Libby Sarjent
Books in series10
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(3.3 based on 92 ratings)
  • 1

    Murder in Steeple Martin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is producing and directing a play in her home village of Steeple Martin. She never expected her exciting new venture to lead to romance: and she certainly didn't expect mystery, intrigue, and murder. When a series of accidents culminates in murder being committed, Libby is compelled to find out if its roots are in the past or the more sordid present. A cast of local characters alternately helps and hinders her, including Fran the sceptical psychic and Sidney the guard cat.

    asassyvic says: "Yawn"
    Yawn

    I had hopes for this book and it turned out to be really boring. The story line was weak. Their was much repetition so much so that I fell asleep an w..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2008 by asassyvic (Indiana)
  • 2

    Murder at the Laurels

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Julia Barrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When old Eleanor Bridges dies on her birthday at The Laurels nursing home, no-one except her niece, Fran Castle, suspects anything. But when the will goes missing, and Fran's newly discovered relatives appear to be doing everything in their power to obstruct investigations, she enlists the help of her friend Libby Sarjeant. Together they uncover sinister happenings in the past - including greed and elements of witchcraft - that provide a host of motives for murder.

    Anne says: "A BORE"
    A BORE

    This is a very hard book to listen to. It drags and drags.

    Reviewed on January 03 2009 by Anne (Daytona Beach, FL, United States)
  • 3

    Murder in Midwinter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Bella Morleigh is astonished when she is left a derelict theatre by her Aunt Maria, a relative she didn't even know existed. The Alexandria theatre has been in the family for years, and Aunt Maria was determined that it should stay that way. However, when Bella visits the place for the first time she finds more than she bargained for: a dead boy. Inspector Connell advises her to call in the help of local psychic Fran Castle.

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  • 4

    Murder by the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    When a body is discovered on a rocky little island in the middle of Nethergate Bay, the media swoop on the seaside town. Soon an enquiring hack discovers that local resident Fran Castle has previously aided the police using her psychic abilities.

    Brought into the investigation, Fran naturally asks her friend Libby Sarjeant, the middle-aged actress and crime-solver, to help, but they soon find themselves up to their knees in more mud and murder than they could possibly have anticipated.

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  • 5

    Murder in Bloom: Libby Sarjeant Mystery Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Floundering in the footsteps of a deliberately downplayed police enquiry, Libby manages to stir up more mud than the rotavator. When television personality Lewis Osbourne-Walker buys Creekmarsh Place, near Steeple Martin in Kent, Libby Sarjeant's son Adam is employed to help with the renovation of the garden. What he doesn't expect is to uncover a long buried skeleton.

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  • 6

    Murder in the Green

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Libby Serjeant and her friend Fran become involved in the strange rituals of the local Morris Men, when one of them is found dead on May Day and another seems to have vanished into thin air.

    Constance says: "A Dud"
    A Dud

    I love English village mysteries and I wanted to like this---a mystery with a theme of Morris dancing should be a winner. It isn't. It's very talky ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2011 by Constance (New York, NY, United States)
  • 7

    Murder Imperfect

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Pantomime director Libby Sarjeant has her hands full combining direction and detection when she’s asked to look into threatening letters sent to Harry’s gay friend Cy. At first she believes it to be a simple case of prejudice, but soon Libby uncovers links to particularly nasty crimes in the past, revelations that have catastrophic effects.

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  • 8

    Murder to Music: Libby Sarjeant Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Deryn Edwards
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    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.

    Vicky says: "Very enjoyable"
    Very enjoyable

    I've not read any of Lesley Cookman's books in print form as only found out about her via Audible.

    Reviewed on February 25 2013 by Vicky (New Zealand)
  • 9

    Murder at the Manor: Libby Sarjeant Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Deryn Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Steeple Martin sleuth Libby Sarjeant and her partner Ben are hosting a writers’ weekend reunion at Ben’s family home, The Manor, when a body is discovered in the grounds. Even though Scotland Yard is on the case, Libby feels impelled to investigate a murder on her home patch. Their enquiries take Libby and her psychic investigator friend Fran Castle to historic Dorset, where they uncover a complex web of writers’ jealousies that has further tragic consequences before Libby uses all her wiles to get at the truth.

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  • 11

    Murder in the Monastery: Libby Sarjeant, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The eleventh book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which features a retired actress as the female sleuth and is based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin. Libby Sarjeant is invited to look into the provenance of a jewelled Anglo-Saxon reliquary which has appeared on a website. The nuns at St Eldreda's Abbey are curious, as it apparently contains a relic of St Eldreda herself.

    Toby says: "Not so much a cozy as a good sedative"
    Not so much a cozy as a good sedative

    No. While I am a fan of the British cozy/tea cake genre, this was so boring. i did not finish the book.

    Reviewed on April 06 2014 by Toby (Portsmouth, NH, United States)