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A Taste of Murder

Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 3
Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (489 ratings)

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

In "A Taste of Murder," the third Bunburry book, a local beef farmer is found dead and Betty Thorndike, vegetarian and Bunburry's only Green Party member, is in the frame. Despite what everyone thinks, Betty is absolutely not Alfie McAlister's girlfriend. But Alfie knows what it's like to be wrongly accused, and enlists the help of his fellow amateur detectives, Liz and Marge, to find out who's responsible. There's just one problem about a farm-based investigation - Alfie's scared of cows...

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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Too short! Want more!

I could listen to Nathanial Parker read the back of a cereal box. Bravo! Nice fun light story, wish it were longer.

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Delightful

These are good stories to have in the background while doing other things. I'd listen to another. Nathaniel Parker is an excellent narrator.

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  • Candy
  • Silverton, OR USA
  • 09-15-19

A Pleasant Story Well Told

I am enjoying this series. Glad to have more information on Alfie’s background. I would like to see him become a bit stronger.
A nice escape

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Popcorn for the ears

I love listening to books performed by Nathaniel Parker. This story is cute and makes for a fun listen. Can't wait for the next one!

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love Alffi

delightfull story. So refreshing . we are listening on a train ride. Have listened to the 1st three books and are ready to go on to number 4.

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enjoyed

I really enjoy this series. keeps my interest and is stress free. I will continue the series.

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A nice, light mystery series.

Fabulous narrator with many separate accents. Want to hear the whole series. Delightful escapism. Fun.

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Very well done

This book a taste of murder was very well written. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I I am disappointed because the next books in the series are not available on audio yet! Hope it won’t be long before they are available

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  • TechFem50
  • Northern Virginia, United States
  • 07-19-19

Fun cozy series

The stories are well written, enjoyable characters and quick. Hope we get more books from Bunburry.

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  • Marily
  • Aurora, CO, United States
  • 07-16-19

cowaphobia?

Enjoyably funny mystery in an English country town. It's where everyone knows everybody's business! Love these stories.

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  • Carôle
  • 09-11-19

Not as good as the predecessors

Starts off promising, with the untimely death of a farmer who won’t be missed, so a seemingly long list of suspects.

The solution however, was abrupt and ad hoc, poorly delivered and therefore quite unsatisfactory! It gets 3 stars because I’m a fan of the series (especially of Oscar), but of this wa book 1 I wouldn’t have moved onto any others in the series.

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 09-08-19

Easy listening

Enjoyed the book. It is easy listening while I knit or sew. The narration is superb.

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  • soosiewoosie
  • 07-24-19

Very enjoyable

Definitely a cosy one, but a good story with interesting characters. I look forward to the next two coming out in English.

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  • Susi Moffat
  • 05-20-19

A Taste of Murder

Another highly enjoyable tale from Bunburry. These books are fun, easy listens. An enjoyable cosy crime caper.