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Summary

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....

©1992 Ann Cleeves (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • MS
  • 14-09-16

voice too soothing!

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.

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Very Veraesque - best George & Molly so far!

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

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  • Linda
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 14-08-16

What can I say - A great series continues

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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terrible narrator<br />the monotonous droning narrator

spoiled by the narrator. the book was okay but even with the speed turned up the narrator ruined it. won't be getting another read by him

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  • Carla
  • Jersey UK
  • 04-01-17

A great read

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.

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Another Man s Poison

Well paced story although I felt it was brought to a rather abrupt end. I do enjoy Ann Cleeves books and this was no exception.