Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany?

Deadly Summer Nights by Vicky Delany appealed to me based on the Catskills element. The back cover copy compares the resort this book is set at to the one in Dirty Dancing which is a superb movie. Given my current time limitations, audiobook seemed like the way when it came to experiencing this cozy mystery. Also? I read one cozy mystery, liked it, and decided to keep going with the genre.

What’s The Story Here?

Set in 1953, Deadly Summer Nights follows Elizabeth Grady who is about to help her mother run Haggerman’s Catskill Resort. You see, Elizabeth’s mother just bought the resort and this is her first year running it. Elizabeth wants to focus on setting up entertainment acts and running a tight ship for the guests. A wrench is put into her plans when a guest is found dead on the grounds. To make matters worse, the guest has a copy of the Communist Manifesto in his room, so the police think he was a Russian spy. To keep the resort financially solvent, Elizabeth is determined to find the killer.

How Did I Like Deadly Summer Nights?

Well, I am trying this whole new to me genre and figuring out what I like and what I do not like. Deadly Summer Nights was a mostly okay read for me. I enjoyed the setting immensely. Also, the side characters were quirky and interesting. The Red Scare bits were not engaging for me. Also, I had such a hard time staying focused on this book. So, your mileage may vary.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Vicki Delany’s Deadly Summer Nights is narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck. It is 8 hours and 35 minutes long. This is one of those books where I kind of wish I was listening to it at a faster speed. However, I am trying to reprogram myself to enjoy audiobooks at their intended speed. However, this one just didn’t keep my attention. Also, I didn’t feel a clamor to get back to it when I was not listening. So, overall, this was an okay experience and if I do read the next one, I am in the air as to whether that will be via audio or physical book.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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