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  • Deadlier than Fiction

  • Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 9
  • Written by: Helena Marchmont
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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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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  • A. Hoeft
  • 2022-08-17

Always entertaining

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  • Laurie S
  • 2022-08-10

Enjoyed

This one was more interesting than the previous one. But in general, the whole series is always a reliable purchase and Nathaniel Parker’s narration is superb. He captures the mood, overall tone, and characters exceptionally. I’d give him five stars if it weren’t for the way he frequently drops his voice to near whispers. Makes it difficult to continually rewind and put my ears closer, especially if I’m in the middle of cooking, painting etc. otherwise, he’s a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Marily
  • 2022-04-27

Who killed the girl?

Again, there are questions as to who the killer was 10 years ago. Along with the bad chance of " being in the wrong place at the wrong time". Alfie goes about quietly helping others as usual and helps solve a few murders along the way. Welcome to Bunbury a "quiet" town in the Cotswolds.

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  • Rebecca mosseri
  • 2022-03-19

wonderful series that is well written.

So very entertaining and wonderfully written and narrated.bYou simply can't wait until the next book!

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  • yukon25
  • 2022-02-08

Great Cozy Mystery Series

I love this series of books. Most of the characters are likeable and entertaining, and the storylines are good. Aflie and Oliver are adorable. The only problem I have is that Marge has gone from funny and charming to shrill, narrowminded, opinionated and bigoted. I have no idea why the author did this, but with each book I'm finding myself liking Marge less and less. As for Emma, she needs to take the sergeants exam, then the village needs to contact the main office of the constabulary and demand that Sgt Wilson be retired or transferred. Heck, Emma is already doing her job AND Wilson's job!