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Murder Fest

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Series: Pearl Nolan, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

Discover the Whitstable Pearl mysteries: a combination of seafood, murder and a multitasking heroine on the coast of Kent.... 

Pearl's detective agency takes a back seat as she prepares to offer a warm welcome to a group of special visitors. A local arts festival is being held to honour a cultural exchange visit from representatives of Borken - Whitstable's twin town in Germany.  

Yet very soon, personality clashes surface among the participants; local politicians try to use the festival for their own ends while others jostle for improved billing on the festival programme. Tempers flare, old feuds resurface and on the eve of the first event, a cryptic message - Murder Fest - is received by the local police.  

Before DCI Mike McGuire has a chance to investigate, the festival commences with an unscheduled event when a celebrated author is found brutally murdered.... 

Soon the only 'Arts' on display are dark ones, as Whitstable's celebration of local culture transforms into a real-life murder fest - offering Whitstable's Pearl Nolan another mystery to solve. 

©2019 Julie Wassmer (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"A tried-and-tested crime recipe with Whitstable flavours that makes for a Michelin-starred read." (Daily Mail)

"My new favourite author in the genre." (George Galloway)

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Postcard from Whitstable

Good to have the story set back in Whitstable again but it’s a curious instalment focused more on what people are wearing than eating or doing. Fun, light read that takes you to various streets and venues, but the narrator is a little over-earnest. Plus if I had a pound for every time I read/heard “Cathy McTurk” then I’d be able to afford one of the houses mentioned.

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Wonderful series

Julie Wassmer's books capture Whitstable and the surround area so well. They bring back memories of walking through the twisting streets and eating in the wonderful restaurants there ... obviously no memories of murders which Julie constructs so well. Love the narrator too.

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Finally a great reader

At last here is a reader who actually reads the voices as you would expect especially McGuire. Please keep Karen for future books.