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What begins as a holiday trip for amateur sleuth and cooking aficionado Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter, Breanna, turns into a bizarre mystery. First comes the discovery of a dead body in the sitting room of an English manor belonging to the family of Breanna’s boyfriend, who is also heir to the family title.

When the body comes up missing, Sadie and Breanna are stranded at the estate until the police can clear them to leave. Armed with a jogging whistle, her personal recipe collection, and an unfailing sense of American justice, Sadie begins her own investigation to find the killer. But when she seems to encounter one dead end after another, Sadie wonders if anyone is telling the truth - or if the case is really as hopeless as it appears to be.

©2009 Josi S. Kilpack (P)2013 Shadow Mountain

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Thank you!

i Am a Christian and enjoy the light heartednesss of your books. I have several..:) like your stories...you paint such a nice little picture in my mind.... and your characters and narration are very interesting....very nice job!!!!! I recommend these stories ..they are so much fun!

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Mediocre

I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first book in the series. The plot seemed forced and less provocative. That said, the story was fun enough to listen to and I was interested enough to keep listening.

The narration was absolutely horrendous. I did not enjoy this narrator in the first book, but she could not do British accents at all. She should not have been reading a book that requires British accents.

I will continue to listen to this series because it's light and interesting enough, but this book was way below my expectations.

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Loved it

Clean, held my attention, I would put off other things so that I could get back to this.

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Such a fun and entertaining audio book!

Really enjoyed this book. I love a good mystery, and it's even better with some humor!

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Not really a culinary mystery

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The character is kind of a nerdy, goody two shoes type. Sort of gets on your nerves a bit. Can someone be this naive at 56? It's ok, it's not what I'm used to with Dianne Mott Davidson.

Would you recommend English Trifle to your friends? Why or why not?

Only if they start with the first book.

What three words best describe Diane Dabczynski’s voice?

Kind of annoying.

Could you see English Trifle being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

I don't think that Sadie is feisty or sassy at all. She is kind of scared of her shadow and is always worried about what people will think. She needs to grow up and get tough. I don't like how they portray women in their 50's as technologically stupid and out of date with everything. It's not Dianne Mott Davidson and you can tell this was written for LDS people. Oh well, once I start a series I have to finish it.

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Love the series!

Although the the series are over and it holds a special place in my heart,this book,in MY opinion isn't the most interesting but the ending is a truly astonishing one!