The Winter Mystery

Jenny Starling, Book 2
Narrated by: Charlotte Worthing
Series: Jenny Starling, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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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 A Fatal Fall of Snow under Faith Martin’s pen name Joyce Cato.

Jenny Starling is spending Christmas in a snowed-in country house cooking all the traditional food she loves. But the family she’s working for are not full of the seasonal spirit. In fact, they seem to hate each other.

On Christmas Eve, someone is found dead on the kitchen table. And the head of the family is blaming Jenny!

But with an incompetent detective called in, and seemingly no motive for the murder, Jenny will have to give the police a hand.

She will stop at nothing to clear her name and find the real murderer.

This is the second of a series of gripping murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final minute.

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

Critic Reviews

“Classic murder mystery story with a twist at the end." (Oxford Times)

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Scientifically inaccurate (spoilers!)

***Spoiler alert***

Okay, this book has the big ah-ha breakthrough moment of whodunnit and why based on a scientific inaccuracy surrounding genetics and heritability. It states two brown eyed people cannot have a blue eyed child—which is 100% false! This fact is used to uncover a love child of infidelity who is the rightful heir, bla bla...so the entire storyline makes no sense. I lost respect for the author after that.

This is the second book in the series I’ve listened to and am quitting. Mostly because I just don’t connect with the main character at all, plus the books are just a little joyless overall. I’m never excited to listen to them and finishing them is a bit of a chore.

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The Winter Mystery

I thoroughly enjoy the mustrry series, love the way the solving of this murder is done, while Jenny does her cooking, which can really make your mouth water! Will definitely be reading/listening to them all. The narration is excellent.

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  • Sue
  • 02-05-20

Jenny Starling is a STAR.Excellent read.




Excellent red. Wll now listen to no 3
and other Faith Martin books READ

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-17-20

good read

I have enjoyed this series so far this is a light form of thriller not your hard read

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  • Vivien Z.
  • 11-26-19

light and frosty winter whodunit fun

An easy listen and none the worse for it. Engaging characters and a decent story but no good if you're on a diet and trying to avoid mince pies.

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  • Jacqui
  • 11-21-19

Very entertaining

Very enjoyable, lightweight but entertaining. Only annoying thing is her obsession with her cooks size which does become somewhat tedious

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  • nightangel
  • 11-13-19

Waiting for the next one

I've really enjoyed listening to the two books available and am waiting with anticipation for the rest to become available in audible

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  • Maureen L.
  • 12-20-19

good book but the genetics are wrong

two blue eyed people can't have a brown eyed child because neither have the brown gene or it would be promenant but two brown eyed people may have regressive blue gene and pass there blue genes to a child.. take that away and the motive disappears

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  • Conor Biggs
  • 11-29-19

Thrilling, entertaining stuff.

Well narrated. However, why is 'he was sat' considered to be correct English?

Worth listening!

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  • N.Rook
  • 11-21-19

murder most entertaining!

A very enjoyable murder mystery, which feels like a classic. Narration was nice fitted well with the theme, however felt tone was a little off in places.

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  • Richard
  • 01-12-20

A Superb and Satisfying Story

The main character was likeable .Her brilliant deductive skills had me cheering for her all the way through!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 11-13-19

A dirty kitchen floor

I have just discovered theses stories about the clever cook. Light and short, they are really enjoyable to read. A Easy read.