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Chick Lit Murder Mysteries

42 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 2 years ago - ★★★★ - 36 ratings

Listen to Katy and Frances drink lots of wine and review the most important literature of our time: chick lit murder mysteries!

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41. Bird Box

January 14, 2019 05:00 - 2 hours - 123 MB

This episode we talk about Bird Box - both the 2014 book by Josh Malerman and the Netflix movie that has apparently taken the world (and memes) by storm. Katy shares some personal information, Frannie is convinced the "creatures" are artificial intelligence bunnies, and we both lied to her husband in order to get a recording of his deep thoughts on the movie. So stay tuned at the end for our (unsuspecting) special guest! Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter: https://www.twitter.c...

40. Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

December 31, 2018 05:00 - 15 minutes - 14.5 MB

It's a new year everyone! Frannie and Katy discuss how 2018 went for both of them as well as the podcast, and what their goals for 2019 are. Happy New Year!  Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter:  Instagram: Facebook:  Email us at [email protected] Chick Lit Murder Mysteries Music Credit: Southside (c) by Lee Rosevere (Music for Podcasts 4) CC BY 4.0...

39. Holiday Hiatus Announcement

December 17, 2018 05:00 - 1 minute - 1.57 MB

Hi y'all! With the holidays and Katy's vacation, we'll be taking a holiday hiatus from the book episodes. We'll be back with Ghouls Gone Wild, by Victoria Laurie, on January 28. In the meantime, we will still be coming out with some fun, non-chick lit murder mystery book related minisodes, so stay tuned for those. Happy Holidays to everyone!!  Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter:  Instagram: Facebook: ht...

38. Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun: PART TWO!

December 03, 2018 05:00 - 1 hour - 101 MB

Join us as we finish talking about Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun, by Victoria Laurie. A murder, art theft, possessed knife, and smoke monster are all somehow related and it's up to M.J., Gilley, Heath, and crew to figure it out. Katy discusses her neuroses about shining flashlights into the woods or using night vision cameras; Frannie just cannot pronounce one of the character's names, so she just decides to change it; and we lose our minds over probably the most terrifying scene of any of...

37. Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun: PART ONE!

November 19, 2018 20:17 - 1 hour - 106 MB

In Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun, by Victoria Laurie, Gilley has gone behind M.J.'s back and signed her up for a t.v. show on Bravo about mediums. M.J. grudgingly agrees to go to the "most haunted hotel in America" in San Francisco to participate in what is essentially Antiques Roadshow for haunted possessions. She meets three other mediums: Heath (young, cute, actually a medium), Angelica (aka "Madam Hateful"), and Bernard (just gross). Shit gets real when a knife and a smoke monster start ...

36. Demons Are a Ghoul's Best Friend: PART TWO!

October 29, 2018 10:26 - 1 hour - 65.1 MB

Join us as we finish our discussion of Demons Are a Ghoul's Best Friend, by Victoria Laurie. Hatchet Jack sets his sights on M.J., we learn the history of who Hatchet Jack really was, and someone gets murderized. Frannie can remember everything EXCEPT the names of the books, Katy gives a vivid description of a character, and we both fight over which one of us will be greeting the other in heaven/the other side. Promo by Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast Follow Chick Lit Murder My...

35. Demons Are a Ghoul's Best Friend: PART ONE!

October 15, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

 This week we start discussing Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend, by Victoria Laurie. M.J., Gilley, and Dr. Delicious (aka Steven Sable) are heading up to a fancy-pants boarding school to investigate Hatchet Jack, a crazed ghost who attacked the niece of M.J.'s best friend.  Katy goes almost completely note-free, Frannie didn't know Lake Placid was a real place, and we both geek out over micro-fiche.   Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter:  I...

34. Minisode: A Simple Favor

October 01, 2018 04:00 - 46 minutes - 43.1 MB

SPOILERS: DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED A SIMPLE FAVOR!  This episode we're taking a break from the books to discuss a movie based on a book neither one of us actually read: A Simple Favor. The friend of a mommy blogger/vlogger goes missing and high strangeness ensues. Katy takes issue with some fashion choices, Frannie takes issue with one of the character's secret, and we both take issue with zucchini chocolate chip cookies. Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter: https...

33. What's a Ghoul to Do: PART TWO!

September 17, 2018 04:00 - 2 hours - 119 MB

**STAY TUNED AT THE END OF THE EPISODE FOR TWO BONUS CLIPS!!** We finish our discussion of What's a Ghoul to Do, by Victoria Laurie. M.J. and Steven have a scary pool encounter, Gilley has a scary staircase encounter (and no, it's not an owl), and ghosties aren't the only baddies in this book. Katy tries to make "clit brain" a thing, Frannie can't pronounce "tennis shoes", and both of us need a map for this ridiculously huge 37 room hunting lodge. Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  T...

32. What's a Ghoul to Do: PART ONE!

September 03, 2018 14:27 - 1 hour - 96.3 MB

In this episode we start the Ghost Hunters series by Victoria Laurie. M.J. Holliday is a medium who, with her "I'm gonna stay in the van" techie best friend Gil, bust pesky ghosts for a living. When she's hired by smokin' hot Dr. Steven Sable to contact his grandfather to prove he didn't commit suicide and was instead murdered, she soon realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Katy has second thoughts about eating cheesecake off a floor, Frannie felt she solved the suicide-...

31. Crime Seen: PART TWO!

August 20, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

We finish our discussion of Crime Seen, by Victoria Laurie. Abby and Candace continue their investigation into the murder of Milo's old partner, which leads to a scary showdown at a prison. And who doesn't love a prison riot?    Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter:  Instagram: Facebook:  Email us at [email protected] Chick Lit Murder Mysteries Music...

30. Crime Seen: PART ONE!

August 06, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 80.5 MB

In this episode we start our discussion of Crime Seen, by Victoria Laurie. Abby is recovering from being shot in the chest and finds herself struggling through PTSD. Dutch and Milo are preparing to present arguments against release at a parole hearing for the man who confessed to killing Milo's old detective partner. Unfortunately Abby's intuition tells her the man who confessed didn't actually commit the crime and that there is WAY more to the story. Her PI friend Candace moves to Royal Oak...

29. Killer Insight: PART TWO!

July 23, 2018 00:19 - 1 hour - 97 MB

We're back to finish Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie. Abby's friend's groom-to-be is arrested then escapes from jail and is on the run. Clearly the universe just didn't want this wedding to happen. Abby is still struggling with her feelings for Duffy and her longing for Dutch, and her intuition lets her down in the worst way possible. Katy hates dickwads, Frannie feels strongly about lime tortilla chips, and we get a little emotional over hurricanes. Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries: ...

28. Killer Insight: PART ONE!

July 09, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 75.5 MB

This week we begin our discussion of Killer Insight, by Victoria Laurie. Mercury is in retrograde which means basically everything goes awry. During a disastrous Valentine's Day dinner, Abby breaks it off with Dutch and heads off to Colorado for a childhood friend's wedding. A childhood friend with a now SUPER HOT brother, Duffy. One of the bridesmaids has taken off so Abby takes her place. Unfortunately, Abby realizes the bridesmaid is actually dead but can only tell Duffy, who is the town ...

27. A Vision of Murder: PART TWO!

June 25, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 92.4 MB

And we're back for part two of A Vision of Murder, by Victoria Laurie! Abby begins to unravel the mystery of the haunted Nazi house which means she's in even more danger. At the same time, she's dealing with Dutch being over-protective and using terms like "be a good girl" (GTFOH with that nonsense, Dutch), and a drunken Cat who somehow found her way onto a bulldozer. Katy is real pissed about the brick thrown into Dutch's window (you'll see why), Frannie reveals she's really just an old l...

26. A Vision of Murder: PART ONE!

June 12, 2018 02:42 - 1 hour - 69.8 MB

This week we begin discussing A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie. Abby gets talked into starting a house-flipping business with her handyman Dave and her sister Cat. Now they have a haunted house on their hands, and this ghost is not playing around. Not only that, but Dutch is (and has) a literal pain in the ass, and they somehow have STILL not had sexy-time. Katy relives some childhood trauma, Frannie enlightens us on the hidden world of Catholic church gift shops, and we both debate t...

25. Better Read Than Dead: PART TWO!

May 28, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 84.5 MB

This week we're finishing our discussion of Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie. Things are starting to heat up for Abby (literally and figuratively) as she finds herself being forced into helping the head of the Greek Mafia find his long-missing wife. The serial rapist is still active in Detroit and has begun to escalate. Just some scary shit all around. Katy has exciting news (!!), Frannie thinks everything is a cookie, and we uncover the LSATs of the Mafia.  Follow Chick Lit Murd...

24. Better Read Than Dead: PART ONE!

May 14, 2018 04:00 - 1 hour - 68.2 MB

Hey everyone, we're back!! And LOVING this week's book: Better Read Than Dead, by Victoria Laurie. Abby gets caught up in the mob and Dutch, now an F.B.I. agent, has a super sexy and super bitchy partner who does not like Abby one bit. Also, Abby's sister Cat is just the worst at reading Tarot cards. Katy explains her illness, Frannie has strong feelings about nuggets, and we both HATE Dutch's new partner. Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter:  ...

We Have an Announcement

March 19, 2018 04:00 - 2 minutes - 1020 KB

Between Katy's health (or lack of it we should say) and Frannie', we haven't been able to put the time into creating the quality (ish) episodes you expect from us. Because we don't want to turn out crap episodes just to get them done, we have decided to take a 2 month hiatus to let Katy get her shit together and Frannie...well, nothing's going to actual change for her.  We'll be back on Monday, May 14th, 2018 to discuss Better Read than Dead, the second book in the Abby Coop...

23. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: PART TWO!

March 05, 2018 05:00 - 1 hour - 73.8 MB

Picking up where we left off, Abby is about to embark on the worst blind date in the history of blind dates, all in the attempt to track down the murderer of her former client, Allison. Katy has issues with sharing a bathroom, Frannie shares THE BEST CASTING for the disastrous date, "Mr. Hardbody", and we have a knockdown drag out fight over who should be cast as the hottie love interest, Dutch Rivers.  Follow Chick Lit Murder Mysteries:  Twitter:  I...

22. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: PART ONE!

February 19, 2018 14:50 - 1 hour - 80.5 MB

Hey everyone! This week we're discussing Abby Cooper; Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie. Abby is a psychic who gets drawn into a murder case after one of her clients is brutally killed. She also goes on a blind date with super-hot Dutch Rivers, who ends up being the lead detective on the murder case.  We loved this book and had a lot of fun talking about it. So much fun in fact that we had to split it into two episodes! In part one Katy clarifies a super awkward comment from a previous episod...

21. Too Big to Miss

February 05, 2018 05:00 - 2 hours - 170 MB

This episode we're discussing Too Big to Miss by Sue Ann Jaffarian. Odelia Grey is badass paralegal and legal assistant. She's also middle-aged and a larger woman. When her friend and leader of a support group for larger people commits suicide, Odelia calls foul. She does some sleuthing and learns her friend had a whole life she didn't know about. She also meets super-hottie Greg and we're both here for it. The book brings us murder, secrecy, blackmail, emotional abuse, a great commentary ...

20. Katy and Frannie Get Interviewed on Brodette Nation!

January 22, 2018 05:00 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

Hi everyone! We had the privilege of being interviewed by Natassia Cherne, the awesome host of the awesome Brodette Nation podcast! She is starting a segment called "Behind the Pod" and here is how she describes the episode:  Welcome to my first “Behind the Pod” episode, babes! I got to hang out with Katy and Frannie, the lovely lady voices behind the podcast Chick Lit Murder Mysteries. We talk about the podcasters behind our podcasts and the true passion for friendship that brings their s...

19. Ten Big Ones: PART TWO!

January 08, 2018 05:00 - 49 minutes - 46.1 MB

In part two of discussing Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich, we talk about Stephanie's relationship with both Morelli and Ranger, how Morelli eats a cupcake, and all about Ranger's apartment. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @chicklitmm Music: Candy (c) by Jahzzar ( CC BY-SA Candy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 4.0 International License, available at

18. Ten Big Ones: PART ONE!

January 03, 2018 03:42 - 1 hour - 87.2 MB

We're ringing in the new year with part one of our second two-part episode! This episode we're discussing Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich. Steph finds herself in the crosshairs of a dangerous street gang and needs somewhere safe to hide that isn't Morelli's house. Luckily for her, Ranger is out of town and has lent her his truck. Even luckier, apparently Ranger is a bad-ass bounty hunter who doesn't know the directions to his apartment, so he has "home" plugged into the truck's GPS. Steph fo...

17. To the Nines: PART TWO!

December 20, 2017 03:06 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

We pick up where we left off in our discussion of To the Nines by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie is being hunted in a terrifying assassination game, and she has to figure out who is behind it before it is too late! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @chicklitmm Music: Candy (c) by Jahzzar ( CC BY-SA Candy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 4.0 International License, available at

16. To the Nines: PART ONE!

December 19, 2017 02:35 - 1 hour - 75.5 MB

Y'all we're back! And (kinda sorta) back on track after just having everything blow up in the last month that prevented us from recording. So this week we're talking about To the Nines by Janet Evanovich. And we loved this one so much, we just kept talking! So for the first time, this is being split into a two-parter!  Stephanie has one week to find an FTA on a visa bond, and things get real crazy real fast. After meeting people at the company he worked for, she starts getting flowers and ...

15. Mini-Episode: One for the Money Movie Review

November 27, 2017 05:00 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

Y'all, it's our first mini episode! As promised, we watched and discussed the One for the Money movie adaptation while on our annual weekend getaway. Glass half-full Frannie tries to see the positive in the movie, while bitter, bitchy Katy (who had to stop watching Stranger Things to watch the movie) tries, and fails, to keep her bitchiness in check.  Nestled within our thought-provoking, scholarly analysis are clips of our reactions while watching the movie, marked by a tape rewind soun...

14. Hard Eight

November 13, 2017 05:00 - 1 hour - 90.4 MB

It's the book we've all been waiting for: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich! While helping search for the granddaughter of her parent's neighbor, Stephanie crosses paths with the granddaughter's psychotic landlord, Eddie Abruzzi. Abruzzi, aka Benito Ramirez 2.0, is obsessed with Napoleon and has decided that Steph is a war enemy. She gets stalked by a guy in a bunny costume, has tarantulas left in her car, and snakes left in a bag on her front door handle.  The granddaughter's lawyer, Albert Klo...

13. A High Heels Haunting

October 30, 2017 04:00 - 1 hour - 68.6 MB

It's Halloween and we're getting spooky up in here, talking about A High Heels Haunting by Gemma Halliday. Kya is a boring web designer with a boring life and boring wardrobe. And a cat. She's so hopeless that she might as well have paint on her overalls. But an absurdly impractical pair of Maddie Springer red stilettos seems to be changing all of that. A night of getting white-girl wasted and doing basic white girl dancing in the shoes lands her a modeling offer, alongside an "orgasm on a s...

12. Seven Up - It's All About the Penises (Peni?)

October 23, 2017 04:00 - 1 hour - 88.1 MB

Things are heating up in Trenton in Seven Up by Janet Evanovich. Steph is tracking Eddie DeChooch, aka "Choochie", a semi-retired mobster who can't see, hear, or get it up. Another FTA is a metaphorical flaccid penis who finally found his balls, and Steph's perfect sister, Valerie, has sworn off penises (peni?) altogether. Morelli and Steph are engaged, but there seems to have been a direct correlation between being cockblocked for all of Hot Six and his intense desire to propose. Meanwhile ...

11. Hot Six...Take 3!

October 16, 2017 04:00 - 1 hour - 79.7 MB

***BONUS*** Stay tuned at the end to hear how we hilariously and pathetically failed at attempting a Skype introduction! We're back to Stephanie Plum (yay!) this week with Hot Six by Janet Evanovich. This week Ranger is the newest FTA, suspected of killing the son of the leader of the black market gun cartel. Stephanie turns down Vinny's request to track down Ranger, wisely taking on a homicidal maniac who beat and torched his ex-wife instead. Meanwhile, Grandma Mazur peaces out of the Plu...

10. Mayhem in High Heels

October 09, 2017 04:00 - 52 minutes - 48.4 MB

Maddie's gettin' married! That's right, we're talking about Mayhem in High Heels by Gemma Halliday this week. Everything's coming up roses for Maddie: she's getting married in a week to a guy who's super invested in the wedding, her wedding planner totally made sure the cake and invitations were done long before the week of the wedding, and nothing could possibly go wrong. Well, except that Ramirez gives no fucks about the actual wedding, their wedding planner is murdered, leaving Maddie a w...

9. Alibi in High Heels

October 01, 2017 16:10 - 1 hour - 83.5 MB

This week we're discussing Alibi in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. Maddie heads to Paris to showcase her big-girl shoes during Fashion Week and her mom and Mrs. Rosenblatt tag along. Of course shit goes sideways, the lead model is killed and somehow Maddie gets framed for it. Despite the fact that she's hobbling around on crutches cause someone who will remain nameless (hint: rhymes with Crosenflat) ran over her, breaking her ankle. And y'all, Felix has a castle. And he's a lord. And he has...

8. Undercover in High Heels

September 24, 2017 23:44 - 1 hour - 83.9 MB

We're back with another Maddie Springer adventure: Undercover in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. Maddie loses her mind and Ramirez pays the price in the form of a demotion. He's relegated to bodyguard duty for the lead actress (who is receiving death threats) on Maddie's favorite prime time soap opera, Magnolia Lane. Maddie and Dana decide they're going to make it up to Ramirez by solving the case themselves. Shenanigans ensue. Frannie fangirls all over the place about the book and awards ...

7. Killer in High Heels

September 18, 2017 01:25 - 1 hour - 70.5 MB

What happens in Vegas gets reviewed on a podcast! This week we're discussing Killer in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. Ramirez ghosted Maddie and she handles it about as well as you would think she would. Meanwhile a phone call from long-lost bio dad leads Maddie & Co to Vegas to help catch a killer. Frannie discusses her case of mistaken identity in Vegas, Katy loses her mind over the word "panties", and both become real friendly with a bottle of....who knows what kind of wine. It was wine. I...

6. Spying in High Heels

September 11, 2017 02:26 - 1 hour - 82.8 MB

This episode we're changing things up ('cause we like to keep it spicy) and reviewing the first book in the High Heels series by Gemma Halliday: Spying in High Heels. We get to meet Maddie Springer, the shoe-obsessed main character who might be pregnant by her lawyer boyfriend. As if that's not enough to freak out over, Lawyer Boyfriend disappears and is implicated in the embezzlement of $20 MILLION. Good thing Maddie meets Detective Jack Ramirez, who is investigating Lawyer Boyfriend and ha...

5. High Five

September 04, 2017 02:47 - 1 hour - 86.2 MB

This week we're discussing High Five by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is short on money and Trenton is short on bond jumpers, leading Steph to accept Ranger's employment offers of "interior decorating" and chauffeuring (2 guesses as to how those go). Steph's crotchety uncle Fred, known to everyone in the Burg as a tightwad, has gone missing and Steph adds finding him to her to-do list. Oh, and Benito Ramirez is out of jail and looking for Steph. Cause that's not terrifying at all. We discu...

4. Four to Score

August 28, 2017 00:47 - 1 hour - 66.3 MB

Steph has a lot to deal with in Janet Evanovich's Four to Score: douchebags, scorned exes, a vengeful scavenger hunt, cross-dressers and drag queens, and Lula stun-gunning anyone in their way.   Music: Candy (c) by Jahzzar ( CC BY-SACandy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International License, available at  

3. Three to Get Deadly - The Cursed Episode

August 12, 2017 21:05 - 1 hour - 59.3 MB

Not only is this our third episode, this is the third time we've had to record this episode, as we apparently have a computer poltergeist who wants to delete our recordings. However, Stephanie Plum is still at it, and so are we. In Three to Get Deadly, the third book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, Steph has to track down Uncle Mo, the beloved owner of an ice cream and candy shop, as well as a puppy dog-eyed teen who keeps slipping through her fingers. We also learn Frannie'...

2. Two for the Dough

August 12, 2017 19:03 - 54 minutes - 50.4 MB

We're back to break down the second book in the Stephanie Plum series - Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie finds herself tracking down Kenny Mancuso, a relative of Joe Morelli, who also happens to be looking for him. At the same time, she somehow gets talked into investigating the disappearance of 24 caskets and spends way more time at funeral homes than anyone would care to. Oh, and things start heating up between Steph and Morelli. You know, no biggie.   Music: Candy (c) by Ja...

1. One for the Money

August 12, 2017 14:43 - 1 hour - 61.8 MB

Our first episode! Listen as we bumble our way through reviewing One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. In this episode, we meet Stephanie Plum, a 30-something Trenton native who finds herself out of a job as a lingerie buyer. Desperate for cash, she takes the only job available: bounty hunting for her skeezy cousin Vinnie's bail bonds company. Lucky for her, her first job could earn her $10k. Unluckily, it entails bringing in Joe Morelli, a Trenton vice cop who found his way into Steph's pan...


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