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Whiskey Kills (A Top Shelf Mystery) ✪ Whiskey Kills (A Top Shelf Mystery) pdf ✩ Author Lolli Powell – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Whiskey with a murder chaser Big cities are known to be dangerous, but former New Yorker and bar owner Ricki Fontaine is finding the small town of Waterton, Ohio, is proving to be the murder capital o Whiskey with a murder chaser Big cities are known to be dangerous, but former New Yorker and bar owner Ricki Fontaine is finding the small town of Waterton, Ohio, is proving to be the murder capital of the world well, at least her world The new Top Shelf is open for business, but business as usual for Ricki and the Shelf translates to another dead guy Ricki s friend, Ruby Fogarty, is charged with murdering her boyfriend by clubbing him to death with a bottle of whiskey The police consider the case closed, but Ricki is convinced Ruby is innocent and sets out to find the real murderer Although Waterton police detective Gabriel Russell is crazy about Ricki, he isn t too crazy about her trying to do his job The killer s not too happy about it either.


10 thoughts on “Whiskey Kills (A Top Shelf Mystery)

  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    I really don t rate every book four stars, and seldom do so lightlyso heed this clarion call 99 is effin CHEAP for this fun entertainment Today, 23 November 2019, you can get this great deal at .Fun follow up to The Body on the Barstool A very satisfying way to spend some hours being entertained.I will note one subplot bothered me The evangelist megachurch founders are way too caricature for me, and I m as anti christian as it s possible to be All s well that ends well, I suppose I really don t rate every book four stars, and seldom do so lightlyso heed this clarion call 99 is effin CHEAP for this fun entertainment Today, 23 November 2019, you can get this great deal at .Fun follow up to The Body on the Barstool A very satisfying way to spend some hours being entertained.I will note one subplot bothered me The evangelist megachurch founders are way too caricature for me, and I m as anti christian as it s possible to be All s well that ends well, I suppose, but their twirling mustachio I ll get you, my pretty OTT evillenesse detracted from my otherwise spotless love for the story


  2. Connie Lacy Connie Lacy says:

    This is a fun read One of the main reasons is the central character and narrator Ricki Fontaine There s also the whodunit, which is well done I had no idea who the murderer was But it s Ricki s lusty, funny, sarcastic comments that reeled me in While she s trying to prove a girlfriend didn t murder her boyfriend by whacking him with a whiskey bottle, Ricki also has to juggle running her just opened bar, a visit from her parents and the attentions of a gorgeous cop Said cop doesn t like This is a fun read One of the main reasons is the central character and narrator Ricki Fontaine There s also the whodunit, which is well done I had no idea who the murderer was But it s Ricki s lusty, funny, sarcastic comments that reeled me in While she s trying to prove a girlfriend didn t murder her boyfriend by whacking him with a whiskey bottle, Ricki also has to juggle running her just opened bar, a visit from her parents and the attentions of a gorgeous cop Said cop doesn t like it that she s putting her safety at risk by poking her nose in where he doesn t think it belongs Likable characters and an interesting plot combine to make this one a winner


  3. K.T. Munson K.T. Munson says:

    CharactersRicki is fantastic She is charming and stubborn Her antics should get her intotrouble than they do, which tells me she is lucky She touch and warm and so many things that all seem to fit Gabe is fans self adorable I love their relationship together and I hope they make it for the long haul I m a little iffy on how good of a detective he is during parts of the book but that was minor The supporting characters are varied and vivid Adam is just the greatest so much l CharactersRicki is fantastic She is charming and stubborn Her antics should get her intotrouble than they do, which tells me she is lucky She touch and warm and so many things that all seem to fit Gabe is fans self adorable I love their relationship together and I hope they make it for the long haul I m a little iffy on how good of a detective he is during parts of the book but that was minor The supporting characters are varied and vivid Adam is just the greatest so much love for him Not to mention Ricki s mom and stepdad All around great characters PlotAt its heart this is a sleuthing novel a whodunnit if you will Yet it is so muchIt touches on social issues, family, grief, and greed There is even romance although I don t get her obsession with eyebrows Following Ricki as she fumbles around trying to help her friend out was nail biting and entertaining Who killed Frank That s the first question and boy do you go on a journey to get that answer As she digs deeper into the truth, even she is surprised by the ending Plus she learns a bit about herself and how awesome Jasper her cat is Good luck figuring out all the angles, because I missed some OverallThis book just grabbed on a wouldn t let go Despite its few drawbacks and some unrealistic moments, I just loved it This is a book that you overlook its pitfalls because overall it was such fun and just pure entertainment Plus it felt like you were with Ricki at times, and she was telling you what happened recounting the events rather than reading a book which was amazing This is what a good book is supposed to do One I started I just had to know the ending and I have to say, I loved even that I was surprised by the ending no who did it , but by the accidental way in which Ricki stumbles upon the truth I thought the book could have gone one of two ways and although I guessed who the killer was mostly I was in for a surprise Things are not always what they seem Downside was this was book 3 in a series I wish I had read the first two books before this one because this book does give away what happens in the first two books so I can t go back now If the first two books are as good as this one, they are worth reading Rating 5 starsSuch a fun read I was completely absorbed and just had to finish it It took me quite a bit longer to figure everything out and even then I missed some things A great mystery read for sure This review is voluntary More reviews at creatingworldswithwords.wordpress.com


  4. E.M. Swift-Hook E.M. Swift-Hook says:

    Think Female PI Noir But BetterIf the entire world had been able to move information as fast as the citizens of Waterton moved it, there would have been no need to invent the telegraph, telephone, or the Internet Erica Ricki Fontaine is not unfamiliar with murder in her bar The Top Shelf in the quiet town of Waterton, Ohio her husband was murdered and left on a bar stool there Well, not exactly there as that place was destroyed and now she has a new, improved Top Shelf But the murder th Think Female PI Noir But BetterIf the entire world had been able to move information as fast as the citizens of Waterton moved it, there would have been no need to invent the telegraph, telephone, or the Internet Erica Ricki Fontaine is not unfamiliar with murder in her bar The Top Shelf in the quiet town of Waterton, Ohio her husband was murdered and left on a bar stool there Well, not exactly there as that place was destroyed and now she has a new, improved Top Shelf But the murder thing hasn t gone away This time it is one of her customers Frank Bascomb and the main suspect is another of her customers Ruby Fogarty But Ricki is sure that Ruby is innocent, even if Ricki s boyfriend, Gabriel Russell, of the local police, has arrested Ruby for the crime The only problem is proving it This is a fabulous romp of a book, with murder, mystery, friendship, pathos, romance and humour It is very well written and thoroughly engaging from the off The characters are all interesting and believable people and the personality of Ricki shines through above all the pace is perfect, keeping the reader turning pages to find out what will happen next and the murder mystery is believable and works wellLaughing is usually a good thing, but guffaws are explosive and not really appropriate in this situation considering there was a dead human being inside the house There were only two minor points I found that got in the way of an otherwise fabulous read One was the author s tendency to over describe The opening chapters include a detailed, room by room description of the Top Shelf, most of which was utterly irrelevant to the rest of the story and was just a little bit much to plough through The other was the tendency now and then to force the humour Most of the time it flowed well and was very well done, but there were occasions when the humour just didn t work, for me at least Needless to say, these did not get in the way of my enjoyment of the book too much.A great book I can thoroughly recommend for anyone who enjoys murder mysteries or who wants a thundering good read


  5. Samantha Burnell Samantha Burnell says:

    A good old mystery with some unusual twists This is a real settle back into your favourite chair and enjoy a read kind of book The chapters are well drawn and when you get the end of the one and were about to decide to put it down for the night you find yourself instead just taking a sneaky look at the opening of the next one and before you know it you are hooked and half way through The dialogue is excellent and there is plenty of humour along the way to lighten the book and amuse the reader A good old mystery with some unusual twists This is a real settle back into your favourite chair and enjoy a read kind of book The chapters are well drawn and when you get the end of the one and were about to decide to put it down for the night you find yourself instead just taking a sneaky look at the opening of the next one and before you know it you are hooked and half way through The dialogue is excellent and there is plenty of humour along the way to lighten the book and amuse the reader I highly recommend you add this to you summer time reading list


  6. Mary Brown Mary Brown says:

    Whiskey KillsA Top Shelf Mystery, Book 2Lolli Powell5 StarsSynopsis Big cities are known to be dangerous, but former New Yorker and bar owner Ricki Fontaine is finding the small town of Waterton, Ohio, is proving to be the murder capital of the world well, at least her world The new Top Shelf is open for business, but business as usual for Ricki and the Shelf translates to another dead guy Ricki s friend, Ruby Fogarty, is charged with murdering her boyfriend by clubbing him to death with a bo Whiskey KillsA Top Shelf Mystery, Book 2Lolli Powell5 StarsSynopsis Big cities are known to be dangerous, but former New Yorker and bar owner Ricki Fontaine is finding the small town of Waterton, Ohio, is proving to be the murder capital of the world well, at least her world The new Top Shelf is open for business, but business as usual for Ricki and the Shelf translates to another dead guy Ricki s friend, Ruby Fogarty, is charged with murdering her boyfriend by clubbing him to death with a bottle of whiskey The police consider the case closed, but Ricki is convinced Ruby is innocent and sets out to find the real murderer Although Waterton police detective Gabriel Russell is crazy about Ricki, he isn t too crazy about her trying to do his job The killer s not too happy about it either Goodreads Review The characters are well developed and well rounded I really like Ricki, she is very down to earth and a no nonsense kind of woman I found myself laughing through much of the book because of her sarcastic sense of humor and her wit She can hold her own with her detective boyfriend, Gabe, and I enjoyed their bickering and banter I really liked the way that Ricki is a supportive friend and she is willing to do whatever it takes to help her friend in need.The mystery was well plotted and intriguing There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through that even the most experienced armchair detective would have a hard time figuring out the culprit The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read The author is very talented in creating suspense and tension with the written word She is also very talented in creating a setting that is warm and cozy It was a place that I would like to visit, especially because it is in my home state.I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery If you like great characters, lots of humor and a mystery that will keep you guessing, this is the book for you I am already looking forward to reading the next book I hope the author writes fast


  7. Bruce Perrin Bruce Perrin says:

    A Satisfying Mystery Driven by Its HumorWhiskey Kills is a cozy mystery, the second in the Top Shelf Mystery series With the absence of sex and violence that marks a cozy, the story features humor in their place Erica Ricki Fontaine s sarcastic wit on everything from mothers to men will keep you chuckling to the last page As a bonus, those quips are woven into a substantial whodunit.The mystery contained in the pages of Whiskey Kills is solid The author introduces us to enough well develop A Satisfying Mystery Driven by Its HumorWhiskey Kills is a cozy mystery, the second in the Top Shelf Mystery series With the absence of sex and violence that marks a cozy, the story features humor in their place Erica Ricki Fontaine s sarcastic wit on everything from mothers to men will keep you chuckling to the last page As a bonus, those quips are woven into a substantial whodunit.The mystery contained in the pages of Whiskey Kills is solid The author introduces us to enough well developed characters with possible motives to keep almost anyone guessing In fact, it seems like the author could have written most of the book, then flipped a coin to decide who gets nailed in the big reveal the field was that well populated And the suspense is maintained skillfully, as Ms Powell continues to peel back layers of the mystery onion, revealing new connections and unanticipated motivations to the last page.But as good as the mystery is, the crux is the humor And since Ricki s investigation often puts her at odds with her police detective boyfriend, Gabriel Gabe Russel, a lot of that sarcasm is directed at the opposite sex, e.g., I ve noticed that men have trouble concentrating onthan one thing at a time, and he was already doing two Asking him to also think was probably expecting too much Potential male readers be forewarned But no one escapes her caustic view, including herself, making Ricki a very likeable character.In the true spirit of back seat writing e.g., being a book reviewer , I ll pick one nit For me, Ricki pushed the ignore common sense theme somewhat too far In this regard, the book was a bit like a YA, with a protagonist ignoring authority, parents, and sometimes, even friends Would it really be out of character if Ricki didn t do everything that people told her to avoid She can be frustrating but maybe that was the author s intent The heroine you love to fret about Overall, I recommend that you read Whiskey Kills because it s a satisfying mystery And then, if your sense of humor is like mine, you ll love it for the laughs


  8. Billy Buttons Billy Buttons says:

    This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards This is what our readers thought Title Whiskey KillsAuthor Lolli PowellStar Rating 5 StarsNumber of Readers 23StatsEditing 9 10Writing Style 9 10Content 9 10Cover 10 10Of the 23 readers 23 would read another book by this author.23 thought the cover was good or excellent.23 felt it was easy to follow.23 would recommend this story to another reader to try.10 felt the author s strongest skill was plotting a story.13 felt the author s This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards This is what our readers thought Title Whiskey KillsAuthor Lolli PowellStar Rating 5 StarsNumber of Readers 23StatsEditing 9 10Writing Style 9 10Content 9 10Cover 10 10Of the 23 readers 23 would read another book by this author.23 thought the cover was good or excellent.23 felt it was easy to follow.23 would recommend this story to another reader to try.10 felt the author s strongest skill was plotting a story.13 felt the author s strongest skill was developing the characters.22 felt the pacing was good or excellent.23 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.Readers Comments It was fun to try to work out who the murderer is There are plenty to pick from Well written and easy to follow, I enjoyed this light read very much Male reader, aged 43 Ricki is a very likeable character Although the mystery is excellently written, I enjoyed the light humour running through the story A page turner Female reader, aged 59 The setting is well described, and the characters are fully formed, and develop as the story is ambling along Twists aplenty with a good, solid ending The author is talented and capable of offering readers a breezy thriller with a little sexual tension thrown in Female readers, aged 41 A thoroughly satisfying mystery Male reader, aged 66 Writing style perfect for a novel of this genre simple, pacey with strong dialogue Male reader, aged 62To Sum It Up A fast paced mystery A BRONZE MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended The Wishing Shelf Book Awards


  9. Sedona Hutton Sedona Hutton says:

    Whiskey Kills by Lolli Powell is a well written, witty, fun, murder mystery A murder takes place just outside Ricki Fontaine s Ohio bar, the Top Shelf While the police and most everyone else think Ruby killed Frank with a bottle of bourbon, Ricki believes her friend is innocent The plot thickens when Ruby informs Ricki she doesn t know if she murdered Frank because she was staggering drunk the night of Frank s death and can t remember anything that happened This doesn t deter Ricki who sta Whiskey Kills by Lolli Powell is a well written, witty, fun, murder mystery A murder takes place just outside Ricki Fontaine s Ohio bar, the Top Shelf While the police and most everyone else think Ruby killed Frank with a bottle of bourbon, Ricki believes her friend is innocent The plot thickens when Ruby informs Ricki she doesn t know if she murdered Frank because she was staggering drunk the night of Frank s death and can t remember anything that happened This doesn t deter Ricki who starts sleuthing, much to the chagrin of her hot boyfriend cop, Gabe Gabe can t actively pursue the case because the Chief of Police deems it a slam dunk and closes it While Gabe tends to agree that Ruby is innocent, he doesn t appreciate Ricki s meddling in police business, and this causes some tension between the two of them But the cute couple always finds a way back into each other s arms.As the mystery unravels, it getscomplex Every time I thought I d figured it out, there was another twist I appreciated the humor and wit in the story, including great lines like, I wasn t surprised, really I mean, how could anyone who looked like Santa be a coldblooded killer This fast paced murder mystery kept me turning pages and burning the midnight oil so I could figure out who done it I will definitely look forstories from this author


  10. David Fisher David Fisher says:

    An Amusing Cozy Mystery A quick and easy read, this story is a murder mystery with elements of romance mixed in and takes place in a small town in Ohio The author catches the atmosphere of the county town setting and the characteristics of the local denizens well The cast of characters is skilfully developed and keeps the story amusing The narration is in the first person and seen through the eyes of Ricki, a bartender and private sleuth, who is the girlfriend of the local detective She is An Amusing Cozy Mystery A quick and easy read, this story is a murder mystery with elements of romance mixed in and takes place in a small town in Ohio The author catches the atmosphere of the county town setting and the characteristics of the local denizens well The cast of characters is skilfully developed and keeps the story amusing The narration is in the first person and seen through the eyes of Ricki, a bartender and private sleuth, who is the girlfriend of the local detective She is a no nonsense, no holds barred, dominant type of woman with a cheeky and ambivalent attitude to men and relationships She drives the story along from behind her bar.The style of writing is light hearted, chatty, amusing The humour is well intentioned but, mostly, comes over as forced Though it does go to warn the reader not to takes things too seriously However, there are long stretches of descriptive narrative, even during dialogue scenes, which slow down the pace and even when making allowance for the slow, cosy mystery genre dilute the suspense.Despite these shortcomings, there is a lot going on in this well crafted story There are twists and suspects galore It s a novel you ll either love or find overdone But worth the read


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