For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise.
Attending the funeral of the respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his name is in the book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gunrunners, shifty politicians - and a kidnapped vicar.
©2015 Simon Brett (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd
Kind of weak. Silly characters. But I'll keep on listening to anything read by Simon Brett!
A different character. Silly character and silly story.
I love the Charles Paris series. It is hard to believe it is the same author.
Yes, but not anything with Mrs Pargeter or Jude (from another terrible series)
None. I couldn't finish it.
"Fun story, interesting new angle on a mystery"
Gentle modern times fantasy. Characters initially seem unassuming and develop intriguingly. Some plot ambiguities, the 'answer' is not particularly well hidden. A fun listen.
Unusual story precept and construction.
His gentle use of different voices for the characters. Excellent timing overall
No - very rare for me to do that.
"Please make more available!"
Mrs Pargeter and her eclectic entourage are wonderful. Please record more. The world is a grayer place without Mrs Pargeter. I'm sure there be someone in Ps black book to help make this happen.
"Delightful gem of a book"
I wanted a light book but not a detective novel, chit lit or historical romance, something else and this was my choice. I am delighted. It certainly skims over the nasty side of the criminal underworld and makes them out to be loveable rogues but once you put that aside, it really is about people and what makes them tick. Simon Brett narrates his own work really well, not always the case when an author reads.
Quite light-hearted and entertaining wasn't what I was expecting but I enjoyed it. a good listen.
"Another excellent listen"
Simon Brett's books generally are excellent but I have always found that Mrs Pargeter stories are the most enjoyable. This is another really good one. Unfortunately, for me, I now appear to be in the disagreeable situation of having listened to all available on Audiable's extensive library, so have to wait until another (if there are more) to be made available or Simon Brett's writes another.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I recommend it to you.
"Mrs Pargeter's Principle"
Brilliant story, very enjoyable. Would recommend it to all lovers of audible books. Thank you.
"Such a " feel good" book."
The gentle story and great narration is calming but never boring. I hope there are more in this series.
The main characters - they are so genuine and have a certain naivety that is hard to find these days, but is so endearing
I love his calm style.
Her principle wins through
If you are feeling down this is the book to listen to.
A delightful read from start to finish with colourful characters and subtle humour. Next please!
Love these books why aren't the rest of Mrs Parteger on audible. I would by the lot. I have all Simon Brett books the feathering mysteries are really good and the way Simon Brett reads them I can listen all day
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