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Summary

Murder on the Riviera Express

Gerald Hennessey - silver-screen star and much-loved heartthrob - never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint Devonshire seaside town on the English Riviera.

Murdered on the 4.30 from Paddington, the loss of this great man throws Temple Regis' community into disarray. Not least Miss Judy Dimont, corkscrew-haired reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. Investigating Gerald's death, she's quickly called to the scene of a second murder. Setting off on her trusty moped, Herbert, she finds Arthur Shrimsley in an apparent suicide on the clifftops above the town beach.

Miss Dimont must prevail, for why was a man like Gerald coming to Temple Regis anyway? And what is the connection between him and Arthur? And just how will she get the answers she wants whilst under the watchful and mocking eyes of her infamously cantankerous editor, Rudyard Rhys?

©2017 TP Fielden (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Slow and repetitive

This was a book I endured, rather than enjoyed. I had to force myself to get to the end, because I really didn’t care who the murderer was...... The first time the narrator told me that so&so’s performance was just like her part in a named play, it was quite clever. On the 20th time, it was just dull. The performance was good though, but the narrator was let down by the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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a little long winded

I struggled to start this book, it was a little long winded until I got into it. I did enjoy it in the end a good old fashioned murder mystrey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynne
  • Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • 17-08-17

Fun Lady detective

If you could sum up The Riviera Express in three words, what would they be?

Fun, twists and turns

What did you like best about this story?

The main charters are very different but I love English lady detectives!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The first time she sees the victim,

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

The ending, it was a little sad

Any additional comments?

Really good book, good narration, great story, it's gives you the feeling of a miss marple type book! Try it

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Thoroughly enjoyable!

A really good plot & story line, with well developed characters & excellently read! Very entertaining!

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A delightful book

I absolutely loved this book! I think it is beautifully written, the characters are well drawn, 1950's Devon sounds delightful. The narration is brilliant, really brought it to life. It doesn't move fast but kept my interest from the start, I have already brought the next audiobook! Also loved the use of many Agatha Christe-esque surnames!! Would definitely recommend, in fact I already have...

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Not for me

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I started this book but found it rather dull and haven't finished it. The heroine is not called by her first name, but Miss and this sort of puts a break on any familiarity or fondness for the character. I did not find her a sympathetic subject and the pace of the story was somewhat slow. Obviously the writer must have a readership but I won't be among them

Would you ever listen to anything by TP Fielden again?

No

What three words best describe Eve Karpf’s performance?

I don't know

What character would you cut from The Riviera Express?

As none of the characters caught my imagination I can't answer that

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen
  • Bracknell, United Kingdom
  • 03-11-17

So boring

What made me buy this audio book? I should have known from the description 'corkscrew-haired reporter'. Impossible to listen to, so I gave up.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Oh dear

This is a strange little read, odd characters, most of whom are rather more caricatures, the grumpy boss, the warring older ladies, Miss Dimont with the corkscrew hairstyle, far too frequently referred toward......

0 of 1 people found this review helpful