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The Shooting in the Shop Audiobook
The Shooting in the Shop
Written by: 
Simon Brett
Narrated by: 
Simon Brett
The Shooting in the Shop Audiobook

The Shooting in the Shop

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Publisher's Summary

Carole Seddon hates Christmas – it all seems rather a waste of time. So when her best friend, Jude, drags her along to go shopping at a local store called Gallimaufry, she can feel her inner-Scrooge knocking. Then Gallimaufry is burnt down and a body is discovered. It seems like a tragic accident, but it’s not natural causes when a gun is involved.

With a host of suspicious characters – the infamous womanizer Ricky Le Bonnier; Piers Duncton, an unfunny comedy writer; or Anna Carter, the lonely dog walker – the lady detectives know they have their work cut out for them. It seems that someone in Fethering has a deep, dark, deadly secret – and is prepared to kill to keep it.

©2010 Simon Brett (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Lynn 08-24-10
    Lynn 08-24-10 Member Since 2015

    Writer, painter and unabashed romantic with passion for history and mystery.

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    "Tops in plot, people & narrator"

    Fans of Brett and his tart and savvy Fethering heroines of a certain age, Carolyn and Jude, will savor this well plotted mystery. As an added bonus, vetern actor Brett reads his own tale with high style. The voices come alive and vividly capture the personalities of a wildly diverse cast.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 05-17-16
    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 05-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "True to Form Fethering Mystery"

    Christmas shopping reveals the contrast between the two main characters, Carole, the straight laced one, and Jude, the free spirit. The shop where they bought some gifts is burned down that night, setting the stage for a complicated murder mystery. As usual there is a large cast of suspects and a surprise culprit. All rather far-fetched but that's what makes it fun.

    Brett brings it all together rather quickly at the end, but provides a detailed epilogue to let the reader know what happens after the story is over. I like this feature because the solution to the mystery is abrupt and will impact all the characters. It's nice to learn how their lives evolve after the perpetrator is identified.

    I like that the Isis editions of the Fethering audiobooks have a chapter point after each short chapter as sometime I fall asleep listening and need to go back to where I was when that happened.

    Simon Brett does a splendid job of narrating his own stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Morgan Beach Haven, N.J. 07-03-15
    R. Morgan Beach Haven, N.J. 07-03-15 Member Since 2013

    Richard Morgan

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    "Simon Brett is one of the best readers in audio books!"

    Another great story In this wonderful series. The reader is terrific!
    Best to read In order to enjoy character development

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 08-18-13
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A Fethering Christmas"

    This is a really good series. Carole and Jude are together again to see that justice is done in Fethering. They go about it in there unique busy body fashion that manages to never be offensive. I really enjoy this series and wish that all of the books were in the audible library.

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    Zhenya 03-10-12
    Zhenya 03-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "More, please!"
    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to Simon Brett read his own books for 20 years. I wish there were more available here rather than the other narrators, they just don't work for me.

    Enjoyed this one immensely. A lovely dry sardonic wit, with a perceptive eye for people's quirky characteristics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie 09-14-14
    Marie 09-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable characters, week story"

    I loved the two main characters, Carol and Jude, and will definitely give the author another chance. I felt the story ended abruptly and could have had more depth. I was also perplexed about the epilogue which disclosed what the future held for many of the secondary characters. I am on the fence about whether I liked that feature or not.

    Simon Brett is a wonderful narrator. He knows his characters well.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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