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Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries.

This compilation contains episodes 4 - 6: THICK AS THIEVES, LAST TRAIN TO LONDON and THE CURSE OF MABB'S FARM.

Here Jack and Sarah get caught up in a mysterious treasure hunt. They tease out the truth behind the town puppeteer's death, and they're threatened by the ancient curse of a local farm.

Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

For fans of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple series", Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who series", Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.

The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of "DCI John Barnaby" in "Midsomer Murders" and "Jim Riley" in "The Life of Riley".
©2016 Bastei Lübbe (P)2016 Lübbe Audio

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-29-16

Wonderfully Entertaining

This is a great series and I'm glad I discovered it. I enjoy the interaction between Jack and Sarah. The mysteries are uncomplicated and interesting. I love this series and can't wait to listen to the next episode.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Charming British mystery

This mystery was engaging, clever and beautifully descriptive of this small rural town. Sarah and Jack are intelligent and likable characters who Make you want to hear more. The narrator is top notch. Can't wait for the next series.

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  • Deb
  • NEWARK, DE, US
  • 10-30-16

Addictive series!

Well written and love Neil's narrative, hope he does more books. I plan on listening to every one.

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held my interest

I think this book was well worth the time.I enjoyed the entire reading.it held my interest from beginning to end.

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Loved it!

I enjoyed this cozy series! Neil Dudgeon is one of my favorite actors and he doesn't disappoint in his performance here! Great characters and clever plots---an enjoyable escape into Cherringham😊

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Delightful find!

Matthew Costello and Neil Richards have created a series that is a very compelling listen. The characters are always fun, even if a bit two dimensional (which works fine in this series, where the stories don't have enough length to develop multi dimensions in the changing characters). Jack, an American ex-cop, living on a longboat in England, becomes friends with Sarah, a single mom--and they discover they each like "sleuthing" and are good at it together.

These are mysteries, but one thing I really like, is that each book is a series of several short stories instead of one long 7-8 hour book. One might think that there would not be enough time to develop really interesting stories--but in fact, so far each has been thorough, fun, a good whodunit, and just exactly enough details to let the listener get well involved. I suspect it takes more skill to craft more and shorter engaging new plots than to write just one long book (which are sometimes padded with extra "filler" material). And I've been impressed with the originality of plot details that these writers have used.

The narration by Neil Dudgeon (who plays the new John Barnaby in the long running Midsomer Murders series) is very talented also. He has an excellent range of voices--and matches them well to the characters. This series has a lot of creativity, clever writing, good plots, and are quite engaging. Low level on violence, and high quality on listening enjoyment!

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Very Good Series!

Enjoyed every minute of these stories.
Very well written.
Narrator Neil Dudgeon has a clear voice and easy to follow along with.
Recommend this series.

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great series

Hurry and get books 7 and 8 in English and on Audible. I don't understand why they are "done" in German first and then in English. Can anyone explain why?

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Ive decided I love it. Completely Charming.

When I started series 1-3 I feared it would be cheesy...theme music the mix of James Bond and Sex in the City, NY cop moves to rural England...
In reality, it's completely charming. Great narrator. The characters are likable. The plots and mysteries are clever but not too dark nor dim witted. I've really enjoyed them.

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Cute short stories

Three short mysteries. Cozy, nothing too deep but fun. Good characters.

Neil Dudgeon does a great job as narrator.

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  • Jane
  • 03-14-17

Very enjoyable

I usually listen to more gruesome crime thrillers, but I really enjoyed mixing them up with the Cherringham series. Good story lines, easy listening and love the relationship between Jack and Sarah. Nice relaxing listen but still very entertaining. Excellent narration. Can't wait to hear some more.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 12-27-16

Lovely simple very English village drama

An easy set of crime stories. Just right for listening to while dog walking. Non threatening, not gruesome, just right to pass the time.

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  • gardengnome
  • 12-04-17

Another excellent triplet of crime stories.

I enjoyed all three stories which are linked but can stand alone as a 'who dunit'. I am completely hooked on the characters and can't wait to listen to the next in the series. The reader is excellent and brings the story and people to life.

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  • Diane Talks
  • 07-21-17

Excellent and just the right stories for bedtime!

Would you listen to Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 4 - 6) again? Why?

My husband and I have started listening to this series at bedtime and they are wonderfully relaxing. Although a crime series, the crimes are not horrific. The characters are interesting and Neil Dudgeon's performance is superb.

What about Neil Dudgeon’s performance did you like?

He surprised us as narrator because of the wide range of voices that he is able to provide for the numerous characters.

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  • Miss Julie E. Ellis
  • 04-15-17

fantastic

these two guys are prefect crime/mystery partners. this set of books so far has been the best ive found from the modern day writers.
im waiting for the whole set to come to audible in English.

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  • andrea
  • 04-04-17

Loved it!

Nice easy listening. An air of intrigue, a cosy village setting and a friendly twosome to solve the varied mysteries. Great. Neil Dudgeon a treat to listen to.

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  • Karen
  • 03-29-17

Easy listening whilst driving

These are fairly simple mysteries but the characters are very likeable. I do a lot of driving with journey times of about 45 minutes so the 3 - 4 stories per download suits me but you wouldn't want to listen to them consecutively on a long journey as there isn't enough complexity in the stories. I like Neil Dudgeon's narration but he does mumble occasionally.

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  • suen
  • 12-24-16

a gentle listen

good to have on to occupy the brain. gently takes you through mysteries that you end up wanting to know the answer to

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  • kirkwood
  • 12-19-16

great book

very good to listen to as usual with this series it had its share of surprises

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  • Janey
  • 11-17-16

Great who dunnits

The second set in the Cherringham series.. These stories are just as good as the first set in the series. Unusual twist of having the ex New York detective (retired) and an English female computer wiz team up to solve these crimes. Plenty of twists and turns and some humour make these very enjoyable to listen to. The narration is brilliant, with a soothing voice and good characterisations. The American accent is done particularly well. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series. And I hope there will be many more.