Cherringham Compilations

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127 ratings

Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation Summary

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries.

This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

Here Jack and Sarah investigate a suicide in the River Thames - or was it murder? They investigate an "accidental" fire with deadly consequences, and they nab the culprit behind the Rotary Club choir poisoning.

Cherringham is a series à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. 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 listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

For fans of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple series", Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who series", Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury.

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".
©2016 Bastei Lübbe (P)2016 Lübbe Audio
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 1-3
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660

    Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyable easy listening

    • By C on 06-11-16

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 2

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 4-6
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

    Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 4 - 6: THICK AS THIEVES, LAST TRAIN TO LONDON and THE CURSE OF MABB'S FARM.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Jane on 14-03-17

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 3

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 7-9
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 7 - 9: THE BODY IN THE LAKE, SNOWBLIND and PLAYING DEAD.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listenng

    • By Mrs. C. on 23-10-16

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 4

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 10-12
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    Here local priest Father Byrne meets his unexpected demise. Jack and Sarah investigate - who could harm the beloved Father? And what secrets did he take to the grave? The Cherringham Regatta is shaken when vandalism of boots turns into bloody murder. And when a murder suspect is freed from prison after 25 years, it's apparent someone in Cherringham wants him to continue serving his sentence - to death. But Jack and Sarah start to question... did he commit the crime in the first place?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love these stories

    • By linda on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 5

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 13-15
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    "A Lesson in Murder": When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at Cherringham Girls School, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. "The Secret of Combe Castle": When the penniless FitzHenrys find themselves victims of a threatening campaign to oust them from their ancestral home, Jack and Sarah are called in to track down the culprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening

    • By Carol on 10-06-17

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 6

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 16-18
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    The Last Puzzle: When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Janey on 06-06-17

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 7

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 19-21
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 19 - 21: "GHOST OF A CHANCE": Every Halloween, the supposedly haunted Bell Hotel hosts its famous 'Ghost-Hunters Dinner', complete with scary stories, spooky apparitions and things that go bump in the night. But this year's event ends in a terrifying accident, and suddenly everyone wonders... Is there a real ghost loose in the hotel?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness it’s back!!

    • By C. Knight on 10-05-18

    Regular price: £9.99

  • Book 8

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 22-24
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    "The Song Never Dies": When Alex King, leader of legendary 90s rock group Lizard, hosts a party to get the band back together, old grudges surface. At dawn Alex is found floating in the pool of his Cherringham mansion. To the police it's a drug-fueled accident. But when Jack and Sarah get involved, they quickly discover that while a song may never die - the person, who wrote it, might have been murdered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cliff hanger

    • By Rogayah on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £9.99

  • Book 9

    • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

    • Cherringham 25-27
    • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
    • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 25 - 27. SECRET SANTA: Bill Vokes has played Santa at the children's Christmas show for years. But with the show just hours away, he vanishes with no explanation. The whole village is baffled. Did something bad happen to loveable Bill: upstanding citizen, churchgoer, life and soul of the party and the holiday season?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very confusing!

    • By Trevelyan on 08-04-19

    Regular price: £9.09