A Murder in Mount Moriah. A Lindsay Harding Mystery
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- Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:04-15-15
- Publisher: Mindy Quigley
- 5 STAR REVIEW
- Publishers Summary
From award-winning mystery writer Mindy Quigley comes a hilarious tale of small-town intrigue and big-time crime.
For hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding, facing death is part of the job. After all she spends her working days comforting sick and dying patients. But when the annual Civil War reenactment in her hometown of Mount Moriah, North Carolina, produces a real casualty, the Grim Reaper suddenly gets a little too close for comfort. With the clock ticking, the police struggle to unravel how and why a beloved local reenactor was shot in front of hundreds of onlookers. As fingers point and tempers flare, another victim ends up laid out on Lindsay's front porch.
Lindsay's life is in danger, but her efforts to expose the century-old sins that lie at the heart of the mystery are undermined by her disastrous love life, her no-good mother, and a ninja-like squirrel - not to mention the small matter of a dangerous killer who'll stop at nothing to keep a sinister secret. Will courage, curiosity, and Lindsay's irreverent brand of religion be enough to catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?
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My ReviewEver been a bit confused about what defines a Cozy Mystery? Well wonder no more, this is it, right here! Author Mindy Quigley has combined all the right ingredients to produce a terrific cozy mystery with plenty of humour, mystery, murder, suspense and excitement, all perfectly seasoned with a dash of romance.I'm not often given to laughing out loud, but that's exactly what I did within minutes of starting my listen. Lindsay and her date, Doyle Harding, had their first meeting at the Annual Civil War reenactment. My first snortlaugh came when Doyle explained his reason for being unable to enlist in the Marines, I just had to relisten to that part, it was so funny. Then of course, it becomes serious because one of the reenactors suffers a gunshot wound, poor Vernon Young was to later die in the hospital surrounded by his family.
Kimberlee, the new widow, and Lindsay were previously acquainted as they had attended the same high school, and Lindsay is asked to officiate at Vernons memorial. However, not in her ministerial role though because Kimberlee can't be doing with all that, but simply to add dignity to the occasion. While they are making the arrangements for the memorial they learn that Vernons death was no accident, it was murder!
Lindsay, of course, finds herself in the thick of the investigation, meanwhile another mystery transpires. All the while Lyndsay is also dealing with family issues, a wayward and irresponsible mother and a father who being truly repentant of his own sinful ways, is now himself a Church Minister.
This is a skilfully written story, I loved all the characters, each one is so well rounded and with just enough back story that I felt connected to them. This ability of producing great writing is another reason for ensuring that this is a stand out cozy.
NarratorI am so pleased to have been introduced to this great series via audio, otherwise I would have missed out on a terrific narration by Holly Adams. She absolutely nailed it. She sure knows how to deliver a line, just wait until you hear her as Doyle Harding, luckily that's fairly early on, you won't have to wait too long. The story has quite a few characters, all of whom are distinctive and diverse, but Holly captured them all perfectly. It couldn't have been easy, portraying a room full of very highly strung and very indignant Southern ladies! A very impressive performance of good quality, and I hope the Quigley/Adams team continue to work together.
This audiobook was gifted to me in return for an honest review