Drop Dead, Gorgeous

Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 5
Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (550 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 "Drop Dead, Gorgeous," the fifth Bunburry book, Deb's Beauty Salon becomes the last resting place for merry widow and property magnate Eve Mosby, whose passions include haute couture and a young lover. Plenty of people disliked Mrs Mosby, but enough to kill her? And what really baffles amateur sleuth Alfie McAlister and his friends Liz and Marge is that the body is found in a locked room - how did the murderer get in and out?

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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Great series- easy listen

Great series, I have fallen in love with the characters. Great for a summer day by the pool. Narration is wonderful and intriguing!

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This book gave me a front row seat in the theater - delightful - Mr Parker is a gem, and the writing is great, interesting and fun.

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likeable characters, good story

The series has very likeable characters, and story is good. Narrator is wonderful, with his different accents for each character, which brings them to life. I especially like Debbie the salon owner in this story.

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again, I love the jingle

I am ambivalent about the chapter breaks which do not match these named in the book but onward to 6th book.

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MUCH BETTER!!!

Episode 5 is SO much better than the last one! It’s back on a par with the others in the series. And of course Nathaniel Parker just makes the characters come alive. Alfie finally gets some answers in this episode. Looking forward to the next episode.

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delightful!

after reading several of these books the characters are developing well. getting to know them and their personalities is fun totally enjoying the stories and the performance of the narrator.

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More Oscar, Please!

I absolutely adore this series and eagerly await the next installment. In this particular story Alfie’s friend Oscar was absolutely fabulously funny! I adore all the Oscar Wilde references, but greatly appreciate that Oscar is also his own person with his own witty quips. Marge and Liz are always a treat, and I can’t wait to find out what happens with Alfie and Betty.

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Fun

Wonderful way to pass a quiet afternoon. A fun story giving you a bit more background on the main character with great narration.

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Another tasty little episode is this series

Nice and short and engaging.. perfect palate cleanser after something long and intense! I enjoy these 'quickies' and hope the series continues..

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Fun

Fun listen. Great narration. I will continue listening to additional books by this author and narrator.

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  • miss jean daffurn
  • 08-31-19

Drop dead gorgeous

Great series read them all brilliant would highly recommend Loosely on the line of agath a Christie with a modern twist great characters and charming vilkiage

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  • Susi Moffat
  • 08-24-20

Growth

SPOILERS...(sort of) I really hated Alfie I’m the first book - he was so weak and annoying, but it’s been so lovely listening to him grow and develop as a character now that he is recovering from his trauma. Very cozy mystery series, not as well crafted as Christie or Beaton but enjoyable.

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  • Mandy Rose
  • 08-05-20

brill love

love the story line fabulous characters described fully plot thickens climax unexpected twist plausible in every way

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  • Helen S
  • 06-13-20

great books

the storyline was excellent and Nathaniel Parker's rendition fabulous as ever, loose myself in bunbury every time

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  • Gilly
  • 04-10-20

Love these characters

I really love these characters and feel like the little village would be great to visit. Pity it’s make believe.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-20-20

lovely listen!

thank you. another lovely listen. wonderful narration!! next one at the ready... stay well. ta

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  • JANE.
  • 11-10-19

Really enjoyable series of books

Light hearted listen with plenty to hold your attention, friendly murder, really enjoying this series of books, would be happy to hear again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-29-19

Wonderful whimsy

Thoroughly enjoying these short stories with the continuing thread of each characters story. Beautifully read by Nathaniel Parker In so many different voices.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-24-19

Love this series

Always enjoy my time in Bunburry and the excellent narration by Nathaniel Parker. This episode was very good indeed. I love all the characters and look forward to the next one. Yes they are short but perfectly formed.