Narrated by Elyse Osterhaug, Door To Door by T.L. Brown, is the first audiobook in the Door to Door mystery series. This genre-bending, cozy, paranormal murder-mystery pulled me. Emily Swift receives a book on her thirtieth birthday and opens a door to another world.
by T.L. Brown
Series: Door to Door Mystery #1
Length: 9 hours and 37 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.5x
Two worlds collide when Emily Swift turns 30, and her late father’s journal lands on her doorstep...
Seventeen years after Emily Swift’s father died, a door is opened to a new world, an Empire led by peculiar men and women called Salesmen–transporters of magical items. These Salesmen have the unique ability to travel from place to place, and even world to world, simply by stepping through the “right” door. Now that Emily is 30, it turns out that she can “door travel” too, stumbling unplanned into kitchens, bathrooms, and alleyways as her connection to the Salesman Empire is revealed.
Fueled by the cryptic notes and sketches in her father’s journal, Emily discovers the real reason behind his death: he was targeted and assassinated by the Fringe, a terrorist group of rogue Salesmen. After an attack that leaves an innocent woman dead, a rare book containing clues to the whereabouts of the Crimson Stone is missing. Emily is charged with getting it back. As she races through the Empire, she pursues John Templeton, the mysterious Salesman with extraordinary abilities, who seems to help and undermine Emily at whim.
With new friends Anne Lace and the seemingly-boyish Rabbit, she tracks Templeton, but the Fringe is not far behind–as two new murders prove. Along the way, Emily struggles to balance her desire to find out who killed her father against the task of recovering the legendary stone. The internal journey of reconciling the father she hardly knew with the great leader she’ll never know forms the foundation for a fast-paced race to keep powerful magic out of violent, fanatical hands.
Emily Swift’s world takes a turn when her deceased father’s journal appears on her doorstep on her thirtieth birthday. It’s been over seventeen years since her father’s tragic death. It seems her father was a salesman for another realm. He traveled through doors, transporting magical items, and wearing a top hat. As Emily reads the journal, she discovers that she, too, can travel through doors. With no training, she accidentally stumbles into kitchens, bathrooms and more. But danger is lurking and someone is seeking something for nefarious purposes.
As we learn about the alternate world of Empire, Emily soon finds herself in danger and questioning her father’s death. The tale that unfolds has a cozy murder-mystery vibe steeped in fantasy. Author T.L. Brown quickly pulled me in from Rabbits to the mysterious Fringe.
Emily’s mission is to locate the Crimson Stone, an influential artifact. During her travels, she’ll need to be bold and choose whom to confide in. Emily’s discoveries made the world come to life with vivid detail. I loved adventure, danger, and discovery. The story flowed well, and the danger built. I found myself unable to set the audiobook down.
There are currently three books in the Door to Door Mystery series and I am hoping the author brings the next two books to audio. Elyse Osterhaug does a lovely job of giving voice to Emily and setting the tone of the story. Her narration enhanced the tale and I hope to continue in this format.Narrated by Elyse Osterhaug, Door to Door by T.L. Brown, delivered an engaging cozy fantasy mystery and is the first in the Door To Door Mystery series. #audiobook #audiobookreview Click To Tweet
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