Death Comes to Happy Acres

  • by JT Moss
  • Narrated by Peter Husmann
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At 63, former jazz musician Wade Lovett finds himself something of a trailer park Lothario carrying on affairs with three different women. But when circumstances prompt Carol Smitzky to make a compelling case for a marriage arrangement, he agrees. The next morning, he visits girlfriend number two, Peggy MacCallister, to tell her the news - and finds her lying dead on her kitchen floor. Shortly after Peggy's death, Wade is surprised to learn that she left him guardianship of her prized cat, Prince Albert. Even more surprising, she named Wade as beneficiary of her life insurance, which provokes her son to demand an autopsy. As a natural death seems less and less likely, Wade becomes the prime suspect in her murder, forcing him to investigate the crime himself. Was Peggy killed by one of her two children, the park manager, a mystery second boyfriend, or was it Wade's third paramour, Sue Mullins?

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Perfect weekend listening

Where does Death Comes to Happy Acres rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm not a big audiobook listener, but 'Death Comes to Happy Acres' has me rethinking that. I'd read the book and delighted in the style, characters and story, and it has been brought to life in near-perfect fashion by narrator Peter Husmann. He has exactly the voice, cadence and delivery I'd expect for this book. It made for the perfect audiobook experience over the long weekend.


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I can't say it kept me on the edge of my seat - that seems more appropriate for a thriller. This is a delightful mystery that kept me guessing.


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

Peter Husmann has the delivery and voice I would most connect with this book. The characters were brought to life well and distinctly, and the pacing was just what it should be.


Any additional comments?

I'll be listening to more audiobooks after this one! It's a great introduction (and in my case, a re-introduction) into the unique world of the spoken narrative.

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- Mark M

Excellent Listen

This was an enjoyable listen. The narration was excellent and the book was well paced. It was a who-done-it that wasn't easily figured out. I think this would be a good start to a new series. Hopefully, the author will think so too and continue to write about Happy Acres trailer park.

"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom"

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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2016
  • Publisher: Kenmore Books