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Murder in an English Village

Written by: Jessica Ellicott
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
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As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn't be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they're the perfect match.

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post-World War I bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her to advertise for a lodger. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep - actually crashes into it in her red motorcar - Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate.

But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl's thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer - before this sleepy English village becomes their final resting place.

©2017 Jessie Crockett (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Pleasantly impressed

I adore this book. It was a great mystery, with plenty of suspense and a great story. I loved the characters, even the not so pleasant ones. I am sad that currently there is only one more book in this series. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, or tv shows like Colombo, proirot, murder she wrote, father brown and midsummer murders, or a good who dunnit, you will enjoy this book.

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Humorously Entertaining

A thoroughly cozy mystery.
I love the inner thoughts of the two main characters.
I was laughing aloud while listening, and was thrilled to find a second book had already been written.
The portrayal of the characters was enjoyable. Even though the narrator could sometimes be heard swallowing, I would happily listen to her work in the future.

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My fault not enjoying the reader

Loved the story just was not impressed with the narrator as I prefer some more life in the narration.

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Great!!

I loved it!
Well written and narration was Great!!
Didn't want to stop listening!
thank you

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a enjoyable story

just loved the story, an exciting mystery lots of unexpected plots and turns.
would love to see a continuation of our 2 heroine in another mystery

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Fun and interesting

This was a nice, light, entertaining story that kept me interested to the end. Well acted and narrated by Barbara Rosenblat and I would like to find more narrated by her.

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Really enjoyed this!

I had some issues when trying to purchase this book online, but Audible did a great job resolving the issue. And then to find a story as absorbing as this one at the end of it? Wow. A modern story for the Agatha Christie set. Really enjoyed this and I hope the author writes many more.

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Lighthearted and Fun Mystery

Splendid narration, interesting characters and a touch of humour.
Insight into social effects of WWII.

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Captivating

Barbara did a wonderful job narrating Jessica Elliot’s novel. Vocal transition from one character to another was truly impressive. The novel itself was a intriguing, funny, mysterious and very entertaining.

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Excellent narrator!

Barbara Rosenblatt effortlessly created a quaint English village, with distinct character voices and seamless transitioning. The story was fun, such a great cozy mystery!

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