpin
  • 18-05-17

Love this series

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I really love this series. It is very different and I especially like the humor and Rachel's wit. The book moves fast and keeps your interest. I first listened to, and thoroughly enjoyed, "Written Out" so I was excited when the second book came out. I was definitely not disappointed. The book was over way too soon. Looking forward to the next one.

The narrator is very good as well. She handles both male and female characters well. Some narrators try too hard to make their voices higher or lower when changing genders, so it's a relief to listen to a book where the changes are not cringe worthy.

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  • Bonnie
  • 07-06-18

Not the best but enjoyable

Love E.J. Cooperman books and Amanda Ronconi is my favorite reader. I'll buy anything she reads. But I expected more from E.J. Cooperman. The idea of a fictional character becoming real is interesting but the first book was more enjoyable. This one became very confusing at times and the ending...not that great.

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  • Cheryl
  • 06-06-18

Not as good a series

I enjoy the author’s other series much more than this one. I am hoping the continuation of this series doesn’t prevent her/him from publishing more in The Haunted Guesthouse line.
The book was good, narrator very good, I’m just finding the continuing thread of Duffy tedious.

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  • LOYL-00
  • 24-05-17

Fun mystery within a mystery-worth the credit

E. J.Cooperman--you are an author that must be laughing your way through all your manuscripts, good fortune to you.

Another murder is found by Rachel Goldman while she and a co-worker are trying to help Duffy Madison, find his true identity. They all end up walking the tight-wire, closing into their demise. (You will have to listen to the story to learn what happens)

A good mystery and is well worth you time and the credit.

Amanda Ronconi--you are the best. You are the reason I found E J Cooperman--and am now listening to his stories. What ever you read I will listen to. I admire your humor and how you show it in your narrations.

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  • T. S. Webster
  • 19-07-21

love this book series and the skillful narrator

Love this book series especially with this narrator. Both author's weaving of the story and narrator who is very talented with every authors' work I have heard her in. From voice inflections to voice changes for the male OR female characters, she is flawless.

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  • Tuppi
  • 28-06-21

Fun and entertaining plot

I got this book and Time Out for free as part of my deal with Audible. Than you to both author and Audible for that. Cozy books are, perhaps, not quite my genre, but I enjoyed both of these. Because I find that it is more to them than coziness. I think both books would benefit from being read/performed as crime instead of coziness. Ms Ronconi reads well enough, and obviously responds to the humor and ironi which is spread lavishly and entertainingly throughout, and yet- I believe less «girliness» and more «matureness» read into the voice of the protagonist would lift the books atmosphere and story and also appeal to a broader public. …no offence, just a thought.

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  • carol
  • 18-06-21

Almost returned- but don’t

It started out slow but really became a good listen! Take the time to listen to it all . Getting the next book!

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  • Eclectic Reader
  • 06-06-21

Enjoyed this book til the last hour and ten minutes

When the main character—Rachel Goldman—does an unbelievably stupid thing, putting herself in danger in an obviously dangerous situation for no good reason (other than to further the plot).

I may come back and revise this review, but this idiotic move is sooooo unbelievable, it spoiled the book for me.

OK. I'm back. I finished listening to the last hour. The plot--overall--is kind of clever, but the move that triggered the final actions WAS REALLY unbelievably stupid. I really was enjoying the book, and that made the stupid move even more disappointing, and it spoiled the rest of the story for me.