Friday, May 5, 2023

Murder at the Lobstah Shack

 Murder at the Lobstah Shack is the 3rd installment of the Cozy Capers Book Group mysteries by Maddie Day.  This series is set in the Cape Cod area and centers around Mackenzie Almeida and her bike shop.  The book shows how Mack balances amateur crime-solving with running her own bicycle shop complete with repairs and rentals.  The tourist season might be winding down for the fall, but her shop is still hopping when she finds herself trying to help her friend and fellow business owner out when a body is found in Tulia's walk-in cooler.  Needless to say business at the Lobstah Shack is impacted when the rumors fly.  The mystery has quite an interesting twist to it and an ending that was a bit of a surprise.  All in all I enjoyed the book.  

I have been listening to more audiobooks this year as many of the older cozy mysteries are only available at my library as audiobooks.  The narrator, Rachel Dulude, does a great job at voicing New England accents.  She also does a fun voice for Mack's macaw, Belle.  It was an enjoyable experience to listen to this audiobook.  

Murder at the Lobstah ShackMurder at the Lobstah Shack by Maddie Day
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Always an enjoyable read involving Mackenzie. I appreciate the perspective the stories bring to treating homeless and disadvantaged people as equal members of society rather than always looking disparagingly at them. I also liked how the characters also addressed the whole do gooder/ knowing better tendency some people can have even if unintentionally. These perspectives are well blended with the story so as to not come off as preaching but rather just dialogue and observations of the characters. I listened to this and always enjoy the narrator’s representation of Mack’s niece and the New England accents. A fun read

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #  
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #   45
  3. Audiobook  #2023AudiobookChallenge #9
  4. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2023  
  5. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 3
  6. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 +1
  7. What an Animal Book #17
  8. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #50
  9. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #43
  10. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #23
  11. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #43
  12. Craving for Cozies  Book #38
  13. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #34  Shot #2
  14. Medical Examiner Challenge  1 Toe Tags
  15. Pick your Poison  # 62 A book with an animal on the cover that is not about that animal

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