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Bed and Breakfast and Murder

(Fiona Fleming #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,715 ratings  ·  371 reviews
A Poo Poo Kind of Morning

I tried not to look down the mouth of hell staring back at me from inside the glaringly pristine outer ceramic shell of the white throne, my throat catching, stomach doing half flips and a rather impressive rollover routine that would have gotten at least a 9.5 even from the Russian judges. Instead, I forced myself to smile and swallow and rem
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Published February 12th 2018 by Mayhem and Murder Ink
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Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable cozy mystery.

Fiona Fleming came back to her little town Reading, Vermont to operate the B & B, her grandmother left it for in her will. But finds out somebody else claims, her grandmother signed the B & B to him before her death in the nursing home. Now he's death in her back yard. Her father was sheriff of this town, and she has his blood in her veins. Going to investigate by herself and find out who and why. Finds many town secrets, nursing home wrong doings, drugs and secret lovers.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-book, 2017
A cozy mystery; first in the series.

It was o.k. The mystery was not bad . . . the book as a whole was well written. As is the case with many cozies, however, it's written in first person which is not my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of tons of introspection which is what you so often get that way.

For me, though, the main problem was the bathroom humor. The opening scene has the main character (Fiona Fleming) plunging a toilet with continued reference to the disgusting mess that was in it and how
Jul 15, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Annoying, immature, juvenile....waste of time

Actually, I am annoyed with myself for bothering to finish this book. Stick with Young Adult genre because that is what this is. The constant references to canine flatulence are juvenile in the extreme. There is no mystery as to the identity of the murderer, the victim is too one dimensional, the peripheral characters not at all well developed. The main character is written as a spoiled, self serving,irresponsible, arrogant pain in the butt. Complete
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Fiona Fleming finds a body floating in her inn's fish pond, she's drawn to investigate.

Larsen gives us an intriguing story with numerous sub-plots and plenty of twists and turns. Her protagonist is strong, witty and likable. Her secondary characters are quirky.

A delightful read.
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Fiona Fleming is in so much trouble. Her recently inherited bed and breakfast might not actually be hers thanks to the underhanded misdealings of the local real estate bully. Despite her grandmother's last will and testament, Fee might be out of luck and on the street before she even gets settled. But when her new enemy floats belly up in her koi pond, she's the prime suspect in his murder!Can she uncover who the real killer is before the smoking hot ne
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
If you are looking for a new cozy mystery series, the Fiona Fleming Mysteries is exactly what you are looking for. Patti Larsen will have you mezmerized from the first page to the last....

The main character, Fiona, moves back to her home town when she inherits the Bed & Breakfast her grandmother owned. However only a few weeks into owning the B & B, she is delivered papers stating that her grandmother signed over ownership to a Construction company and she is given 48 hours to vacant. Before she
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I always love reading new cozy series to see if they can match the mark left by so many authors before them. This series has a good mix of humor and mystery all rolled into one. There is even a little bit of potential romance brewing that I expect will be explored in future books.

The mystery itself - who killed Pete - was a total shocker when the killer was revealed. I catch myself saying this a lot when it is someone totally unexpected - but I did not see that reveal coming! The details fit and
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a glorious find among a bunch of freebies I downloaded from Kindle Australia, and if there's one thing I love it's an exceptionally well written cosy packed with giggles.
Who couldn't love a warm character like Fiona, especially when she's been saddled with a stench producing pug with digestion problems? Farts are still funny, even at my age! Throw in the requisite murder of a disliked character that everyone seems to applaud, more that a few taciturn old biddies, an old high school arch
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hated this book, but finished it hoping it would get better. For starters, the main character was so negative. I should enjoy a book, not want to take antidepressants. Throughout the whole book she was always so down and negative. The second thing I did not like was all about the dog. I got it the first 25 times that the dog farted a lot and snorted, but I didn't need to know this the other 500 times it was mentioned. The book had potential, but I couldn't get past the two problems. ...more
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Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this story. Fiona has inherited her grandmother's B&B and overall her life has taken a turn for the better. Then she finds out that her inheritance is in question and someone is murdered in the garden. Having grown up with her recently retired Sheriff father, Fee knows a bit about investigations. Of course the new Sheriff is a very nice looking man. With all the components for a good cozy mystery in place, I was delighted that the culprit wasn't who I expected. So much fun! ...more
M.A. Comley
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing plot

This is my first book by this author and it didn’t disappoint. Excellent and intriguing plot, lots of suspects to choose from. Loved the humour too, great read.
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I am in love with cozy mysteries!!

The characters were amazing. I absolutely fell in love with Fiona Fleming and her farting pug, Patunia. The emotions flowed from the pages of this book and kept me wanting to put this book down.

The story-line was incredible. I loved the comedy in this story. I found myself cracking up and laughing out loud enough to scare my cat. When not reading this book, I was constantly daydreaming about everyth
Andrea Eckelman
Aug 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The premise was so cute and I wanted to like this book, but the writing was terrible. It felt as though it's a rough draft, and no editor had taken a stab at it. The poor writing was distracting from the story itself. ...more
This was a good read. Fee is trying to run the B&B her grandma left her. Pete shows up trying to take it away. This is when things got crazy. We found out so much about the people in this town. Which made it hard to know who the killer was.
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really enjoyable light hearted mystery.
I really love Pertunia. She is so pug like & reminds me of mine.
A lovely read
Samantha Hall
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love a quick and cute Mystery book.
Fiona "Fee" Fleming is the new owner of her late grandmothers bed and breakfast. Just as she's finally getting into the swing of things, a very rude man shows up throwing papers in her face claiming ownership. The next day he's back, but this time face first in her koi pond! Fee always wanted to follow her father's footsteps to become a cop and solve crime. Well, now is her chance to become that detective in order to prove her innocence! Wait till the end... can you guess who the murderer is?

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Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Fiona “Fee” Fleming inherits her grandmothers Bed and Breakfast, she never imagined it would be taken away from her before she got the hang of things. Pete Wilkinson claims Fiona’s grandmother signed the B&B over to him when she was dying and he’s got the papers to prove it. Only Fiona is devastated and goes right to her dad for help (he’s the ex sheriff). Only the next day Fiona takes her hilarious pug which she inherited from her grandmother out to the garden, she discovers Pete’s body. O ...more
Karlie Schaefer
This was my first cozy mystery. It was assigned in a book club and also met a challenge prompt for "food or drink on the cover". It was enjoyable enough and I can definitely see why people would like books like these. The main character in this cozy mystery was relatable and the story flows well, making it a super easy read. The whodunnit aspect is pretty fun too, reminding me a bit of books I read and really enjoyed as a kid. However, I doubt I will be reading any more cozy mysteries anytime so ...more
Micky Cox
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am quite intrigued with this book. I started out not sure I was going to like the characters, but in the end not only liked the characters but the plot twists were fantastic. I definitely am going to get the next book in the series as I am so intrigued with how this one turned out that I can't wait to see what the author does with the next story in the series! ...more
Nola Arganbright
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
A delightful read?o

I enjoyed every written word in this exceptional cozy mystery. The characters were just plain great. The plot and personalities so well developed. Animal lovers will embrace Petunia, the pug! There may even be a ride in Pug adoptions!
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars, kindle
A fast paced cute cozy mystery leaning on the YA. The main character leaves a bad relationship for a fresh start to Reading Vermont. Where she inherited Petunia her grandmothers' BB and pug. Only to have complications which includes a murder to solve. ...more
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

Geez, was this book good!!
Sandy Wilson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the signs of a good book series is you want to read the next one and follow the characters. This book accomplished that.
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great weekend read. I enjoyed the writing style and storyline, which proved to have enough little twists that the book was fresh.

Fiona inherited a bed and breakfast from her late Grandmother. The timing was perfect for her to leave the life she had in New York behind and go back home to run the B&B. As expected, there were snags.
Mel Murray
This book was okay for a quick read. The plot was okay and the characters were okay. That's it. As this was my first introduction to a cozy mystery I found it all just 'okay'. Nothing too exciting. Maybe this would be better as a quick beach read? I'm not sure if it's the sub-genre I just don't find interesting or this particular book. ...more
Paula Sayers
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this cozy mystery. It was a quick read and kept my attention. I am excited to continue the series to see what other adventures Fee and Petunia have.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was just okay for me. It felt unnecessarily cluttered to me. Both in writing style and content. I don’t think I’ll be revisiting Fee anytime soon.
This story made me uncomfortable. Apparently, a man persuades an elderly woman to sign over her property to him on her death bed. When the man a few weeks later - why wait so long? - informs the heir of the woman he has the deeds to the property no one asks the obvious question: where is the money you paid for it? No doubt it is legal to talk an elderly woman into signing over her property, but if the woman doesn't get paid a commercial value in exchange, it reeks very much of taking advantage o ...more
Very classic, fast-paced cozy mystery that ticks all the boxes: ex-City girl inherits small business (plus pet) in her small home town, ends up suspected of murder, develops a crush on the gorgeous cop, makes bad decisions, and of course, has a cozy ending. So far, so good. However, I could not get into the character's voice - I'm perfectly fine with sarcasm when it's used to make a point or to be funny, but when it's in every sentence and every action and every thought, it gets annoying quickly ...more
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