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Summary

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.  

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.  

Jenny Starling is working at The Spindlewood Inn for the weekend. It’s hosting a Regency Extravaganza, involving historical costume, amateur dramatics and food.  

Leading actress of the amateur dramatic society and reputed man-eater Rachel Norman portrays a doomed noblewoman. But when she turns up actually drowned in the pond, there’s suddenly a murder to investigate. There’s been plenty of trouble at the idyllic country inn. The performers weren’t a happy troupe, and Jenny discovers a simmering romantic tension.  

Who wanted Rachel dead and why? Jenny Starling is going to need all her wits to crack this complex case.  

This is the seventh in a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the very end.  

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey and J. R. Ellis.

©2019 Faith Martin (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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A Brilliant story

I thought the story was brilliant and the person who read this had a lively clear voice

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great and gripping

it was gripping, well read, nice to follow the story. many twists and turns. very good

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A pleasant but undemanding listen, suitable for background listening while doing something else. The main character is likeable but not entirely believable and the plot was just about interesting enough to hold the listeners attention and the conclusion was acceptable but it pushed the bounds of credibility.

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Began well but became tedious. Gave up.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was English rather than American. The narrator had a clear, clipped voice. I am not sure that she pronounced the Welshman 's name correctly but she read well. The scene setting was satisfactory but it seemed an age before anything happened. I kept expecting some kind of culinary mishap, but nothing. Eventually, there was a death. This was then followed by an overlong introspection by the main character. At this point I gave up.

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A great listen with wonderful characters

In this book you really feel that you get to know each of the chapters, and all their little foibles. I picked most of them as the murderer at one time or the other, but the reveal was still a big surprise. Very well written and brilliantly narrated.

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Although I like these stories I must admit the narration is diabolical
Charlotte Worthing’s accent comes across as a well educated young lady. It’s a shame she never learned to speak her own language correctly. Her mispronunciations grate on the ear and spoil the story
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  • barbara
  • 02-06-20

The Country Inn Mystery

I am a fan of the Mystery series by Faith Martin and loved this one too. The murder was good and love the way Jenny Starling solves them with the Detective. The cooking is always interesting too. The narration is excellent.

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  • Lynn Harris
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Best one yet

Such twists and turns.
Ms. Writhing is amazing at the reading
I could listen to hear read the instructions to build a rocket.

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  • Jan
  • 27-12-20

Got it on sale!

Impossible for me to do an unbiased review on a Jenny Starling book! Each is excellent and easily stands alone.
Traveling cook Jenny Starling agreed to take over for her friend who is going on a two week vacation. The job is at a lovely Inn in the Cotswolds which is hosting a production by a troupe of amateur thespians. Easy to figure out who the victim will be, but the plot takes some interesting twists and tosses in not a few red herrings. Another fun read!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Joffe Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
That was June, 2019. Now it's late December 2020 and I got it on sale!
Charlotte Worthing is very good as narrator!