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Mud, Muck and Dead Things

Narrated by: Judith Boyd
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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A Campbell and Cater mystery. Crime in the Cotswolds just got deadly. When Lucas Burton arrives at a deserted farm, hoping to conduct a business deal, he stumbles across the body of a girl. And that's just the start of his problems. Penny Gower, from the local stables, spots his car leaving the crime scene, and when her friend Andrew Ferris calls the police it's only a matter of time before Lucas gets a visit from someone he'd rather not see...

©2009 Ann Granger (P)2011 WF Howes Ltd

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not really worth it

i liked tge reader, but the story was both convoluted and uninteresting. not bad, just not really worth bothering.

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  • Shipp
  • 10-12-12

disappointing

Story seemed very ponderously written, not helped by the rather mannered and irritating delivery. I kept thinking just get on with the thriller and cut the waffle.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynne
  • 03-01-11

Loved it

I have enjoyed many of Ann Grangers books, but this is my favourite so far, maybe it is because of where it is set, or maybe because I could really connect with the main character Jess Campbell she is not to complicated and just wants to get on and do a good job, which I found refreshing. The plot still took some twists and turns and I didn't guess who did it until the last chapter which is always good.
You get what you pay for and I can't wait for next one in series
Thanks

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  • Denise
  • 07-05-11

Very good!

Brilliantly read. A gripping storyline. Lots of twists and turns. Its a good ending when you think you know the answer, but you're just not sure.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • clarew
  • 01-13-12

Enjoyable

I enjoyed this very much. I must admit I had put it to one side as I didn't know the author and only listened when I'd run out of everything else!
But what a mistake! Spent a marvellous few hours in the company of Jess and the characters down at the stables. Good characterisation and an interesting plot! I'm already planning my next listen for a good long journey.

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  • Fibri
  • 04-08-14

Rather dull

I loved Ann Granger's Fran Varady series. Tried a few Mitchell and Markby, didn't like them much so I tried this. Didn't do it for me either. It's a very ordinary, humourless classic British police procedural. I couldn't really manage to care much about any of the characters, or what happened to whom or when... which sort of defeats the purpose of reading this type of fiction. Very flat characters and a rather unlikely plot. I won't be bothering with more of these.
But if you haven't read Gtranger's Fran Varady series, try that. It has an engaging, quirky protagonist and plenty of humour.

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  • Julia
  • 01-21-19

A detective story

This started as a potentially great story but I felt it lost out on an opportunity to make it shine in my library. Sadly it didn't pack the punch it might have.
No matter. It was entertaining.

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  • Jane
  • 11-24-18

Disappointing

Predictable. Irritating characters. Very disappointed overall. I struggled to reach the end and was glad when it arrived.

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  • Bookaholic
  • 10-19-17

An enjoyable story well narrated

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Characters, backgrounds neatly interwoven and loose ends tied up at the end.
Superbly read by Judith Boyd...as ever.

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  • Jayne Baker
  • 01-19-15

Not bad

I wanted a crime novel to enjoy whilst relaxing. This book delivered. The main character Jess, I found at bit irritating - can't put my finger on why. The plot twists were a little predictable, but sometimes you need to get the murderer right don't you.

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  • Mrs
  • 01-30-17

classic murder mystery set in modern day

liked the characters and dialog was believable. crime fairly simple though and no big twists

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 10-30-19

Strange names

I really love Ann granger books but this is the first one in Campbell and carter duo it’s not as well written as the Mitchell and Markby series but it’s still enjoyable although the silly names make me giggle. Mrs Gotobed please that’s just silly.