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In the Market for Murder Audiobook

In the Market for Murder: Lady Hardcastle, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case.

Armed with wit and whimsy, not to mention Florence's mean right hook, the pair set out to discover what really happened and why. Was it poison or just ill luck?

As they delve further into their investigation, they encounter a theft where nothing is stolen, a séance with a troubled ghost and an ever-increasing number of Spencer's family and friends who might just have motive for murder. One thing's for sure: Lady Hardcastle has a mystery on her hands.

©2016 T E Kinsey. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Helen Gregory 17/06/2017
    Helen Gregory 17/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good old fashioned detective story"
    What made the experience of listening to In the Market for Murder the most enjoyable?

    The excellent narration enabled me to imagine the characters well<br/>


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Market for Murder?

    I really liked the interaction between Lady Hardcastle and Flo.


    What about Elizabeth Knowelden’s performance did you like?

    She read with a normal voice! Some narrators seem to have strange way of ending sentences on an uplift like a question. Elizabeth reads as if she is talking to you which is much better.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some bits made me laugh out loud!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl Mason Auckland, - New Zealand 27/04/2017
    Sheryl Mason Auckland, - New Zealand 27/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Cozy Mystery"

    Another wonderful funny book from this author. I think part of the fun is in the narration. Elizabeth Knowelden does a superb job of performing these books, each character is easy to identify and she has the pace of the book perfectly.

    This time Lady Hardcastle and her faithful maid Flo solve several mysteries, all neatly tied together at the conclusion of the book. I had to admire the way the author wove the mysteries. As I said in the review of "A Quiet Life in the Country" these are not serious literature but they are certainly laugh out loud funny in places and extremely easy to listen to (actually listen to again and again). Full marks for listening pleasure.

    I know the third book is on the way and I can't wait.

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    Amazon Customer 04/01/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "I love these books!"

    The dynamic between the main characters is fabulous and the humour makes it. More books please!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sailaway 11/07/2017
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    "oooops made a mistake here"

    Not my best choice of reading matter. Bit too 'jolly hockey sticks' . In a class of it's own

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    Janey 19/03/2017
    Janey 19/03/2017

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    "Good yarn"

    This another good yarn by TE Kinsey about the exploits of Lady Hardcastle and her ladies maid. There are several threads to the tale that are only resolved at the very end. A very enjoyable listening experience spoilt only by the mispronunciation of a few words that are off putting. A pity because I really enjoyed this who dunnit.

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    Jaye Hardy 17/03/2017
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    "In the market for murder."

    Great audiobook and very easy to listen to but vrry very hard to solve don't know where they get the ideas from

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    Teddy London 21/02/2017
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    "Excellent!"
    What did you like most about In the Market for Murder?

    Superb cast of characters


    Any additional comments?

    I'm now hungry for more in this series but, sadly, I see there are none yet published so I'll have to wait. - Which at least gives me something to look forward to.<br/><br/>

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
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    09/02/17
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    "Clever intertwining of three fun mysteries"

    This is a terrific sequel to A Quiet Life in the Country. The book takes three mystery lines and intertwines them effectively. There is the death of a cruel man that might be from poisoning. A ghost accuses a member of the group doing a seance of murder. And the plaques and awards from a rugby club get stolen. I enjoyed the way the threads of the mysteries end up intertwined.

    The book is very fun, with clever word play and banter between Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, who narrates the book. I loved this book and am waiting on tenterhooks for the third book to released on June 15!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • My02cents
    24/12/16
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    "Delightful!"

    It's been a while since I've looked forward to and pre-ordered a book. I was very excited for this one and savored every minute. Fantastic storylines, delightful laugh-out-loud moments and superb narration. I can't wait for the next!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Penelope Browder
    29/12/16
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    "Very delightful listen"

    Narrator was excellent & story line intriguing. Carry over of characters from first book was integrated.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn L. Willliams
    Auberry, CA
    04/03/17
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    "Fun book to listen to"

    This is the second book in this series that I have listened to. I purchased book one of the series as a kindle book with accompanying audio. I didn't like reading the book, but the audio version was wonderful. I think you need the English accents to make the story "live". The story line is a bit like Agatha Christie mysteries. The performance is very good, lots of different voices, not just someone reading the book. The story also has humor and a lightness that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this audible book to anyone who likes who done it type mysteries and also English settings at the turn of the century. Lady Hardcastle and Flo are exciting women for their time. Which makes it all the more fun.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emmaline
    05/01/17
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    "Wonderful series! Witty and fun!"

    This is my new favorite series, soooo good! Very witty and fun, with very intriguing mysteries. I can't say enough good things about it. Narrator was AMAZING, she really brought everyone to life. Buy it, you won't regret it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elisa
    25/03/17
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    "Great characters and narrator"

    loved the narrator! Her excellent use of dialects brought the already great characters to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DG1939
    Powder Springs, Georgia
    09/01/17
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    "more good work"

    another well written and enjoyable story. I'm 77 and iit's been a long time since I've enjoyed reading this much, but I couldn't put this down.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • PATRICIA MCCOOL
    07/01/17
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    "Brilliant!!"

    Love this series. The narrator is fantastic!
    She interprets the character well and brings you into the story! Good job!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beth Shumaker
    31/12/16
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    "enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to In the Market for Murder the most enjoyable?

    I really like the reader and her use of her voice<br/>


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Market for Murder?

    I liked all of it.<br/><br/>


    What does Elizabeth Knowelden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice<br/>


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • ENStyle Design
    12/08/17
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    "I don't often use the word "QUAINT"..."

    but this series is QUAINT as hell. I love it. It's silly and adorable and Lady Hardcastle reminds me of my Godmother, just replace the British with Greek and the Brandy with Wine. It's charming and witty and just a great way to unwind at the end of the day. Elizabeth Knowelden has a wonderful array of voices and I can't wait for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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