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The Elizabethan house of Bracketts is about to be turned into a museum. It had once been the home of the celebrated poet Esmund Chadleigh and is to become a shrine to his life and poetry - but the transition is far from smooth. Carole Seddon had been reluctant to join the Bracketts Board, and now she realises that she should have listened to her instinct. The simmering tension between the board members is about to boil over. A human skeleton is discovered in the kitchen garden, and before too long there is a second body, not yet cold. Murder is no longer just a dreadful possibility but a certainty.

©2003 Simon Brett (P)2004 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • 01-03-20

One of the best murder mysteries

Possibly my favourite of the first five books. I like how the main characters develop as well as their relationship and friendship. The story is very well researched and such a good mystery! Simon Brett again amazed me with his gift for describing different characters and insight into human nature, and he is a wonderful narrator. On to the next in the series for me!

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Cosy murder mystery

I stumbled on these as I love the Charles Paris mysteries. It's great that they are a series and perfect as audio stories before bedtime or on a rainy afternoon. I particularly like that the characters are middle aged women and more rounded characters than the usual stereotypes. The stories are complete in themselves but added interest comes from additional revelations about the main protagonists' histories. Simon Brett conveys the characters so well in his reading.

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easy listening

loved it,but wished the heroes didn't always get locked in a room before their final escape

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Interesting

A bit slow to start and lacking in excitement. I prefer the stories that centre on the relationship between Jude and Carol which this book didn't really. However, the story picked up as the book progressed and the ending was both intriguing and satisfactory.

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Love the Fethering mysteries.

Loved Murder in the Museum. Gulliver didnt get many walks this mystery but otherwise pure comfort reading.

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fab book

great story. very interestingand the subject matter was very clever. Lots of topics covered, excellent.