Extended Audio Sample

Download The Torso in the Town: A Fethering Mysery Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Torso in the Town: A Fethering Mysery, by Simon Brett Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (315 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:
Regular Price: $16.95 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

A dinner party at an English mansion with some stuffy, not-very-close friends is not exactly Jude’s cup of tea—but the practically mummified torso of a woman found in the cellar is right up her alley. There is no way of knowing how long the dead body has been there, or even who it once was. Intrigued by this new mystery, Jude elicits the help of her reluctant neighbor, Carole, to help solve the case. And perhaps in the process she can snap Carole out of her growing depression, the result of a recently failed relationship.

Their detective work soon uncovers that Pelling House’s previous owners include two divorced couples who harbor a lot of resentment—and Jude and Carole suspect that they may be harboring some dark secrets as well.

Once again, the two middle-aged women from Fethering find themselves embroiled in a puzzling whodunit.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Like a little malice in your mysteries? Some cynicism in your cozies? Simon Brett is happy to oblige…Another witty entry in a blithely comic series.”

    New York Times

  • “Brett uses their noisiness as a vehicle for a merry skewering of middle-class pretentiousness, while presenting a dandy whodunit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Pungent wit flows razor-sharp out of [Cosham]; each word is uttered with an exactitude that perfectly mirrors the droll social commentary that sets Brett’s book apart from the rest of its genre. Line after line, [Cosham] evokes characters and milieu.”


  • “A marvelous send-up of contemporary British society…the kind of writing that makes you want both to savor the prose slowly and to turn the page quickly.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian Kavanagh | 2/17/2014

    " Good to get back to Simon Brett after a time away. One of the Feathering series and up to Simon's usual high standard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed the last one more than this one. Still, it was a good read. My favourite bit was the description of the vicar. He was so stereotypically "Church of England". He reminded me a bit of Rowan Atkinson in that movie "Keeping Mum". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/31/2014

    " I haven't read much Simon Brett, and I remembered why when I listened to this on my Ipod. He has the setting I like--rural England--but most of his characters are pretty unpleasant, including one of the main characters. In addition, he's ruthlessly sarcastic about his characters and his settings, cutting them down with an intellectual sneer, which is just not appealing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/21/2014

    " I am enjoying this series and look forward to more. Love the contrast between the two main characters. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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.