Superintendent William Meredith

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 313 ratings

The Cornish Coast Murder Publisher's Summary

The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, an ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head.

The local police inspector is baffled by the lack of clues. Suspicion seems to fall on Tregarthan's niece, Ruth - but surely that young woman lacks the motive to shoot her uncle dead in cold blood. Luckily for Inspector Bigswell, the reverend Dodd is on hand.

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  • Book 1

    • The Cornish Coast Murder

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, an ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the lack of clues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Old Fashioned Who Done It

    • By C. Rosser on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $19.82

  • Book 2

    • The Lake District Murder

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Luke flung the light of his torch full onto the face of the immobile figure. Then he had the shock of his life. The man had no face! Where his face should have been was a sort of inhuman, uniform blank! When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of a Police Procedural than a Mystery

    • By Paul and Courtney on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • The Sussex Downs Murder

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    "Already it looked as if the police were up against a carefully planned and cleverly executed murder, and, what was more, a murder without a corpse!” Two brothers, John and William Rother, live together at Chalklands Farm in the beautiful Sussex Downs. Their peaceful rural life is shattered when John Rother disappears and his abandoned car is found. Has he been kidnapped? Or is his disappearance more sinister - connected, perhaps, to his growing rather too friendly with his brother's wife?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I couldn't connect with Superintendent Meredith

    • By Marie on 10-10-15

    Regular price: $19.82

  • Book 4

    • Death on the Riviera

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Along with Inspector Blampignon, an amiable policeman from Nice, Meredith must trace the whereabouts of Chalky Cobbett, crook and forger.

    Regular price: $20.56

  • Book 5

    • The Cheltenham Square Murder

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its 10 houses. One summer's evening the square's rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden and unusual death - an arrow to the head, shot through an open window at no. 6. Unfortunately for the murderer, an invitation to visit had just been sent by the crime writer Aldous Barnet, staying with his sister at no. 8, to his friend Superintendent Meredith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining Book

    • By Virginia Waldron on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $20.56