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Murder in the Museum Audiobook

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Read By: Geoffrey Howard Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Fethering Mysteries Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481563130

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

45

Longest Chapter Length:

21:36 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:18 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

11:16 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

17

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Publisher Description

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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"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."

— Emily (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • “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.

    — Booklist

Murder in the Museum Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Helena, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — David, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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!!! "

    — Karen, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " British mystery "

    — Jean, 12/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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! "

    — Windy, 3/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Yorky, 2/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Liz, 10/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Paige, 9/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — KarenC, 7/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Phyllis, 12/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Cheryl, 8/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Kim, 8/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Carol, 8/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Diane, 1/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Rhonda, 12/30/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Julie, 11/20/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Jeanette, 8/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Jenny, 7/9/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Julie, 10/28/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Helena, 7/6/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — KarenC, 3/16/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Rhonda, 5/16/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Carol, 11/5/2007

About Simon Brett

Simon Brett is the creator of four series of detective novels, the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering, and Blotto & Twinks series. His 1984 stand-alone novel A Shock to the System was adapted as a film starring Michael Caine. He was awarded an OBE in 2016 for his services to literature and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Before turning to writing full time, he worked with BBC radio and London Weekend Television Other radio work includes several one-off plays for Radio 4 and a number of episodes of the Baldi detective series. A former president of Britain’s Crime Writers Association, he is president of the Detection Club, as well as being involved with various writers’ organizations.

About Geoffrey Howard

Geoffrey Howard (a.k.a. Ralph Cosham) was a stage actor and an award-winning narrator. He recorded more than 100 audiobooks in his lifetime and won the prestigious Audio Award for Best Narration and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.