In her eighth case, amateur detective Libby Sarjeant and her psychic investigator friend Fran Castle are invited to look into a house that is reputedly haunted. For once, Libby can be as nosy as she likes without being accused of getting in the way of a police investigation. However, when they unearth 50-year-old graves in the gardens, the police are bound to cramp their style. Someone alive today doesn’t want them interfering either, and their lives are in danger as they try to unravel the mystery of a ghost who plays Debussy.
Lesley Cookman started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. After following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she turned to writing short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, before graduating from the University of Wales with an MA in Creative Writing. She has taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. She lives on the Kent coast and has four grown up children and a passion for community theatre. She has written 10 titles in the Libby Sarjeant Murder Mysteries series and has also published How To Write A Pantomime
What the Narrator Says
"Lesley Cookman's Libby Serjeant female sleuth series is a joy to read. I loved Libby and her best friend and psychic investigative partner, Fran. Their constant banter keeps you amused throughout their various crime-solving escapades. I felt as if I was part of the gang in "The Pink Geranium", the local restaurant, popping in to enjoy a few glasses of wine, a nice meal, and more banter with Libby's husband and various other pals, including the proprietors, Peter and Harry. Lesley Cookman draws you into Libby's world, spurring you on to share the next case and the next!" Deryn Edwards, narrator of the Libby Sarjeant Mysteries by Lesley Cookman.
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"...a real page turner." (Best-selling author Katie Fforde)
"I do love a cosy murder mystery and have enjoyed all of the Libby Sarjeant mysteries" (Best-selling author Trisha Ashley)
"A compelling series where each book leaves you satisfied but also eagerly waiting for the next one. I love Libby!" (Author Bernardine Kennedy)
I've not read any of Lesley Cookman's books in print form as only found out about her via Audible.
These are good twisty turny plots that keep you entertained.
Deryn Edwards is a good reader.
I really tried, several times, to listen to this story, but I can't for the life of me tell you what this book is about. The narration by Deryn Edwards is pretty much okay except for that of the Other Friend. It's that hideous high-pitched voice of an Englishwoman -- that voice that tries to pierce your right eye. Incredibly irritating. (I'd have to listen to more of the book in order to tell you the Other Friend's name, and I can't bear to do that.)
"a different narrator"
it took over an hour for me to get used to deryn Edwards performance of this book. I nearly gave up on it as the speed and accents were totally different than those performed by patience Tomlinson. it was the strength of Lesley cookmans' writing that kept me listening.
libby came across as being sharp and in some cases aggressive which in earlier books is not the case. I have looked at the next book which is narrated by deryn Edwards again and I will carry on listening so that I will know about any new characters that may appear in future books.
"Awful interpretation of Libby"
Usual enjoyable story from Lesley Cookman spoilt rather by the narrator's interpretation of Libby and Fran's characters.
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