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When a prominent family's daughter flees sleepy Sussex to seek a career on the stages of a glittering West End, Harry and Kat are asked to check in on the young woman. But the two of them soon discover that there is a much bigger danger to the woman and her family than mere acting dreams being crushed.

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series "Piece of Cake". He is also the lead in the BBC series "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries", based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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cosy afternoon

good story for a cosy afternoon. well narrated and a fun mystery storyline that is great for relaxing too.

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BEST YET!

Oh yes. Costello and Richards are over their er, difficult second episode, and back on form. In fact above form. Really loved this. Nathaniel Parker does such good voices, has Cat/Kat to a T. Shall not say more or will be one big spoiler. Adventures starting in Midworth that end in London. All good fun.

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I enjoyed the book, and the narration was superb, but something was missing. I don't know what it was, it seemed a bit airy fairy.

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Good fun!

I have listened to all 3 stories in this new saga now and have to say that they are definitely growing on me! Initially, I wasn't sure how I felt as I had been such a fan of the Cherringham series and the first episode of this series was very much a 'scene setter'. However, as the stories progressed, I have found that I am tuning in and appreciating the new UK/US collaboration. The stories are well set in the late 1920s and have suitably light and predictable plots that make them suitable for non- demanding situations like drifting off to sleep or pushing on with the ironing! I really like the fact that Kit can hold her own and is no wimp! I think it could be time for Harry to show his metal though and I am hoping that will materialise in the next episodes. Beautifully narrated by Nathaniel Parker who I have just been able to stop picturing as Inspector Lynley! All in all, jolly good fun!

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  • Pamela Lobaugh
  • 30-05-20

Dorathy we're not in Cherringham anymore

This is the 3rd Mydworth mystery I've listened to, perhaps if I read it my review wouldn't be so low but the narration of Kat Is not getting any better and I'm afraid it's locked into his Head now that this is the way she's to be read. I can't stand the nasally, butch, weird American Voice that he does for her, She acts so tough and her husband Harry I feels very wimpy. Love Cherringham, love what Neal and Matthew does with it, even with some of their little fo- pause, I'm along for the ride and enjoy the listen. It also helps that Neil Dudgeon is doing the narration. However, I feel these books are thrown together quickly and are basically silly. Also not a fan of this whole Suffragette vain they're going on. Kat always talking with her mouth full even in the Bronx in the 20s, I would think young women were told not to talk with their mouth full And certainly as a US diplomat. You would think by now she would have learned a little class and at least play the part now and again, a little bit of the rough edges taken off but no and of course Harry, Lord Harry finds it all endearing and never once wishing she would use a little tact. Would much rather see another full length Cherringham, novel or any Cherringham for that matter than anymore in this series, sorry to say.

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  • Holly
  • 07-06-20

Disappointing

The charm of the first two books is totally missing here. The characters are flat. The plot can be totally summarized in two sentences. No suspense. the narrator tries to save this book, but it is irredeemable. I am returning it.

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  • barbara
  • 26-06-20

London Calling!

Loving fhe Mydworth mysteries series, the characters are excellent and the way they solve the mystery is good. I listen to these while I am doing my hobbies and cannot wait for the next one. The narration is very good.

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  • Karena
  • 06-06-20

LOVE IT!!!

They Mydworth and Cherringham Mysteries are quickly becoming my favorite short stories. I love the characters. I love the story lines. Some are a bit predictable, others not so much. I am always excited to start the next one. If you are looking for a quick read, or listen, these series are perfect!!!

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  • BobDog
  • 01-06-20

Story light, Narration makes it good

Another cozy story from Richards and Costello. The plot has a few surprises, but the suspense does not electrify your nerves. Which is exactly the purpose of their books—you can relax. Nathaniel Parker’s narration brings it to life, and through him you hear many different personalities on your mental stage. Mr. Parker deserves his 5 stars, every time.

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  • maria
  • 26-05-20

A must listen to

Maria. I love the characters and reader. Can’t wait till the next one. It’s addicting. 👏🏼

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  • Jan H. Wolfe
  • 22-05-20

Smashing! Great fun.

The duo writes the best short mysteries and the narrator switches dialects with ease. loved it

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  • jackie
  • 11-05-20

it was a wonderful series.

I enjoyed the series very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-11-20

delightful cozy read

Short and entertaining little read. Kat and Harry come to the aid of another Mydworth family. When young Lizzie runs away to London to make her mark, things don't turn out as expected. With her father refusing their help, Harry and Kat decide to investigate anyway. A thoroughly delightful cozy read with a couple you can't help but like. Smart and adventurous, never fearing to take risk, Harry and Kat are a pure delight.

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  • CJC
  • 01-10-20

Echoes of the Thin Man

This book was delightfully charming as the 2 main characters so reminded me of one of my favorite movie couples- Nick and Nora Charles of the famed Thin Man movie series with their first movie debuting in 1934. The story was intriguing, amusing and thoughtful. Enjoyed it very much.