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Killer Jam

By: Karen MacInerney
Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
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Publisher's Summary

When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother's farm in Buttercup, Texas, she's looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders' Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy's jam jars beside her...and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.

Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Nettie's neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes she's not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?

©2015 Karen MacInerney (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great New Series

This was an enjoyable cozy mystery with well plotted and realistic characters and an interesting story line. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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Performance the biggest issue

Would you try another book from Karen MacInerney and/or Teri Clark Linden?

I would try another book from Karen Macinerney.

Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

I might, but to see if this performance was typical.

Was Killer Jam worth the listening time?

This was simply too long - much story repetition and redundancy. It dragged. The story was fun and compelling and the characters were mostly interesting. A little too much forced coincidence happening to allow the mystery to be solved,

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The reader has a couple of annoying habits that made the listening difficult. For one, whenever the sentence ended with 'I, he or she said,' the read was read the sentence, then pause and "she said." or "I said." That pause was incredibly annoying.
The other, bigger, annoyance was the reader's use of different voices. This is normally not a problem, but she made many of the adult women sound like 6 year old girls. I wanted to scream, listening to this. If they weren't little girl voices, they were husky voiced cowgirls.
The reader's voice is pleasant but the voice acting was unnecessary for the story and terribly distracting.

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Not a Cozy, Not a Texan

I choose Cozy Mysteries because I do not want any profanity, explicit sex scenes or graphic violence.This book fails on the profanity. To Karen MacInerney - There are so many things you can call a person besides A*****e or SOB to get your point across. Do those Rice Owls proud by using better language.
As for the performance, I was excited to listen to this book set in Texas because I am a Texan. I was sorely disappointed in the narration. Besides not sounding Texan, Teri Clark Linden mispronounced many Texas words including Luckenbach (Waylon Jennings is rolling over in his grave) and the name of the plant, lantana. Also, the voices of the different characters all sound the same as the main character just with a higher or lower pitch.
I wanted to love this series, but just do not.

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i want more of this

Would you consider the audio edition of Killer Jam to be better than the print version?

This was a funny, easy listening and very entertaining story. I want more of these books on here! She captured my attention and kept me guessing until the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Killer Jam?

Killer in the Jam tent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It took me a few days, who can sit for 5 or more hours to listen?

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Entertaining!

Really enjoyed listening to this book. It was a fun little mystery, and very entertaining.

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Nice Distraction

Killer Jam is a cute little mystery book. Slow and easy makes it a good distraction from everyday chaos

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A cute cozy

Dewberry farm sounds like a wonderful place to live. The narrator does a wonderful job bringing this town to life, although the narration shines an unfortunate light on the extreme overuse of the word “said”.

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Killed Jam

Cute old style story good for bedtime reading when you want to GO to sleep after.

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Really, sheriff?

this was the first time i read this author. Loved the books. It kept me guessing through the story who the murderer was.

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Strong but Flat

I liked the way Lucy and her friend Quinn were portrayed as smart, strong and resourceful women in the thirties. Unfortunately, the rest of the Buttercup, Texas residents seemed rather flat, when I was hoping for warm, eccentric and funny.

The mystery was pretty well constructed, the descriptions of "homesteading" were interesting, and there was very little swearing or sexual content. The only graphic violence occurred in scenes when Quinn and Lucy had to protect themselves from violent men.

I'm glad the author choose to make Quinn's abusive ex-husband character realistic, rather than romantic, and not glamourizing domestic abuse. In far too many recent romances, the man who beats, rapes and tortures women is touted as the hero.

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Easy listen and good story

This was an ok story, I'd like to listen to the next in the series to see if it gets better. I did have to increase the speed a little as the narration sounded a bit slow.