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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. R. Corwin Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Morgue Mama Mysteries Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781455189687
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Maddy Sprowls, newspaper librarian for the Hannawa Herald-Union, prefers to stay in the newspaper morgue and do her job. But one Saturday, she sees four elderly women get out of a taxicab at a garage sale. She figures that those women must hire that cabby every week to drive them from garage sale to garage sale, and wouldn’t that make a great feature story for the paper? Shortly after the story runs, one of the four women, retired antiques dealer Violeta Bell, is murdered. Maddy wants no part of the investigation, but before she knows it, she’s on another of her infamous snoopathons. Were they hunting for bargains—or for something else?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lorna Raver clearly enjoys reading this third Morgue Mama Mystery…Raver is totally involved, and as Maddy becomes more deeply immersed in the investigation, Raver’s performance grows edgier. Raver pulls listeners in and with perfect timing sets the stage for the many complications of the plot and Maddy’s personal life.”

    AudioFile

  • “Maddy, a sixtyish amateur sleuth, is a charming protagonist, and Raver does the character justice, creating a fully rounded, vivid personality. She captures Maddy’s outspokenness and amiable orneriness, allowing us to easily picture the librarian’s attempts to solve the mystery.”

    Booklist

  • “Charming…Irascible, fearless, and unapologetic, Maddy is a heroine cozy fans will embrace.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 3/30/2013

    " The heroine of this book is a cranky 69-year-old librarian at a newspaper. She's a "Morgue Mama". The mystery involves the murder of Violeta Bell who had laid claims to the throne of Rumania. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/23/2013

    " I liked the surprising twists of the characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 9/8/2012

    " I liked the late middle aged, all too human, wisecracking heroine. sarcasm and humor. mystery. I just did not like the way she came up with 'who done it'. The clues were not fully revealed and so she seemed to pull it out of a hat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/3/2012

    " So sorry to see this series end. I truly enjoyed the crabby librarian! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 3/18/2012

    " These Morgue Mama books about Dolly Madison Sprowls are entertaining, light, fast reads. Just enjoy the romp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Glass | 11/4/2011

    " Maddy Sprawls, 69 year old newspaper librarian and sleuth is the protagonist of this cozy mystery involving four garage sale hunters and their driver. The mystery leads to Romanian royalty. Good but light. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 3/8/2011

    " I liked the late middle aged, all too human, wisecracking heroine. sarcasm and humor. mystery. I just did not like the way she came up with 'who done it'. The clues were not fully revealed and so she seemed to pull it out of a hat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/10/2011

    " So sorry to see this series end. I truly enjoyed the crabby librarian! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 8/18/2009

    " The heroine of this book is a cranky 69-year-old librarian at a newspaper. She's a "Morgue Mama". The mystery involves the murder of Violeta Bell who had laid claims to the throne of Rumania. "

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About the Author

C. R. Corwin, a pen name of Rob Levandoski (1949–2008), was a newspaper reporter, teacher, and author from Ohio. He taught a workshop on “Writing That Novel” through the University of Akron and was a recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He wrote three novels under his own name, Going to Chicago, Serendipity Green, and Fresh Eggs, and three novels as C. R. Corwin in the Morgue Mama mystery series, Morgue Mama, Dig, and The Unraveling of Violeta Bell.

About the Narrator

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fifrteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.