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Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder

A Milo Rathkey Mystery
Narrated by: Tom Lennon
Series: Milo Rathkey, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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The women of Thrana Hall are holding an all-school reunion. Classmate Jessica Vogel is hated by most of the attendees, but when she's pushed down the steps of an old spooky tower, Private Detective Milo Rathkey is pulled into the investigation. 

Is the murder tied to a fatal accident 12 years earlier, an old school grudge, or did the victim's penchant for blackmail get her killed? 

Milo's brain keeps telling him something is not right, but he has to wait until the back of his brain talks to the front of his brain.

©2019 Harvey Goldberg (P)2019 Harvey Goldberg

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Banter, bidding and beer.

When private eye Milo Rathkey had learned he was a beneficiary of the man on whose estate he grew up as a child, he expected some little keepsake, a book, perhaps. Instead, he found himself sharing Lake Song with the only son, fifty-fifty, and an instant millionaire. The two men liked each other, sharing the house and the benefits of a superb chef, amongst other things.
But he still enjoyed being a special consultant to the police so, when a woman is found dead, possibly murdered, Milo's help was requested. There had been a high school reunion and the dead woman had been hated by everyone attending, accused by some of causing the death of a much loved young girl years before. Meanwhile, Sutherland, the other half of the inheritance, had unearthed a mystery from his father's childhood, and Milo had been persuaded to allow a wedding to take place in the beautiful grounds. Not to mention tennis ...

D.B.Elrogg has created a superb slice of life rather than a straightforward murder mystery, with well developed characters living full lives throughout. And great characters, too, quirky, great conversation and quips, and real life activities, hopes and pleasures, everything intertwined to weave a rich, warm tapestry thread through with mystery and crime confusion and humour. Superb.
As, too, is the narration by Tom Lennon, whose pleasant tones follow the text, and voices the protagonists, with empathy and panache - never over played, just right. Together, author and narrator make this a book of sheer enjoyment so that it is hard to say goodbye.
Another soon, please.

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  • Jan M
  • 08-04-19

Fun Mystery!

Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder by D.B. Elrogg is full of great imagery and the unexpected. I love the quirky character of Milo Rathkey and the setting in Duluth, Minnesota. There is fun banter and great humor. The characters are well developed, the killer is not obvious. Tom Lennon is perfect in his narration. He brings the characters to life with his voice. This book is a standalone listen. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will most definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Rayc
  • 27-03-19

A 5* Murder mystery

Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder: A Milo Rathkey Mystery.. Great concept and story line, well written murder mystery with little gems of humour interlaced. Quite a few twists set into the story.
A really entertaining read/listen.
Narration is clear and easy to listen too.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • norman
  • 03-03-19

Clever and humorous

A clever and humorous addition to the Milo Rathkey series. The light and humorous interplay of the characters and the clever clues make for a delightful and fast moving story. The narration of Tom Lennon, perfect for the character of Milo Rathkey, sets the lighthearted tone of the novel and series.

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 28-02-19

Fun Mystery!

In Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder by D.B. Elrogg, private investigator Milo Rathkey has had six months to settle into his new inheritance of $15 million from his mother’s former employer. He shares the inheritance with Sutherland McKnight, the son of the man who bequeathed the inheritance to Milo. Now the ladies who attended high school at Thrana Hall in Duluth, Minnesota, including Sutherland’s assistant Agnes Larsen, are having their class reunion. However, the reunion is darkened by the possible murder of Mollie during their sophomore year in what seems to have been a hazing incident when Mollie fell off the old creepy tower. However, everyone has suspected Jessica Vogel, a fellow classmate, of pushing Mollie to her death. When Jessica takes a dive from the same tower as Mollie did years later, this becomes a clear case of murder, but there are too many motives for killing Jessica to make the case simple for Milo and his police detective friend, Graham.

In the meantime, Sunderland gets suspicious that someone killed and hid the bodies of several employees of Lakesong, their estate, in the 1950s, enlisting Milo to help him research the cold case, providing an extra detection plot to the book.

I had a fun time listening to Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder, which is a creative book with interesting plot lines and well- drawn characters. I especially appreciated the interaction between Milo and Sutherland, who balance each other’s quirks and strengths. I particularly enjoyed the scene when Milo and Mary Alice Bonner challenge Sutherland and Agnes to a tennis match, and Milo beats the over- arrogant Sutherland after the latter spends his time disparaging the tennis skills of his roommate.

Tom Lennon performs the audio edition of this book, bringing it to life in a vivid and clear manner. His voice seems especially suited for this book, giving just a hint of grit to the sound of the mystery. Using expression without excess emoting, Lennon makes the plot all the more exciting, convincing me that this book should certainly be listened to instead of read visually.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to listen to Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder. I loved the creativity in the plot and characters, as well as extra storylines that add to the interest of the book. I highly recommend this audiobook and give it five stars.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free for review purposes, but that had no influence on the content of my review.

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  • Susan C-K
  • 25-02-19

Great Cozy Mystery!

Fun Reunion! Meet, Greet, Murder is the 2nd book in the Milo Rathkey Mystery series, its stands alone but I think reading the first book will increase enjoyment of the story There is a reunion at which a suspected murder meets with a suspicious death.
Everyone has a motive! This story was a lot of fun. I look forward to the next book in the series. I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Chester
  • 17-02-19

Milo’s back and it was worth the wait

Been waiting to see if there would be a number 2 in this series. Glad there is. As good as the first!