Ever since the death of her husband, Ursula Ottway has lived alone in Back Rigg Cottage, high up on the fells. Her landlord, the ambitious politician Marcus Grenville, wants his property back. After months of harassment, Ursula discovers that the illegal use of poisoned bait on Grenville's land has killed not only a rare bird of prey but her two beloved cats.
Outraged, Ursula storms up to the Grenvilles' house and denounces Marcus Grenville and threatens revenge. But when her niece, Molly Palmer-Jones, arrives at Ursula's house the next morning, it is to find her body slumped lifeless on a sofa. It soon becomes clear that hers was a very convenient death. The Palmer-Joneses embark on a murder investigation....
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The voice of the narrator was too smooth it made me nod off too many times and I kept losing the thread of the story.
Thought the plot was a bit far fetched in places and passe.
An excellent story that kept me captivated right to the end. The relationships between the characters really came to life. The narrator has a very BBC voice, quite old-fashioned but perfect for the parts.
Brilliant. This one rivals a Vera for plot, place and people. By far the best George and Molly. impeccably read (as ever) by Sean Barrett
What can I say without giving the game away. I love this series, if you've enjoyed previous episodes this certainly won't disappoint.
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