Carole Seddon has never enjoyed holidays much. Nevertheless, she has allowed herself to be persuaded by her friend Jude to accept a fortnight’s free accommodation at a luxurious Turkish villa owned by Jude’s property developer friend Barney Willingdon.
But from the outset the holiday is marred by a series of menacing incidents. As Carole and Jude launch into what they do best - investigating - it becomes clear that Barney Willingdon has made plenty of enemies, with his ruthless business deals and complicated love life. Matters come to a head when Carole’s sightseeing trip to nearby Pinara is curtailed by the discovery of a body in one of the ancient Lycian tombs. And what really did happen to Barney’s first wife, Zoe?
©2015 Simon Brett (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
I have been enjoying the "Fethering" series available here on Audible. I don't know why this book was not listed under the "Fethering" series - perhaps an oversight, or perhaps because this particular story does not take place in Fethering, but in Turkey? Not sure. At any rate, Mr. Brett does his usual good to excellent job in narrating. Jude & Carol are up to their usual antics, including poking their noses in where they don't belong, and getting themselves in trouble. I did figure out early in the story who the perpetrator was going to be, but that did not take away my enjoyment of the story. For those to whom it is important, I would rate this, and ALL of the books in the series as a "PG-13". Very little vulgar language, NO "F-bombs", and no descriptions of sexual acts. There is mention of people having affairs/assignations, etc., but I did not find it objectionable. I would put this in the category of a "contemporary cozy mystery". I deducted one star because, IMO, the author made it very obvious who the murderer was. But it was still a fun listen!
This is a fun read. Carole and Jude travel to Turkey and of course discover a body. The story is well paced and well developed. I enjoyed it a great deal.
I will listen to this installment of the Fethering Mystery Series again in a few years, as I do with all Simon Brett audiobooks. Carol and Jude are such wonderful characters and Simon Brett's narration is superb.
Jude and Carol are on top of their game in this travel to Turkey novel.
I had read six other Brett books previously. I like Simon's writing.
This was my first with Jude & Carol and what a treat it was!
After 9 chapters I gave up hope that the repetitive digs against Carole Seddon might stop and the author might consider sharing why the new age healer type was her friend. I have a pretty good idea of how it's going to end. Life is too short to waste more time reading this book.
90% talking about food, wine and feelings and 10% mystery.
Not if it's like this one was.
Every book until this one was very enjoyable. This one was just plain stupid and did not come close to any normal reality.
As always Simon Brett reads his entertaining story beautifully. Fun to listen to. Good escapist stuff.
Carole seems determined to drive Jude round the bend at the start of this story it is some time before the abroad part actually gets underway. Simon Brett adds historical details which if you are actually planning to go to Turkey yourself may well be of interest. A property developer offers Jude a free villa and says she can bring a friend, he is on his second marriage and allegedly has been involved in some dodgy dealings according to an ex partner in the business.
"Such wonderful characters."
I love the description of each woman's thought and approach to the holiday and the odd characters who populate the pages. A wonderful read. Or in this case - listen.
"Thoroughly entertaining !"
I have read Simon Brett for years and always look forward to listening to new stories .
"Better Than His Last Book"
The million dollar question this. Normally I would have said yes but for one teeny thing. Repetition of part of chapter three. No honest, I thought I was hearing things to begin with. Still I suppose that is an improvement on Murder in the Museum where an entire chapter was missing.
Actually working out who dun it before either of the ladies. That must have been a first for me.
I always enjoy his reading. Doesn't go for silly squeaky voices for the female of the species. He does have a good repertoire of both male and female voices.
I would like all of his books to be available via Audible.
"Look out Chilean Chardonnay"
I found it much easier to keep track of the characters in this story compared to the previous feathering books. Think the reader should be female ! Enjoyed all the same.
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