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Publisher's Summary

The brand new Ryder & Loveday novel from global best seller Faith Martin!  

1960, Oxford . 

As the city of Oxford prepares itself for the inaugural Miss Oxford Honey Beauty Pageant at the Old Swan Theatre, excitement is in the air. Then, tragedy strikes the competition when one of the leading contestants is found dead. 

Initially, the authorities assume her death was suicide. But after a malicious series of pranks and blackmail attempts are reported, WPC Loveday and Coroner Clement Ryder are called upon to solve the case. 

In an atmosphere of fierce competition, the list of suspects is endless. Could what have started as harmless fun become a deadly race to win the prize? With time running out, the duo need to spot the killer before tragedy strikes again.... 

A gripping murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton.  

The Ryder and Loveday Series:

Book 1: A Fatal Obsession

Book 2: A Fatal Mistake

Book 3: A Fatal Flaw

©2019 Faith Martin (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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A Fatal Flaw by Faith Martin

Detailed, interesting plot, wonderfully read, highly recommend this novel by Faith who again is a master of words and imagination

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  • ELL
  • 24-06-2020

enjoyable

refreshing series that captures the different ages and maturity levels of its lead characters beautifully.

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  • Colette M. Cummings
  • 22-02-2019

Love this unlikely duo

I really like this series featuring an unlikely pairing of a probationary officer and a cornerer with his own issues. The character development is amazing. The two make a great team. This storyline differ freely from their previous cases, but was necessary for the advancement of the series. This book finds them in the world of beauty pageants and. up against a formidable killer. You will have to listen for details. It is worth a credit. I am looking forward to the next one.

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  • SMH
  • 13-05-2019

Love this series

What fun! I enjoy this team of sleuths so much! Can't wait for the next one! The idea of teaming a young woman police constable and a near retirement coroner is genius. These stories are not too gritty but there is suspense enough with very interesting cases. Best read in order. Enjoy!!

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  • matt harrington
  • 12-03-2019

Good Read

Wonderful cozy mystery. Like the series. Fun read. Good characters. Plausible ending. Would recommend it.

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  • Gale Ann
  • 13-02-2019

Well done!

I am a huge fan of Faith Martin and read ALL of her Hillary Greene procedurals since they haven't been released in audio format. I was absolutely delighted with the choice of narrator for this third outing of the Ryder Loveday series. Stephanie Racine was flawless. I hope to hear her narrate more British mysteries. The sense of time and place that Faith Martin imbues her stories with was captured in this 1960's Oxford setting. The story was a true whodunit since I had no clue of the villain until the coroner sleuth, Dr. Ryder and the WPC, Trudy Lovelace, who is up against all kinds of stereotyping by her chauvinist boss and male coworkers as the first female police constable at this station make a good team. I look forward to more in this series and read by Stephanie Racine!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2019

Enjoyed the 3 books.

I have enjoyed the 3 books of the series and I am eagerly awaiting the release of the 4th in September.

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  • BrianJ
  • 06-07-2019

Another corker

Yet another in the series of Clement & Trudy teaming up to solve the crimes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-2019

Brilliant idea looking how hard it was for women

Loved this book couldn't stop listening I have read all three of them can't wait for the next one

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  • Stewart Webb
  • 18-02-2019

A Good Book

This is the third in the series. I would firstly say go back and start with part one. They could be listened to out of order. But best start at the beginning A Fatal Obsession. that said they are all well written, if at times a little silly and far fetched. But to me that added to the charm of these easy to listen tales. All of which I have enjoyed thoroughly. Stephanie Racine does a great job narrating the stories. I ploughed my way through all three downloading the next straight after finishing one. I recommend highly.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-03-2020

Another great listen!

thank you for another lovely listen. enjoyed greatly. spent some of my 'youth' in Oxford so it's interesting to hear the names of streets I once trod! really enjoy the dynamic between the characters...more pls.

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  • Dewdrop
  • 02-07-2020

What a series!

Well what can I say besides...WOW! This series is truly enthralling and I am off now to download the next book. The characters are so interesting and the narration, just fabulous. I highly recommend the whole series.

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  • Helen
  • 15-03-2019

Very poor.

No story, dull characters, could have 2/3's shorter. I made the mistake of reading a review that compared this author to PD James. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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