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    An absolutely gripping cozy murder mystery

    Move over Miss Marple, there’s a new sleuth in town! Meet Eleanor Swift: distinguished adventurer, dog lover, dignified lady…daring detective? 

    England, 1920. Eleanor Swift has spent the last few years travelling the world: taking tea in China, tasting alligators in Peru, escaping bandits in Persia and she has just arrived in England after a chaotic 45-day flight from South Africa. Chipstone is about the sleepiest town you could have the misfortune to meet. And to add to these indignities - she’s now a Lady. 

    Lady Eleanor, as she would prefer not to be known, reluctantly returns to her uncle’s home, Henley Hall. Now Lord Henley is gone, she is the owner of the cold and musty manor. What’s a girl to do? Well, befriend the household dog, Gladstone, for a start, and head straight out for a walk in the English countryside, even though a storm is brewing....

    But then, from the edge of a quarry, through the driving rain, Eleanor is shocked to see a man shot and killed in the distance. Before she can climb down to the spot, the villain is gone and the body has vanished. With no victim and the local police convinced she’s stirring up trouble, Eleanor vows to solve this affair by herself. And when her brakes are mysteriously cut, one thing seems sure: someone in this quiet country town has Lady Eleanor Swift in their murderous sights....

    If you enjoy witty dialogue, glamorous intrigue, and the very best of Golden Age mysteries, then you will adore Verity Bright’s whodunit, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey, and Downton Abbey!

    ©2020 Verity Bright (P)2020 Bookouture

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    • BossyFatBabe
    • 23/06/2020

    I wanted to like this so much.

    As a big fan of 1920 murders mysteries, this should be right up my alley. However, I found the main character Eleanor really really frustrating, to the point that sometimes the second-hand embarrassment I experienced while listening was so intense that I had to turn it off. It’s one thing to be take charge and direct, it’s another thing to be childishly impulsive with no plan and just a lot of unfounded smack talk. Illinois did not feel at all like a grown woman who had experienced a lot in her life, she felt like a clueless teenager trying to pretend she was an adult

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    • Luisa G
    • 15/08/2020

    Not for the purist

    The first hour or so of this book is okay-- I listen to historical cozies to relax, not to be challenged, so the setting and typical main character (plucky young woman with a task to take care of) were... fine. But as the story progresses, the book falls apart a bit-- the author makes no attempt to match the dialog to the time period-- "Oh, snap," and "No way," appear in the same paragraph, for example. If the author doesn't bother to evoke the era in which the book is set, there doesn't seem to be much point, and if the book's editors can't correct the misplaced modifiers that pull the book's tone even lower, then it's hardly worth reading. Additionally, the protagonist's feelings for and interactions with the other characters seem forced, sometimes existing with no other reason than to wrestle the plot in the right direction. This story is proof that writing a "cozy" -- even a formulaic one-- isn't as easy as some might think. As for the narrator, she speaks with a sibilant "s," so if you have to turn up your volume to overcome any low-level noise, you might have a hard time with the high-pitched hiss.

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    • prc
    • 16/05/2020

    Total Tripe

    it has always been my intention to finish every book I start. And while I did that with this particular book it was an excruciating experience. it was the first book in a series and the last book I will ever read from this author. it just isn't worth the time going into any detail.

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    • Kelly
    • 25/04/2020

    weak

    the main character is difficult to like. she acts hastily and unwisely and justifies her actions as some kind of womens lib.

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    • Catherine M Pousson
    • 06/05/2020

    Witty mystery with depth

    I loved this mystery!! Great characters, witty dialogue and fast moving story. Highly recommended.

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    • christine boardman
    • 30/04/2020

    A British mystery at it's best

    Excellent story. Well read and easy to follow.
    Characters are all very entertaining ..hope the next book comes along soon !

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    • Gail N.
    • 04/06/2020

    Lady Eleanor is not an appealing heroine

    Lady Eleanor, the 29 year old lead character, spent the first four chapters whining about the inheritance of her uncle's estate including his mansion. Boohoo. I have decided I have better ways to spend my time and returned this irritating book.

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    • Linda
    • 26/06/2020

    Mediocre at best

    The only positive portion of this audiobook is the performance by the reader. We will not be listening to my more of this author’s work.

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    • Amanda_Anne
    • 20/09/2020

    Hard to like the Main Character

    It took me awhile to finish this book, which is unusual for me and a murder mystery, usually it takes a few days, this one took a few months because I just did not like the main character. She came off as entitled and arrogant. It was very difficult to find anything really likeable about her, only pity for certain elements of her life.

    However the performance was great and finally at the very end of the book you began to crack through the "superhero feminist" bravado and find an almost relatable person there. So I will listen to the other books in the series. Hopefully they won't be as much of a trial as the first book was.

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    • Bookwoman
    • 20/03/2021

    Cute but not enticing enough

    Way too many characters to keep track of. I usually listen to an audible book that is really good in 3 days at the most but this one was hard to follow and to come back to so it was 10 days time.

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    • Schuh-Fricke Ulrike
    • 08/02/2021

    Not very convincing

    Elena behaves more like a petulant child or teenager in the middle of puberty than a young woman who,has travelled the world and mastered adventures in different parts of the world. When she arrives at the hall after her uncle died she does not even ask what he had died. She is incredibly gullible. The way she speaks stresses her immaturity.
    I am not quite sure whether the story is supposed to be a traditional crime story or a satire, making fun of those traditional gems of Agatha Christie and others.

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    • doroZ
    • 05/03/2021

    viel zu langatmig

    Alles in allem ein wirklich netter Cosy-Krimi. Aber viiiiiiiiiel zu zäh und langatmig. Ich habe nach sechs Stunden, während denen immer wieder Offensichtliches wiederholt wurde, aufgegeben.

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