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Publisher's Summary

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

In Deadlier than Fiction, amateur sleuth Alfie McAlister enjoys his volunteer work in Bunburry's community library, set up in the mansion of the formidable Miss Radford. The library is home from home for eleven-year-old Noah, an Agatha Christie fan who sees murder round every corner. At first Alfie dismisses this as a child’s overactive Imagination - but then he himself is attacked. Could young Noah be right after all?

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series Piece of Cake. He is also the lead in the BBC series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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Loved it

Another great story. Can’t wait for the next one. The narrator brings the characters to life. You really feel your in the village joining in with the villagers

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  • Jeff Sharp
  • 2020-12-23

Well done!

So nice to be back among friends. Looking forward to the next installment with interest.

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  • D. LeBlanc
  • 2021-03-14

tidy mystery

a short and sweet little mystery, love the characters, love the setting. I feel like I live there.

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  • Lajla Dale
  • 2021-02-28

Wonderful Story, Characters, Setting and Narrator

The Bunberry series is very easy to love. The characters are colorful, compelling and cantankerous. The setting is Cotswold charming. Every book has a challenging puzzle to solve. And it’s all brought to life by fabulously skillful narrator, Nathaniel Parker. No sooner have I finished a Bunburry book than I am ready for the next one.

Helena Marchmont has created a world that’s exciting to visit and far from a sleepy Cotswold village. While waiting for the next Bunburry cosy mystery, it’s fun to suppose who might play this excellent cast of characters if the series were brought to television. 5 stars all the way around. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Sassy863
  • 2021-02-11

Need next book read for Audble

Great short story series, love the character development and the mysteries themselves and the narration is great. could be a little more light voiced for the woman, lol.

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  • Dawn M. Tubbs
  • 2021-02-05

great story

love this series and narration. all the voices are entertaining. looking forward to next one.

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  • James & Noreen Tichenor
  • 2021-06-12

Libraries aren't free

Nathaniel Parker is that man you want to read to you. Love every word.spoken, even his gruff characters!

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  • Linda Brimmer
  • 2021-05-24

Fantastic Fiction

Loved the library setting and the quality of gentle and genteel mystery. The narrator as usual does an exquisite job of narrating. Don't miss this short and surprising mystery series.

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  • eaglecliff
  • 2021-05-13

could use few hundred more

light cozy mystery fun loveable characters -- and some really hilarious bits, with realistic life-saness mixed in. -- could use few hundred of these as background chatter when doing physical work ... will be relistening. i might should give 5 stars, but for 3+ hour shorties? i'm a little stingey...

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  • Jim Hess
  • 2021-05-06

Great lazy afternoon read. listen

Just sit back relax and enjoy. It helps if you have read the eariier novellas. The characters are just plane fun.

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  • Jim Dupree
  • 2021-04-09

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