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Murder at Larkfield Barn

A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 7
Narrated by: Joan Walker
Series: A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 7
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Bright mornings and brisk walks.... Spring has arrived in the Cotswolds. But the atmosphere is positively wintery in Upper Benbury after a series of murders shake the close-knit community.

Since her move to the country, Melissa Craig has become firmly established in village life. So, when one of the older residents fails to show up for a drinks party, Melissa goes to check on her. What she finds chills her to the bone: Her dear neighbor has been murdered, and the killer has painted a hideous smile onto her face....

Melissa soon realizes that the death in her village bears the same trademark as a series of recent murders in the Cotswolds. When will The Smiler strike again?

With a dangerous killer on the loose, Melissa realizes she needs to solve this case quickly. But as she starts to look closely at the people around her, she realizes the killer may be closer to home than she could ever have imagined. What dark secrets are the villagers of Upper Benbury hiding? And can Melissa crack this deadly case before another life is taken? 

Do you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin, and P.D. James? If so, then you won’t be able to put down this gripping novel! 

©1996, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture

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Another good mystery!

I like the narrator a lot but she makes all the men sound like they’re 100 years old. Other than that , I enjoy listening to her. The characters are always so unique and interesting. The plot is attention grabbing and the ending usually surprises me by who did it or why.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-10-19

5 stars

Melissa Craig Is an intelligent and witty sleuth. I love how she insinuates herself into the middle of things and helps to solve the mystery. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Cathy Swanson
  • 01-26-19

Thoroughly good book.

I greatly enjoyed this Melissa Craig storey. Excellent in all aspects I could not put it down. Betty Rowlands characters are so well depicted and the plot twists and turns to keep the reader immersed in the life of Melissa Craig. Thank you.

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  • French in London
  • 03-31-19

Easy listen

Story line is a bit disappointing.
Narrator has an annoying voice unfortunately which made me cringe.

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  • Diane Walmsley
  • 03-20-19

superb

A plot full of so many twists and turns i became dizzy, a true whodunit.

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  • S.
  • 03-07-19

Predictable

A disjointed and pointless story. Awful narration. I’ll try and return this one. Waste of time.

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  • K E Webb
  • 02-16-19

Totally Enjoyable

First of this series I’ve listened to. Definitely be catching up on the others ! Very good , like the characters and the plot twists just enough to keep you guessing .