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DOC ´ READER Murder at Royale Court Cleo Mack #2 ´ G.P. GARDNER ´ [Read] ➲ Murder at Royale Court Cleo Mack #2 Author G.P. Gardner – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Harbor Village is a vivacious retirement paradise known for its beachy locale and active senior scene But ever since murder moved in the idylHe Royale Court shopping center   When an innocent man lands in the hot seat for murder Harbor Village residents look to Cleo to crack the case Aided by an eclectic group of energetic seniors Cleo races to identify the true culprit from a growing list of harmless Sunday drivers before a killer revs up for another hit and ru When I chose to review this book I didn’t realize it was set in a senior community So when I started reading it took me aback for a few chapters You don’t see a lot of older sleuths in the cozy mystery genre these days even though Miss Marple was surely one of the forerunners Once I got past that fact I discovered it was a pretty good read But you will need to get your score cards out because there are A LOT of people running around in this book I had a hard time keeping track of them allBasic premise Cleo and her friends go into one of the businesses at Royale Court The door is open even though the business looks closed Their friend the shop owner should have been there and they decide to wait inside They find a dead body inside the bathroom in the business in an awkward position He was wearing biking gear as if he had recently been on a bicycle ride And off the story goes from thereI was having a hard time connecting to this book Not sure if it was the over abundance of characters or the setting still throwing me off I don’t have much experience with senior communities so it was unclear how to visualize such a place I am sure the seniors among us will find this book uite compelling but for me it fell flat It was just okay Middle of the road I didn’t connect with any of the characters or even care if the mystery was solved Sorry to sayBut this could be your cup of tea so check it out if you are so compelledI received this as an ARC Advanced Reader Copy in return for an honest review I thank NetGalley the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title

Murder at Royale Court Cleo Mack #2He Royale Court shopping center   When an innocent man lands in the hot seat for murder Harbor Village residents look to Cleo to crack the case Aided by an eclectic group of energetic seniors Cleo races to identify the true culprit from a growing list of harmless Sunday drivers before a killer revs up for another hit and ru When I chose to review this book I didn’t realize it was set in a senior community So when I started reading it took me aback for a few chapters You don’t see a lot of older sleuths in the cozy mystery genre these days even though Miss Marple was surely one of the forerunners Once I got past that fact I discovered it was a pretty good read But you will need to get your score cards out because there are A LOT of people running around in this book I had a hard time keeping track of them allBasic premise Cleo and her friends go into one of the businesses at Royale Court The door is open even though the business looks closed Their friend the shop owner should have been there and they decide to wait inside They find a dead body inside the bathroom in the business in an awkward position He was wearing biking gear as if he had recently been on a bicycle ride And off the story goes from thereI was having a hard time connecting to this book Not sure if it was the over abundance of characters or the setting still throwing me off I don’t have much experience with senior communities so it was unclear how to visualize such a place I am sure the seniors among us will find this book uite compelling but for me it fell flat It was just okay Middle of the road I didn’t connect with any of the characters or even care if the mystery was solved Sorry to sayBut this could be your cup of tea so check it out if you are so compelledI received this as an ARC Advanced Reader Copy in return for an honest review I thank NetGalley the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title

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Murder at Royale Court Cleo Mack #2 ✓ Or Harbor Village director Cleo Mack As an automobile themed lecture series gets off to a rough start she finds herself balancing one too many responsibilities and dodging advances from a shady event sponsor It’s enough to make Cleo feel twice her age But the festivities reach a real dead end when she discovers a body at t Murder at Royale Court is the second story in the Cleo Mack Mystery series I am happy to report it is eually as entertaining as its predecessor The tale is shared in the first person POV of Cleo Mack early retiree from her position as a social work professor in Atlanta moving to coastal Alabama to be closer to her daughter and family Four months into her position as director of Harbor Village Cleo is comfortable in her new job and is in a good place emotionally and mentally We are brought up to speed on some of the big changes she’s instituted at Harbor Village and we continue to follow her along as she works out how to improve things for residents The author does a wonderful job sharing Cleo’s experiences and allowing the reader to learn while enjoying the informationThis time around Cleo and close friend Nita find a dead body while watching over the local knit shop as a favor to Anne The timing is coincidental to the first ever Fairhope Automobile Show which is the center of the entire community’s focus There are new faces brought in because of the show and returning residents and friends who support Cleo including a small romantic side story Once again I appreciate how Cleo doesn’t see it as her job to figure out who the murderer is but rather she helps the police because she can The mystery is complex but not confusing or overdone It unfolds slowly as peripheral actions and events all start to fit together I really enjoyed how the author allows us to see the world as Cleo sees it providing so much description and attention to the world around Cleo I appreciate that Cleo thinks about what is going on and processes the information without making assumptions or jumping to conclusions She’s smart but she shares her thoughts rather than holds on to information or theories and she relies on others to help her It’s refreshing and enjoyableNarration Karen White continues to bring life to Cleo Her voice for the narratorCleo is strong and confident just like Cleo is written Ms White alters her voice for dialogue adjusting for age gender and regional dialect Her female charters are slightly stronger than her male characters with each being distinguishable from the other I can clearly tell who is talking based solely on their voice Overall she performs the story wonderfully keeping me engaged and interestedMurder at Royale Court is another great mystery and story I feel like an honorary member of Harbor Village I love the little details of Cleo’s life It’s her life outside the mystery that I’m most enjoying how she’s turning around Harbor Village and making friendsMy RatingsNarration A Story A Review copy provided by Tantor Audio KINDLE Ë Murder at Royale Court Cleo Mack #2 Ü G.P. Gardner

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G.P. Gardner Ü Murder at Royale Court Cleo Mack #2 PDF Harbor Village is a vivacious retirement paradise known for its beachy locale and active senior scene But ever since murder moved in the idyllic coastal community is becoming a little less lively   With the first annual antiue car show cruising into the tranuil bayside oasis of Fairhope Alabama there are bumpy roads ahead f Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this bookI did think this started out slow and as a result I had a hard time getting into it at first After a while I fell into the story and started having a bit of fun with Cleo I thought the car information was a little heavy probably because of all things in the world cars interest me the least the perils of being with a car mad guy is I just don't WANT to know any than I already do it already feels overwhelming but I liked the strong of characters and the mystery itself This is an older sleuth mystery too which I don't read too many of so that made for a change as wellA fun cozy would recommend Four stars