Dakota Cassidy returns with the third in the None of Your Business mystery series with Trixie and her pals! Narrated by Hollie Jackson – this irreverent and laugh out loud series is perfect for those “blue days’.
House of the Rising Nun
Spun off from the Witchless in Seattle series, Sister Trixie Lavender – excommunicated nun, an owl familiar in Livingston, and BFF the demon Coop. I did miss the second in this series – and while I would have liked to know beforehand how the rest of this cast of characters was introduced, Cassidy does a wonderful job in the fill in -and the mystery and hijinks can stand on their own. But it’s Halloween time and there’s a party at the Peach Tree Shelter that Higgs (former undercover cop and friend of Trixie) now owns and manages. Of course, the setting is urban and after a murder there are rumors spreading like wildfire through the homeless population as the worries of an ‘organ snatcher’ is increasing as the worry about the murder (and the suspect) are still being hunted.
And like all of the books before this (and most of this author’s cozy mysteries) the interactions, laughs, missteps and Trixie’s seeming inability to carry on a conversation (with human or ghostly friends) continues laden with sitcom-like references, a bit of self-deprecation and plenty of good intentions. When you add in an accidental (?) demonic possession, plenty of red herrings and a few twists – loaded with laughs – you get a perfectly lovely way to spend a few hours and be entertained. A great installment in the series and one that is sure to please fans of laughter, mystery and some quirky and utterly enjoyable characters.
Narration for this series is provided by Hollie Jackson, who has jumped up my list of people I’d listen to reading the telephone book. Nuanced emotions, dead-on delivery of punch lines, clearly delineated characters and easy to understand both what is spoken and unspoken without ever resorting to ‘overwork’ either plot, voice or moment this listen is one of those times when review and enjoyment cross paths in delightful ways.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Title: House of the Rising Nun
Series: Nun of Your Business Mysteries #3
Also in this series: Then There Were Nun
Genre: Contemporary Cozy Mystery, Ghosts, Magic, Paranormal, Witches
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Published by: Self-Published, Tantor Audio
Published on: 12 March, 2019
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Length: 5 Hours: 14 minutes
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Trixie Lavender here, ex-nun on the run with her demon friends Coop and Livingston the talking owl in tow!
Things have been going really well for us at our tattoo shop in Cobbler Cove, a district in the heart of Portland, Oregon. We’re making friends with our fellow shop owners, enjoying serving our community, and really getting to know our new friends, Higgs, Knuckles, and Goose.
When we’re invited to a Halloween party at the Peach Street Shelter, how can we resist spending some time with our favorite ex-undercover police officer turned shelter owner Higgs, on a day that involves candy and costumes?
Unfortunately, the day also involves a murder, a spooky urban myth spreading like wildfire among the homeless population about an organ-stealing-madman, and of course, my testy and unpredictable demonic possession…
Join me, Coop, Higgs and the rest of the gang as we relentlessly hunt for answers to the murder of a local dentist and the legend of The Organ Grinder!
A copy of this title was provided via Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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