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Mystery at the Manor

Cherringham. A Cosy Crime Series - Mystery Shorts 2
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

The elderly owner of Mogdon Manor, Victor Hamblyn, dies in a mysterious fire. But was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah are skeptical... The victim's three middle-aged children, who all live in the village of Cherringham, are possible heirs. And possible murderers... Did one of them set the fire?

Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new audio episode released every two weeks. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby.

Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" series, Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of "DCI John Barnaby" in "Midsomer Murders" and "Jim Riley" in "The Life of Riley". He is also known for his film roles in "The Nativity", "Sorted" and "Son of Rambow". In 2012 Dudgeon starred as "Norman Birkett" on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series written by Caroline and David Stafford.

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A divided family...

What a great mystery this was. I love Neil Dudgeon's narration, he has the perfect 'easy listening' voice. Love the two main characters, they're not glamourous.. just normal! 10/10 based on the easy listening, great storyline and wonderful narration

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Another great story

as always beautifully read by Neil Dudgeon thank you Matthew Cosrel
o and Neil Richards.plus here's hoping there are more Cherringham in the future?

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again enjoyable

second book read. I enjoy the punchiness if these books, they suit is you enjoy easy listening and short stories.

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  • Zeeta
  • 19-02-20

Wonderful mystery series.

I love the characters, the narrator and the stories. I enjoy that they are short adventures, but with each episode the characters develop and grow. Please keep writing them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-20

Much better

Notable improvement from the first book. Characters acquiring definition and the story, not a very good one, unfolded with ease. I'll read the next and get back on whether it's worth continuing.

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  • Ellen-Lee
  • 21-11-19

Just lovely

And very satisfying. Quite fun. I got the whole series. Just the listen for a winters day and a cup of tea.

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  • Christine
  • 29-06-19

Well done

Good story and characters. I enjoyed the story, the unraveling of clues. Great narrating by Neil Dudgeon.

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  • andi
  • 28-10-19

Mystery at the Manor

I love listening to Neil Dungeon narrate these Stories. He’s easy to follow and he reads Jack so well.

The story provides a quick listen with an enjoyable plot. A few twists and turns along the way keep you guessing hoping to figure it all out before it ends.

In this particular story quibbling, greedy siblings are surely to blame, but which one? Sarah and Jack work to uncover the untold mystery.

A perfect listen when you need to unwind!