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Blade in the Water

By: Matthew Costello,Neil Richards
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
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Summary

It's just days before the Cherringham Regatta - an annual event that draws luxury yachts from across the country, as well as the local boat crowd, all looking to party on the river. But it's no party when boats are vandalized, and a wealthy executive turns up missing, with his blood on the deck. As the Regatta date looms, Jack and Sarah discover that what's happening on the water looks less like vandalism and more like murder...

Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new audio episode released every two weeks. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby.

Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" series, Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of "DCI John Barnaby" in "Midsomer Murders" and "Jim Riley" in "The Life of Riley". He is also known for his film roles in "The Nativity", "Sorted" and "Son of Rambow". In 2012 Dudgeon starred as "Norman Birkett" on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series written by Caroline and David Stafford.

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  • Jeanna
  • 20-04-20

Great escape

These are sweet diversions from the world. Can't stop dropping in on Sarah and Jack!

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  • AmazonJules21
  • 30-06-22

What a yarn!!!

I adore this series. Great story lines, enjoyable listening and a cast you're truly cheering on. Also, Neil Dudgeon as a narrator (swoon!)!

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  • flygirltaylor
  • 17-06-22

Great story!

I absolutely love the dynamic between Jack and Sarah and how they are able to solve a mystery and make the world a little better place

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  • Jan
  • 30-03-22

Good read!

amateur-sleuth, ex-cop, family, friendship, greed, law-enforcement, cosy-mystery, Cotswolds, lies, investigation, series, short, small-business, small-town*****

This episode involves a pyramid scheme, the local regatta, a missing man with evidence of foul play left behind, and the good villagers of Cherringham. Good story with justice done.
Love this idea of a series given in short bursts that are just the right size as well as so much more flexible than a whole novel! The ongoing sleuthing involves a retired and widowed older NYPD homicide cop who is finding life in the English countryside a fair antidote to his mourning, and a local recently divorced woman who has returned to her hometown with her children. They make a good sleuthing pair.
Voice actor Neil Dudgeon has been an excellent asset to my listening pleasure, making sure that
I know who's talking while I do mindless things.

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  • Linda Brimmer
  • 09-10-21

Very Good Short Crime Mysteey

Loved it as usual for one to listen to when I have a short time and want to come to a quick conclusion yet still be intrigued. I can always count on Cherringham and the great Neil Dudgeon, Narrator.

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  • Shoegirl
  • 14-08-20

Can’t say enough about this series

I absolutely love this series. This particular one is one of my favorites. I’m trying hard not to go through them too fast, I will be upset when I’m done.
The characters and village are so vivid and lovely that it feels like it could be home.