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  • Not Dead, Only Resting | Simon Brett

    Not Dead, Only Resting

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Charles Paris is, as ever, waiting for a phone call from his agent, and is driven to painting and decorating to make ends meet. A rare evening out at a high-profile restaurant among stars of stage and screen promises a break in the depressing routine. But when the restaurant’s handsome, temperamental chef is brutally murdered, Charles finds himself drawn into the ensuing investigation. At first it seems an open and shut case: the chef’s

  • Mrs Pargeter's Principle | Simon Brett

    Mrs Pargeter's Principle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise.

    Chris Geschwantner says: "Mrs. Pargeter, my favorite Simon Brett character."
  • The Strangling on the Stage | Simon Brett

    The Strangling on the Stage

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (75)
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    When Jude agrees to lend her vintage chaise longue for the local Amateur Dramatic Society’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, little does she realise she’ll end up in a starring role. It’s an ambitious play, culminating in a dramatic execution scene: a scene that’s played for real when one of the leading actors is found hanging from the specially constructed stage gallows during rehearsals. A tragic accident - or something more sinister?

    Anne says: "Always dependable"
  • The Stabbing in the Stables | Simon Brett

    The Stabbing in the Stables

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    When healer Jude pays a visit to Long Bamber Stables one evening - to meet her unusually equine new client and his owner Sonia Dalrymple - she does not expect to stumble across a man laying in the darkness. Co-owner of the stables, Walter Fleet, has been viciously stabbed to death. Sleuthing neighbours Jude and Carole begin to make discreet enquiries, but it soon becomes clear that Long Bamber Stables is a hotbed of dangerous passions, murderous rivalries and hidden truths.

  • Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations | Simon Brett

    Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    It is her characteristic generosity rather than her love of animals that finds Mrs Pargeter supporting her friend, Jasmine Angold, at a charity reception for PhiliPussies, whose worthy aim is to rehabilitate stray cats from the Greek island of Atmos into caring English homes. But the evening is to have unexpected consequences. At the event, Mrs P is taken aback to meet a woman who claims to be the sister of her late husband, the much-missed Mr Pargeter.

  • The Killing in the Café | Simon Brett

    The Killing in the Café

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When the owner of Polly's Cake Shop announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the café might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form an action committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fraught with petty power struggles, clashing personalities and monstrous egos.

    Beatrice says: "Okay"
  • The Cinderella Killer | Simon Brett

    The Cinderella Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Landing a minor part in the Empire Theatre Eastbourne’s Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles Paris soon discovers that his main role is to gently introduce the show’s baffled American star, Kenny Polizzi, to the bizarre customs of English pantomime. During their sessions in the local pub, Charles finds himself increasingly caught up in Polizzi’s tangled affairs. But Charles is about to be far more involved than he might wish when he stumbles across a body beneath Eastbourne Pier.

    TAJ says: "Stellar Opening!"
  • The Tomb in Turkey | Simon Brett

    The Tomb in Turkey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    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.

    GrandmaG says: "Another fun entry into the Carol/Jude saga"
  • The Witness at the Wedding | Simon Brett

    The Witness at the Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Carole Seddon's son is about to be married. But as plans for the big day get underway, Stephen's future parents-in-law, Marie and Harold, seem desperate to keep the affair as discreet as possible. Then, after a quiet engagement party, Harold disappears...only to be found dead the next day, in a burnt out car in Epping Forest. While the family try to deal with their grief, Carole discovers they are concealing secrets that can be traced back 30 years, to the murder of Marie's best friend.

    Anniebligh says: "Does anyone actually edit the remastering?"
  • The Shooting in the Shop | Simon Brett

    The Shooting in the Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Carole Seddon hates Christmas – it all seems rather a waste of time. So when her best friend, Jude, drags her along to go shopping at a local store called Gallimaufry, she can feel her inner-Scrooge knocking. Then Gallimaufry is burnt down and a body is discovered. It seems like a tragic accident, but it’s not natural causes when a gun is involved.

    Lynn says: "Tops in plot, people & narrator"
  • The Corpse on the Court | Simon Brett

    The Corpse on the Court

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby – or obsession – of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Jude's neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the “Lady in the Lake”.

    Sarah says: "Simon Brett Doesn't Disappoint!"
  • Guns in the Gallery | Simon Brett

    Guns in the Gallery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it certainly turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in a confrontation between Willoughby and his ex-lover, followed by a heated argument with the gallery owner and a rival artist. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

    Kathleen says: "Brett Never Disappoints"
  • The Hanging in the Hotel | Simon Brett

    The Hanging in the Hotel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    The Hopwicke Country House Hotel is to host an event for the all-male society, The Pillars of Sussex. Jude helps out on the night, and in the early hours of the morning she watches with relief as the rowdy guests drag themselves to their beds. The next morning, one young solicitor is absent from breakfast. But when Jude heads for Nigel Ackford's room, presuming he is feeling the effects of the night before, she is horrified to find him hanging from the beams of his four-poster bed.... Was it suicide? Jude has her doubts.

  • The Poisoning in the Pub | Simon Brett

    The Poisoning in the Pub

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    What's your poison? Fethering residents, Jude and Carole, get more than they bargained for when a lunchtime meal in their local pub leaves everyone with food poisoning. The landlord is horrified and when a series of disasters start to befall his business it looks like it could be the end of the road for the Crown and Anchor. Left with a bad taste in their mouths - and not just from the food - the two amateur lady detectives wonder if it might just be more than a run of bad luck, which is forcing their favourite pub into bankruptcy.

  • Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll | Simon Brett

    Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Due to financial hardships at Tawcester Towers, the Dowager Duchess has decreed that the only way the family fortunes can be restored is to marry Blotto off...to an American! Reluctantly, Blotto, together with Twinks and his trusty chauffeur Corky Froggett set sail.

    Bodiccea says: "If you like P.G. Wodehouse, you'll like this!"
  • The Shooting in the Shop | Simon Brett

    The Shooting in the Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Carole Seddon hates Christmas - it all seems rather a waste of time. So when her neighbour and best friend, Jude, drags her along to go shopping at a local store called Gallimaufry - she can feel her inner-Scrooge knocking. But the sales are on and even Carole can't resist a bargain. Then a few days later - Gallimaufry is burnt down and a body is discovered in the ashes. It seems like a tragic accident but no one can die of natural causes when a gun is involved.

  • Death Under the Dryer | Simon Brett

    Death Under the Dryer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Carole had never had such a bad hair day! The last thing she expected when she went for a trim at 'Connie's Clip Joint' was to find the body of Kyra, Connie's assistant, in the back room, strangled. Immediately involving her friend and neighbour Jude, Carole becomes determined to investigate the death. Meanwhile Kyra's boyfriend Nathan Locke has vanished. His family, an eccentric, controlling bunch don't seem overly concerned.

  • The Stabbing in the Stables | Simon Brett

    The Stabbing in the Stables

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
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    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    When alternative healer Jude pays a visit to Long Bamber Stables to meet an unusual new "client" - a horse - and his owner, Sonia Dalrymple, she does not expect to stumble across a man's body in the darkness. Co-owner of the stables Walter Fleet has been viciously stabbed to death, and Jude suspects she may have arrived only seconds after his murder. Unable to resist a mystery, friends Jude and Carole begin to make discreet enquiries.

    Beatrice says: "Another good book"
  • Blood at the Bookies: The Fethering Mysteries, Book 9 | Simon Brett

    Blood at the Bookies: The Fethering Mysteries, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    The bets are on whodunnit when a body is found at the bookies . . . Jude has never been averse to a bit of a flutter; her friend Carole, on the other hand, thinks that the local betting shop is a den of iniquity. But when Jude stumbles upon the body of Polish immigrant Tadeusz Jankowski - the race is on to find his killer. The odds aren't looking good. No one seems to know anything about the mysterious Tadek - even his sister can't shed any light on what he was doing in Fethering.

  • Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar | Simon Brett

    Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
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    Tawcester Towers, the family seat of the Lyminster family, has suffered an unwelcome injection of distant cousins - so distant that they aren't even British! Count Igor and Count Lyudmilla Bashusky had to flee Russia after the Revolution and have spent the intervening years building up debts in the hotels of Europe's capitals and sponging off ever more exasperated (and distant) relatives.

    Amazon Customer says: "Love Blotto and Twinks"
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