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The affluent seaside resort of Smalting is unaccustomed to crime. So when human remains are found beneath the floorboards of a beach hut, the community is awash with suspicion. Amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and best friend Jude are drawn into the mystery, and their suspicion quickly falls on attractive Philly Rose, a young Londoner newly arrived in the area, whose boyfriend has recently vanished. 

Meanwhile, Kelvin Southwest, caretaker of Smalting’s beach huts, seems to be hiding a dark secret while Reginald Flowers, pompous president of the Smalting Beach Hut Association, becomes increasingly defensive about his own history. When the bones under the beach hut are identified, the ghosts of the past are painfully reawakened, and long-hidden secrets begin to surface.

©2011 Simon Brett (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Trevelyan
  • 27-05-2020

Not my favourite

Once again it was great to visit Feathering and meet up with two of my favourite lady sleuths, Carol and Jude. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series so far and I did enjoy this one too but.........
I hadn't expected the slightly darker subject matter which was not easy to drift off to sleep with and I didn't really feel that I learnt anything more about Carol or Jude. The gradual unfolding of their past lives and revealing of their personalities are things that really draw me to this series.
However, I look forward with pleasure to the next story.

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  • Ms Charis Blomfield
  • 16-12-2020

Psychologically astute with good plot structures

After Henry was a brilliant series and had a witty, dry take on the relationships between grandmother, daughter and granddaughter. For this reason I chose to listen to the Fethering series. In all honesty, I ordered them as a sleeping draught so I could fall asleep to a single voice narration. It worked, but in the process, I’d later have to backtrack to listen as the main characters were well drawn, the plots fun (albeit with many dark moments), and the cast of characters delicious. My favourite set of fruitcakes was the Lock family in Death under the Dryer. I’d say that Brett’s talents as a clever plotter of gentle crime stories, his reading voice and his ability to delineate characters are brilliant. He’s like a cross between E F Benson, Agatha Christie and Trollope. These novels have got me through two lockdowns and the challenge of winter evenings. I’d recommend anything written by Brett by now. Brett, Miles Jupp and John Finnamore have been the best Covid-era companions you could wish for.

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  • 03-06-2020

difficult subject

difficult subject to write about but very tastefully done. well written and quite moving. impressed.

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