Ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is producing and directing a play in her home village of Steeple Martin. She never expected her exciting new venture to lead to romance, mystery, intrigue, and murder....
At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball....
Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet Pendle, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre....
The tenth book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which feature a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin....
The 12th book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which features a retired actress as the female sleuth and is based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin....
The 13th book in Lesley Cookman's best-selling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series follows Libby and the gang as they visit the Isle of Wight for the funeral of an old friend....
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.
Lesser Cookham has done it again. Another mystery for France and Libby, who never set out to investigate!
Any additional comments?
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.<br/><br/>another good story from Lesley cookman narrated well by patience Tomlinson.<br/><br/>there is a book between murder at the laurels and murder in bloom - murder by the sea.
What was most disappointing about Lesley Cookman’s story?
Found dialogue poor, characters shallow, and plot predictable. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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.