Muddy Murder | Podium Audio

Shayla Murphy Mysteries

Muddy Murder

Book 4

By: Stella Bixby

Performed by: Piper Goodeve

Released: June 11, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 05 hr, 12 min

In the idyllic Irish village of Ballywick, Shayla Murphy is living her dream.
With her charming fiancé Seamus by her side, she’s just a week away from the grand opening of the Eyerloch Castle Hotel—a high-class haven she’s been tasked with managing. Just when the finishing touches are being made, unexpected visitors in the form of the richest family in Australia descend upon the not-yet-open hotel, seeking luxurious accommodations.
When a member of the visiting family turns up dead, the grand opening is the least of Shayla’s worries. With her keen detective skills and knack for solving murders, can Shayla find the killer in time to save the hotel and her future?
Adding to the mayhem, Shayla’s estranged mother arrives unannounced, stirring up old family dynamics and secrets that could crack the case wide open—or muddy the waters even further.
Dive into this cozy Irish caper, where the stakes are high, the tea is hot, and the mysteries are just waiting to be solved. Shayla Murphy’s third adventure is a charming blend of whimsy, suspense, and unexpected family drama. Your room at Eyerloch Castle Hotel is ready—will you dare to check in?



Stella Bixby

Stella is a native Coloradan who loves to snowboard, pluck at the guitar, and play board games with her family. She was once a volunteer firefighter and a park ranger, but now spends most of her time making up stories and trying to figure out what to cook for dinner.



Piper Goodeve

Piper grew up in rural New Hampshire, the daughter of an accountant and a teacher, with a younger sister, a horse, three cats, and a black lab named Curly who carried logs from the woodpile into the house on cold winter nights so the humans didn't have to.  She started acting at the age of six at the American Stage Festival and Andy's Summer Playhouse, and studied extensively in her living room with teachers like Lily Tomlin, Betty Buckley, Carol Burnett, and the movie Beaches. ​Now, Piper is an actress, teacher, director, and audiobook narrator. She has recorded **over 250 titles** for major publishers including Audible Studios, Audible Theater, Harper Audio, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Tantor Audio, and has won an Audie Award and an Earphones Award. She has performed Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country, London and Canada, and earned a Drama League Award Nomination for originating the role of Anne in _Anne of Green Gables_. She graduated from NYU, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and holds an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA & Actors Equity & Canadian Equity. She is married to actor & narrator [Gabriel Vaughan](, and their somewhat ridiculous meet cute was featured in the Sunday Styles section of the [New York Times](