Regular price: £33.89

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town's previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town's most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin' for justice by nabbing the culprits. With the help of her poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town - and herself - that she's worth her salt before time runs out.

©2016 Tonya Kappes (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Elisabeth
  • 11-04-17

problematic cozy

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The women acted very juvenile. "Oh, he's so hot"! Really, adult women who can't act professionally when having to work with a good looking guy. That is just bad writing unless of course you think women are idiots.

Would you recommend Fixin' to Die to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not.

What aspect of Hillary Huber’s performance would you have changed?

The narration was very good.

Do you think Fixin' to Die needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I think it has possibilities as a series if the main character just wasn't so dumbed down. It is a nice idea with the grandpa ghost helping out his granddaughter who has become sheriff.

Any additional comments?

A fun little cozy with some problems. I mostly enjoyed this but there were some negative aspects. First off, it was totally obvious very early on 'who did it'. I never suspected anyone else. Then the women in the story who were supposed to be adult professionals become juveniles when in the presence of a handsome man. Finn (Mr. Handsome), has come to town to help in the investigation of a major crime. The sheriff can't concentrate on her JOB because Finn raked his hand through his hair, or he was wearing sunglasses that made him look 'hot'. You have got to be kidding me. All of the women seem to become stupid around a handsome guy. Have they never seen a good-looking male before? It would be helpful if Sheriff Kenni was more intelligent and better at her job, The mystery is solved, but it is a fluke as opposed to rational deduction.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Beatrice
  • 26-05-18

Better than I expected

This is a well plotted mystery with well developed characters. The story moved a bit slow but not enough for me to get bored. I hope the next book doesn't move slowly because I already bought it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Penny
  • 22-03-18

A GREAT BOOK !!!!

A great story, author and narrator. can't wait to start the next book. would recommend this book

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kathleen C.
  • 10-04-17

“Fixin’ To Die” earns 5/5 Hot Brown Sandwiches!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES! I love audiobooks, and this one doesn't disappoint. Hillary Huber provides the perfect tone, various entertaining southern accents, and the suspense and emotion that greatly enhances the already engaging mystery.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kenni is my favorite character, although I'm not sure I could be as accommodating as she is with people thinking a woman's place is somewhere else. She is a delightful, strong-willed woman who tries hard to follow some of the proper southern lady conventions, but dressed in her brown uniform her mother dislikes and her position of power as sheriff tends to put her in conflict with those demands. She has to ignore it when told a crime scene is not the proper place for a young lady or the threats that a ‘person of interest’ might report her to her mama for her tone. She has good instincts, and her relationship with her mom is familiar. I like her sense of humor, too.

What does Hillary Huber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hillary Huber, the narrator, greatly enhanced my experience with her marvelous voice talent. Her skill puts you right in the middle of Cottonwood portraying Kenni’s strong spirit to Poppa’s deep tenor. Her ability to create a wide range of southern drawls from strength to annoying, Hillary’s skill is perfect to bring Tonya’s characters alive…even Poppa!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Fixin' to Die" where southern charm might lead to murder.

Any additional comments?

The series is wonderful...The idea of a former sheriff’s ghost, albeit Kenni’s grandpa, is not silly…it’s not hocus pocus! It blends well with the investigation to uncover motives, opportunities, and means like one's inner voice might, and these interactions between Kenni and her Poppa are delightful and endearing.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • S. Wright
  • 21-01-17

Had to get past the narrator which was a struggle.

What did you love best about Fixin' to Die?

The story and the characters were interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fixin' to Die?

When Kenni realizes she is attracted to Finn Vincent.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator's voice was hard to listen to. The main character was suppose to be a woman about 26-27 years old, but the voice sounded like a 45-55 year old woman with a smoker's ruined voice.

Any additional comments?

It was a bit irritating how long Kenni took and her inner dialogue, which seemed chapters long, before realizing her Poppa was "real".

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Debbie
  • 24-07-17

Kentucky Conundrum, Complicated Killin'

A murder in small town, Cottonwood, Kentucky, puts Sheriff Kenni Lowry in a tough spot . . . ever since she took over the position that her grandfather held, things have been pretty quiet . . . nothing she couldn't handle . . . now the town doctor has been found murdered with no clues as to who the killer might be . . . soon, though, help is on its way . . . in the form of a ghost . . . her dead poppa . . . I found her conversations with her grandfather to be endearing and a high spot of the story . . . the narration was not exactly a true Kentucky accent . . . I am a native Kentuckian . . . and they missed it . . . but not enough that I stopped listening . . . I was also put off by Kenni's teenage "heart throb" reaction to the State Reserve Officer that was put on the case to help her . . . once or twice is enough to bring it up, not over and over . . . but as the story progressed, the actual murder case, was really a good tale . . . so I persevered . . . I liked the small town feel, the crazy antics that always go on in small towns and the book was wrapped up well . . . I have already bought the next in the series . . .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Arlene Jacobson
  • 24-04-17

a mysyery

it was a fun book to listen to. I didn't catch on intil almost the end

0 of 2 people found this review helpful