Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter Cozy Mysteries Collection (5-Books-in-1): Doggone Christmas, The Christmas Kitten, Bird Brain, Seeing Red, The Christmas Puppy : Polly Parrett

  • by Liz Dodwell
  • Narrated by Jennifer Fournier
  • Series: Polly Parrett
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Five fun cozy mystery books with pet-sitter Polly Parrett.
Doggone Christmas: "Control that dog or I'll shoot him." Those are the words that spur Polly Parrett to action in this riveting and hilarious cozy mystery. A cute Christmas murder mystery about pets and a special dog, you'll instantly be drawn into the story.
The Christmas Kitten: Polly Parrett finds herself in the midst of another cozy murder mystery. This time it involves two little girls, a wicked stepmother, and a missing father. Oh, and Christmas is almost here.
Bird Brain: Polly Parrett meets Polly parrot. Together, can they solve a murder mystery? Polly finds herself having to cope with a moody macaw, a volatile new resident at her mother's halfway house for veterans, and oh yeah, a dead body.
Seeing Red: Why did the dog get so angry? And just who is Heather Haggerty? Mallowapple's most famous pet-sitter is in the thick of it again. She can't seem to get away from dead bodies. It's as if murder - or murderers - follow her around.
The Christmas Puppy: What do bulldog puppies and garden gnomes have to do with a dead Santa Claus? Once again intrepid pet-sitter, Polly Parrett, finds herself in the thick of a murder investigation in this fun cozy mystery.

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Excellent

I so enjoyed this book the narrator was fantastic with a clear voice and story was very enjoyable!
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Predictable but Charming

Summary: A series of short cozy mysteries (yeah, there are bodies but nothing’s described in gruesome detail or anything.)

Additional Comments:
- Main character – Polly was basically Stephanie Plum light – a clumsy disaster magnet with gorgeous boyfriend who saves her repeatedly.
- Side characters – including pets were very well fleshed out and added a nice layer to the story.
- I heard the audible version, which I definitely recommend over simple reading. Narrator did a decent job with the performance.
- I enjoyed how the stories built on one another. (Would not recommend reading the series out of order.)
- One thing that bothered me: the main character/narrator broke the fourth wall (talked to the reader; ala – “now, I know what you’re thinking” style) numerous times. Once, I get (simple mistake/stylistic choice), but any more than that is just annoying.
- Plots ended up being unique if a little “convenient” from time to time, but that’s sort of the nature of a mystery novella.

Conclusion: If you’re looking for short, fluff mysteries with minimal curses, this is a good choice.

*I was given a review copy of the audiobook; I chose to review it.
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- Julie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2017
  • Publisher: Mix Books, LLC