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Dinner Most Deadly Audiobook

Dinner Most Deadly: Another John Pickett Mystery

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When Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, returns from Scotland restless and out of sorts, her friend Emily Dunnington plans a select dinner party with half a dozen male guests from whom Julia may choose a lover. 

But Emily's dinner ends in disaster when one of her guests, Sir Reginald Montague, is shot dead.

When Bow Street Runner John Pickett is summoned to Emily's house, he is faced with the awkward task of informing Lady Fieldhurst that their recent masquerade as a married couple (Family Plot) has resulted in their being legally wed.

Beset by distractions - including the humiliating annulment procedure and the flattering attentions of Lady Dunnington's pretty young housemaid - Pickett must find the killer of a man whom everyone has reason to want dead.

©2015 Sheri Cobb South (P)2017 Sheri Cobb South

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  • Em Jay Reads
    Sydney, Australia
    13/12/17
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    "A great story supported by excellent narration"

    This was my first John Picket mystery and I am just sorry I had not discovered them sooner. The book was entertaining and fun to listen to as it contains many of the things I like to read about. There’s a mystery to solve, a romance to sigh over and it takes place during Regency England, a time period that I find fascinating, especially from a social history perspective.

    Though the romance between John Pickett and Julia, Lady Fieldhurst develops across the series, you can pick a book midstream – like I did – and not be lost. Each mystery begins and is solved during the one book and the romance arc develops nicely. You understand what has gone on before but there are no detailed spoilers.

    The writing is wonderful. There is no purple prose here. It’s crisp, expressive and articulate. The openness of some of the characters may not be in keeping with the times but it works well in telling this story to a 21st century audience who may not understand the nuances of Regency times; It was definitely a time where you could say much without using words at all.

    Joel Froomkin’s narration is excellent. His portrayal of each character is very well done. The character of John Pickett is the star. His romantic feelings for Julia, his resignation at not being ‘the right sort’ for her, his desire to honour the man who helped him rise to his current position in society all come through in the narration.

    The identity of the murderer is kept until the end. I did not guess who it was, but then I rarely do. I could find no fault in the steps and logic taken to determine who committed the murder. In fact, it’s a nice change of pace to read about solutions that don’t rely on technology to help solve a crime.

    Finally, a special mention goes to the character of Emily Dunnington. She is an excellent representation of what was expected of and what was condoned for a woman of her standing but underneath this, she was still a person with thoughts and feelings who was trapped by her circumstances. I loved hearing about her life and listening to her advice to Julia.

    Most highly recommended.

    *****
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • alias11
    14/12/17
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    "Wonderful fun!"

    This audiobook presents another fun chapter in the John Pickett romantic mystery series. The clever insight of young Mr. Pickett is a joy to watch as he puzzles out murder and intrigue, all the while fighting the love he feels for Lady Julia Fieldhurst, a woman above his station. The Magistrate, Mr. Colquhoun's dry observations and wit are a source of humor and wisdom, often at the same time. The tale made me laugh frequently, even as I sympathised with the indignities Mr. Pickett endured, including an examination to prove his impotence. (Yes - it entailed exactly the stimulation you might expect!) I love these stories, and I hope to see Mr. Pickett and Lady Fieldhurst together at the end of the series! I am looking forward to the next chapter in their story. Each book/audiobook is a complete story, but there is an ongoing romantic subplot that is best enjoyed if you start with the first book in the series and go on from there. I really enjoy this series and highly recommend it!

    The narration is good, although it was sometimes hard to tell one male voice from another when several men were together at the same time.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica M
    valparaiso, IN, United States
    14/12/17
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    "Sweet and Emotional"

    I am greatly enjoying the John Pickett Mysteries.
    The interactions between John Pickett and Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, are sweet and a little heartbreaking. Following John while he unravels the mystery is intriguing and amusing as he often tends to bumble his way through the members of the high society. John's cluelessness to his appeal to the young ladies is also quite humorous as he really has no idea what is going on or what to do about it.
    It will be interesting to see where the series takes John and Julia next and what they end up doing about their marital predicament.
    Joel Leslie Froomkin's performance is, as always, excellent.
    I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and am providing this honest unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca Azizov
    israel' or akiva
    11/12/17
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    "John Pickett saga is amazing! "

    I read all the previous books as a Kindle book and this is the first book of this series I took as an audiobook this series is great I love it very much and this story in particular was great as well I liked it very much the romance in the book wasn't the best but the story itself covered it quite perfectly the narrator was great as well

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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