Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs

Unabridged Audio Version
I enjoy cozy mystery novels quite a bit, so decided to listen to the unabridged audio version of Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs and narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers. Listening time for this audiobook is 5 hours, 58 minutes.

First off, I thought that Elisabeth Rodgers did an excellent job of narrating this cozy mystery novel! Narrators and audio quality can make or break an audiobook experience for listeners. Both were excellent for Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs.

As far as a cozy mystery novel goes, I thought that Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs was good, but not great. I love that this novel is the first in the series. It features cats, magic, a bookstore and a library and an interesting cast of characters. And, of course, Wilhelmina Chance, the leading character that sees ghosts after having an accident.

The downsides of Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs for me, were that this novel didn't feel like the first in a series. It seemed more like this novel followed the first novel in a series. There was quite a bit of repetition in this novel of certain things mentioned that became kind of annoying. But these were only minor issues for me.

The storyline was pretty good overall, not great, but it made for a nice read to help pass a rainy past few couple days here where I live.

The following is a summary for Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs from Audible:
Middle age can be murder.... At least that's how it seems to former crime journalist Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect: She sees ghosts. After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian, who insists Willa solve her murder. Luckily she has lots of help, including a quirky cast of small-town characters, the cat she's inherited from her grandmother, and her best friend, Pepper, who claims her herbal teas can work magic.
But just when Willa thinks she's discovered who the killer is, she finds out that things are not what they seem in Mystic Notch, and the case takes a strange turn that has Willa adding even some of her longtime friends to her suspect list. Can Willa find the real killer in time to keep the magical balance in Mystic Notch on the side of good, or will evil prevail?
I am giving Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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