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Publisher's Summary

Carole Seddon has never enjoyed holidays much. Nevertheless, she has allowed herself to be persuaded by her friend Jude to accept a fortnight’s free accommodation at a luxurious Turkish villa owned by Jude’s property developer friend Barney Willingdon.

But from the outset the holiday is marred by a series of menacing incidents. As Carole and Jude launch into what they do best - investigating - it becomes clear that Barney Willingdon has made plenty of enemies, with his ruthless business deals and complicated love life. Matters come to a head when Carole’s sightseeing trip to nearby Pinara is curtailed by the discovery of a body in one of the ancient Lycian tombs. And what really did happen to Barney’s first wife, Zoe?

©2015 Simon Brett (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Another fun entry into the Carol/Jude saga

I have been enjoying the "Fethering" series available here on Audible. I don't know why this book was not listed under the "Fethering" series - perhaps an oversight, or perhaps because this particular story does not take place in Fethering, but in Turkey? Not sure. At any rate, Mr. Brett does his usual good to excellent job in narrating. Jude & Carol are up to their usual antics, including poking their noses in where they don't belong, and getting themselves in trouble. I did figure out early in the story who the perpetrator was going to be, but that did not take away my enjoyment of the story. For those to whom it is important, I would rate this, and ALL of the books in the series as a "PG-13". Very little vulgar language, NO "F-bombs", and no descriptions of sexual acts. There is mention of people having affairs/assignations, etc., but I did not find it objectionable. I would put this in the category of a "contemporary cozy mystery". I deducted one star because, IMO, the author made it very obvious who the murderer was. But it was still a fun listen!

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Traveling Can Be Murder

This is a fun read. Carole and Jude travel to Turkey and of course discover a body. The story is well paced and well developed. I enjoyed it a great deal.

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Simon Brett does not disappoint!

Would you listen to The Tomb in Turkey again? Why?

I will listen to this installment of the Fethering Mystery Series again in a few years, as I do with all Simon Brett audiobooks. Carol and Jude are such wonderful characters and Simon Brett's narration is superb.

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Delightful!

Jude and Carol are on top of their game in this travel to Turkey novel.
I had read six other Brett books previously. I like Simon's writing.
This was my first with Jude & Carol and what a treat it was!

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Major flaw!!!

The Turkish name Ercan is pronounced Air-Jahn *NOT* Ur-Can! Agreed that the plot seems to have been a write off for the author's vacation, perhaps.

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Turkey travels

I've just started listening to this one and have had to stop for the moment because the character of Carole is getting on my nerves. What is her problem? I've never heard anyone umm and arrg about a holiday in all my life, the beginning of this is so boring and frustrating and it's because of her character! Ugh! If I get back to it and can force myself to listen I'll hopefully put together a more happy review!!

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Life is to short to read bad books

After 9 chapters I gave up hope that the repetitive digs against Carole Seddon might stop and the author might consider sharing why the new age healer type was her friend. I have a pretty good idea of how it's going to end. Life is too short to waste more time reading this book.

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Stupid!

What disappointed you about The Tomb in Turkey?

90% talking about food, wine and feelings and 10% mystery.

Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Brett again?

Not if it's like this one was.

Any additional comments?

Every book until this one was very enjoyable. This one was just plain stupid and did not come close to any normal reality.

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  • fotini
  • 10-02-15

Enjoyable

As always Simon Brett reads his entertaining story beautifully. Fun to listen to. Good escapist stuff.

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  • PPod
  • 01-08-18

loved it

love the feathering series Carol is one of my favourite characters and putting her in Turkey was genius

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  • Mrs. Rm Walters
  • 10-01-15

Better Than His Last Book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Tomb in Turkey to be better than the print version?

The million dollar question this. Normally I would have said yes but for one teeny thing. Repetition of part of chapter three. No honest, I thought I was hearing things to begin with. Still I suppose that is an improvement on Murder in the Museum where an entire chapter was missing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tomb in Turkey?

Actually working out who dun it before either of the ladies. That must have been a first for me.

What about Simon Brett’s performance did you like?

I always enjoy his reading. Doesn't go for silly squeaky voices for the female of the species. He does have a good repertoire of both male and female voices.

Any additional comments?

I would like all of his books to be available via Audible.

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  • Sherril
  • 06-16-19

A great "who dunnit'. Very easy to get into.

A really enjoyable listen. a great British who dunnit! Love Simon Brett! Looking for next one now!

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  • c a banks
  • 04-27-19

Great story

Great story and location. The characters are so well written they come to life. Simon Brett is the master of characterisation. Easy to listen to too.

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  • LM Milford
  • 09-20-17

One to listen to again and again

I've lost count of the number of times I've listened to this. I love the Feathering mysteries. Nice gentle amateur sleuth style with great characters. Well worth a listen.

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  • pebbles141
  • 05-08-21

A particularly engaging story...

Always really enjoy Simon Bretts Feathering series, but particularly enjoyed this one. Some lovely instances illustrating Carole and Judes respective character traits - some of which I found laugh out loud. An engaging plot, read, as always, beautifully by Simon Brett.

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  • The Knitting Gnome
  • 02-18-21

New Location but still excellent entertainment

Am really enjoying this series of audiobooks. Born and bred in Sussex I have felt at home but the temporary relocation to Turkey and the sunshine has been like being on a holiday which at the moment is impossible.

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  • Franster
  • 07-06-20

Holiday murder!!!

Good fun and sunshine in Turkey! Great mystery and puts you in the holiday spirit thinking of lounging by the pool!!!!

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  • san2har
  • 05-25-20

Making me smile in these times

I am going through these very funny and well -plotted mysteries. They are light, and I am getting to know the two very different characters of Jude and Carole. They are also well narrated.by the author. Thank you Simon Brett for keeping me cheerful.