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A Murderous Ride

Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 2
Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

In "A Murderous Ride," the second Bunburry book, Alfie discovers that he has not only inherited a cottage from his late Aunt Augusta but also a 1950s Jaguar. He is dismayed: for reasons of his own, he no longer drives. Aunt Augusta's best friends, Liz and Marge, persuade him to get behind the wheel again - but that's just the start of his troubles. Alfie discovers it's a seriously bad idea to get on the wrong side of the local police sergeant. Especially when he finds himself at a murder scene and the sergeant decides Alfie's the murderer. There's only one thing to be done. Alfie has to track down the real murderer himself - which will force him to drive as he's never driven before.

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series "Piece of Cake". He is also the lead in the BBC series "Inspector Lynley Mysteries", based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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Not as good as the first book by far, but not bad

Not nearly as entertaining and richly described as the first installment in the series, almost seeming rushed to be released. I missed the characters of Liz and Marge in most of this story. Still, narrated beautifully by Nathaniel Parker and fun to listen to.

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  • Kryptography
  • West Sacramento CA, CA, United States
  • 03-13-19

Not my taste at all

For some reason the writer made a choice to make her main character a completely feckless and relentlessly self pitying idiot. The setting and theme of cozy murder I like, and I like the short story format but the protagonist is just unbearable to me. I would not recommend this story to anyone.

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Where is book 3?

I have fallen in love with the characters of this series, especially Liz and Marge! These short but sweet stories are the perfect diversion for my daily commute. Looking forward to audible releasing book 3!

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Weak

I tried this series because I was so charmed by the "Cherringham" cosy mystery series. I can not stand the feeble, feckless main character and I will return this book.

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So enjoyable!

I love Nathaniel Parker and I that U get to experience more of this cozy mystery series! Very well done!

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  • Kathleen
  • Brooksville, ME, United States
  • 03-13-19

Enjoyable

Formulaic, of course. Enjoyable. Characters are engaging and it's worth a listen if you're looking for something lite.

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Nice ride

Enjoyed the story. Plot not complicated but we'll woven together. Narration good and suited characters.

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Enjoyed it

This follow up to the first one was entertaining enough, though I liked the first one better. Nathaniel Parker, as usual, did an excellent job with the narration.

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Nice Cozy Mystery

This is a quick listen with interesting characters and a great narrator. The plot remains interesting until the “who done it?” Ending.

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