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 (708 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 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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Just fun to listen to

These are just fun and easy stories. The narrator does a really nice job with the voices. The stories are good, funny and the characters winning.

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Bunburry series

I am new to audiobooks but I am certainly addicted to this series. I’ve already purchased the next one and can’t wait to get started.

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A delightful mystery with interesting characters. The ethical treatment of livestock is the underlying theme. There are plenty of bullies. The reader learns more about Alfie, the protagonist. Highly recommend.

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A Taste of Murder

Really loving this series, light and mysterious, with fun loving characters, but lovely experiences in the country. The narration was very good.

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Bunburry hijinx!

I am enjoying getting to know Bunburry! I love Nathaniel Parker's voices and his inflections.

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A Taste of Murder

The Bunburry book series are always a fun read! There's always an adventure that happens and Alfie has lots to learn or relearn! Love his sidekicks too!

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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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  • 05-19-20

Short and sweet like Bunburry Fudge

Good story, just isn't long enough to really get your teeth stuck into. Just as I was getting into the story and waiting for the next chapter. The story abruptly stops and then the main character Alfie is explaining "whodunnit" or in this case "Moo-dunnit". I've got all three so far and they have to listened too in order as the characters roll across each book. I find Nathaniel Parkers voice is very soothing and easy to listen too. I wonder if there will be any more...

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  • Dreadpirate Smoo
  • 04-08-20

listening joy

listening to Nathaniel parker is just glorious. cute short tales that have me hooked!

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  • PJ
  • 01-22-20

A good series just right for me. Narrated well.

I enjoyed it very much thank you I am looking forward to hearing more.

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  • JANE.
  • 11-10-19

Murder, but in a nice way

Light hearted listen with plenty to hold your attention, friendly murder, would be happy to hear again

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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.