I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Felony Fruitcake on May 20, 2015
Length: 1 Hour and 23 Minutes
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When Sue Jan and the gals at the Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique set out the egg nog and fruitcake at their annual Christmas Soiree, they have no idea the town’s senior citizen playboy, Bubba Bustalet will be hit on the noggin with the fruitcake before the night is over.
Sue Jan goes solo solving the mystery and is soon at her wit’s end between Wachita’s know-it-all new sheriff, Bubba’s senior-rita fan club, and all the tempting holiday food threatening to ruin her diet. Will Sue Jan find the felonious fruitcake felon before the church choir sings the last fa-la-la?
Felony Fruitcake by Linda P. Kozar is the 5th book in the When the Fat Ladies Sing cozy mystery series, and it is a short holiday novella. Lovita is off on her honeymoon, and Sue Jan and the girls at the beauty salon are throwing their annual Christmas get-together. Sue Jan is on her own to solve the mystery of who tried to kill Bubba Bustalet with a deadly fruitcake brick.
I enjoyed this short holiday mystery. I think that you do need to have read at least one other book in the series to really understand and enjoy this novella. Sue Jan hunts down a few viable suspects at the local senior living facility. It seems that Bubba tends to be a bit of a flirt and a ladies’ man, even at his advanced age. 😉
The mystery is quickly solved and Sue Jan, though she misses Lovita, is happy that she was able to solve a mystery on her own. There were quite a few suspects and the concept of the story was fun and light. This is a great, light cozy to listen to this time of year. If you have read or listened to other books in this series, you will enjoy this short mystery.
The narration really does a lot for the story. Michelle Babb has a talent for getting all the voices in Wachita just right. Her narration elevates the enjoyment in the story. It is easy to listen to and you know who is who without any difficulty.