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Cotswold
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(3.6 based on 241 ratings)
  • 1

    A Cotswold Killing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (52)
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    (40)
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    (42)

    Nestled in the hills of the Cotswolds, the village of Duntisbourne Abbots is a well-kept secret. When Joel Jennison is found slaughtered in the same field where his brother’s corpse had lain ten weeks previously, a whole community falls under suspicion. Was it a family feud? An act of revenge?

    Sara says: "Armchair travel with a crime solved"
    Armchair travel with a crime solved
    Reviewed on October 22 2013 by Sara (USA)
  • 2

    A Cotswold Ordeal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Thea Osborne sets off to Frampton Mansell with confidence. Despite her first disastrous house-sitting venture, which drew her into a murder investigation, Thea, and her spaniel Hepzibah, are sure of a wonderful stay at the relaxed country estate of the Philipses. But it seems that she’s jinxed. Busying herself with her duties, she finds a body hanging from the rafters of one of the barns. Detective Superintendent Phil Hollis oversees the subsequent investigation and is more than a little surprised to find Thea once again at the scene.

    Kathi says: "So-so little British Mystery"
    So-so little British Mystery

    Thea Osborne arrives for her second attempt to house-sit for people going on vacation, and steps right into another round of murder. She has a develop..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 3

    Death in the Cotswolds

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Thea Osbourne is only too happy to have a bit of peace and quiet. The only positive thing that came out of her recent house sitting disasters is her blossoming relationship with DI Phil Hollis and she relishes the thought of their spending some quality time together. Even meeting Phil’s childhood acquaintance, the eccentric Ariadne, cannot detract from Thea’s happiness. But the bad luck that plagues the hapless Thea and her beloved spaniel Hepzipah is never far away.

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  • 4

    A Cotswold Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Thea Osborne and her trusty spaniel, Hepzie, have been asked by the Montgomerys to look after their house in Blockley while they take a much-needed holiday. Their elderly mother, Granny Gardner, shouldn't be any trouble - although she is slightly forgetful. Thea's got far more to worry about when a body is discovered in the house next door.

    Lawrence says: "A Good Listen"
    A Good Listen

    This is a fun mystery. Not Tope's finest work, the story nevertheless held my interest and the mystery kept me guessing. Like most of this author's ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 23 2010 by Lawrence (Greensboro, NC, United States)
  • 5

    Blood in the Cotswolds

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    Thea Osborne and her spaniel, Hepzie, are house-sitting in the quiet village of Temple Guiting. Detective Superintendent Phil Hollis is looking forward to visiting for a night or two and celebrating the couple's anniversary. A few days into their stay, a pile of human bones is discovered at the base of an uprooted tree. The locals all have their theories about their identity and rumours abound. Thea and Phil discover that the village turns out to have more than its fair share of secrets.

    Shaliali says: "Enjoyable, but Not Exciting"
    Enjoyable, but Not Exciting

    I wish that I could give this book three and a half stars because I really did think it was better than just three which I tend to think of as just "l..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2009 by Shaliali (Sevierville, TN, United States)
  • 6

    Slaughter in the Cotswolds

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Thea Osborne has just lost her beloved father and retreats to her next housesitting assignment in Lower Slaughter to deal with her grief. The tranquillity is a welcome backdrop and there's a whole host of animals to help stave off her loneliness. As Thea settles down to two weeks of solitude, her biggest challenges are jigsaw puzzles and fighting off bats in the bedroom - until reality catches up with her.

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  • 7

    Fear in the Cotswolds

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Following a string of disastrous house-sitting assignments, and with recent troubles in her personal life, Thea Osborne is understandably apprehensive about her latest commission: a wintry month in an isolated farmhouse with only an assortment of animals for company. With the summer lushness of the Cotswolds turned icy grey, Thea spends her first few days exploring more of the surrounding area.

    Allison says: "Fear in the Cotswolds"
    Fear in the Cotswolds

    Good story but too many references to "gut fear", became like a filler to drag out the story.

    Reviewed on June 25 2010 by Allison (Charters Towers, QLD, Australia)
  • 8

    A Grave in the Cotswolds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    As undertaker Drew Slocombe drove to Greta Simmonds’ burial in Broad Campden, deep in the heart of the Cotswolds, thoughts of his troubles at home and at work played on his mind. The last thing he was worried about was becoming a murder suspect. Thea Osbourne becomes Drew’s unlikely friend and defender when the council worker opposing the burial is found dead just minutes from Thea’s latest house-sitting assignment: the Cotswold home of the late Mrs Simmonds.

    AStevens says: "Another hit for Ms. Tope!"
    Another hit for Ms. Tope!

    This book ranks as one of the top 50. I love certain series with Anne Perry's William Monk being the top-top. Having said that, I have been captivated..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2012 by AStevens (Virginia)
  • 9

    Deception in the Cotswolds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    In the wake of a series of unfortunate experiences house-sitting in the Cotswolds, Thea Osbourne, accompanied by her spaniel Hepzibah, is perhaps over-optimistic about the possibilities of her latest assignment – house-sitting for transatlantic reptile breeder Harriet Young. However, yet again, the region’s bucolic charms prove to be more than deceptive, and Thea is thrust once more into the heart of a Cotswolds mystery....

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