For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise.
Attending the funeral of the respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his name is in the book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gunrunners, shifty politicians - and a kidnapped vicar.
©2015 Simon Brett (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd
Gentle modern times fantasy. Characters initially seem unassuming and develop intriguingly. Some plot ambiguities, the 'answer' is not particularly well hidden. A fun listen.
Unusual story precept and construction.
His gentle use of different voices for the characters. Excellent timing overall
No - very rare for me to do that.
Mrs Pargeter and her eclectic entourage are wonderful. Please record more. The world is a grayer place without Mrs Pargeter. I'm sure there be someone in Ps black book to help make this happen.
I wanted a light book but not a detective novel, chit lit or historical romance, something else and this was my choice. I am delighted. It certainly skims over the nasty side of the criminal underworld and makes them out to be loveable rogues but once you put that aside, it really is about people and what makes them tick. Simon Brett narrates his own work really well, not always the case when an author reads.
A different character. Silly character and silly story.
I love the Charles Paris series. It is hard to believe it is the same author.
Yes, but not anything with Mrs Pargeter or Jude (from another terrible series)
None. I couldn't finish it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the narration. A good romp with enough plot twists to keep you guessing and allow you to join in with figuring it out.
Simon Brett's reading brought all the characters to life.
The villain's code of conduct
Very easy on the ear and the voices highlighted the characters but without being overdone.
Mrs Pargeter meeting Sammy and arranging the wedding.
I will be reading the rest of the series.
I always enjoy Simon Brett's books, but I have to say, this has to be my favourite. It's a jolly romping story, nothing grizzly, bit of kidnapping, bit of shady, very friendly ex gangsters and one incredibly wealthy old lady! It's all a bit Lavender Hill-ish to be honest and I just melted away in my hot bath or bed and totally enjoyed Simon Brett's narration. I would very much recommend to anyone who likes to take an escape from the real world now and again and doesn't have to over think!
I am an elderly widow, and I so enjoy Audible as I can relax and listen to all the lovely books I would otherwise find difficulty in reading
Mrs Pargeter's Princeple was just about an all right listen, but nothing in the story to capture the listener. It was a bit tedious and nothing like Simon Brett's usual fare.
I would have added more excitement and less tweeness
Simon Brett reads his work with brilliance. He makes his stories live. This would have been even more boring as a story without his wonderful voice
Not if I had already read or heard it
As a lover of Simon Brett's books this one was a really disappointment to me
Kind of weak. Silly characters. But I'll keep on listening to anything read by Simon Brett!
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