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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (227 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 2007 ISBN: 9781455193523
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Fethering’s favorite sleuths are at it again. Jude and Carole Seddon find themselves in the midst of some horseplay after stumbling upon the body of ex-equestrian Walter Fleet at Long Bamber Stables. The police attribute the stabbing death to the mysterious “Horse Ripper,” who’s been mutilating mares across West Sussex and who Walter obviously caught in the act. But considering Walter’s reputation out of the saddle, Jude and Carole find that there are plenty of murder suspects, including Walter’s put-upon wife and more than a few jealous husbands who wanted Walter put out to pasture.

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  • “Simon Brett’s alliterative mysteries, set in the fictional English village of Fethering, are always engaging, even when dealing with such unsavory topics as knife attacks and horse mutilation. The challenge faced by protagonists Carole and Jude is how to solve a murder without any of the resources available to the police. Their strength is that people rarely take middle-aged women seriously. They triumph through doggedness, ingenuity, and sheer nosiness, all lubricated with a lot of Chilean Chardonnay in their local pub.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/10/2014

    " It's getting a wee bit old that either Carole or Jude ends up in danger from the murderer who is someone we never quite expected. But this was a nice twist with an unlikely murderer and a more unlikely reason (although all made sense within the context of itself). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/21/2013

    " lots of twists and turns and the final bend took me to an unexpected conclusion! very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/16/2013

    " It's getting a wee bit old that either Carole or Jude ends up in danger from the murderer who is someone we never quite expected. But this was a nice twist with an unlikely murderer and a more unlikely reason (although all made sense within the context of itself). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 12/9/2013

    " This is the first of his books I've read. I found the storyline trite and the women sleuths improbable, very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 12/9/2013

    " Another enjoyable read in the Fethering series. Simon Brett's wry humour and comments on contemporary society add to the enjoyment of these "cozy" mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Meissner | 11/26/2013

    " Fun. Well thought-out mystery - I was surprised at the killer at the end. Book was a gift - it took less than a day to read. Most of the long list of suspects were in dysfunctional marriages, which maybe reflects our society, but I hope not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Jenckes | 11/12/2013

    " Brett is One of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 10/15/2013

    " Carole and Jude, two women of a certain age and neighbors in the West Sussex village of Fethering, turn their attention to solving another crime, this time a murder in a local stable. A readable entry in the cozy corner of the mystery genre, but a little predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/10/2013

    " it's not a good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/1/2013

    " Another good read in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 1/28/2013

    " Carole and Jude, two women of a certain age and neighbors in the West Sussex village of Fethering, turn their attention to solving another crime, this time a murder in a local stable. A readable entry in the cozy corner of the mystery genre, but a little predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Jones | 12/20/2012

    " The definition of summer reading. Good characters, engaging story, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/29/2012

    " Another good read in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/23/2012

    " lots of twists and turns and the final bend took me to an unexpected conclusion! very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 6/12/2012

    " I love the Fethering series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 4/21/2012

    " Another enjoyable read in the Fethering series. Simon Brett's wry humour and comments on contemporary society add to the enjoyment of these "cozy" mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenine | 4/7/2012

    " Good. A little icky with the psychopathy. I liked the trip to the horse races. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 3/10/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 3/3/2012

    " very good, part of the series, will continue on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 3/2/2012

    " 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 Margaret | 2/9/2012

    " Glad to know that alternative healing works on horses. Not the best of these but good to listen to while doing sit-ups, crunches and planks...groan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/20/2012

    " I love the Fethering series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Jenckes | 1/20/2012

    " Brett is One of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenine | 11/7/2011

    " Good. A little icky with the psychopathy. I liked the trip to the horse races. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 11/5/2011

    " Glad to know that alternative healing works on horses. Not the best of these but good to listen to while doing sit-ups, crunches and planks...groan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Meissner | 10/14/2011

    " Fun. Well thought-out mystery - I was surprised at the killer at the end. Book was a gift - it took less than a day to read. Most of the long list of suspects were in dysfunctional marriages, which maybe reflects our society, but I hope not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 10/8/2011

    " This is the first of his books I've read. I found the storyline trite and the women sleuths improbable, very disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Jones | 8/22/2011

    " The definition of summer reading. Good characters, engaging story, quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 7/6/2011

    " it's not a good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/4/2011

    " very good, part of the series, will continue on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 8/26/2010

    " I love the Fethering series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 7/25/2010

    " This is the first of his books I've read. I found the storyline trite and the women sleuths improbable, very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 3/16/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. this is the first book of this series that i have read and I found it an engaging British amateur sleuth novel. It kept me guessing until the last few chapters. the sleuth duo were appealing.

    I finished it in one weekend so it kept my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 4/30/2009

    " Carole and Jude, two women of a certain age and neighbors in the West Sussex village of Fethering, turn their attention to solving another crime, this time a murder in a local stable. A readable entry in the cozy corner of the mystery genre, but a little predictable. "

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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. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.