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Summary

The 10th novel in the popular Fethering mysteries featuring Carole and Jude following from Blood at the Bookies.

What's your poison? Fethering residents, Jude and Carole, get more than they bargained for when a lunchtime meal in their local pub leaves everyone with food poisoning. The landlord is horrified and when a series of disasters start to befall his business it looks like it could be the end of the road for the Crown and Anchor.

Left with a bad taste in their mouths - and not just from the food - the two amateur lady detectives wonder if it might just be more than a run of bad luck, which is forcing their favourite pub into bankruptcy.

When Ray, a young man with the mental age of a five year old, is found in the kitchen of the pub with a knife through his heart - Carole and Jude swing into action. There's a killer on the loose in Fethering and Carole and Jude need to uncover who it is before it's last orders for the pub - and themselves.

©2009 Simon Brett (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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Brett is a master

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is entertaining and interesting, Brett is just a good writer I love all his work and this is particularly well presented.

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Story great but too much swearing and vulgarity

As usual the story is interesting, full of twists and surprises - but why did it have to be so vulgar and crude?
While I appreciate that most stand-up British comedy is offensive to listen to, I honestly didn't expect it from a Simon Brett novel, so having it straight into my ears dampened my enjoyment.

I'll listen to the next in the series and hope that this was a once off.

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Cosy escapism

When their local pub suffers an outbreak of food poisoning and then a series of further catastrophes, Carol and Jude, middle aged friends and neighbours, set about investigating the suspicious happenings .

One of the best of the quirky and charming Fethering whodunits.

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Nice book.

Nice story. Easy to listen as there is quite a bit happening all the time.

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Good Mystery

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Good mystery, well read, pleasant listen looking forward to working through the rest of the series