Belchester Chronicles

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 286 ratings

Strangeways to Oldham Summary

Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of her upper-class breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright.

On a visit to a local nursing home, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon a murder. The pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector, who treats her as a silly old biddy with an overactive imagination. Her outrage prompts her to teach the impertinent young whippersnapper a lesson, and she and Hugo (Zimmer frame in tow) start investigating, only for murder to become a distressingly frequent occurrence....

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  • Book 1

    • Strangeways to Oldham

    • The Belchester Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of her upper-class breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright. On a visit to a local nursing home, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon a murder. The pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector, who treats her as a silly old biddy with an overactive imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb entertainment, a laugh a minute

    • By Mrs W. on 25-02-17

    Regular price: £16.49

  • Book 2

    • White Christmas with a Wobbly Knee

    • The Belchester Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The second in the series featuring a madcap pair of amateur sleuths and a delightful outpouring of upper-class English eccentricities - with the odd murder thrown in. Lady Amanda Golightly, eccentric resident of the sprawling Belchester Towers, has a new venture: guided tours. To celebrate she invites a horde of old chums to a trial run at Christmas, complete with tasty nibbles. However, things don't go to plan - a dead guest is discovered slumped on the library table.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulously, funny..

    • By JM Manington on 13-11-16

    Regular price: £17.19

  • Book 3

    • Snowballs and Scotch Mist

    • The Belchester Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Lady Amanda Golightly receives an invitation to spend Burns' Night with friends in Scotland. Although she is dismissive of the idea, her chum Hugo is thrilled at the thought and persuades her to agree to the trip. With Beauchamp, her long-suffering manservant, and her friend, Enid Tweedie, the four head to Rumdrummond Castle for a 'wee break'. Before long, however, murder enters their lives once more, and they begin to suspect some very dirty dealing is going on under the respectable veneer of castle life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • PERFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT

    • By Highlight on 06-08-17

    Regular price: £17.89

  • Book 4

    • Old Moorhen's Shredded Sporran

    • The Belchester Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Lady Amanda Golightly and her housemate Hugo Cholmondeley-Crichton-Crump return from their visit to Scotland to find a letter informing them that Hugo's sister will be arriving the following day for a month's visit, which sours Lady A's mood as Tabitha constantly bullied her at school. If that wasn't enough, it appears that, while they were away, the security of Belchester Towers was breached and somebody is systematically killing off the staff.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By Mrs Gee on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £17.89

  • Book 5

    Caribbean Sunset with a Yellow Parrot cover art
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