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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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It's high summer when Molly Pargeter drags her amiably bickering family to a rented Tuscan villa for the holidays. Molly is sure that the house is the perfect setting for their three-week getaway, but soon she becomes fascinated by the lives of the absent owners and things start to go horribly wrong. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Memory | 12/20/2013

    " I have read this book countless times and I never cease to be amused. Mortimer is a master of the comedy of manners. One of the reviewers compares it to a glass of Spumante, sparkling and brisk. Perfect! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 12/18/2013

    " I love Mortimer's witty style! In this book, part social comedy, and part mystery, Molly, the central character, "drags her amiably bickering family" to Tuscany. In the process, Molly unravels a mystery surrounding the ex-pat community there.Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 12/2/2013

    " Funny Funny Funny and a book I re-read when I need a laugh. And it's a mystery too! I like that everything isn't clear and that it is very English. Guess I like dry a lot... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lex Bijlsma | 11/20/2013

    " Zwarte komedie, die zich afspeelt in een zonovergoten Toscaanse villa. Door de ironische toon komt de vakantiesfeer overtuigender naar voren dan de crimes passionels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/11/2013

    " Take it or leave it. Really can't remember it at all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/2/2012

    " Decent British read - dry sense of humor, understated. Much preferred the author's Paradise Postponed novel over this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 10/9/2012

    " This was perfect 'Brit lit'. A summer delight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 8/16/2012

    " A tole of Italy. No complaints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/1/2012

    " Started well, interesting local characters mixing with English family renting Italian villa for summer with a mystery thrown in. Just didn't live up to expectations. Finished poorly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 4/14/2012

    " My latest airport book, which I suspect I disliked mostly because I disliked spending yet another weekend in an airport. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 10/24/2011

    " Viva Toscano ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 8/29/2011

    " A very familiar story. I think it was on Masterpiece Theater at one time.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mmwalner | 8/21/2011

    " Wonder read. Great characters and compelling mystery in the most beautiful setting imaginable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Ziesler | 6/21/2011

    " Said by some, to be undoubtedly the greatest small novel in the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 6/1/2011

    " I enjoyed the book start to finish and the mystery bit at the end was a nice edition to an already funny parody of the typical travel memoir. I think my favorite character in the book was the prince. The accidental confrontation between him and Haverford made me laugh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 3/15/2011

    " Ug. Snore. I tried and tried and gave up half way. It kept promising suspense and mystery and just ended up being boring. If you need a good book to put you to sleep this is a real winner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 1/8/2011

    "

    I love Mortimer's witty style! In this book, part social comedy, and part mystery, Molly, the central character, "drags her amiably bickering family" to Tuscany. In the process, Molly unravels a mystery surrounding the ex-pat community there.Highly recommended!

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 7/26/2010

    " I have read this book countless times and I never cease to be amused. Mortimer is a master of the comedy of manners. One of the reviewers compares it to a glass of Spumante, sparkling and brisk. Perfect! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 7/5/2010

    " My latest airport book, which I suspect I disliked mostly because I disliked spending yet another weekend in an airport. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/11/2009

    " Decent British read - dry sense of humor, understated. Much preferred the author's Paradise Postponed novel over this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/11/2009

    " I usually follow a firm belief that you read the book before you see the movie, but I didn't know this was a book when I saw the movie. Both are great, especially if you appreciate British humor. A great mystery.
    I can relate to the main character in some ways, so it was fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/4/2008

    " Started well, interesting local characters mixing with English family renting Italian villa for summer with a mystery thrown in. Just didn't live up to expectations. Finished poorly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 8/15/2007

    " Ug. Snore. I tried and tried and gave up half way. It kept promising suspense and mystery and just ended up being boring. If you need a good book to put you to sleep this is a real winner. "

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About the Author
Author John Mortimer

John Mortimer (1923–2009) was a playwright, novelist, and barrister. He wrote many radio, film, and television scripts, including the British television series Rumpole of the Bailey, and won the British Academy Writer of the Year Award in 1979. He retired from the bar in 1984 and was knighted in 1998.

About the Narrator

Martin Jarvis, OBE, has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar-winning Titanic.