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Death Around the Bend Audiobook

Death Around the Bend: A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 3

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When Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, are invited to Lord Riddlethorpe's country estate for a week of motor racing and parties, they both agree it sounds like a perfectly charming holiday. But when one of the drivers dies in a crash during the very first race, they discover that what seemed like an uncharacteristic error in judgement may have a more sinister explanation...

Closer investigation reveals that the driver's car was sabotaged - and the driver murdered. The local constabulary are quick to dismiss the case, but Flo and Lady Hardcastle are determined to find out just who has committed this dastardly act, and why.

As the pair begin to make enquiries of Lord Riddlethorpe's servants and guests, it seems that, below stairs and above, there is more to this case than meets the eye. And, even in the quiet of the countryside, death is always just around the bend.

©2017 T E Kinsey (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing Inc., all rights reserved.

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    LilahV 06-14-17
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    "I want to listen to another right away."

    I am a big fan of the combination of this author and the narrator. I binge listen and an sad that there are no more for me to do gobble up. I so enjoy the the relationship between The Lady and her Maid. They are quite amusing. I am just sad that this is only the third of the books. I haven't found another cozy mystery that is anything close. would love a recommendation if anybody has

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer The Berkshires, MA 06-10-17
    Kindle Customer The Berkshires, MA 06-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Well done you, T E Kinsey!"

    Fun murder mystery! I enjoyed this immensely! The narrator is fantastic! She carries the enthusiasm of the characters beautifully.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Deanna Castle MD 07-02-17
    Deanna Castle MD 07-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "When will another one come out?! I can't wait!"

    T E Kinsey has really got something great going on. I'm huge into my Agatha C, my Sir Arthur C, my Nero W.....it's taken years of waiting, searching, waiting again to finally find a new author who writes interesting, fun, cozy, intriguing murder mysteries! Now I have found her and I wait on baited breath for the next one!!!! T E Kinsey cannot write fast enough to satisfy my desire to hear more of the adventures of Lady H and Flo!

    Elizabeth Knowelden continues to surpass all expectations as a narrator. I prefer male narrators such as David Suchet or Hugh Fraser but Ms. Knowelden is superb ! I can't imagine a Lady H book read aloud by anyone else!! She is the voice of Flo! And of Lady H. To a T!!

    Please please please write more, have them made into audiobooks and read by Ms. Knowelden! I have nothing else to read or listen too that is of the same caliber!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alan K. 06-10-17
    Alan K. 06-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "The winner is!"

    narrator - winner
    storyline- winner
    author - winner

    If you loved the first two books number three will not disappoint.

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    My02cents 06-14-17
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    "Another Fantastic Addition to the Series!"

    Another fantastic, charming, and witty book in the Lady Hardscastle series. I tried to savor it and listen slowly but it's hard to because I enjoy TE Kinsey' s writing so much. I highly recommend this series to all my friends.

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    Sassy Sidekick 07-30-17
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    "Waiting Impatiently for the next installment!"

    We've come to love these characters. The writer has done an excellent job of creating characters who are intriguing, endearing, lovable and are full of depth. We especially love the clever banter between Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong, her Ladies maid. These stories are an absolute joy.

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    Christina 07-13-17
    Christina 07-13-17
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    "I love the friendship of Flo & Hardcastle"

    I absolutely love the dynamic & friendship between Florence & Lady Hardcastle! They have such a wonderful friendship & banter, which is what makes this series so charming. I always love to see where the two will travel & what mystery they will uncover. This was my favorite of the books so far, as I felt like it had developed the characters very well. I felt invested in the new characters I met & really tense as I waited for the killer to strike again.
    This series continues to be a favorite because of its wit, charm, Humor, mystery, intrigue & characters. It's the perfect blend of them all

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    Jay.Adams 07-10-17
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    "Love it all from book 1 to 3"

    I enjoyed this book the story line and the suspense had my intres peak. O and the witty characters gave me a good laugh

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    Corinne Brisbois 06-16-17
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    "captivating"

    captivating as are all in this series, can't wait for the next adventure , well done!

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    Meg's Mom 06-12-17
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    "and a very enjoyable read"

    number three was as enjoyable as the other two. kept my interest as a matter of fact I ended up spending the day ( ok since it is Sunday ) listening to this book. did catch on to some of the nuances but missed a lot so the ending did end up being a bit of a surprise.

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    "Thi series is getting better by the book"
    Would you listen to Death Around the Bend again? Why?

    Absolutely, I'd listen to it again/ It's a great listen - amusing, entertaining, funny, well written, and well read.


    What about Elizabeth Knowelden’s performance did you like?

    Her reading flows well and there's a nice variation in the voicing of the different characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janey
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    "Another good yarn"

    This is the third book in the series and it is just as good as the first two. You get a real insight into life in a stately home both upstairs and downstairs. The relationship between the lady and her maid is both unexpected and ver funny. The way the plot is written and the final conclusions are very well done and it is not easy to work out who dunnit until the end. I like the fact there is no swearing, sex or violence so even my grandchildren could listen with me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rogayah
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    6/18/17
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    "Fun"

    Fun and a light touch. The cloud though is the thought that all these happenings, care-free and light-heartedness and a belief in a world order that will last until the end of time will soon be shattered.

    I guess the murderer and motive, but that did not deter or spoil the story which is as much about the sparring of maid and mistress as the rest. Characters and the country house party was still alive and well.

    The narrator's lively voice added much to the brightness of the tale. Light but written with a deft touch. This is the third in this enjoyable series.

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