Bundle of Trouble: A Maternal Instincts Mystery, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
First-time mom Kate Connelly is bringing up baby - and bringing down a killer.
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you’re going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say “diaper rash” in order to keep her family together.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 10 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||March 05, 2013|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #56,244 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,710 in Women Sleuth Mysteries
#9,678 in Women Sleuths (Books)
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Some of Kate’s investigation feels a little far-fetched, but the interspersed scenes from her early days with the baby are very natural and believable. This is certainly a different take on the mystery genre.
Kate Connolly is a new mom. Just before she went into labor someone from the medical examiner’s office asking about her husband’s brother. They have found a dead body in the bay – months old. And on the pier close to where it was found were brother George’s bags.
Luckily for Kate and her husband Jim it turns out that the body isn’t George. But then, whose is it? And what were George’s bags doing on the pier? Only a few days home from the hospital, Kate has to go down and pick up the bags because the police are unable to find George. Kate and Jim haven’t seen him in months either. Kate sets out to find him herself.
She discovers that the wife of the real dead man is a classmate of hers from high school. But shortly after she takes the new baby, Laurie to visit her, this woman turns up dead as well. A day or so later, she is visited by a private investigator evidently hired by the dead man’s mother to find out what happened to him. At this point, George’s whereabouts still remain a mystery.
Kate at first doesn’t like the private investigator, but she tells herself after watching him at work that his job doesn’t seem that hard – just asking questions, driving around, and charging a lot of money. She slowly gets the idea of starting her own private investigator business.
The next day Kate catches a break of sorts. She comes home from checking out another clue only to find the private investigator hunched over his steering wheel outside her house. She first thinks he’s been spying on her, then that someone has killed him, and calls 911. It turns out that he has suffered a heart attack. She just happens to find his notebook and picks it up without the police noticing.
If you are looking for a cozy mystery that is light on plot go for it.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for something that will tease your brain at all or show a smidgen of sense by more then one (maybe two) of the characters give it a pass.
I won’t be reading it again.
Just goes to show how well us women multitask! Being the Mother of four and having nursed all of them was an exhausting job, but so rewarding! The bond you have with your child is priceless. My Mom and Mother-in-law had spotless houses and often propped a bottle to feed the baby. My house would be there, but the baby grows very quickly.
I'm glad to say that "Bundle of Trouble" steers more towards the fresh and entertaining side of things. New mother Kate doesn't want to go back to work after the birth of her daughter. Meanwhile, her brother-in-law has gotten mixed up in some bad stuff, and it's up to her to figure out what's going on. Has she found her new perfect career path as a PI?
I loved the premise, and the execution was also good. The story is light and amusing, with plenty of humor, while also touching on serious issues such as the problem of expecting new mothers to return to a corporate job after a mere six weeks--that's if they get any time off at all. And Kate's struggles to deal with new motherhood and get her old figure back will probably feel very relatable to many mothers. All in all, a fun, slightly different cozy mystery that entertains while touching on some real-world issues.
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Kate Connolly, expectant Mother finds herself in the middle of a homicide when the body of a man, dragged out of the bay, is thought to be her brother in laws.
The evening before she goes into labour, Kate and her husband receive a call from the County Coroner informing them that they think a body they've found is Kates Brother In Law. There is no love between her husband and his brother, but all the same they need to know.
Events overtake them and Kate goes into labour; once home with the baby she collects the effects which were found near the body; it has been determined not to be her brother in law, but the husband of an old school friend of hers.
Kate can't leave things alone, especially as more bodies are found. She finds herself in tight spots, suspected to be involved by the police, and doing the job of a Private Investigator. All this whilst she's on maternity leave, with the days counting down to when she has to return to work, when ask she wants to do is stay at home with her new baby.
Laugh out loud funny in places, sad in others. A little far fetched but a good read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
Meet Jim and Kate 9months pregnant just starting with her labour.
Jim's brother George is missing.
His pregnant girlfriend due any day as well.
Old school friends being murdered here there and everywhere.
Kate not looking forward to going back to her coperate 9_5 job decides she could be a Pi n solve the untimely deaths herself