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What Child Is This?

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Series: Ellie Kent Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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It's Christmas in the Cotswold village of Little Beecham...a season to celebrate with caroling, mistletoe, and mince pies. 

In this sequel to Under an English Heaven, newlywed American Ellie Kent is looking forward to her first English village Christmas, but a missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside into danger. 

When a body is discovered on Boxing Day, Ellie comes to believe all these events may be linked through a group of teenage girls who identify with Shakespeare's tragic Ophelia. The police scoff at her theory, so Ellie pursues her own investigation to identify their secret Hamlet, who may be a killer. 

Don't miss the first Ellie Kent mystery - the 2016 winner of the Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize for best mystery. In Under an English Heaven, life brings the skeptical American Ellie Kent to a village in the Cotswolds as the vicar's new wife, but death keeps her guessing how long she'll be there.

©2017 Alice K. Boatwright (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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"Not only is Alice Boatwright a good detective writer, but a first-class storyteller as well. A great find." (M. C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteries) 

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  • Jan
  • 18-05-19

Excellent!

cozy-mystery, England, law-enforcement, murder, murder-investigation

A year ago Ellie was a professor, had an ex husband and an ex lover, and celebrated Christmas with her parents in California. This Christmas she is a vicar's wife and amicable stepmother in a Cotswold village with a new assortment of friends including some of her friends' teenagers. And she soon became involved in the second murder investigation and a missing person since taking up residence. The detective on the cases is predictably less than pleased with her involvement. There is a young woman gone missing nearly three months, an unknown tiny newborn in the creche during the Christmas Eve service, a young woman who did not commit suicide, and other linked mysteries. The mystery is well crafted and the characters are engaging.
I have it as Whispersync and Saskia Maarleveld proves to be a remarkable voice performer!

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  • Judy Sharlip
  • 18-01-19

Excellent story excellent reader

Ellie kent mystery series is both excellent in content and narration. Can’t wait to listen to Boatwright’s next novel. Could not put it down