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  • The Water Room

  • A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Best-selling author Christopher Fowler has won a widespread following for his senior citizen detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here a woman is found drowned in her basement - with nary a drop of water to explain the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baby Boomers Rejoice: This is a book for our time.

  • By Cholmondeley on 10-19-09

My favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-13

I love all of the Bryant and May stories, but this one really had me thinking through all the twists and turns.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • As the Pig Turns

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 494

The picturesque Cotwsold village of Winter Parva has decided to warm the post-Christmas season by roasting a pig in the town square. Agatha, always one for a good roasting, organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem... Stop!" she screams suddenly. The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the good people of the village. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Penlope Keith is perfect !

  • By Madison on 07-08-12

Fun and outragous

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-12

This is the kind of light reading that relaxes me with a chuckle or two added into the mix.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful