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    • Rooted in Evil

    • Campbell & Carter Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Carl Finch is a desperate man. Cut out of his stepfather's will, he is heavily in debt, and unless he can persuade his stepsister Hattie to bail him out, he'll be in even more trouble. Hattie's husband, Guy, has never liked Carl and wants his wife's inheritance for his own use, so Hattie agrees to meet Carl in secret to discuss his predicament. Little does she realise that when she arrives at their meeting point in Crooked Man Wood, she'll find Carl's dead body....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - dreadful narrator

    • By Renka on 12-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • An Unfinished Murder

    • Campbell & Carter Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    As young children, Josh Browning and his sister, Dilys, stumbled across a dead body while playing on the outskirts of their Cotswold village. Terrified by what they'd seen, neither of them told a soul. Now, 20 years later, Josh finds the dead woman's charm bracelet among his sister's possessions. Who better to tell than his trusted friend, the man he gardens for, retired Superintendent Alan Markby? As Markby listens to Josh's confession, alarm bells start to ring. The dates and details tie in with a missing person case that was never solved.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Mitchell & Markby book.

    • By AndreaW on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Say It With Poison, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 1

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    When Meredith Mitchell agreed to stay with her actress cousin, Eve, in the run up to Eve's daughter's wedding, she anticipated a degree of drama. But she can hardly have expected it to include murder, blackmail, and unrequited love. Or to involve a certain Chief Inspector Markby, a middle aged divorcee.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just not very nice

    • By C. Knight on 27-09-17

    Regular price: £21.89

    • That Way Murder Lies, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 15

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    When Meredith Mitchell's old friend, Toby Smythe, turns up on leave, she is delighted to see him. But Toby has a problem - or rather his relative, Alison Jenner, has - and he wants to enlist the help of Meredith's fiancé, Detective Superintendent Alan Markby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story well read

    • By Kirstine on 14-07-07

    Regular price: £27.39

    • Bricks and Mortality

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In the cold light of dawn, a dead body is found in the smouldering remains of a burnt-out Cotswold manor. Key House has stood empty for years, but its owner, Gervase Crown, was seen nearby just before the blaze. Is he responsible, or was he the intended target? As Campbell and Carter begin their investigation it becomes clear that Gervase wasn't particularly popular and his return reawakens old memories, not all of them good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bricks and Mortality

    • By Janet on 21-11-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Asking for Trouble

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This work features Fran Varady, who is insolvent, unemployed, nearly homeless, but resolute. When the secret, selfish member of her squat dies, Fran finds herself thinking that all was not as it first seemed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Struggling towards mediocre

    • By Kay Fisher on 27-06-16

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Murder Among Us, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 4

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    When a hotelier announces that he will be converting Springwood Hall into a smart country hotel, his plan is greeted with a chorus of local disapproval, led by the fearsome Hope Mapple, head of the Society for the Preservation of Historical Bamford. So the grand opening, to which all are invited, promises to be a lively affair, particularly since Hope is planning a disruptive protest "streak". However, Hope is to be unwittingly upstaged by the discovery of a recently murdered body on the premises.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining murder mystery

    • By Kirstine on 07-01-08

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Keeping Bad Company

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This is the second book in a series featuring Fran Varady, who is insolvent, unemployed, nearly homeless, but remains resolute. When she meets a down-and-out who has witnessed a kidnapping, Fran is soon on the case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not too bad actually..

    • By Jayne Baker on 29-01-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Cold in the Earth, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 3

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    It doesn't take Meredith Mitchell long to regret giving up her lovely Cotswold cottage in favour of living in London. In addition, the fact that her job gives a whole new meaning to the word "tedious" does little to improve her mood. What she needs is a holiday. So, when Alan Markby's sister wants a house-sitter, Meredith jumps at the chance. Alan himself is overloaded with work following the discovery of two bodies, one of which, at least, is a murder victim.

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Beneath These Stones

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Tammy Franklin has learned too much about death, too quickly. Two years ago she lost her mother to a long, lingering illness and now the body of the woman her father married in an attempt to replace his wife has been found on a railway embankment close to the Franklin farm. And this time the death is murder.As Superintendent Markby knows only too well, Tammy also stands to have her father taken from her. For Hugh Franklin is suspect number one...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but...spoilt by the narrator

    • By Renka on 15-06-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Mud, Muck and Dead Things

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    A Campbell and Cater mystery. Crime in the Cotswolds just got deadly. When Lucas Burton arrives at a deserted farm, hoping to conduct a business deal, he stumbles across the body of a girl. And that's just the start of his problems. Penny Gower, from the local stables, spots his car leaving the crime scene, and when her friend Andrew Ferris calls the police it's only a matter of time before Lucas gets a visit from someone he'd rather not see...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Shipp on 12-10-12

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Call the Dead Again

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    When Meredith Mitchell gives a lone hitchhiker a lift to Tudor Lodge, she feels uneasy, for the girl is highly secretive. The next morning, the owner is found murdered, amid revelations about a double life involving his mysterious visitor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Lynne on 20-05-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Restless Evil, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 14

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It sends a shiver down Detective Superintendent Alan Markby's spine when he hears that a rambler has stumbled across human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswolds. Twenty-two years earlier, as a fresh-faced young inspector, he had a rare failure, in the hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women. After the third rape, the attacker went to ground, never to be heard of again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing crime story

    • By Kirstine on 14-11-07

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Better Quality of Murder

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy, Maggie Mash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    London, 1867. As Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard walks homeward one Saturday night, the fog that swirls around him is like a living beast. After it has lifted a woman lies murdered in Green Park. Allegra Benedict was the beautiful Italian wife of an art dealer. As Ben begins his investigation, his wife Lizzie looks into Allegra's private life and uncovers more than one reason why someone might want her dead...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reasonable story ruined by one of the readers

    • By DartmoorDiva on 18-07-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Shades of Murder, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 13

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The two elderly sisters of the Oakley family live in poverty in an ancient mansion and have decided to sell up to live comfortably from the profits. However, things become more complicated when a young Polish man appears claiming rights to half the fortune. When he dies in circumstances familiar to the Oakley family, the sisters are haunted by the shadow of crime, and Superintendent Markby must look back at the events of a century ago to find the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Parallel stories, expertly intertwined

    • By Kirstine on 23-12-07

    Regular price: £27.39

    • Dead in the Water

    • Campbell and Carter Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The fourth Campbell and Carter mystery from one of the nation's best-loved crime writers. In the Cotswold village of Weston Saint Ambrose, Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter take on their fourth murder mystery. It is the wettest winter on record, and as Christmas approaches, the rivers burst their banks.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • pleasant but lacks any tension or atmosphere

    • By Jason M Eshelby on 15-08-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Word After Dying

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Newth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Superintendent Alan Markby and his girlfriend, civil servant Meredith Mitchell, are in desperate need of a summer holiday - and a cottage in Parsloe St John is an attractive last-minute prospect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but...spoilt by the narrator

    • By Renka on 13-06-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Fine Place for Death, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 6

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In the heart of the Cotswolds, a body is found, that of a teenage girl, probably local - somebody's daughter who went out one evening and didn't come back. It's not long before she is identified: 15-year-old Lynne Wills, a habitual, underage drinker at The Silver Bells pub who, on the night of her death, was seen leaving with an unknown man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good story from Anne Granger

    • By Kirstine on 05-03-08

    Regular price: £27.39

    • Risking It All

    • A Fran Varady Crime Novel
    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When Fran Varady is approached by Private Detective Clarence Duke, she mistrusts him on instinct, but she can't ignore what he has to say. Her mother, Eva, who walked out on Fran when she was only seven, has hired Clarence to find her daughter. And for good reason. Eva is dying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • risking it all

    • By sandra on 04-04-16

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Candle for a Corpse, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 8

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Meredith and Markby are almost ready to leave on a long planned canal barge trip, but Meredith is having reservations. Then the 12-year-old corpse of a missing teenage girl is dug up in the local graveyard. The vacation is off (to Meredith's relief), but the investigation is on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Plausible and engaging story

    • By Kirstine on 18-05-08

    Regular price: £28.79

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