Murder in Bloom

Libby Sarjeant Mystery Series
Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
Series: Libby Sarjent, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Floundering in the footsteps of a deliberately downplayed police enquiry, Libby manages to stir up more mud than the rotavator.

When television personality Lewis Osbourne-Walker buys Creekmarsh Place, near Steeple Martin in Kent, Libby Sarjeant's son Adam is employed to help with the renovation of the garden. What he doesn't expect is to uncover a long buried skeleton.

Libby, naturally, wants to know more about it, but the police aren't going to tell her, and with her friend Fran's mind on other things, she has to go it alone, with interesting and possibly catastrophic results.

©2009 Lesley Cookman (P)2009 Soundings

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  • taylor
  • 06-22-19

Not a fan

Why did the police not have the time do a proper search but leave it to the women who drink a lot

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  • Susan Alibone
  • 05-07-17

Another brilliant mystery.

Lesser Cookham has done it again. Another mystery for France and Libby, who never set out to investigate!

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  • Mrs. K. I. Richards
  • 01-19-15

time moves on

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its 2 years since libby and fran helped solve the murder at the laurels and whilst fran is preparing for her wedding libbys son finds a skeleton on the land he is helping to clear. so begins another case for libby to solve with a bit of help from fran before the big day.

another good story from Lesley cookman narrated well by patience Tomlinson.

there is a book between murder at the laurels and murder in bloom - murder by the sea.

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  • Julie
  • 05-24-14

cosy or comatose?

What was most disappointing about Lesley Cookman’s story?

Found dialogue poor, characters shallow, and plot predictable.

Wanted to strangle protagonist.

What didn’t you like about Patience Tomlinson’s performance?

Narration was OK but some characters voices irritating and two are similar. Narrator had poor material to work with.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No need to rewind if you miss a chapter or two or lose your place- writer obligingly summarises key points again and again when telling them to different characters.

It proceeds at a slow pace which some might find soothing, and nothing nasty happens to anyone one might be interested in.

Any additional comments?

Reminiscent of Enid Blyton with secret passages thrown in.