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Summary

When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. But Inspector Jess Campbell is determined to solve the mystery, with the help of Superintendent Ian Carter, she must dig deep into Monty’s family history to reveal the shocking truth...

©2011 Ann Granger (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

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Kept me reading to the end

Not a bad novel, though I did find a lot of the attitudes displayed by people - especially towards the police a trifle overdone. No-one was 'normal', and it did rather stretch one's belief, as did the convoluted family structures in the novel!



I won't bother with this writer again. I did find the narration a trifle odd too - the narrator announced the chapter numbers as if they were earth shattering events

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Dull

I have read most of Ann Granger's novels and enjoyed them very much, but what happened here I don't know. The story line is none existent, and as slight as it is, it's drawn out beyond belief. I couldn't have cared less about any of the characters. I was actually listening to this on a plane with no other choices otherwise I would have given up.

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A great easy listen!

For anyone who loved and misses Granger's Alan Markby series this is a must! Fortunately Judith Boyd narrates again brilliantly and this is an easy cosy listen.

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Thoroughly Enjoyed

An intriguing mystery ! Found the characters interesting and the story line had plenty of twists .....kept me guessing -and getting it wrong !
I think this series is going to keep me reading happily for quite a while .

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rather slow but a good twist at the end

good for listening to as you're going to sleep, as I like to, because it isn't full of grizzly details and not too many exciting moments.

I appreciate when the author has thought about words other than "said", and the author has been creative with the language in this book.

I would only have given 3 stars for the story because it does drag a bit, certainly it's not life changing. however there's a nice twist right at the end that I really didn't see coming.

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Well read

Well read with an interesting twist in the plot.Enjoy any of the Ann Granger books

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Childish, shrieking voices

The story in itself was not too bad however some of the voices were a bit off putting.

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Most entertaining with a great twist at the end

Really enjoying this Author and the narrator is so eminently listenable, one of my all time favourites.
Good story that carries you along and well drawn characters that are very believable.

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Another good one from Grange r & Boyd

I have read all of Ann Granger's Cotswold murder novels as love tbem. Judith Boyd's excellent narration enhances my enjoyment significantly..😄

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Rack, ruin and a fair read

I enjoyed the book. It wasn't the best but average. I loved the character of Uncle Monty with his eccentricities. The book did capture the atmosphere that it could of and that was my problem with it.

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