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Summary

Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven't met for 20 years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn't changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. 

What Jude hadn't been suspecting, however, was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. More worrying, from Jude's point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole.

©2017 Simon Brett (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Always a pleasure

Simon Brett is superb ,again. His plotting and characters never disappoint and his style is intelligent and witty.more please!

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Well written and very enjoyable

Always think I have got the answer only to find the twist in the tail. Have been so enjoying these books during lockdown but sadly I think I am reaching the end of Carol and Jude’s adventure.....so far?

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good fun

good fun all round but very clever as always! I just like the carol and Jude pairing as detectives!!!

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Good lockdown listen

As usual Simon Brett comes up trumps with a ood romp which has plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing.

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  • 18-04-19

Relaxing to listen to.

I enjoyed this book. I have read quite a few of these now and I can’t predict who dunnit! I do enjoy this series of Simon Brett books as they don’t take themselves too seriously but at the same time you don’t have to suspend belief too far either. And they’re not massively gorey, which is a good thing.

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  • John S.
  • 15-09-19

Hope next one's stronger

This installment seemed "off" to me. I suppose that was largely the way that Jude, as chief suspect, interacted with the police. Felt I had to suspend disbelief that they would hash out the case details with her the way a prosecutor might with a defense attorney. Also, the thread (not really enough to count as a subplot) regarding Uncle Pavel seemed "tacked on" to me; seemed to be there to increase author page count?

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  • Leslie V. Dery
  • 11-09-21

Lots of Fun

Enjoyed the story-and no, there was no “tacking on” of a subplot to increase the length of the book. Simon Brett clearly had fun ribbing faux intellectuals—academics, poets—even mystery writers and, of course, pretentious Americans. (His accent was a hoot.) Some laugh-out- loud moments. I liked having the usual serene Jude unsettled fo a change. Quite a delightful read.

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  • Sarah
  • 10-05-20

The Best in a Great Series

I've listened to almost all of the Fethering books and this is the best one yet. I was looking for something light to read at bedtime but this turned out to be a (virtual) page turner. I listened to it as I did my household chores, I listened to it on walks, and sometimes just sat and listened to it - unusual for me.

Simon Brett is a great reader as well as a great writer - his performance is at least as good as the other excellent narrators for the series. I highly recommend The Liar in the Library.

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  • Tracy
  • 15-04-19

Carol and Jude Solve it again :)

I am a big fan of the Fethering mysteries, having listened to all of them!

I really was just happy to find another instalment. It's not the best of the series, but definitely worth listening to if you enjoyed any of the other books in the series.

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  • Beatrice
  • 16-05-18

Awesome

I love this series. Jude and Carol are great characters and I truly enjoy reading about their adventures.