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The Corpse on the Court | [Simon Brett]

The Corpse on the Court

Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby – or obsession – of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Jude's neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the “Lady in the Lake”.
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Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby – or obsession – of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Jude's neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the “Lady in the Lake”.

As the two investigations become intertwined, Carole and Jude's efforts to find the truth look set to lead to more murders.

©2012 Simon Brett (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Tracy Canada 06-04-13
    Tracy Canada 06-04-13 Member Since 2010

    A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!

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    "Very Enjoyable Cozy"

    I do love Brett's whole Fethering series with Carole and Jude, two retired/ semi-retired middle-aged divorced women with wildly different characters, fitting together so well to solve murders in and around their small town of Fethering.

    This book was just as enjoyable for me as the earlier books, even though I know some reviewers did not like that Carole and Jude worked on separate mysteries. But - they did overlap and interact and try to bring each other up to speed regularly. Yes, we also saw a different side to Jude, and I suppose Brett wants to show the different dimensions of his long-term characters. So now we know the mysterious and usually-calm, new-agey Jude a little more intimately, I'm certain she will be back to her old self in the next installments.

    I really enjoyed this listen - so comforting and, well, cozy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Hughes-Wilson
    Sandwich, Kent
    2/15/13
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    "What a treat..."

    This is a gentle book, but intriguing enough to keep the listener's attention. And beautifully read by the author - lots of voices very convincingly done. I have added another title to my wish list to download another time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    United Kingdom
    1/14/14
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    "Not the best but still enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Corpse on the Court to be better than the print version?

    Simon Brett reads his books to perfection and the audio versions are always the best for this reason.


    If you’ve listened to books by Simon Brett before, how does this one compare?

    I love the Feathering books but this story was not the best. Too many coincidences and Carole Seddon and Jude don't work together and it is the team that is great. I still recommend that you read it and lets hope he is back on form for the next one.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Brett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    He is the tops at reading and this one is no different.


    Any additional comments?

    Lovely to revisit Feathering and old friends

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PPod
    PENRYN, United Kingdom
    8/18/13
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    "Love this series"

    The Carol and Jude series of books are all great, I have read and listened to them all. I prefer to listen as I really enjoy Simon Brett's performance. He really knows his characters well hence they stay within their personalities.

    Can only hope that Carol and Jude run across many more dead bodies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Saffy
    UK
    7/11/13
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    "Great fun"

    How I look forward to a new Fethering mystery! They are easy, comfortable and fun, with great characters and silly plots. I find that I can completely lose myself in the escapades of Jude and Carol. This was not one of the best, with the two amateur sleuths going off in different directions- they definitely work better together! However Brett's superb narration keeps it going and it's definitely worth a listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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