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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (387 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Virginia Leishman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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Works by best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony awards. In The Tale of Oat Cake Crag, Miss Beatrix Potter is frustrated by distractions near her home. As the noisy test flights of a hydroplane disrupt her concentration, Beatrix investigates a string of bizarre letters threatening a friend's reputation. Then life becomes even more complicated when the body of the hydroplane project funder is found at the foot of Oat Cake Crag.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miz Lizzie | 2/18/2014

    " Another lovely entry in the Beatrix Potter cozy mystery series. Beatrix's own romance with Will Heelis advances a little further within reserved Victorian parameters while she tries to find out who is blackmailing her good friend Grace Lythecoe to prevent Grace's upcoming marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 2/11/2014

    " I love this little series and every time a new book comes out I feel like I'm transported to the world of Beatrix Potter and all her little animal friends. This time a hydroplane has invaded the peace of the quiet village and all the animals and residents are up in arms because their sims way of life is being upturned. There is the usual small mystery involved. This time some guy falls off a cliff, some engaged chick is getting nasty letters, some dragon is trying to find Nessie, and Beatrix's secret engagement to Will Heelis is exposed. Drama! An adorable story and a happy ending. Onto the next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suburbangardener | 2/4/2014

    " I just love this charming series. This book revolves around an actual event, Britain's first hydroplane being tested on Lake Windemere. It's driving the resident humans and animals to distraction. And then there is the mystery of the poison pen letters, and Beatrix attempts to deal with keeping her relationship with Will Heelis a secret in a small village. Thank goodness the local animals are there to save the day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 2/1/2014

    " Another lovely fairy tale where people and animals and crimes and accidents happen to everyday folks and everywhere animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 1/25/2014

    " Cute, but maybe a little more childish than the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/24/2014

    " Perfect writing, charming and cozy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this - a worthy addition to the series. These books are not for everyone, as they are very light on the mystery and very heavy on the cozy and atmosphere. However they manage to squeeze in a great amount of historic detail, not just about Ms. Potter herself, but in this case, the defelopment of flight in England before WWI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/16/2014

    " Cute! Although this felt like a bridge between the previous book and the next one in the series. Lots of threads seemingly leading to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 1/12/2014

    " Delightfully charming series, based on a combination of fact & fiction about Beatrix Potter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/7/2014

    " I love the Beatrix Potter based stories...this is the 7th in the series. I love the characters that reappear in this book and the reminders of other books. Charming! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 12/28/2013

    " This was a "fun" read. Loved the talking animals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lpage1479 page | 12/26/2013

    " I have liked the other Beatrix Potter mysteries, but I got tired of the animals talking in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ishki | 11/19/2013

    " I love this charming series and eagerly look forward for each new installment. I have yet to be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Moore | 8/21/2013

    " As always, this is a gentle read. I could not put it down and enjoyed it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 8/17/2013

    " I love the way the author bases her mysteries in real historical events! I get as much enjoyment out of the real back stories as the books plot. Also, explaining a wind storm/possible tornado's damage as the work of a dragon was a fun step back to a more archaic way of thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie Shoemaker | 8/3/2013

    " Compare this to Scotched and you have a whole different world. This is my first one in this series and I loved it. So inventive and delightful without being smarmy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betsy Crane | 2/12/2013

    " It was boring. I had to call it quits into chapter three. Maybe it gets better, but I just didn't have the patience to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 1/13/2013

    " i got through it. i kinda wish this series would hurry up and be done. i want to know what happened, but i don't know if i desire it enough to read too many more of these books. they are a little dry, and the talking animals was cute to begin with, but i find it a tad tedious at this point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 9/17/2012

    " Albert's Beatrice Potter mystery series. Nicely done, humorous, gentle. Good story, lots of twists and turns in events and characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 4/30/2012

    " I just adore this series and am sorry to read that it is going to end soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oleta | 4/22/2012

    " Love that dragon. and rascal and tabitha.... can't believe there will only be one more. but they live on my reread shelf. thanks Susan,keep the wonderful stories coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 4/10/2012

    " I love this series. This book had a little too much of the author's voice interrupting the narrative, a bit cloying this time. I can harly wait for book 8 for "happily ever after" part I know is coming! The series is a must-read for Beatrix Potter fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britt, Book Habitue | 3/13/2012

    " I LOVE these books. This one was, of course, also excellent. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the acclaimed China Bayles mysteries. The first book in the series, Thyme of Death, was nominated for both an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award for Best First novel. Throughout her career, Wittig has written over sixty novels. She cowrote the Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries with her husband, Bill Albert, and wrote a number of Nancy Drew novels under the pen name Carolyn Keene.  She has also written a number of nonfiction works and a memoir entitled Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Wittig worked as a university English professor. She lives in Texas.

About the Narrator

Virginia Leishman successfully revived The Railway Children and other titles by E. Nesbit. She parses phrases carefully for nuance, and flavors dialogue with personality and spontaneity, as exemplified in her rendition of A. S. Byatt’s Possession.