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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fethering Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455181070
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Carole Seddon and her bohemian neighbor Jude find that even the cultured can be crass when it comes to murder.

The life of Esmond Chadleigh, noted poet and children’s author, is celebrated in the halls of Bracketts House. Nevertheless, most of Chadleigh’s work remains out of print, which leaves Bracketts House out of funds. An American literature professor with a big interest in Chadleigh can keep Bracketts running, in exchange for assistance on her biography of Chadleigh. But the mistrustful trustees are afraid the biographer is interested only in rooting out the skeletons in Chadleigh’s closet—especially after uncovering one in his garden. Now, Carole and Jude must risk tarnishing the sterling reputation of a beloved author to learn whether his sword was mightier than his pen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Brett’s fourth chatty, genteel Fethering mystery...Brett provides a shocking revelation or two at the end to bring a proper ending to a proper story.

    Publisher's Weekly

  • “Highly recommended for all [who are] interested in cozy cottage mysteries…Brett is a master of the genre.”

    Library Journal

  • “The latest in Brett's Fethering mysteries involves the discovery of a skeleton buried ninety years ago and a murder that occurs during the course of the novel.”

    Audiofile

  • “Brett delivers a deft mixture of history-mystery and contemporary thriller in this latest installment in his Fethering series starring the prickly, fiftysomething amateur sleuth, Carole Sedden...Brett, who sends up backstage backbiting in his Charles Paris theatrical mysteries, applies the same caustic wit to the desperate gamesmanship of board meetings and village politics...The contemporary murder is a feat of planning, a sort of mirror image of the locked-room puzzle in which the killing takes place in the open air, with Sedden walking right next to the victim. Another marvelous mix of social satire and traditional cozy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 2/15/2014

    " These books are so quintessentially English .Set in Sussex by the sea with such clearly defined characters. A very pleasant read for an expat . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/19/2014

    " Nice gentle, enjoyable read as is the norm with the Fethering mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/10/2013

    " I think this one was the best story of the lot so far. The ending didn't feel rushed. It was a bit predictable, but sometimes it's fun to be able to guess what's going to happen next. These books are like a nice cup of tea before bed, comfortable and relaxing. Just what is needed after a long day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen wadey | 12/9/2013

    " Not as good as the others, not enough Jude/Carole more litarary quotes than you can throw a book at and I'm still not sure who killed who and why!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/4/2013

    " British mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 3/22/2013

    " The fourth in the Fethering Mysteries. As light hearted and easy reading as ever but I can't believe Carole got into some scrapes again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yorky Caz | 2/12/2013

    " First book i have read by this author and really enjoyed it. Very likeable characters abd good plot. What more does a gal need "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 10/10/2012

    " A slow-moving and very boring book, but with quite a good story buried within it. The writing style is not very good, and the characters very sketchily drawn. The story concerns a family secret, and if you skip through and identify these bits of the plot it's not a bad read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige Bennett | 9/1/2012

    " This number 4 in the series was not as good as the others "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenC | 7/26/2012

    " Fun read; first of these I've read, but this encouraged me to look for more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/31/2011

    " I have become hooked on the 'Fethering' mysteries. Such good, fun reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/28/2011

    " Not bad - not quite as good as some of the others, but still enjoyable because it advanced the relationship between Carole and Jude, more than anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/24/2011

    " I started reading this series years ago. I may not remember the plot, but I recall the series having likeable characters if little mystery. I enjoyed the titles well enough that I read the new releases. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Poplin | 8/14/2011

    " My first Simon Brett - enjoyed it - I will definitely read another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/2/2011

    " Simon Brett's style isn't to write for exciting scenes. His work is character-driven, but the characters are pretty slow-paced albeit well thought-out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/30/2010

    " i'm really enjoying this series. the interaction between the two main characters is fun - jude, the free spirit with the varied and mysterious past, and carole, the uptight, proper, nosey divorcee. these are great for fans of british cozies. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 11/20/2010

    " Boring, boring, boring. I wouldn't have even attempted to finish this book if I hadn't enjoyed the previous ones in the series. But I doubt I will read anymore of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/27/2010

    " In this book the mystery is ok, but I just can't seem to like the main characters in the series. The main one is just rather boring, and to ridged in her personality which seems off put. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 7/9/2010

    " As always, I love these mysteries - I like that no one tried to kill Carole (seriously) this go-round - I always found that a little more unlikely.

    Brett always wraps his stories up neatly, too - again, something I like about his works. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 10/28/2009

    " Boring, boring, boring. I wouldn't have even attempted to finish this book if I hadn't enjoyed the previous ones in the series. But I doubt I will read anymore of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 7/6/2009

    " These books are so quintessentially English .Set in Sussex by the sea with such clearly defined characters. A very pleasant read for an expat . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenC | 3/16/2009

    " Fun read; first of these I've read, but this encouraged me to look for more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/16/2008

    " i'm really enjoying this series. the interaction between the two main characters is fun - jude, the free spirit with the varied and mysterious past, and carole, the uptight, proper, nosey divorcee. these are great for fans of british cozies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 11/5/2007

    " My first Simon Brett - enjoyed it - I will definitely read another. "

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About the Author
Author Simon Brett

Simon Brett worked as a producer with BBC radio before turning to writing full time. A former president of Britain’s Crime Writers Association, he is the creator of the Mrs. Pargeter mysteries and the Charles Paris series as well as the Fethering mysteries. He lives in southern England with his family.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.