Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 707 ratings

The Tale of Hill Top Farm Publisher's Summary

Susan Wittig Albert is the best-selling author of the China Bayles mysteries. In this cozy, she fictionalizes the adventures of acclaimed author Beatrix Potter.

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

©2004 Susan Wittig Albert; (P)2007 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to read

    • By Richard on 11-29-10

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • The Tale of Holly How

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The serenity of Hill Top Farm is shattered when a local shepherd is murdered. Beatrix, when she's not busy making friends with her fellow villagers, lends her insights to the investigation. Nationally best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert cleverly blends fact and fiction in this cozy mystery starring iconic author Beatrix Potter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-25-07

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 3

    • The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    It is 1907, and in her Lake Country village, Beatrix Potter is about to encounter both woodland magic and an intriguing mystery. As she helps some village children look for fairy folk, she stumbles upon evidence that a flame-haired stranger may have dangerous plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Kristina on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $32.87

  • Book 4

    • Tale of Hawthorn House

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Susan Wittig Albert delights mystery lovers with this series based on the life and stories of beloved English children's author Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix finds an abandoned infant, Captain Woodcock and Dimity care for the child as Beatrix and her furry and feathered friends search for its mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best yet!

    • By Ann E. Musz on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 5

    • The Tale of Briar Bank

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In this fifth delightful entry, Anthony and Agatha Award nominee Susan Wittig Albert re-imagines Beatrix Potter wearing her sleuthing cap as the village of Sawrey lies buried beneath a blanket of Christmas snow. While she and her animal friends investigate a puzzling death, Miss Potter wonders if she can acknowledge her fondness for Mr. Heelis and still remain loyal to her fiancé’s memory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting & Fun

    • By BookAddict on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 6

    • The Tale of Applebeck Orchard

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    In this sixth volume, Miss Potter must help the denizens of Near Sawrey solve a particularly knotty problem. After a suspicious fire consumes his haystacks, Farmer Harmsworth barricades the common path through his Applebeck Orchard. Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat Council are all in a tizzy when woodland creatures claim the fire was the work of a lantern-bearing specter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always one of my favorites!

    • By Lynn on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $23.76

  • Book 7

    • The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Works by best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony awards. In The Tale of Oat Cake Crag, Miss Beatrix Potter is frustrated by distractions near her home. As the noisy test flights of a hydroplane disrupt her concentration, Beatrix investigates a string of bizarre letters threatening a friend’s reputation. Then life becomes even more complicated when the body of the hydroplane project funder is found at the foot of Oat Cake Crag.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for Beatrix Potter fans!

    • By Byron on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 8

    • The Tale of Castle Cottage

    • Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Book 8
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Agatha and Anthony Award nominee Susan Wittig Albert has garnered popular and critical acclaim for her whimsical mysteries based on the life and times of Beatrix Potter. Set in the summertime splendor of 1913 England, this eighth tale finds Beatrix eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But a few obstacles are still blocking the happy couple’s path to the altar - like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage, Will and Beatrix’s future home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Treasure

    • By beigeplum on 10-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99