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Trail of Lies

Cherringham. A Cosy Crime Series - Mystery Shorts 31
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Last year at Cherringham High, and for three girls that means facing the School Summer Challenge, a grueling fifty-mile hike across the Cotswolds, through thick woods, over steep hills, camping each night under the stars. But when one of them disappears in the middle of the night and is found dead in the morning, most believe a terrible accident has taken place. Was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah aren't convinced - and soon discover that secrets and lies can have terrible consequences... and always leave a trail... 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 - most recently - 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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Great!

Although this is not my favourite of the Cherringham stories, it was still lovely to meet up again with Jack and Sarah and be re-introduced into the warm but not too sugary world of Cherringham.
Just love Neil Dudgeon's narration and would happily listen to him reading the phone book!!

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easy listening

although you always know the outcome of these little stories despite that they are entertaining, good descriptions of scenery etc. good for a quick listen.

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A must read/listener for any cosy crime fan. Excellently written and read.
I would recommend you start from the first book to appreciate the relationship between Jack and Sarah.

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another cracker!!

as always fantastic love these stories told by Neil dudgeon !! cant wait for the next

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My favourite series

One of my favourite series of all time . The story lines, situations and characters keep getting better and better! Superb narration. Can’t wait for the next episode.

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  • candy
  • 11-12-19

Consistently entertaining, even at #31....

I buy these installments of the ongoing Cherringham crime series as soon as they are released. The characters and English settings are engaging, and I love, love, love the narration by Neil Dudgeon. This one was every bit as fresh and well-written, at number 31, as any of them. I only wish they would appear more often. In this one, the audio editor failed Mr. Dudgeon in not catching the mispronunciation of Quantico and Adirondack, two American place names that were spoken by the American, Jack. It wasn't enough to make me unhappy, but it was enough to make me wince. All in all, I will just say "more, please".

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  • Trish R.
  • 11-12-19

Always fun to see Jack and Sarah..


Haven’t read a Cherryingham cozy in a couple of months and forgot how wonderful Jack and Sarah are, and how much I love these little mysteries are. This one was about the death of a girl and Jack and Sarah, once again, made the police department look stupid.

Even after listening to 31 of these stories I still enjoy them immensely.

No sex or swearing! Just good clean mysteries.

As to the narration: Neil Dudgeon is simply awesome in these novellas. I wouldn’t enjoy them half-as-much if it weren’t for him.

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  • Kim Cox
  • 19-12-19

Excellent!!!

This has to be one of my favorite episodes in this entertaining series. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Laurel
  • 27-03-20

Just constructive Criticism

i've really enjoyed this series so just a little disappointed that Neil Didgeon did not do the research to learn how to pronouce two "American" landmarks in this story. Any 'yank'' listening will catch them immediately. Too bad, what?

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  • Rhonda
  • 09-03-20

Lite on mystery

A good little instalment overall but gosh they were milking the dialogue for length. the mystery was very basic and they needed to fill some pages with nonsense cut aways

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  • Jan H. Wolfe
  • 02-03-20

I love this series.

One of my favorite series. These stories are so much fun. Top notch narrator.

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  • N. J. Miin
  • 02-02-20

Excellent, as usual

Enjoy the narration and story very much. Waited for awhile for this release, and love seeing Sarah and Jack in action again. Glad to see Ray back for a short scene too.

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  • Mama C
  • 29-01-20

Keep Them Coming

I feel as if I’ve taken a vacation when I read these stories. Love Jack and Sarah.

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  • barbara
  • 24-01-20

Trail of Lies

As usual this Cherringham murder mystery was excellent. I love the characters Sarah & Jack and love listening to these series, I have read most of fhem. Couldn't wait for the 3 story set to come out. The narration was excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-20

Need an American proof-listener?

I have few complaints ever about Cherringham books, the narrator, or story. Audible quality is wonderful. But, as with most other UK productions including an "American" character, there would be definite benefit to having an actual American give the dialogue a run-through. Jack may be from "NYC" but, from the first episode, he uses some words and expressions that we just don't. With this episode though, I just have to say something. Jack mispronounces Adirondack and Quantico. Names are notorious for having local pronunciations, but both of these are internationally known references. Does Audible hire preview listeners? If so, I'm in!