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Sleuths Carole and Jude return in the fourth Fethering mystery, a wonderful story of bitter rivalries and deep-rooted jealousies.

Bracketts, an Elizabethan house near the town of Fethering, is about to be turned into a museum. Once the home of celebrated poet Esmund Chadleigh, it has been decided that it should now become a shrine to his life and poetry. But the transition from house to museum is running far from smoothly, and Carole soon begins to regret her decision to be on the Board as she witnesses bitter antagonism and rivalry amongst the other members.

Then a sudden discovery is made. Buried in the kitchen garden is a human skeleton. And before too long, there is a second body, not yet cold....

©2003 Simon Brett (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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"Deftly contrived, light-hearted mysteries" (The Times)

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  • Mrs. Rm Walters
  • 10-01-14

Brilliant except for one small point

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I have had this book as a paperback and also on my Kindle. However, I was very disappointed to discover that although the audio version is supposed to be unabridged, part of chapter 34 is actually missing. To begin with I thought it must be my hearing that, or memory, that was defective, but one cannot jump from a library setting to a pub as happens. Having reread that particular section on my Kindle I realised I wasn't imagining the omission.It is a shame as this particular book is actually my favourite Fethering mystery. The missing parts do spoil the storyline, hence my poor rating. Sorry Simon.

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  • Mrs Gallop
  • 02-12-15

Another enjoyable yarn

Predictable but as ever charming and enjoyable - an easy listen while I do the housework. A bit like a digestive biscuit - you know what you're getting and then you think - perhaps I'll just have another - off to buy another feathering novel!!

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  • Mary Wehner
  • 11-08-17

Very entertaining - cosy crime style.

Excellent word play, good humour, gripping twists and turns, and suitable for everyone!
I'm working my way through the entire series and enjoy how the same characters keep returning throughout the books.
I recommend starting with this one (the first available on Audible).
Simon Brett is one of those rare talents who can write and narrate equally well.

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  • Jude
  • 01-24-15

Light, entertaining listening

Would you listen to Murder in the Museum again? Why?

Yes, I listen to all the Fethering Mystery series frequently. They are light, characters likeable, not too heavy, and move along nicely.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jude, (not because of the name!) She's entertaining and interesting and thinks so differently to Carole.

What about Simon Brett’s performance did you like?

I enjoy listening to his narration

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it makes me smile

Any additional comments?

Love the whole, unabridged series.

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  • David
  • 02-07-15

BORING

Would you try another book written by Simon Brett or narrated by Simon Brett?

Yes

Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Brett again?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Brett’s performances?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Bored

Any additional comments?

I'm an avid fan of the fethering mysteries, however this is the worst in the series, so boring and convoluted.

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