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Summary

After playing a TV sleuth for years, Rita Martin retires to the sleepy town of Frantham-on-Sea. Here on the Dorset coast, she runs her own immaculate guest house, and life is blissfully quiet. 

But then a few doors down, harmless old Mrs. Freer is bludgeoned to death, and Rina can’t help but be drawn into the mystery. Mrs. Freer’s home was ransacked, but this was no ordinary burglary. Who knew the old lady kept a gun stashed under her pillow? And who wanted it badly enough to kill? 

Detective Sebastian McGregor is called in to solve this baffling case. But with her neighbors’ safety at stake, Rina knows she needs to give him a helping hand. 

This enchanting character-driven mystery was originally published as A Reason to Kill.

©2021 Jane Adams (P)2022 Dreamscape Media

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Boring

I did not like it I want to work out who the murderer is not be told in the first five minutes

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An excellent cosy mystery!

I loved this book, the characters are idiosyncratic and well drawn, the murders are also well drawn. A great start to a promising series.

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  • 29-06-22

Great book

I loved the characters, the story and the narrator. I will definitely be getting the next audio book in this wonderful series.

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  • Beatrice
  • 07-04-22

Highly Entertaining

Murder on Sea is a dark cozy mystery but it's worth it. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Linda M Washington
  • 19-04-22

Cannot get through this one

I listen to a lot of audio books and I am fairly easy to please and normally make it to the end. I listened to 2 hours of this one and I have to quit. The narrator speaks every phrase and every voice with exaggerated emotion and it’s just too much. The story is slow and drawn out and just not worth my time.

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  • Michael Gusar
  • 30-04-22

Depressing

This was the most sad and depressing book I have ever listened to. I’m sorry I wasted my time.