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It's spring in England, and location scout Kate Sharp has returned to the quaint village of Nether Woodsmoor with its lush gardens, budding hedgerows, and mellow stone cottages to work on a Jane Austen television documentary. The unique opportunity also gives her the chance to explore a possible romance with Alex, the deliciously rumpled local scout.

Rumors of recently discovered Jane Austen letters stir up the production, but then tragedy strikes and a stranger dies in a fire in a village cottage. Soon it's evident that the fire wasn't an accident, but murder. The police investigation narrows to focus on the documentary crew.

Desperate to keep her job and help a friend under suspicion, Kate delves into the search for the identity of the stranger. What was the stranger's connection to the seemingly sleepy village? And who in the village is lying?

©2014 Sara Rosett (P)2018 Tantor

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  • sharon
  • san diego, california, United States
  • 10-07-18

Nice Light Mystery

This is a new author for me. I liked the story and appreciated the fact that there was no bad language or sex
to detract from the plot. I will look for another book by this author.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 08-12-18

Loved It

I first read this series on my kindle. However I am enjoying it more now with the narration of Sarah Mollo-Christensen. She brings all of the characters to life. I hope she narrates all of the books.

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absolutely loved it & need the rest of the series asap!!!

First of all, the narrators voice is so soothing and comforting to me. Love her! The story is great too. The author describes the scenes so vividly, it quite literally feels like you are transported to the english country side! Such a cozy mystery, can’t wait for the rest!

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sucked into the series

I've been sucked into the series and cannot stop listening! time to get the next one!

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Terrible narration

This narrator is toneless and her English accents sound more like Australian accents. If it weren’t for the narration, the book would be okay. But it’s nothing special.

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Really Enjoyed

Typically, I’m not into modern crime thrillers/mysteries. I think of those books as having international spy rings, a rush to discover nuclear blueprints, car chases down narrow European alleyways and gooney looking foreign bad guys. This series, though entertaining and so well narrated, is almost simple. It’s very easy to keep track of everyone and what is going on. I was trying to think what it reminded me of, and then I got it. It’s like a grown-up Nancy Drew book. The book is engaging because of the main character and the supporting crowd. I read the first novel, Death in the English Countryside, and when it was over, I knew immediately I was not through with these people. I wanted more of this charming village and its inhabitants. I purchased book number two, and just like the Nancy Drew series, Death in an English Cottage was just as entertaining as the first one. I doubt if there will be 50+ books in the series, but if so I’m reading them! Also I have to give the writer credit. When I first picked up this book, I was sure the heroine was going to bump her head and awaken in regency England. There have been so many P&P inspired novels that use that contrivance I was pleased to find this was not one of them, though there are clever nods to Jane Austen sprinkled throughout.