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Murder in Langley Woods: A Completely Addictive Cozy Mystery Novel

Melissa Craig Mystery Series, Book 8
Narrated by: Joan Walker
Series: A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 8
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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A body is found near a picture-perfect Cotswolds village...but the upstanding local residents couldn’t possibly be involved, could they?  

Murder is the very last thing on Melissa Craig’s mind when one of her neighbors pops in to complain loudly about a minor local robbery. She’s far too busy thinking about her next book....

But when the evening paper lands, there is a shocking headline. A young woman’s body has been found in the nearby woods, and it seems the local robbery may offer a crucial clue. Suddenly the whole village is talking about the murder, but none of Melissa’s neighbors have come forward to say they know who the victim is. 

Convinced that the police have got the wrong end of the stick, Melissa can’t resist doing some more digging. When she finds a photograph of the dead girl at her former family home, she realizes this is the clue she needs, if only she can find out who took the picture....

Melissa finds an exciting new lead and rushes to follow it. But might she be walking into a trap? Can she work out the truth before she puts herself in harm’s way? 

If you love novels by Joy Ellis, Faith Martin, or Agatha Christie, you won’t be able to pause this twisty murder mystery!  

This book was previously published as The Cherry Pickers.

©1998; 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture

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Narrator irritating

I have listened to several in this series. Story is easy listening, but narrator's drawing out her words for many characters, and then raising the sound an octive is just too irritating to listen to any more with this narrator.

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Once again “The Best one so far”

This book was excellent with something for everyone. The narrator is really good and the characters and storyline are exciting and interesting.

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A disappointing book though the
mystery, with its twists and turns, is good. I've listened to the series here on audible but this
little caboose of a book simply ties up loose ends in the characters lives. This book is for long times fans.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-13-19

5 stars

Melissa Craig Mysteries are delightful and entertaining. The characters are well developed and the plot is always interesting. I enjoy these books and look forward to the next one.

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  • Jane
  • 03-17-19

Glad to have finally finished.

Another poor choice on my part. The story was mediocre and the narrator was dreadful.