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My favourite of all the Kate Shackleton Mysteries

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-19

I have liked this series from the very first one I listened to. Consuming them like treats one after the other until I had listened to all that were available. I then waited avidly for new releases. I like the narrator who adds just the correct amount of gravitas. I prefer the gentler stories with less suspense but the books in the series cater across the spectrum. I highly recommend these books.

My go to book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-18

I have listened to this book again and again. Love the humour. Love the narrator.

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nice dramatic representation

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

if you know about the goons this won't tell you anything new, still good .

My favourite Miss Silver story so far .

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-16

I liked the story and the characters. A book I will listen to again and again.

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enjoyable golden age murder mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-16

Made more enjoyable as I know the area. Inspector French is not unlike Inspector Alleyn.

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I love Carol Boyd's narrative style as reader

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Reviewed: 24-02-16

and now I love this story too. I found the characters very real and engaging.

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what can be achieved by meddling

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

I was brought to this book by Stella Gibbons other title "Nightingale Wood" I thoroughly enjoyed both titles. They are period piece of the society of the 1930s but that makes it more enjoyable as none of the has experienced that era for ourselves.

enjoyable read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-09-15

If you like the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries this is right up your street.
wish the whole series was available in audio format.

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My first Miss Silver

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they liked Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Carola Dunn

What other book might you compare The Watersplash to, and why?

The works of Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Carola Dunn

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The gossipy tea parties

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

For someone who enjoys mystery novels from the early 20th century, a time of multiple postal deliveries and servants, which is so far removed the the current day and thus a window on the lost age. This book was a delight

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Loved this story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This is the sort of story that if you like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and Ngaio Marsh you will love. Not quite the social details of those writing in the time period but a well told story that is engaging

What other book might you compare Dead in the Water to, and why?

I can't think of a book but the work compares favourably to works by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and Ngaio Marsh.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Unfortunately the choosen narrator can't do any English accents or dialects. The poor lass who was supposed to come from the Black Country sounded more cockney that the policeman who lived in London and many ordinary words were incorrectly pronounced which could find you after a while mentally or actually correcting her. It is a pity as this will put some listeners off and this work deserves more than that.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Amateur sleuth in rowing mystery. Murder on the river in Regatta week.

Any additional comments?

This author has written 22 Daisy books can we have some more for Audible and not just Kindle consumption please

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