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Summary

The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie Strange and Sam Stone can do their thing, events turn darker.

For La Fleur's chef has been strung up and slaughtered like a pig. More oddly, the only witness, the owner's daughter Mary, swears blind a ghost did it. Rosie and Sam must find out what's happening before Mary takes the fall. But intuitions and tip-offs lead them stumbling into the dark waters of the past, exposing secrets of a wider conspiracy as well as secrets all of Rosie's own.

©2017 Syd Moore (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Brilliant

A wonderful story with humour and intrigue. Very well narrated and worth a listen or a read.

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Really enjoyed this story<br />

Good story well narrated, good twist at end. Characters beginning to be fleshed out looking forward to the next episode

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brilliant

loved the 1st book and this one is just as good. bring on the 3rd!

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Love this

Really enjoyed this book but it leaves a few things unanswered so a bit confusing....

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Guilty Pleasure

I have thoroughly enjoyed both books in this series and hope for more. It isn’t what anyone would call ‘great literature ‘ but it is a fun story with a spooky element.
If I have one absolute bug bear is when the narrator as Rosie in her Essex girl voice says “gal” for girl, if anything it would be “gell “ with a hard G. All ‘Aunt Bans’ rhyming slang grates as well. As a London girl living in Essex I don’t know anyone who speaks like that anymore.
Anyway small moans. Listen to the book I think you’ll enjoy it.

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Another great tale from Syd Moore

In my opinion, the narration by Julia Barrie really brings Rosie’s character to life for me, although (as with the previous book) it took a little while for me to tune into it.

Syd Moore has once again delivered a fantastic tale that was lively and energetic. I’m already looking forward to the next instalment of the Essex Witch Museum series.

I’d recommend this to anyone who like a good whodunnit with a supernatural edge.

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Love love love these books

A great mix of humour, the occult, mystery - very easy to listen to, a definite "housework" (or baby night feed) favourite! Fingers crossed for more books soon! Plus I love the narration - very "human". More please!!

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Stranger than fiction...

After picking up the first book as part of a 3 for 2 deal, I was happy to spend a credit on the second outing for Rosie Strange. The voice used for Rosie is still a bit grating, but the narrator's performance is engaging and the story an interesting mix of the natural and supernatural. I didn't find this book held my attention as well as the last, but it was still entertaining and definitely feels as though the characters are beginning to develop. Much of this book felt like it was just setting the scene for the next one, which I will read.

I'm not sure that this series will hold up to re-listening, as my favourites do.

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So Enjoyed This Book!

Loved this book and was hooked after the first Chapter.

Now let’s start the next one!

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A little slow to start

I found this book quite hard to get into, but once 'in' I actually enjoyed it. The story was good, though I did guess the guilty parties. It was quite a 'gentle tale' though it covered a few gory scenarios, there was a subtle humour, with the story teller being a 'ditsy blond' type who seemed unable to see what was going on in front of her. I really found it quite a pleasant read, not too taxing and I may have a look at the others in the series.