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Cherringham. A Cosy Crime Series - Mystery Shorts 35
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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When Cherringham's Council debates selling the historic village hall for development as a luxury restaurant and hotel, all of Cherringham is up in arms; some seeing the sale as needed, others deeply opposed. For many, the centuries-old hall is the very heart of the community! But when the leader of the protestors is attacked after a raucous meeting and death threats are made, Jack and Sarah are asked to investigate. Can they find a possible killer before the crucial Council vote? And maybe stop a murder?

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 read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

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 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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enjoy narration

always good stories, easy listening. recommend of quick story. like there characters and description. thank you

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Great!

As always, Cherringham never fails to delight. Jack and Sarah are a wonderful duo, investigating crimes that are intriguing rather than harrowing. This episodes is up to the best of standards and is a gripping night - time listen. Neil Dudgeon is once again the best narrator possible, please don't ever change him. Looking forward to the next......

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good story and wonderfully read

another 'easy listening' 2hr book which is great when you want a quick listen. thank you.

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  • Donna Deal
  • 09-02-20

Another charming episode

These little nuggets of mystery are like potato chips: you can never get enough.. more please!
The narrator (Neil dudgeon) is incredible, the mysteries are pretty good, and the characters are totally
relateable..

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  • karen santiago
  • 01-02-20

Love this series!

Another great mystery in this series! I so wish they would make this series into a tv show! I'm still waiting for Jack and Sarah to become a couple! I love how the narrator really brings these stories to life, he does an excellent job with everyone!

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  • Milo L. Carlson
  • 07-03-20

Raced

Do love this series. Nero Wolf said authors can be sort of classified by use of syntax, idioms, words and styles these race around often.

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  • Berryjazzy
  • 23-02-20

Cherringham

Cherringham is my favorite series! The stories are are interesting and the performances are flawless! Please give us more!

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  • Trish R.
  • 23-02-20

Loved it..


Jeez! I love Cherringham, and Jack and Sarah and Tony and Grace and Chloe and The Spotted Pig and Riley, Jack’s dog. What a great bunch of characters. Novella #35 and I can’t wait for the next one.

In this one there’s an up-coming vote on whether or not to change an important historical building in town because the town needed the money before they went broke. Then came the knifing of Ralph Syms, the leader of the group who was trying to stop the change, then the firebombing of Syms’s offices, where Sarah’s daughter Chloe volunteered. So much story in so few pages.

No sex and no swearing.

As to the narration: As good as these stories are, they wouldn’t be nearly as good without Neil Dudgeon.

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  • justthisonce
  • 22-02-20

A premature review here, but;

While I am only halfway through this title in the series, it is proving just as satisfying as I have come to expect. I have listened to every episode of this series as well as the longer books that aren’t part of the numbered series. They are very well written cozy mysteries that definitely rise above the majority of the genre. It almost feels a slight to even apply that moniker. Perhaps if every cozy series were to rise to this level, it wouldn’t feel that way. Without naming any names, there are a few other, very popular cozy series I listen to as well that feature a female and male combination doing the sleuthing, usually with the female lead being an amateur who, with a credibility stretching detective talent that so often rises above the male lead who are professionals in the detective world, in one fashion or another, to the point of eye rolling at times. That is another huge difference with this series. They have now been friends and partners in crime fighting for years (both in the real, publishing world and in their small corner of England contained in the series). Being a retired NYPD detective, the male here has taught the female lead over the years with her improving throughout and earning her partner’s respect both by her willingness to learn as well as her strengths she brings to the cases. In the other series I was referring to, the romantic parts can be a bit too much of the story and get a bit old. Oddly though, I’m at the point that I would actually like it if these two did get together. Well, that’s with a big caveat. I’d also hate it if it changed everything so much that looking forward to each new book in the series is no longer anticipated so eagerly. If any authors could do it, I think it would be this pair of authors.
Wouldn’t want to leave out the narrator who deserves high praise for making every character easily distinguishable and seems to catch all the nuances of all different types of conversations and the emotions found in those conversations. Would hate to see the narrator changed in this series.

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  • eclectic listener
  • 18-02-20

Continue to Adore this Series

The authors continue to find new and fresh storylines for the listener. Neil Dudgeon is phenomenal as a narrator. I wait for each new episode and continue to be an avid listener