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  • Say It With Poison, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 1

  • By: Ann Granger
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (192 ratings)

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Say It With Poison, Mitchell and Markby Village, Book 1

By: Ann Granger
Narrated by: Judith Boyd
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Summary

When Meredith Mitchell agreed to stay with her actress cousin, Eve, in the run up to Eve's daughter's wedding, she anticipated a degree of drama. But she can hardly have expected it to include murder, blackmail, and unrequited love. Or to involve a certain Chief Inspector Markby, a middle-aged divorcee.

As material witness to the only case of murder the Cotswold village of Westerfield has ever seen, Meredith soon becomes involved in the case and with helping Chief Inspector Markby. Meredith is a career diplomat and soon needs her considerable skills when steering a path between her duty to the police and loyalty to her cousin's family.

©1991 Ann Granger

Critic reviews

"Granger's strong debut features Meredith Mitchell, a British consular officer who encounters murder and a contemplative chief inspector during her Oxfordshire holiday." (Publishers Weekly)
"A gripping tale....you'll soon be addicted." (Woman and Home)

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excellent

A thoroughly enjoyable read. with well drawn characters and a plot with many twists and turns

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Second Time Around

Yes, I am on my second journey through this collection. First time I read the books, now I am listening to them. Great that you get much more of the storyline with an audio book.

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Excellent mystery novel

I really enjoyed the story and was rooting for the characters. A great start to a series of stories.

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Enjoyable

Easy to listen to. Enjoyable but not a page turner. No concentration required, good to listen to while doing other things.

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I really enjoyed it

Nothing too heavy. Easy listening and nicely read. I will listen to more in the series.

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Fun listen.

This was fun to listen to. It is well produced. The plot allows plenty of opportunity for guessing who dunnit, should you wish.

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Interesting cosy-ish crime thriller

I first read this book back in the 1990s and really enjoyed it. About 25 years later I have listened on Audible and I have to admit I found it a little dated, and it took me a while to get into it. However once I did get into it I was hooked and didn't want to stop listening.

Not sure whether I will listen to more in the series, but it was nice to revisit this as an audiobook.

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A good start to the series

Great for long journeys in the car enjoyed by all the family

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Enjoyable light crime story

I enjoyed this, my first dip into the Mitchell and Markby Village and I will give the pair another go. The story is light and easy listening also well read, with the characters well defined. However I was not convinced by the heroine's discovery of the murderer. It seemed a rather contrived finale, thus the four stars

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well-plotted and well-read

This book is the one in which Markby and his future wife Meredith first meet. It is a good story that keeps one wanting to listen. There are quite a few characters to remember, but they are brought alive by the writer and the excellent reading by Judith Boyd.

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