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Murder at the Mousetrap

Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 1
Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (304 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.

Alfie McAlister has retreated from London to the peace and quiet of the country to recover from a personal tragedy. But an accidental death - which may have been no accident - reveals that the heart of England is far from the tranquil backwater he imagined. After arriving in Bunburry, he is co-opted as an amateur detective by Liz and Marge, two elderly ladies who were best friends with Alfie's late Aunt Augusta. And it is not long before their investigations take an even more dramatic turn...

In "Murder at the Mousetrap," the first Bunburry book, fudge-making and quaffing real ale in the local pub are matched by an undercurrent of passion, jealousy, hatred and murder - laced with a welcome dose of humour. 

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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if you love the Cheeringham Series....

You will enjoy the folks who inhabit a place named Bunburry. This is a cozy mystery with eccentric characters who inhabit a land nestled somewhere between past and present....no tech, low tech, & todays tech.....served with tea, creme, & scones, in the Cotswolds. A fun romp for a winter's evening! SLKW

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Entertaining story!

Compelling cost mystery. Clever and entertaining dialog and great narration! Pretty poignant at times. Definitely getting the next one! Love the Oscar Wilde references also.

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Wonderful

What a charming mystery. The plot clips along at a good pace the characters are relatable. The narration is just great. Good story Good Listen

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Great cozy

Entertaining and pleasant. i look forward to the next one in the series. Would love to have Nathaniel Parker narrate more books.

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Glad I gave it a go!

I was a little apprehensive about the short length of this book so I almost didn’t buy it. So glad I did! The characters pull you right in and the vivid descriptions and narration style are spot on. I have fallen in love with Bunburry and can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

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:-(

I felt the author went about making several people possibly 'the one' then closed her eyes, and threw a dart to decide who the murderer was.

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Very Amusing Mystery

This was a quick listen of an amusing cozy mystery. The characters are likable and interesting. Look forward to more.

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So fun both in story and in narration!

Was looking for a light mystery to listen to while walking and this was it!

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I could listen to this guy read a shopping list

So, I love to listen to Nathaniel Parker reading a book. I love his diction, his voices, his interpretation of the text. Seriously, listen to Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madden Crowd narrated by Nathaniel Parker (you're welcome). The combination of Hardy and Parker = a beautiful thing :)

Generally, this was a cute, outsized caricature of a cozy Cotswolds village, which I found relaxing and pleasing to listen to on my drives to and from work. The writing was above average. The characters were unique and easy to distinguish. The narration was wonderful. "This is great," I thought. I was formulating my five-star rating in my head almost from the start of this book. Then I got to the last 10 minutes. Hmmmmm ..... The book wrapped up about 45 minutes before the author actually processed through to the end. She just skipped through that part. But, it liked and was very satisfied with the first 3 hours and 19 minutes, so I give it a thumbs up. It was fun!

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Very rarely do I walk away from an unfinished book.

I just couldn’t take it anymore. The Bunburry fudge was the least sickeningly sweet thing about this storyline. I can honestly say that I don’t care how it ends.

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  • JM Manington
  • 02-02-19

I cannot rate this high enough.

If I could give it 100 I would...at last a real cosy mystery, read superbly by Nathaniel Parker.
Everything about it, is what I have been waiting for..if you love Agatha Christie you will love this..if you love
, in your face blood and gore, you won’t..

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  • Angibelle
  • 02-11-19

Too short

Great characters, nice setting but way too short for the storyline to develop, weak plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful