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  • Death and the Decorator

  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Simon Brett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Summary

Having decided to redecorate Woodside Cottage, Jude has engaged the services of local man Pete, who has painted and decorated the homes of Fethering residents for many years. Pete is currently working on Footscrow House, a large Victorian building being converted into holiday flats.

Whilst at 'Fiasco House', as it is known locally due to the many failed business enterprises over the years, Jude and Pete make a surprising discovery behind a wall panel: a woman's handbag! The casual discovery becomes serious when the police identify the handbag's owner as Anita Garner, a young woman who vanished in suspicious circumstances 20 years earlier. Determined to find out what really happened, Jude and her neighbour Carole's investigations plunge them into a maze of deception and murder, as they uncover a number of uncomfortable secrets beneath the serene surface of Fethering life....

©2022 Simon Brett (P)2022 Isis Publishing Ltd

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As ever , brilliantly entertaining

This whole series is a an absolute joy. Simon Brett is one of the few authors who narrates as well as he writes , you can tell he’s had a brilliant career in radio drama , great characters and a great story .

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Love a Fethering Mystery!

As is my way with Fethering Mysteries, I listened to them all again before enjoying the treat of this new story.

Like Carole & Jude, I am in my 50s, & I enjoy spotting which bits of their contrasting characters I identify with most. I have Carole's insecurity & control freakery, combined with Jude's ability to connect with others, & her relaxed approach to diet & routine. It's a fun game to play!

I moved to Chichester aged 11 from East London, & Simon Brett does a fab' job at capturing all the petty snobbery of the Sussex middle classes! Makes me glad I went to Leeds University, married a Wakefield lad, & stayed up north!

I am now listening to Simon Brett's Decluttering Mysteries, which are darker in tone, but equally enjoyable, once you've adjusted to their first person narration.

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As always, an absolute joy!

I will never tire of the casts of characters, storylines and wry social commentary on the residents of Fethering and surrounding areas. Having lived in West Sussex now for 15 years, I feel I could, at any point, bump into Carols and Judes. I dearly love Simon’s writing, and I even re-listen to some of the stories, which I don’t do with any other audio books. Hooray for the Fethering mysteries! Another absolute gem.