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Hattie Goes to Hollywood

Narrated by: Gill Mills
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

Fans of Agatha Raisin will love this new mystery series from best-selling author Caroline James. 

A Cumbrian Village...

Three suicides...

A red-hot summer...

Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?

A funny and intriguing mystery - the first in a new series by Caroline James.

When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth? 

Hattie Goes to Hollywood is the first is a new series of stand-alone books by Caroline James. 

Further titles by Caroline James: 

  • The Best Boomerville Hotel
  • Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me
  • Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me
  • Coffee Tea the Chef & Me
  • Jungle Rock
©2020 Caroline James (P)2020 Caroline James

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“A highly enjoyable book in a brand-new series, I am loving this cast of characters - 5 stars!” (Rachel’s Random Reviews)

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Fun, friendship, and an intriguing who done it!

Just finished listening to Hattie Goes to Hollywood....so sorry it’s ended! I feel like I know all the people in this beautifully written and well narrated story of life in a Cumbrian village. I love the Agatha Raisin books, but I think Hattie could even give Agatha a run for her money in the detecting stakes! What a wonderful character Hattie is. She’s so likeable, I just want to tuck into one of her bacon butties, or huddle down with her and a G’n’T for a good old gossip. The plot is unusual, three “murders” to investigate, but Hattie gives it her all, accompanied by some wonderful characters and the amazing duck, Drake. If you’re stuck at home and need cheering up, this would be the perfect listen. I also laughed out loud at times and was kept guessing right to the end. Another winner from Caroline James.

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A cracking start to a new mystery series

I loved this audio book and didn't want it to end. Can't wait for more in the series.

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Not for me ...

Thought I would try this as it is the start of a series & the previous reviewer gave it a positive review & Caroline James is well liked by others. However, it is not for me ... as there is limited depth to the writing/story and the narrater didn’t seem to fit. I lost interest very quickly.