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Welcome to Spicetown

A Spicetown Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Nicole KandeLind
Series: A Spicetown Mystery, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

When a crime-stopper senior citizen starts to act oddly, a new business sells fake products, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks display disappears, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris have to get involved.

Cora keeps an eye on her quaint small town nestled in the Southern hills of Ohio. Although Spicetown is sprinkled with culinary street names, stores full of spices, and quaint lifelong citizens, out-of-towners can bring in a dicey element.

©2019 Sheri Richey (P)2019 Sheri Richey

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  • Kandice C.
  • 27-04-19

Very good

This was a very good cozy mystery. It has a great combination of suspense, mystery, and a little romance. The narrator does a wonderful job of voicing each character.

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  • Katie
  • 20-04-19

A delightful cozy mystery............

Welcome to Spicetown is a delightful cozy mystery about a small town mayer, Cora, her chief of police, Conrad, and a full cast of various quirky inhabitants of Spicetown. The mystery portion of the book involves several apparently unrelated incidents in and around Spicetown that Conrad begins investigating. Never one to take a back seat, Cora inserts herself into his investigations with some snooping around of her own. She is aided in this endeavor by her assistant Amanda, whose budding romance with a local farmer makes up a large portion of the book. With just the right touch of sweet and low drama for the cozy mystery genre, Welcome to Spicetown not only kept me so entertained that I listened in one sitting, it made me smile throughout with the eccentric and occasionally naive actions of the local residents. The friendship and cooperation between Cora and Conrad and Cora's nurturing relationship with Amanda were perhaps my favorite aspect of this highly readable story.

Nicole KandeLind's narration is fantastic. She has a lilting, upbeat voice that works well for all the characters from young to old, male to female in the story. Her delivery is flawless, and she differentiates between characters with great skill. I hope to see more books in this series written by Richey and narrated by Kandelind available on Audible soon.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Jan
  • 09-04-19

Enjoy!

small-town, friendship *****

Small town southern Ohio is a lot like small town anywhere but with more nice folks than some. Everybody knows everyone else and gossip is a given, but here there is very little that's malicious. This is a comfortable story about some interesting mysteries but no murder of people or their character, and the characters you get to know are the kind of people you'd want for friends.
The audio is narrated by Nicole KandeLind who is well suited to the task.
I won a free audio copy in a giveaway.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 03-05-19

Fun Small Town Mystery

This was a fun and clean (no language, violence or sexual content) mystery over a theft in the small town of Spicetown. It's a bit slower then my normal mystery reads and calmer too as it is over a theft not a murder. I felt it was well written but maybe a tad too long. The narration was great and made it more enjoyable.

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  • Lidia Chymkowska
  • 02-05-19

A warm welcome to Spicetown...:)

This is my first book by Sheri Richey and I'll definitely look for more.

"Welcome to Spicetown" introduces us to a set of characters that I've got to like after a few minutes of listening: Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris make a wonderful couple of sleuthing friends, and the background characters of Amanda and Brian and their courting add a romantic flavour to the cozy mystery. The biggest surprise? There's no murder:), still, there's an interesting investigation going on and although we know quite early who is going to turn out the black sheep, we still eagerly follow the plot.
The feel of the book reminded me a bit of the Columbo TV series - we knew right from the start who did it but still watched the movie to see how the Lieutenant would get to the solution:)

I generally liked the narration by Ms KandeLind although sometimes I had a feeling that she was "slipping" from the voices she gave different characters into her own - but as it didn't influence my following the conversations it also didn't bother me so much. The good side of her reading was that she didn't overdo the male voices, and all the characters sounded natural in general.

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

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  • Amanda
  • 21-04-19

Ok cozy

Mayor Cora keeps an eye on her small spice-like town. Good friends with the chief of police they try to figure out who stole the county fireworks purchased for the New Year festivities. A new shop owner, convict, and local busy body senior citizen make up the suspects. The story and narration were fine but low key. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 15-04-19

such a fun story

it was very fun and very interesting the story was very very good it was cozy and the characters were very good and very adorable it was a great mystery I liked it a great listen to have

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  • Christina
  • 11-04-19

A lovely cozy about a fireworks heist!

If you’re looking for a mystery book that has all the fun characters & sleuthing, but without murder, then this is the book for you! It’s such an enjoyable cozy through & through with really lovably characters that I felt like I knew and cared about by the end. There is a lot of fun sleuthing to be had & as a cozy mystery lover I highly recommend it! I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review

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  • Susan C-K
  • 06-04-19

Nice Cozy

Welcome to Spicetown is the first book in the Spicetown Mystery Series. This was an enjoyable story with fun, quirky characters in a small town setting. I look forward to the series continuing! The story was nicely read by the narrator. I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.