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    • Head Wound

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    While Jane waits for renovations to be completed on her new permanent home, she remains in temporary accommodation under the watchful eye of her landlord, Brian Dawes, chair of the governors at Wrayford School. Her work life is dominated by preparations for the all important school play, but behind the scenes the threat of major cuts to the school's budget puts a strain on morale. Alongside these concerns are her landlord's deteriorating health and the odd behaviour of her neighbours - both mysteries she could do without. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Silver Guilt

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Lina Townend is making a name for herself as an antiques dealer, in partnership with her old friend, Griff Tripp. When she is accused of stealing an item she is selling for her father, the disreputable Lord Elham, her plight attracts the attention of Piers, a handsome fellow dealer. But is Piers all he seems? And what about the kindly policeman investigating the case? There’s only one person she can really trust – Griff. But when violence threatens him, Lina has a difficult decision to make.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • if you are looking for a crime story ..

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 02-02-14

    Regular price: £18.19

    • Guilty Pleasures

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The last way antiques dealer Lina Townend wants to spend a summer’s afternoon is helping at a church fete. However, the vicar is an old friend so Lina ends up selling bric-a-brac. A harmless event turns into a crisis when someone tries to steal a tatty old snuff box from under her nose. Tatty it might be, but its valuable enough for the would-be thief to attack Griff, her business partner, to frame Lina for a crime she didn’t commit, and to kill and old friend. And maybe other people too.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another goood story.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 15-07-14

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Food Detective

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    When Josie Welford settles in the idyllic West Country village of Kings Duncombe, she honestly believes she can bury her past. The widow of one of Britain’s most wanted criminals, she knows what it’s like to be an outsider and fervently wishes for a fresh start in life. But she soon finds herself on the wrong side of the locals and she begins to wonder just how far their threats will go... A feisty and highly likeable character, Josie leads the listener through a tantalizingly twisted murder mystery to a deliciously rich ending.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The food detective

    • By beba on 16-03-15

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Burying the Past

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diane Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman is preparing for her forthcoming wedding to Assistant Chief Constable Mark Turner, but renovations at the rectory they plan to move into are disrupted by the discovery of a skeleton buried in the vegetable patch. As investigations into its identity progress, it's also clear that Mark's two grown-up children are less than ecstatic at the prospect of their father's forthcoming nuptials. In fact, at least one of them seems to be behaving very strangely indeed.…

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Life Sentence

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Chief Superintendent Frances Harman has been assigned to investigate the case of a woman beaten into a coma. Elise has been in a coma for two years, and if the hospital switches off her life support now, her attacker will be guilty of murder. Fran faces overload as she takes on more responsibilities – her elderly parents, Elise, a child abduction, the disappearance of her only witness, and the growing affection that she and her long-time colleague Mark Turner seem to share for one another.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A strange one this

    • By Linda on 18-08-15

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Keeper of Secrets

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    England, 1810. Young Parson Tobias Campion is excited to be starting at the small parish of Moreton St Jude's. But his first night in the village brings excitement of the wrong kind when he has to intervene in the attempted rape of housemaid Lizzie Woodman. Even in the normal course of events, village life is far from quiet, and soon Tobias has to deal with suspicious deaths.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha Christie meets Jane Austen

    • By Heather on 09-06-08

    Regular price: £22.19

    • Green and Pleasant Land

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Newly retired, ex-chief superintendent Fran Harman and her partner, Mark, have volunteered to assist West Mercia police in reinvestigating an unsolved crime. Twenty years ago a car was found abandoned on an isolated forest road running, its hazard lights still flashing, the passenger door open. In the back were two child seats. One was empty; in the other lay a desperately ill baby. Neither the baby's mother nor the elder child were ever seen again.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Death in Elysium

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When a local lad that vicar's wife Jodie Welsh employed to help in her garden disappears, along with Jodie's expensive camera, nearly everyone assumes the worst. But Burble's disappearance marks the start of a series of increasingly disturbing incidents - until the body shows up, and Jodie must use all her skills to unmask a ruthless killer.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Double Fault

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When a child goes missing at the local tennis club on the same day that several skeletons are unearthed on a building site, Fran Harman’s caseload is heavier than ever. Enjoying a game of tennis when the girl disappeared, Fran's partner Mark blames himself for not keeping an eye on her. Sucked into the kind of desperate police search he thought he'd left behind on retirement, Mark enlists the help of his fellow Golden Oldies to find young Livvie before it's too late. Meanwhile, a further shocking discovery suggests that a serial killer may be lurking.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I'd hoped

    • By Helen on 31-01-15

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Guilt Edged

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When a middle-aged woman enters Lina Townend's antiques shop wanting to sell a white Beswick china horse which she claims is a cherished heirloom, Lina's instincts tell her to avoid the sale. Suddenly, wherever she goes, Lina sees the supposedly rare white horses. Something strange is afoot. As she looks further into the matter, it turns out the horses are merely the tip of the iceberg. But Lina's investigations are attracting unwelcome attention.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • last one in the series.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 29-07-14

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Head Count

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A head teacher's work is never done, especially if, like Jane Cowan, you're a victim of your own success. Her responsibilities are compounded by an influx of children, most of whom do not speak English, following their families supplying cheap labour. Jane can't turn a blind eye to the conditions in which many of these families are living, even more so when some children simply disappear. When everything points to the shadowy dealings of people smugglers in the area, she has her work cut out.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Head Start

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jane Cowan's abusive ex-husband has always tracked her down whichever town she lives in, whichever job she takes, whichever name she uses. However, now he is in prison for a long stretch, she feels brave enough to accept a promotion: she is to be head teacher of the Wrayford Primary School in Gloucestershire. While facing everyday battles from a lack of resources to teachers who are set in their ways, Jane encounters a persistent intruder on the school grounds.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Twee-tastic.. I cannot understand any hype for this

    • By A.Connor on 18-02-17

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Cheating the Hangman

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A fork of lightning and a crash of thunder herald the completion of a heinous crime. In woodland belonging to the eccentric Lord Wychbold, a body has been crucified on a tree. On Easter Day, the Reverend Tobias Campion returns from morning service at St Luke's and discovers the corpse, already beginning to putrefy. A crown of thorns frames his face, bludgeoned beyond recognition, and a loincloth preserves what is left of his modesty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GBH

    • By Rogayah on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Chinese Takeout

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Morning service in the quiet village church. Josie Welford, licensee of the White Hart, is daydreaming during Father Tim Martin’s sermon. The peace is shattered when a filthy Chinese youth flings himself into the church demanding sanctuary. The Church must decide whether to accede to a request that no long has legal standing or to hand Tang over to the authorities. Josie’s friend and long-term lodger, Nick Thomas, fears for the boy’s life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Jason on 26-08-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Staging Death

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Actress Vena Burford is 'resting' between jobs. But needs must, and with few voice-over jobs in the pipeline, Vena takes on a few jobs for friends and family around the idyllic Stratford-Upon-Avon. But interior design leads her to violent threats and showing prospective buyers around houses ushers in a drug-smuggling ring. Vena comes to know all too well that the countryside is far from quiet.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Cold Pursuit

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When a colleague becomes seriously ill, Chief Superintendent Frances Harman delays her retirement to oversee an investigation into a recent spate of "happy slappings". Initially, she takes a back seat, but it is not long before she is close to the action again.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cold Pursuit

    • By Elizabeth on 14-05-08

    Regular price: £22.69

    • Still Waters

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    DCS Fran Harman's relationship with Assistant Chief Constable Mark Turner is going well and they are buying a house together. At work, a former protégé, Simon Gates, has just become her new boss. But there are complications with Simon and with Mark's daughter. Even the environment is hostile, the water in Fran's village tainted by something in the local reservoir. Some good old-fashioned detective work seems a useful antidote.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Dying on Principle

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Sophie Rivers thinks she’s fallen on her feet when a temporary research post takes her to George Muntz College, just yards from her Birmingham home. Her new employer offers pleasant, even lavish, facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Perhaps, though, all is not as comfortable as it seems, as Melina, a computer technician, may have been about to explain. For once Sophie doesn’t have time to listen. But when Melina is found dead, it’s soon clear that other people are keen to hear what Sophie herself has to say .

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Shadow of the Past

    • By: Judith Cutler
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Tobias Campion, rector of Moreton St Jude, is delighted to welcome the widowed Lady Chase as his parishioner. Although charming and generous-spirited, she harbours a secret sorrow: her son, Hugo, is missing, presumed dead. Her late husband's nephew, Sir Marcus Bramhall, making a prolonged, unwelcome visit to Moreton Hall, speaks darkly of bringing a court case to declare him the heir.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Secrets

    • By Rogayah on 08-10-16

    Regular price: £20.29

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