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Story and storytelling is excellent. Three short mysteries with highly likable characters. Well worth my time and money.
"English Village Mysteries"
Great light listening for fans of BBC/PBS style cozies. Dudgeon is a good reader/performer. You may recognize his voice from "Midsommer Murders" on tv. No gore or perversion so far.
"Mysteries of quality"
Neil Dudgeon narrates the cosy into the mysteries. A plump Chair,fireplace and glass of wine and each story would be an evening with good friends.
To me these aren't "cozy crime" books, more like just detective stories. I thought I'd found some new cozy crime stories so am disappointed. If you like the detective stories then you'll like these.
The Cherringham Mysteries was surprisingly good. I enjoyed all three episodes and bought the next 3 in the series.
"He irons his faded jeans? Really"
I was trying to stick with it until the stereotypical American -gruff, ill-mannered, lives on a boat with his dog, neglects personal hygiene- ironed his faded jeans. That was too much. Who irons faded jeans? The story was very self- consciously stringing together stereotype after stereotype. "Let's make sure we work in 'marmalade,' old school mates returning home,' 'master/mistress and dog relationships,' 'widow talks to herself,' single mom with nasty divorce,' ill-mannered American.....' and as many other cliches as can possibly fit!"
"Light and easy"
I listen to lots of crime thrillers...sometimes I need to have a break from the serious stuff and this was just the ticket as they say 😀 light and refreshing, not demanding or heart stopping. I shall download the next 3 episodes.
Crime is the genre I enjoy the most from Agatha Christie and PD James to Damian Boyd and Val McDermott, but I normally dislike short stories or novellas even if written by the great and the good however I genuinely loved these.. Very light well written and well rounded stories and characters, perfect for when your gardening or walking the dogs. Will be purchasing the rest.
"Perfect crimes to solve on the commute"
Clever short tales around an idealic village. Well written and has simple clever plots, ideal for commuters :-)
enjoyed this book so much. stories are just long enough to Potter around the house doing a clean whilst listening and not get bored or lost in the story lines. never a dull moment. Neil dudgeon is fab as well. just got the whole series so looking forward to listening to the rest. anyone who likes a good old fashion who's done it will love these.
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