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Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

Cherringham 7-9
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Series: Cherringham Compilations, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries.

This compilation contains episodes 7 - 9: THE BODY IN THE LAKE, SNOWBLIND and PLAYING DEAD.

Here Jack and Sarah are called to task when the body of a dignitary turns up in a lake - with all too many suspects involved. A resident of the retirement home falls victim to the elements in one of Cherringham's worst blizzard in years - but was there something sinister at work here? And Cherringham Christmas show rehearsals spin into chaos as someone is out to sabotage the event with deadly repercussions.

Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

For fans of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple series", Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who series", Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury.

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.
©2016 Bastei Lübbe (P)2016 Lübbe Audio

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Cherringham Series

Love these stories. Rather addictive. light and entertaining. Great narration - perfect for this series. Bad narration destroys a story. This is perfect.

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Rainy day or bedtime

very easy to listen to. good plots and pleasing development of story. Neil Dudgeon is a great choice for narrator - smooth and steady.

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  • Marge
  • 03-10-2016

Highly recommended!

I've read the previous instalments of this series and I've loved them all! After way too many psychological thrillers these were enjoyable mysteries.
In each episode, you'll learn a little more about Sarah and Jack (the main characters). Character development is steady and delightful.
Neil Dudgeon - the best narrator I've come across here on Audible!

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  • Cheryl
  • 01-01-2017

Loved it!

These aren't great mysteries,but they are charming, gentle stories that make you feel moving to an English village. Jack and Sara are both likeable and smart. Neil Dudgeon is perfect as the narrator. I hope that the rest of the mysteries will be available on Audible soon.

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  • Donna Lou
  • 21-11-2016

Two unlikely people solving crimes

I could picture the American gent on his boat and the English lady living in her cottage. I could see them hurrying around looking for clues. solving the crimes. I look forward to each new book to see what they get into next. I enjoyed their humor. Give it a try, you just might surprise yourself.

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  • Beatrice
  • 29-10-2016

I Want More

I hope the rest of the series makes it's way to audible. It's wonderfully entertaining and I'm hooked.

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  • Anita
  • 16-10-2016

Hoping for more!

I loved this series!!! I hope there will be more to come!!! Excellent cozy mysteries with well-developed plots and characters. Narration by Neil Dudgeon outstanding!

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  • Barbara Dumas
  • 06-06-2017

Easy Listening While walking or driving

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely - pleasant books that entertain.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

These are not "edge of your seat" plots - just nice ones.

Have you listened to any of Neil Dudgeon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is a good reader.

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  • sslarigo
  • 17-12-2016

Enjoyable cosy with well developed characters/plot

Would you consider the audio edition of Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9) to be better than the print version?

I've listened to the first 9 stories and thoroughly enjoyed them all. There are more audio books, but only in German. Waiting now for the English versions.

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  • Deb
  • 03-12-2016

Please Neil narrate the next series of books!

Where does Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love this series, waiting patiently for Neil to narrate the next set!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9)?

When Jack talks about his life on the Goose. Grilling steaks, cocktails and looking out at the village

What about Neil Dudgeon’s performance did you like?

His different voices and accents, makes me smile.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have but I do have a job and family. LOL

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  • Shirley Harmon
  • 23-12-2016

I want More!!

What did you love best about Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9)?

Each story is a perfect cozy mystery read by a talented actor,. The stories are linked together by two characters and their interactions with family and community. If I were M.C. Beaton, I would either be jealous or proud of what Costello and Richards have created. This is a series that I have been waiting for.

Any additional comments?

When will Mr. Dudgeon record more episodes?

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  • Trish R.
  • 19-12-2018

Just wonderful..



THE BODY IN THE LAKE

Okay, there was a murder in this one. Sarah and Jack had to figure out who killed the Mayor of a small town in France, who was trying to pull out of the “twinning” deal being put together between his town and Cherringham. Another surprise as to why he was really killed and the exciting way he was caught.

SNOWBLIND

Another good little mystery, about an old man who left a nursing home one night during a blizzard and got lost in the woods and froze to death. Of course there was more to it than that and Jack and Sarah had to find out what was going on at Broadmead Grange Nursing Home that one of their residents ended up dead and the home itself was without power when Jack and Sarah took another of the residents home.

PLAYING DEAD

Loved these 3 novellas, too. This time Sarah and Jack had to figure out who wanted to shut down the theater even before it open for the first performance. One “accident” after another, almost killing two people. And even though no one died it was still a sad ending after they got the would be killer and found out his story. I was glad that Jack and Alan, the cop, were going to try to help the bad guy, who wasn’t really so bad.

There was no romance or swearing in this compilation. Totally rated G.

As to the narration: Neil Dudgeon was, as usual, awesome. I mean, there wasn’t an emotion this man didn’t express in his reading. That best was how he laughed EVERY SINGLE TIME it was called for. And there were a lot of times either Sarah or Jack laughed. Spectacular narration.


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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-10-2016

Easy listenng

I enjoy these stories because I listen at night and they are easy to pick up. I enjoy the relationship between the two main characters. I also like the narrator's voice.

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  • Seafr
  • 30-09-2016

Brilliant

Where does Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high

What did you like best about this story?

I never guess who did it, which is my bench mark for a well written crime novel. It is also gentle and amusing.

What about Neil Dudgeon’s performance did you like?

He read it perfectly and I could imagine the characters, his characterisation was so good. It was a pleasure to listen to him.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes quite happily.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next installments

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  • Janey
  • 27-11-2016

Brilliant

If you could sum up Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9) in three words, what would they be?

Clever, intriguing, page turner

What other book might you compare Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 7 - 9) to, and why?

Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series 1-3 and 4-6. All of them are brilliantly written who dunnits. Unusual to have an ex NYPD detective investigating crime in and around an English village with a local computer wiz but, it really works.

Which character – as performed by Neil Dudgeon – was your favourite?

Definitely Jack. Mr Dudgeons voice characterisation is very convincing and Jack is written as a totally believable character.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not so cosy

Any additional comments?

Every story in the series that has been translated into English is very good. Are of a very high standard and you rarely guess the criminal before the end as there are many twists and turns. I really hope Audible start selling the rest of the series as I can't wait to listen to them all

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  • c.silk
  • 26-03-2018

Cherringham, 7-9

Another lovely collection of stories, beautifully read. The pairing of the New York policeman (retd) and the single mum really works and the stories are well thought out. Enjoyable, relaxing read.

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  • Miss Julie E. Ellis
  • 15-04-2017

fantastic

these two guys are prefect crime/mystery partners. this set of books so far has been the best ive found from the modern day writers.
im waiting for the whole set to come to audible in English.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 06-01-2017

Lovely simple stories, well read.

Just what you need when taking the dog out every day. Neil Dudgeon takes on the real mix characters and brings the stories alive.

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  • Jane Humm
  • 03-01-2017

Cheap and cheerful?

Bought as a Xmas present to me , a whim really, but I really really have enjoyed this set of books. The stories are easy light and a acceptable even for my grand daughter to listen to. The narrative was excellent. Thank you so much looking forward to more crimes in Cherringham

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  • Johnny
  • 19-04-2020

Nice stories

If you're at episodes 7-9 you know what you're getting. Episode 8 is the weakest link but enjoyed this collection and will continue buying them.

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  • Mrs Lillian Hay
  • 21-01-2020

bad language

Too much swearing spoiled this book for me. It's unnecessary and I didn't like it.

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  • Angela
  • 01-01-2020

Okay

After listening to the first 1/2 dozen of these stories I thought I would try the next in the series, but, unfortunately, I found it quite dry and boring! Won’t be listening to any more!