• A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch

  • A Danger Cove Farmers' Market Mystery (Danger Cove Mysteries, Volume 17)
  • By: Gin Jones, Elizabeth Ashby
  • Narrated by: Darlene Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling authors Gin Jones and Elizabeth Ashby comes a hauntingly good mystery....

It's Halloween, and Maria Dolores is hoping for a trouble-free weekend, the last one before the Lighthouse Farmers' Market closes for the winter. But her hopes are dashed when a state agricultural inspector threatens to shut down the market prematurely...right before a young woman falls to her death from the lighthouse cliff! 

The local homicide detective thinks it was suicide and won't listen to Maria's extensive list of possible suspects for foul play or the fact that the victim was known for getting into fights that went beyond mere words. Not even Maria's boyfriend, lawyer turned farmer Merle Curtis, can convince the detective otherwise. 

Now, it's up to Maria to unearth a secret in the pumpkin patch before the killer buries the truth - and possibly Maria along with it - forever. 

The Danger Cove series: 

  • Secret of the Painted Lady (A Danger Cove Renovation Mystery) 
  • Murder and Mai Tais (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) 
  • Death by Scones (A Danger Cove Bakery Mystery) 
  • Four-Patch of Trouble (A Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) 
  • Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (A Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery) 
  • Killer Closet Case (A Danger Cove B&B Mystery) 
  • Tree of Life and Death (A Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) 
  • A Killing in the Market (A Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection) 
  • Killer Colada (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) 
  • Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (A Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
  • A Novel Death (A Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
  • Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (A Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
  • Sinister Snickerdoodles (A Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
  • Hurricanes and Heroes (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
  • A Death in the Flower Garden (A Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
  • Divas, Diamonds & Death (A Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
  • A Slaying in the Orchard (A Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
  • A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (A Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
  • Deadly Dirty Martinis (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
  • A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (A Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)  
©2017 Gin Jones (P)2018 Gin Jones

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Narration Robo or Computer generated?

It was hard to rate the story as the narration seemed computer generated and its' lifeless nature spilled over into the story. I have liked other Danger Cove stories a lot. Different authors and narrators create different products. Other titles are great.

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Needs a professional narration

This narrator needs professional training! Poor pace, emphasis on wrong words, consistently poor declarative form resulting in a “valley girl” feel to the read... good story. Bad performance.

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Worst narrator ever!

An awful narrator just made a pretty dismal and boring book even worse than it needed to be.

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Boring monologue at best

This is one of the most boring books on Audible! A woman with a tweetery voice, no plot just a dull boring tedious monologue.
This surprises me. I am a fan the Danger Cove’s quilt book series.
Forget this excoriating thing! Sorry I wasted a credit on purchase

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Good mystery

Good mystery. I would continue this series. Likeable characters. I received a free copy and left my honest review

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Ok story

I just really into this book. it seems like it was going slowly. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Market Cozy Mystery

This was a fun themed cozy mystery audiobook! A town market is full of produce and craft vendors. Add in pet adoption, books, costumes, a scenic beach with a lighthouse, and a pumpkin patch. This all makes for a picturesque theme and an entertaining story.

A murder occurs at the market. The market manager has her hands full dealing with a variety of stressful issues, in addition to the murder. Listeners can feel the tension, with catastrophes and chaos waiting to happen.

The narrator, Darlene Allen has a clear, pleasant voice.

This audiobook is really good and held my attention! I rate it at four stars out of five.

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Entertaining story.

I found the story quite entertaining, l am a fan of cozy mysteries. The narrator has a pleasant although sometimes monotone voice

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A stubborn inspector wants to close the farmers market, then murder happens. Is there more reason he wants to close the market. Good cute series

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Great Series

Another murder near the Farmers Market. A Maria Delores lookalike is found at the bottom of a cliff. Was the girl the target or was Maria Delores the real target. Fun mystery. Recommend.

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Catching a killer

I enjoyed this book. The reason is because of all the great recurring characters that we have met throughout the series but it can be read or listened to as a standalone mystery and would be just as good if meeting for the first time. I like the fact that it all takes place in a small town market, very unusual and entertaining with the drama each stand holds. The mystery was interesting with all the possible and even who the victim was meant to be. The story was a little slow and not really much investigating, more running from one stall crisis to another and hoping the market wasn't closed down. Just a fun mystery in a great series written by various authors.
Maria Dolores is hoping to have a hassle free weekend for the last day in the season for the market but when an inspector turns up determined to sight them for every slight infraction. It proves anything but quiet. And quite is just what she needs if she hopes to convince a why he's keeper to join the team. Then a body is found in the pumpkin patch. With all the seller's dressed up in costumes it's a guess if the victim was the intended target of somebody else. Can Maria Dolores keep the bed keeper happy? Find a killer? And keep the market open for another year?
I like the narrator, she has a fairly deep sounding voice which at times sounds a bit monotone but otherwise the voices she gives the characters are fun.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.