Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for. After Mr. Frank ´´Finance´´ Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter’s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing ´´frugarmy´´ of budget advice seekers. While Maddie is researching ´´frugasm´´-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good? Includes bargain shopping tips & techniques. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011868/bk_adbl_011868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bad deal for Mrs. Frugalicious. When Maddie Michaels, AKA Mrs. Frugalicious, is invited to take a local news crew with her on a Black Friday shopping expedition, she’s excited to show viewers at home how to score the season’s best savings. Despite a negative comment from Contrary Claire - the sole naysayer in her growing Frugarmy - Maddie is hopeful her first TV appearance will be a bargain-savvy success. But Black Friday eve takes a bleak turn when a shopper is crushed beneath a pallet of toasters. After learning that the victim could be Contrary Claire, it becomes clear that Claire has made more than one enemy. Maddie finds herself dealing once again with a murder investigation. Will she catch the killer before someone else is slashed like a sale price? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011866/bk_adbl_011866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now the star of her own reality show, The Family Frugalicious, Maddie Michaels heads south of the border with her family to cover bargain destination weddings at a swank but budget-friendly Mexican resort. Things get a little too real when timeshare sales manager Alejandro Espinoza makes a play for Maddie one evening and ends up floating dead in the pool the next. Was it an accident or a preplanned part of the Mrs. Frugalicious storyline? When the show´s producers extend the trip so she, her all-but-ex Frank, and the kids can investigate - not to mention get enough footage for a two-part, Emmy-worthy episode - Maddie fears she´s in way more agua caliente than she ever bargained for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011867/bk_adbl_011867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn´t allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her - she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Presley is a lover of shopping and Starbucks, and even though she sometimes had bad taste in men, she always had great taste in clothes. Not looking back on corporate America, Presley decided to follow her dream. With her feisty nature and a spirit to not ´´sweat the small stuff´´ she was ready to tackle any challenge (even if she had no idea how she would pay the bills). When her friend Trevor offered her a job with his online magazine to interview public figures, she jumped at the chance. However, the new job turned into something unexpected when the U.S. Senator she was slated to write about was murdered - in her home town! Presley was excited - she hadn´t seen so much buzz since the spring sample sale at Saks. She was ready for this adventure, even if it didn´t seem to fit neatly into her life. She couldn´t pass up the opportunity to be in the middle of the buzz. Presley was determined (not to mention curious) to find the killer and write her story. After all, she couldn´t afford her shoe habit without a job and she was certainly not one to shy away from danger. The only thing standing in her way was an old high school fling, Cooper Sands, head of the Senator´s security. He was not actually standing in her way, but because of his good looks, he was the biggest distraction and one she was having the hardest time overcoming. Cooper felt it was too dangerous for Presley to look for a killer and tried to distract her with reliving the past; which Presley found more dangerous than any killer. While she attempted to resist Cooper´s good looks and charm, Presley was able to discover the Senator´s wife, Helen, had been having an affair... with her best friend´s boyfriend! Did Helen kill the Senator? Or was it the Senator´s love of gambling ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margie Lenhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003099/bk_acx0_003099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cora Baxter is back - and this time she´s facing the most important deadline of her career. When TV reporter Cora Baxter attends the scene of a murder in a London park, she´s horrified to discover the victim is someone she knows and devastated when one of her best friends is charged with the crime. Suddenly the fun-filled life of Cora and her eccentric camera crew takes a darker turn. Cora is convinced that her friend is innocent, but with seemingly solid evidence, the police investigation team - reluctantly led by Cora´s boyfriend, DCI Adam Bradberry - believe the case is closed. With a trail of clues that leads all the way to New York, can Cora find out the truth before the trial begins, or is it already too late? The Deadline is the second in the hugely popular Cora Baxter Mysteries series by acclaimed broadcaster Jackie Kabler. Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for 20 years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the armed forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, who is a GP. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zara Ramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028146/bk_adbl_028146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s three days until Christmas and Junior Bender, Hollywood´s fast-talking fixer for the felonious, is up to his ears in shopping mall Santas, Russian mobsters, desperate holiday shoppers, and (´tis the season) murder. The halls are decked, the deck is stacked, and here comes that jolly old elf. Junior Bender, divorced father of one and burglar extraordinaire, finds himself stuck inside the Edgerton Mall, and not just as a last-minute shopper (though he is that too). Edgerton isn´t exactly the epicenter of holiday cheer, despite its two Santas, canned Christmas music, chintzy bows, and festive lights. The mall is a fossil of an industry in decline; many of its stores are closed, and to make matters worse, there is a rampant shoplifting problem. The murderous Russian mobster who owns the place has decided it takes a thief to catch a thief and hires Junior - under threat - to solve the shoplifting problem for him. But Junior´s surveillance operation doesn´t go well: as Christmas Eve approaches, two people are dead and it´s obvious that shoplifting is the least of the mall´s problems. To prevent further deaths, possibly including his own, Junior must confront his dread of Christmas - both present and past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009254/bk_blak_009254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Molly Appleby is on cloud nine. The talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector´s Weekly just got engaged to the man she loves. When she takes time off to plan her wedding and shop for a vintage gown, the spunky writer with a growing reputation for finding corpses and solving murders vows to her family and fiancé to avoid trouble at all costs - until the wedding photographer she visits turns up dead in his home, the victim of foul play. So when she´s not busy shopping for the perfect dress or sampling endless varieties of cake, Molly once again finds herself attempting to unravel a mystery, and the endless string of women spurned by the playboy photographer leaves no shortage of suspects. When another corpse turns up and Molly discovers that the woman who sold her a gorgeous vintage gown might be the murderer - and that the gown itself may be linked to a decades-old crime - Molly must summon all her sleuthing skills to find the killer before her preparations for the big day become plans for her funeral. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006054/bk_tant_006054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When your Monday morning begins with a dead dog and ends with a dead boss, you know it´s going to be one of those days. And breakfast TV reporter Cora Baxter has already had the weekend from hell, where the man she´d planned a fabulous future with unceremoniously dumped her. Now Cora´s much-hated boss has been murdered. The list of suspects isn´t exactly short, but as the enquiry continues, the trail leads frighteningly close to home. Why is Cora´s rival - glamorous, bitchy newsreader Alice Lomas - so devastated by their boss´ death? What dark secrets are Cora´s camera crew hiding? And why has her now ex-boyfriend vanished? The race to stop the killer striking again is on.... Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for 20 years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the armed forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, who is a GP. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zara Ramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028145/bk_adbl_028145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isn´t just booming - it´s skyrocketing. But as her friend Marla is constantly warning her, ´´Success can kill you.´´ Goldy knows she needs to slow down before she breaks down, and she vows she´ll do it - right after her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall´s Elite Shoppers Club. It´s the event of the shopping season: the Princess Without a Pricetag party for the wealthy shopaholics who drop at least a thousand dollars a week at the mall. Goldy has been hired by charming mall manager Barry Dean to cater the jewel-encrusted affair. But she has hardly begun setting up when she finds herself in the path of a truck that has no intention of stopping until both she and Barry are crushed beneath it. Muddied, bruised, embarrassed, but determined to do her job, Goldy manages to get the party started on time with the help of her trusted assistants Julian Teller and Liz Fury.But. Hours later, Julian is the prime suspect in the murder.To prove Julian´s innocence, Goldy must catch the real killer. But to do that, she will have to figure out why the victim was carrying a powerful narcotic. Between whipping up Sweethearts´ Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers´ Hot Crab Dip, and digging up clues, Goldy knows this is going to be one tough case to crack. And her gourmet sleuth´s instinct tells her that the final course will be a real killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008103/bk_reco_008103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Private investigator Eddie Naku is hired by attractive divorcee Kathryn Higuchi on Maui to investigate the murder of her sister, Suzette Higuchi Bordeau, wife of a well-known criminal defense attorney. She was gunned down in a shopping center in the Upcountry region of Pukalani. What seems like a routine case for the ex-police detective turns into a complex murder mystery as Naku uncovers a web of lies, deceit, arms trafficking, infidelity, seduction, betrayal, and more murders as he tries to solve a deadly crime. In the process he becomes a target and must identify the killer or killers before he winds up breathing his own last breath and leaving life in paradise behind. Included is a complete bonus novelette, Killer Connection. Honolulu fashion designer Kiyoshi Yoshida had just gone through the worst year of her life after her twin brother, Sergio Matsuko, one-time dedicated and decorated homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, was identified as the Aloha Black Scarf Killer, a serial killer who had raped and murdered seven women. He committed suicide before he could be apprehended. Kiyoshi relocates to Maui, hoping to escape the notoriety, but is pursed by a true crime writer hoping to get info about Matsuko for a book. Also watching Kiyoshi is a stone-cold killer waiting for the right time to add her to her list of victims. Bonus material also includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers´ Hawaii mystery novels Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai. Dead in Pukalani will keep you entertained and in suspense from beginning to end as a Hawaii mystery and spellbinding listen in the spirit of aloha! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039289/bk_acx0_039289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.