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Publisher's Summary

When mystery novelist Hazel Martin receives a secretive letter from an old friend who suspects her relatives have murderous intentions, she packs her bags and heads to the country.
Tampered medications, symptoms of poisoning, and suspicious accidents all add up to attempted murder, and it's up to Hazel and her Siamese cat, Dickens, to sniff out the clues. But with a house full of relatives who all have motives, will Hazel be able to unmask the culprit before things turn deadly?
USA Today best-selling author Leighann Dobbs brings back the spirit of the golden age of mysteries in this classic whodunit set in the 1920s.
©2017 Leighann Dobbs (P)2017 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kathi on 10-08-17

Enjoyable cozy

If you are looking for something light and entertaining, this might be it. I was unfamiliar with Leighann Dobbs, the author, so got this based on some good reviews.

Hazel Martin is a widow and writer of mystery novels. Her elderly friend (very wealthy, naturally) seeks her help in trying to figure out who among the relatives who stand to inherit her money might be trying to get her out of the way prematurely.

The book is not heavy-weight reading (listening) but it does summon up some of the fun from the classic “between the wars” British mysteries. Hazel uses her experiences as a writer, thinking what her detectives would do, to help her find the clues she needs. She has a cat named Dickens who has accompanied her to this house. And it turns out that she knows the inspector, who of course values her assessment of the case.

A nice little cozy and a decent mystery—plenty of clues for the listener to keep up with. Recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Frida on 08-31-17

even better narrated

I read the book and found it just ok, then I purchased the audible version, don't ask why, and I enjoyed it 100 times more. glad I gave it a second chance.

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4 out of 5 stars
By J. Bolton on 03-27-18

Story spoilt by incorrect details.

There are no blue jays in England and water comes out of a tap not a faucet.
These errors highlighted that the author is American and spoiled the otherwise good story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann Marie Shepherd on 10-14-17

Hazel Martin mysterys a must read!

excellent storyline and storytelling well worth the time to listen. kept me interested all the way through, period details and settings brilliantly correct.

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By Lilania Kershaw on 10-17-17

Predictable but fun!

A nice fun cosy mystery set in the 20’s. Hardly a challenge in terms of the ‘who done it’, but still a pleasant listen!

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