Two of my audiobooks released in December.
Lowcountry Bribe by C. Hope Clark (Book 1 in the Carolina Slade Mysteries)
Threats, a missing boss, a very dead co-worker, a high-level investigation, and a sinister hog farmer… Someone wants to make sure she buys the farm.
In Lowcountry Bribe, Carolina Slade is a by-the-book manager for the Dept. of Agriculture. A farmer offers her a bribe, and she decides to do the right thing — report it. Soon, her life and those of her children are in danger.
As a former career federal employee, I wanted to narrate this book from the moment I saw it. I had great empathy with the main character, and I was surprised by the strong emotions that I felt in many of the scenes.
I also thought the rural setting was a refreshing change from books about city-dwellers. In fact, the author discussed the country setting in an article titled “We Murder in the Country, Too”, which you may find interesting reading.
With over 13 hours of listening, this book would be an ideal companion on dreary winter days! 🙂
Harley Rushes In by Virginia Brown (Book 2 in the Blue Suede Memphis series)
Part-time tour guide and part-time amateur sleuth Harley Jean Davidson is back with another crime to solve. Her Aunt Darcy owns a furniture store and is convinced her partner is smuggling priceless artifacts…until Harley finds him hanging from elk antlers in the shop.
It’s a light-hearted, fun, cozy mystery.
As with the first book, Hound Dog Blues, the hero of my life story Drew Commins joins me in the booth and performs all the male parts. We enjoy recording this series and laugh at the interplay in the dialogue. Should I feel concerned that Drew sounds a little too good as the gay transvestite receptionist? 🙂