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Publisher's Summary

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.  

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.  

Please note this book was first published as Just Not Cricket under Faith Martin’s pen name Joyce Cato.  

Jenny Starling is doing the catering for the village cricket match. But she’s not expecting one of the players to turn up dead.  

Everyone from the village has turned out to watch the match, and with this being the club’s centenary, Jenny Starling has been hired specially to provide her stunning food for the event.  

Then the next man up to bat, Tristan Jones, is nowhere to be found. He is discovered behind the pavilion, murdered by a blow to the back of the head with an old cricket bat.  

The handsome 20-something had a reputation as a Lothario, with an appetite for married women. Did a scorned woman or a cuckolded husband kill him?  

However, he’d annoyed other people too. He was a stockbroker who took big risks with other people’s money and lost their life savings.  

Soon another body turns up and Jenny Starling is going to need all her cunning to crack this complex case. 

This is the sixth in a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the very end.  

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.

©2019 Faith Martin (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Weak and Unbelievable

While having a few interesting characters, the end of this book is totally preposterous! Washing a haute couture outfit in a river to get rid of bloodstains and then returning to the gathering wearing it without ever being missed???? Done with this series.

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The Teatime Mystery

I have been reading/listening to this mystery series and as normal thoroughly enjoyed this murder mystery and the way Jenny Starling helped to solve it, along with the delightful Inspector. The characters become so alive and I enjoy them so much. Looking forward to reading my next one. The narration is excellent.

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Another hit

Catchy, funny, twisty and solid. Jenny does it again. The police seem like simpletons up against the traveling cook.

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  • 08-09-20

It was okay as a light listen

i only enjoy these as a gentle story between heavier or meatier reads.

I found this one more grating than the previous books in the series. There's an immaturity to the character (wanting to cook a BBQ despite grizzly murder etc) that starts off as quite endearing but bulldozes it's way to irritating.

It's a cosy type accidental detective piece. Its not supposed to be super serious and I never try to listen to them in that way but I found this one a bit too ludicrous at times.

Even so... it was reasonably well narrated and a decent enough listen to fill some time.

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  • N.Rook
  • 01-10-20

Easy listening

I've listened to a few of these now and have come to really enjoy a Jenny Starling mystery. well written, and read too. I look forward to the next one.