Narrated by Jenny Hoops

Genre: Cozy Mystery


Typical yet still charming cozy mystery starring a likable cast of weirdos.

Additional Comments:

  • Not exactly sure why the blurb decides to list a resume for every character, but okay. You’d expect those kind of entries in an epic science fiction book.
  • The book does a fair amount of wandering, but the end was exciting enough to make you forget most excess meandering across the rest of the plot.
  • The end twists, though predictable, still work nicely.
  • Shep being blind is an intriguing twist.
  • Cozies live and die by the cast of strange characters. This one hits the marks of cat companion, spunky sidekick, annoying parent figure(s), and sweet, innocent looking bad guy.
  • The mammoth fossil part didn’t take up as much of the plot as I thought it would, but the book still has decent balance between life craziness the characters deal with and danger they face.
  • Unlike many cozies, this one actually had some action at the end.
  • Got the book because I like Jenny Hoops’s voice. She’s still better at Louise Pearlie but she did all right here too.


I got the book for the narrator, but the story kept my attention enough to make me like the author too. I’d read more by her.

Audiobook Promotions …

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Many of my 42 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Free codes are probably on audiobooks unleashed.
Normal links go to audible. *The Amazon labeled links are affiliate links. That means I get a very small payment from Amazon if you go through with a purchase.*
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
There are plenty of UK codes, but not many US ones left.

Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)

Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ for free codes)

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Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
More Scifi:
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)

Guardian Angel Files:

Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)

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