The Game Changer: A Parkwood Mystery from Hallmark Publishing
podcasting about murder cases
But can they solve one?
Hollis Bisbee used to be a big-city crime reporter. Now, shes a small-town journalist, and shes bored. She and a young mom, talented baker Daisy Mueller, start the Knock Em Dead podcastWhere murder and muffins meet! Its all fun, games, and baking tips until murder comes to Parkwood.
I was given a copy by the publisher for my honest review.
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That's just scratching the surface of this latest mystery entry from Hallmark. Hollis Bisbee is a former crime reporter who now lives in the small town of Parkwood and reports on...more small-town fare like giblets. When the coach of a rival high school football team is killed after a homecoming game, excitement brews as Hollis and her friend, Daisy, team up to solve the mystery while launching their own ...more
What do you get when a big-city crime reporter moves to a small town with absolutely little to none in the crime area to report about? You get bored. Then you join up with your new bestie and start a podcast about crime. You relax, enjoy the slower pace of life and maybe flirt, banter a bit with one police officer in particular. Then one night, after a high school football game, it seems that murder has come to town when the rival teams coach is the victim of a hit ...more
In "The Game Changer, Hollis Bisbee, a crime reporter, heads to Parkwood, Missouri, to start over after leaving behind a Chicago heartache. Now, she has to adapt to being a small town reporter. Instead of using her skills to get information on crimes from the police department, she tries to squeeze a prize winning gravy recipe out of the owner of the Hibiscus Cafe. In between, she enjoys the delicious muffins made by her new best friend and next door neighbor, Daisy Mueller, the entrepreneur of ...more
Award-winning author Jennifer Brown presents "The Game Changer. A Parkwood Mystery from Hallmark Publishing". Hollis Bisbee, formerly a big-city crime reporter in Chicago, and Daisy Miller, a talented baker and owner of the Hibiscus Café, start the "Knock 'Em Dead" podcast because Hollis is bored as a small-town journalist in Parkwood. Interestingly listeners tune more in to the podcast for Daisy's baking tips then for Hollis' murder ...more
An absolutely delightful twisty turny whodunnit to bring a fresh spark of intrigue to a trademark Hallmark tale. In an effort to re-rail her life, a big-time, big city crime reporter takes a step back; relocating to a small town where nothing ever happens. She has trouble adjusting to the pace of life (and the news!) at first, until a murder at the high school football game grabs ALL her attention! As the suspect list grows and we all play armchair detective along side ...more
Jennifer Browns The Game Changer is about Hollis Bieber, a reporter form Chicago who finds herself in Parkwood, Missouri- a speck on the map. Adjusting to life as a small town reporter is hard for Hollis, so she teams up with her BFF Daisy to begin a true crime podcast. When the podcast becomes more about baking and a real murder happens in her town, Hollis adjusts and fights to ...more
A delightful who dunnit with a sprinkling of amusing anecdotes that keep the reader chuckling and on the edge of their seats at the same time. Hollis Bisbee was a big deal crime reporter in Chicago. She moved to the small town of Parkwood to escape a heartbreak she is still coming to terms with. She did not realize how mundane this town actually was. But the people here were beginning to grow on her and feel like family. Her newfound friend and sidekick ...more
Why three stars? Because it's a mystery and I couldn't care less about solving it. In fact I kept wishing Hollis would listen to everyone and let the professionals handle things. Also the romance was almost nonexistent (it seems they hope to make this a series so that may be improved in later ...more
The Game Changer is a cute story. I enjoyed it as a nice break from some of the dark, emotional books that I typically read. There were some minor things that bugged me as I read, though. Hollis is supposed to be a big city reporter with a lot of experience but she became almost fixated on one suspect and ...more
Hollis was a city crime reporter and has come to a small town to cover boring stories. But her boss doesn't want negative news. She also is starting a podcast with her best friend.
A coach ends up murder and she wants to cover it but her boss won't let her. Seems to be the town likes to cover things up. So she talks about it in her podcast. Seems most people only want to know about what her best friend is cooking than on the crime she wants to talk ...more
I enjoyed reading it.
Hollis, is a crime reporter. She moved
to a different town a year ago for a new job. Frustrated with the newspaper
where she works, Hollis, has a nose for
news, & reporting on the new hot dog machine at the football stadium, is not it.
When someone is possibly killed,
Hollis, decides to figure it out. Along
with help of her BFF & co-podcaster, Daisy.
Going against the police chief's orders, Hollis now has her own hot, blue eyed ...more
I'm new Jennifer Brown. I'm enjoyed every minute of this book. It reminded me of a crime podcast I love listening to. I loved how these two worked together. I loved the cast of characters in this book. I loved getting lost in the story while ...more
This was so fun! I adored Hollis and Daisy as a team. The banter between them, the descriptions of Daisy and her family, and the debates among the townspeople about the nature of their podcast (Baking/recipes or true crime?) were fantastic. Great mystery, excellent characters, sharp and funny writing. I can't wait to read more in this series.
Jennifer's debut novel, HATE LIST (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009) received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA ...more