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Best Murder in Show

Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries, Book 1
Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

A dead body on a carnival float at the village show. 

A clear case of murder in plain sight, thinks new arrival Sophie Sayers - but why do none of the villagers agree? 

What dark secrets are they hiding to prevent her unmasking the murderer, and who holds the key to the mystery? 

  • Hector, the gorgeous but enigmatic owner of the village bookshop? 
  • Joshua, the intrusive yet insightful old man from next door? 
  • Carol, village shopkeeper, the fount of village gossip, not all of it reliable?

And what is that mysterious ingredient that almost knocks Sophie out when she takes tea at the village bookshop? (Not the best way to start a job interview.) 

Can Sophie unearth the clues tucked away in this outwardly idyllic Cotswold village before anyone else comes to harm, not least herself? 

For fans of classic cozy mysteries everywhere, Best Murder in Show will make you laugh out loud at the idiosyncrasies of English country life, and rack your brains to discover the murderer before Sophie can. 

Get this audiobook now to enjoy this addictive new series from the start. 

Praise for Best Murder in Show

"A cracking example of cozy crime." (Katie Fforde, President of the Romantic Novelists Association and international best seller)

"Miss Marple meets Bridget Jones." (Belinda Pollard, author of the Wild Crimes series)

©2017 Debbie Young (P)2019 Debbie Young

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Enjoyable Cozy Mystery

I enjoyed this cozy audiobook; the narration was good, and the plot was original.

However, I didn’t like the main character; she just seemed a bit too up herself to me- going round announcing she’s a writer when it’s just something she plans to try.

Also, a lot of the dialogue is unrealistic and comes across as stilted.

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  • Beatrice George
  • 28-01-20

Pretty good

Best Murder in Show is a pretty good book, but it's more chick lit than mystery. Debbie Young took a very long time developing her characters, then threw in a murder towards the end of the book. But, in doing so, you can't help but finish the book because by then you are invested in the story.