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Welcome back to Fig Harbor, Washington home to amateur sleuth Lemon Layne, the best Sherlock Holmes wannabe west of the Mississippi! No way. Vampires aren't real. Period! Or are they? Find out in Play That Funky Music White Koi from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy. Play That Funky Music White Koi is packed with twists, turns, and suspects that will k Welcome back to Fig Harbor, Washington home to amateur sleuth Lemon Layne, the best Sherlock Holmes wannabe west of the Mississippi! No way. Vampires aren't real. Period! Or are they? Find out in Play That Funky Music White Koi from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy. Play That Funky Music White Koi is packed with twists, turns, and suspects that will keep you guessing. My tiny town of Fig Harbor's just recovering from our last tango with murder, only to be faced with yet another--and this time, it sure looks an awful lot like a vampire's on the loose in the PNW. Vampires are just Twilight fiction, right? I'm not so sure after a murder victim is found in my koi pond right next to my favorite fish, Koi George, (not good!) with bite marks on her neck, and a gothic antique chalice next to her body with blood residue. By now, everyone knows I can't keep my nose out of a good mystery. But when I literally stumble upon an important clue linking a town official to the murder and what looks like a real live vampire cult, I decide it's time to gather up all the garlic I can buy and put my sleuthing shoes back on!” This contemporary cozy mystery has it all, from the local doomsday prepper to an out of control pet monkey, a mother who would drive a saint to drink, and of course a dead body in the Koi pond.


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Welcome back to Fig Harbor, Washington home to amateur sleuth Lemon Layne, the best Sherlock Holmes wannabe west of the Mississippi! No way. Vampires aren't real. Period! Or are they? Find out in Play That Funky Music White Koi from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy. Play That Funky Music White Koi is packed with twists, turns, and suspects that will k Welcome back to Fig Harbor, Washington home to amateur sleuth Lemon Layne, the best Sherlock Holmes wannabe west of the Mississippi! No way. Vampires aren't real. Period! Or are they? Find out in Play That Funky Music White Koi from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy. Play That Funky Music White Koi is packed with twists, turns, and suspects that will keep you guessing. My tiny town of Fig Harbor's just recovering from our last tango with murder, only to be faced with yet another--and this time, it sure looks an awful lot like a vampire's on the loose in the PNW. Vampires are just Twilight fiction, right? I'm not so sure after a murder victim is found in my koi pond right next to my favorite fish, Koi George, (not good!) with bite marks on her neck, and a gothic antique chalice next to her body with blood residue. By now, everyone knows I can't keep my nose out of a good mystery. But when I literally stumble upon an important clue linking a town official to the murder and what looks like a real live vampire cult, I decide it's time to gather up all the garlic I can buy and put my sleuthing shoes back on!” This contemporary cozy mystery has it all, from the local doomsday prepper to an out of control pet monkey, a mother who would drive a saint to drink, and of course a dead body in the Koi pond.

30 review for Play That Funky Music White Koi

  1. 4 out of 5

    Gaele

    AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 4 Story: 4 Lemon has been solving mysteries since childhood, but she’s pretty well tapped out after the last murder. Unfortunately, a bludgeoned body with two puncture marks in the neck and an antique chalice are in her pond, right in Koi George’s space, she’s apparently got no end to the questions. Thus begins yet another murder investigation for poor Lemon, even as she’s trying to stay out of it. But for her, curiosity is her guide, so off she goe AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 4 Story: 4 Lemon has been solving mysteries since childhood, but she’s pretty well tapped out after the last murder. Unfortunately, a bludgeoned body with two puncture marks in the neck and an antique chalice are in her pond, right in Koi George’s space, she’s apparently got no end to the questions. Thus begins yet another murder investigation for poor Lemon, even as she’s trying to stay out of it. But for her, curiosity is her guide, so off she goes to investigate. It doesn’t help that Cappy and his proclamations of conspiracies and vampires (the corpse did have bite marks) just add to her questions. And, of course, she does stumble on a major clue that points to a town official and provides at least some evidence of a vampire cult, she can’t help herself. From the traumatized Koi George and the clever puns with the victim Amy actually ‘sleeping with the fishes” the laughs and humor in this story are plentiful, all while presenting a series of red herrings and clues that point to several suspects, all while the actual culprit does manage to divert attention from their own involvement. With secondary characters that provide a real sense of community and Lemon’s place in it, the quirkiness of small town life and the sense that the group of friends and townspeople are truly invested in solving these murders are clear. Side scenes with Lemon and her friend Coco, the conspiracies that Cappy sees in every action, and the fact that despite wanting to stay out of the investigation, people can’t help themselves when it comes to sharing with her. Hollie Jackson takes on the role of narrator for this series, and manages (I don’t know how) to deliver some of the quirkiest and funniest moments of dialogue with flair – moments where smiling are required, you can’t help but hear the smile. Lemon is completely relatable and present in her moments, her own interior voice is distinct and present, even as she is being dragged in. Dialogue with other characters is clear and distinct, easy to recognize who is speaking and their emotions are clearly presented. Another winner in this series, easily read (and enjoyed) without having read (or listened to) the first in the series, and brings a quirky humor and sense of fun to the genre. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed

  2. 4 out of 5

    Madison Warner Fairbanks

    Play That Funky Music White Koi by Dakota Cassidy A cozy mystery. Second in the series but can be read alone. Lemon Layne has been asking questions and solving mysteries back to her childhood days. But this is the second murder in the small town in just a few months and it's causing all kinds of havoc and crazy behavior. The danger is just outside Lemon's door and with investigation, turn out its not the first death surrounding a group of friends. Lemon investigates while her family and friends try Play That Funky Music White Koi by Dakota Cassidy A cozy mystery. Second in the series but can be read alone. Lemon Layne has been asking questions and solving mysteries back to her childhood days. But this is the second murder in the small town in just a few months and it's causing all kinds of havoc and crazy behavior. The danger is just outside Lemon's door and with investigation, turn out its not the first death surrounding a group of friends. Lemon investigates while her family and friends try to keep her safe and out of trouble, not always successfully. A bit on the light and humorous side but overall much more gripping than the first book. A good mystery. Excerpt: “I told you, I saw it on Thea’s Facebook pa…” I stopped short and gave her a guilty look, waiting for my lecture, because despite what she’d said about not nagging me, she was Coco after all. “As you snooped,” she said on a laugh, poking my arm. “I told you, I’m not going to nag you anymore. I just want you to be careful, and while you’re at it, admit you can’t resist getting involved.” I let out what felt like the longest-held breath in the history of holding one’s breath and threw my hands up in the air in defeat. “Okay, so I was snooping, and I can’t help but snoop because it’s in my blood and I mostly suck at it, as proven in the case of Myron’s murder. But it’s a compulsion I’m unable to control. I fought it all day long and it’s killing me. Like, literally, it’s all I can do not to bury myself in Facebook pages. I mean, Cappie and I found a dead woman in my koi pond, Coco. Almost right on top of Koi George. How am I just supposed to ignore that?” Wow, that felt good to say out loud." Excerpt from Play That Funky Music White Koi by Dakota Cassidy

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kathy (My Nook Books and More)

    4 Stars for Play That Funky Music White Koi Play That Funky Music White Koi is the second book in the Lemon Layne Mystery series and is another fun cozy mystery. Lemon Layne is a magnet for trouble, especially the unusual kind. Lemon discovers another dead body on her property and thanks to Cappy, the local conspiracy theorist and doomsday prepper, another crazy speculation of whodunnit points to the supernatural. In the first book, Prawn of the Dead, Lemon was up against zombies and in this seco 4 Stars for Play That Funky Music White Koi Play That Funky Music White Koi is the second book in the Lemon Layne Mystery series and is another fun cozy mystery. Lemon Layne is a magnet for trouble, especially the unusual kind. Lemon discovers another dead body on her property and thanks to Cappy, the local conspiracy theorist and doomsday prepper, another crazy speculation of whodunnit points to the supernatural. In the first book, Prawn of the Dead, Lemon was up against zombies and in this second book it appears vampires have taken residence in her peaceful town of Fig Harbor. But all is not what it seems, and Lemon can’t help but get to the bottom of this murder. This time readers discover more of Lemon’s heartbreaking past but with the support of her mom, best friends and adorable pet monkey, Lemon is healing, one day at a time. I also picked up on a spark of a romance which I hope I am right. Play That Funky Music White Koi has everything I look for in a cozy mystery – fun and lovable characters, a suspenseful mystery and unique story twists. Author Dakota Cassidy has a fun sense of humor and I am enjoying this series. Hollie Jackson returns as the narrator and I think she did a good performance. But the voice of Coco still bothers me, but it is growing on me. The Lemon Layne Mystery series is a quick and fun read. I can’t wait for the next book!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    This is a fun book, I mean just look at that title. :) If you want to laugh and still have a decent murder mystery then you should try this series! :)  Lemon Layne isn't looking to get into any more murder mysteries but then Cappie comes to her house and they discover a dead body in her Koi pond. Of course, Cappie who is the fun loving conspiracy theorist sees that she has two punctures in her neck, starts speaking of vampires!! You just got to love Cappie! Lemon really doesn't want to get involve This is a fun book, I mean just look at that title. :) If you want to laugh and still have a decent murder mystery then you should try this series! :)  Lemon Layne isn't looking to get into any more murder mysteries but then Cappie comes to her house and they discover a dead body in her Koi pond. Of course, Cappie who is the fun loving conspiracy theorist sees that she has two punctures in her neck, starts speaking of vampires!! You just got to love Cappie! Lemon really doesn't want to get involved but when someone dies in your Koi pond how could you not be curious and want to find out what happened. She can't help it if people talk to her and she finds out all about Amy from her friends and they were into alternative medicines, etc.   I really like Lemon as she is a fun character but I really love the side characters like Cappie as he cracks me up! It also has a pretty decent mystery for being only 4 hour and 40 minute listen. I just let the killer slip through my fingers as I just didn't suspect that person and it should have been pretty obvious...lol. :)  If you love wacky and zany characters then you should try this series. It's great after you have listened to something heavy and need a light crazy book. :)  The Narrator  I am getting to where I enjoy Hollie Jackson more and more with each read. She does a good job with this series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    Lemon Layne is at it again. I must say, I think Dakota totally channeled my current situation for Lemon this time around. The insomnia, her requirements set forth by her doctors, it's almost spot on. Seriously! Anyway. Like always, Dakota knows her word magic. This was another great adventure for Lemon, Jessica Fletcher, Mama May, Coco, Justice and Cappie. Being from Washington State, it's always nice to read what authors think of that state and Dakota didn't disappoint. In this story, we return Lemon Layne is at it again. I must say, I think Dakota totally channeled my current situation for Lemon this time around. The insomnia, her requirements set forth by her doctors, it's almost spot on. Seriously! Anyway. Like always, Dakota knows her word magic. This was another great adventure for Lemon, Jessica Fletcher, Mama May, Coco, Justice and Cappie. Being from Washington State, it's always nice to read what authors think of that state and Dakota didn't disappoint. In this story, we return to Fig Harbor and Lemon's Smoke and Petrol Station for brisket and catfish. This time, the action takes place in her koi pond. And Koi George, her pet koi fish is traumatized instead of their bathroom. One of the Fig Harbor locals is "sleeping with fishes", literally. While Lemon promises to stay out of the investigation and does everything she can to stay out of it, everyone else seems to work against her and keeps dropping things into her lap. It's a whirlwind of days as Lemon meets those that are associated with the lovely lady associated with sleeping beauty in the pond and how it all relates. As Lemon seems to be everywhere, so is Justice. Will they be able to figure out the case before something tragic happens? Grab a copy and enjoy the read to find out!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Karen Wright

    Another great Lemon! I just love this series! Hopefully more books are due in the not too fistant future. I love everything about this book, the characters are great, the story is well written, and the setting is perfect. The writing style pulled me in from page one of the first book and this book was the same. Although there were a lot of things that seemed different, Lemon still was involved despite trying to stay out of it. It was fast paced with non stop action. The dialog flows naturally. Th Another great Lemon! I just love this series! Hopefully more books are due in the not too fistant future. I love everything about this book, the characters are great, the story is well written, and the setting is perfect. The writing style pulled me in from page one of the first book and this book was the same. Although there were a lot of things that seemed different, Lemon still was involved despite trying to stay out of it. It was fast paced with non stop action. The dialog flows naturally. This is just a winning combination melded together for a really good cozy mystery.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Dakota Cassidy writes GREAT and humorous books. I adore the actor that reads them. They are light, and funny and make me laugh. Lemon Layne - is that a great name or what? Finds a dead person in her Koi pond and it really looks like Vampire bites on her next, Even though the police swear they are taser marks. Follow Lemon's hilarious antics as she hunts down the murderer or maybe even a vampire. Dakota Cassidy writes GREAT and humorous books. I adore the actor that reads them. They are light, and funny and make me laugh. Lemon Layne - is that a great name or what? Finds a dead person in her Koi pond and it really looks like Vampire bites on her next, Even though the police swear they are taser marks. Follow Lemon's hilarious antics as she hunts down the murderer or maybe even a vampire.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Lemon Layne is back! You would have thought that her adventures in Prawn of the Dead would have put her off sleuthing but when a body is found in her koi pond she just has to find out what happened. There is a crazy mix of suspects and the usual bunch of crazies at Lemon’s back that guarantee this to be a fun mix of murder and mayhem. If you are looking for a clean, fun, cozy mystery I heartily recommend Lemon Layne.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lyn Jenkins

    Puns abound once again. I'm beggining to wonder if Lemon's place has a triangle around it. Death and disasters seem to accumulate there. How peaceful can a Koi pond be if people keep dying around it. Puns abound once again. I'm beggining to wonder if Lemon's place has a triangle around it. Death and disasters seem to accumulate there. How peaceful can a Koi pond be if people keep dying around it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie La Bue Robles

    Fun summer read

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alesia Davis

    a cute fun mystery. Dakota never fails to keep my attention. I also think Justice LOVE LOVES Lemon.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Josephine

    She is in the middle of the mystery again, even though she says she is staying on the side lines. It was an okay read

  13. 4 out of 5

    Andy

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dominique

  15. 5 out of 5

    Melody

  16. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julie

  18. 4 out of 5

    T M B

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marea

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Jennewein

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca J.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Megan (BookWifeReviews)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anita Klaboe

  26. 5 out of 5

    Charanya

  27. 5 out of 5

    Abby

  28. 5 out of 5

    April

  29. 5 out of 5

    Me

  30. 4 out of 5

    Julie

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