Hello, fellow audiobook fans. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about A Bogie in the Boat written by Elizabeth Hunter and read by Melissa Moran. The second story in Elizabeth’s urban fantasy series, Linx & Bogie Mystery.
My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Audio, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.
What’s A Bogie in the Boat about?
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Title: A Bogie in the Boat by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Linx & Bogie #2
Published by Tantor Audio on 10th January 2019
Genres: Amateur Sleuth, Crime, Ghost, Paranormal Fiction
Narrator: Melissa Moran
Length: 3 hours 5 minutes
No. of Pages: 162
Listening Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
You know what doesn’t go down well with morning coffee? A body in a canal. But when a neighbor finds a grim discovery in the waterways of Venice Beach, Linx Maxwell gets an unexpected visitor in the form of a new ghost. The only problem? Her new ghost doesn’t see eye to eye with her old one.
Detective Frank Bogle didn’t know what to make of the young victim. Haunting Linx was his job, and he didn’t want company. All the same, he could hardly deny the excitement of an unsolved murder intrigued him. The new ghost claimed that he’d been murdered and the trail leads right to the home of Linx’s new client.
Two ghosts? One was bad enough! Linx will do anything to get rid of the unwelcome company, including snooping around a tech millionaire’s house, posing as the victim’s girlfriend, and catching the attention of the very handsome—and very alive—Detective Lee.
A Bogie in the Boat is a paranormal mystery novella in the Linx & Bogie series by Elizabeth Hunter.
Contains mature themes.
©2018 Elizabeth Hunter (P)2019 Tantor
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Audiobooks.com*
Listened To: 13th March 2022
What did I think about it?
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Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors. I love her writing style and her stories tick all the boxes for me. They have an intelligent writing style that’s easy to read. Protagonists with personality traits that feel credible. A range of supporting characters that earn their place in the story. Plots and settings that feel believable – even when based in a paranormal world. And finally, a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery in the plotline.
A Bogie in the Boat had all the elements that I look for in an engaging story.
Linx is a young woman and a great character. She’s already exhibited many of the personality traits that I love; resilience, humour and self-reliance. Being born into a family of mediums has its own list of pros and cons but I loved how Linx handled the situations life threw at her. Bogie is also quite the character. 😘 He’s a man (*umm* ghost?) of his time but was/is still an honest police detective. I enjoyed how Linx and Bogie investigated the murder mystery in this story.
Melissa Moran is a new-to-me narrator.
I really enjoyed Melissa’s performance. The pace at which she read the story and the emotions she conveyed in the narrative was good. Melissa also manages to create slightly different voices for the characters, meaning that I never felt confused about who was speaking during the many conversations. Melissa has definitely captured Linx’s personality and the feel of the story brilliantly in her narration.
Elizabeth doesn’t leave us with nasty cliffhangers. Woop!
I loved how the murder mystery was solved by the end of the story. We learn a lot about Linx and her desire for a “normal life” during this adventure. I’m looking forward to seeing how her new friendship with Detective Lee impacts her sleuthing with Bogie. 💚 Plus, I need to know whether her best friend Raúl will get more involved too.
I’d recommend A Bogie in the Boat to fans of mystery stories. Especially those who enjoy escapades with a ghostly detective thrown in.
Has my review of A Bogie in the Boat encouraged you to find out more? ‘Course it has! 😉 Click on any of my links to check it out yourself.
Keep reading to find out more about Elizabeth Hunter. But first, I want to share some info about this spooktacular series with you.
Linx & Bogie Mystery by Elizabeth Hunter
Linx Maxwell’s life is on the verge of greatness. If only she could get rid of the ghost who’s plagued her since the eighth grade.
Books in the Series
- A Ghost in the Glamour (A Linx & Bogie Mystery #1) (2017)
- A Bogie in the Boat (A Linx & Bogie Mystery #2) (2018)
The Linx & Bogie Mystery stories are available in ebooks, print and audiobooks.
And now as promised, here’s Elizabeth’s bio and social media links.
And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s Melissa’s bio and links too.
Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about A Bogie in the Boat. Have you read this one or any others by Elizabeth Hunter? Do you have any titles read by Melissa Moran on your shelves? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors, my archives are packed with her stories.😘 You can find Elizabeth on my favourite authors’ page. Therefore, before you go, check out who else is listed in my A to Z of Amazing Authors. Is your favourite author on it?
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