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Jack's a retired cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 16 - 18:
 

The Last Puzzle:
When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was. And the biggest mystery of them all... was he - in fact - murdered?
 

Final Cut:
When a big movie production comes to Cherringham, complete with lords, ladies, and flashing swords, the whole village is abuzz with excitement. But when a series of dangerous accidents threatens the life of the young lead, Zoe Harding, Sarah and Jack get involved. Are these really accidents? Or could they be something more sinister - even deadly? Who is trying to destroy the career of the beautiful young star - and why?
 

The Vanishing Tourist:
When an American tourist goes missing in Cherringham, the local police don't see reason for concern - people often wander away from such tours. But when that tourist's sister shows up from New York, desperately looking for answers, Jack and Sarah become convinced there's more to the disappearance than meets the eye. Soon, they are entangled in a mystery with a secret history of betrayal, sacrifice, dishonour... and death.
 

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.
 

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. The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of "DCI John Barnaby" in "Midsomer Murders" and "Jim Riley" in "The Life of Riley".

©2017 Bastei Lübbe (P)2017 Lübbe Audio

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A very enjoyable series

Neil Dudgeon is the perfect narrator for this fantastic series of cozy mysteries. I look foward to the next in the series.

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When is the next installment coming out??

Would you listen to Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 16-18) again? Why?

I would. These stories are well written with great characters and quite different storylines. It's not just strange murders in an English village.The authors have shown excellent imagination with some of the plots.

What other book might you compare Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham 16-18) to, and why?

Similar to Agatha Christies Mrs Marple series but with the internet!

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

It was, even though I couldn't. I did, however, listen to it on my pushbike rides and had it in the car whenever I was out and about.

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I really, really enjoyed this series and hope they will release more episodes soon. I see that they have another 6 stories available in German so hopefully....

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Easy Listening

Always a pleasure to listen to.Neil Dudgen makes the characters come alive, they become friends.

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  • MMinSouthernCA
  • 25-09-2017

Waiting for Episodes 19 - xx in English!

I blew through Episodes 1-18 in no time, even when I ran out of credits and paid for the next installments! The next episodes in this series are not available in English. Please, Audible, release the subsequent episodes in English!

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  • jnsaz
  • 12-06-2017

LOVE THE SERIES

I love the series. Jack and Sarah have become 2 of my favorite people. I can't wait until the next installment.

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  • Vickie Oehring
  • 03-10-2017

next series please

I love this series. I keep hoping that there will be other episodes added . 19-22?
Always intriguing, but never gross. I love the mystery and the excitement of solving the crime. More PLEASE

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  • Heather
  • 04-07-2017

I love Jack and Sarah !

I have read 1-18 , I really would like to listen to 19-21 and 22-24... do they have them in English ?

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  • Charlotte Araki
  • 15-06-2017

So good

I've waited to write a review until I'd listened to all of the series available in English. I really enjoyed them all and hope there will be many more. Neil Dudgeon is such a gifted narrator, one of the very best. He is a master of accents.
These mysteries are just right for me. Interesting subjects that keep me guessing. More please!

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  • dewds2cents
  • 14-11-2017

Need More!

I love these stories. They are short and easy, and not too anything. Just nice and cozy. I know there are more in German, so I hope they get them in English too. I have
all of them.
#audible 20 review sweepstakes.

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  • Lannb
  • 02-06-2017

Great Series

This is a great series I would love to finish it but the remaining books aren't in English

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  • Sylvia
  • 25-06-2017

Definitely cozy! Definitely a mystery!

While the mysteries are very cleverly wrought, there is always a knowledge undergirding it all that Jack and Sarah will save the day!
I love Jack's toughness and confidence. But his humanity is always present. He is like an American version of Inspector Lewis or DCI Barnaby, but more physical.
Sarah's kids and her parents are wonderful, as are all her friends in Cherringham. One can't help but hope that she and Jack might make a life together, despite their age difference.
Neil Dudgeon, TV's current DCI Barnaby, is the perfect narrator! He has mastered dramatic pauses in a way I have never heard from other narrators. He knows how to use silence as well as sound. I feel as though he is relating a true event that he actually witnessed, rather than just reading a story.
If you like cozy mysteries, for good writing, clever plots, and great narration, Cherringham is the best! (The only thing the I find off-putting is the brief dissonant creepy music at the start and finish. )

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  • Chalis
  • 12-07-2017

Fun

This is a wonderful "cosy" series There are times when I want to listen to a shorter story that is pure entertainment. This series is just what I want at those times.

The characters are likable. The mysteries are interesting without being overly violent. The setting is scenic and inhabited by unique characters.

If I fall asleep listening to one of these stories I will sleep peacefully.

Neil Dudgeon's narration is excellent.

If more of these become available I will buy them!

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  • Nujbird52
  • 04-10-2017

WE LOVE THESE!

My husband and I love this series, we listen to it together as we commute back and forth to work. I hope the next series will be available soon! We've purchased through 18 and are at the end :( This narrator is so easy to listen to, just love how he does the story lines.

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  • Janey
  • 06-06-2017

Great listen

Just like all the previous sets in the Cherringham series, these three stories are very good. It is amazing how whilst all the stories are about the same place and main characters, they are all very different. They are well crafted and realistic, apart from the fact all these deaths and mysteries happen in the same town! And are constructed in the style of Agatha Christie. As always Mr Dudgeons narration is brilliantly done. His New York accent is particularly good and all the different characters are distinguishable. He is as good to listen to as the great Hugh Frasier in my opinion. These are another three great who dunnits that keep you guessing until very near the end and I look forward to buying all the others in the series as and when they are translated into English

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  • kitty67
  • 25-06-2018

Great stories combined

Absolutely love listening to the exploits of Jack and Sarah, the description of Cherringham and the surrounding areas. I used to live in the Cotswolds and parts of it I miss greatly. During bouts of illness, this series of Cherringham keeps my spirits up and brings back memories. I would highly recommend this and look forward to hearing more Jack and Sarah

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  • Ken McMullin
  • 29-10-2020

More of the same.

However, the same is good. My daughter and I really enjoy listening together to this series and trying (usually unsuccessfully) to solve the mystery before 'all is revealed'. Lighthearted (despite the occasional foul deed) and 'innocent'. My only complaint would be that the authors could do with a good Editor...there have been a number of occasions where days were mixed-up (i.e., Sarah looking forward to the following day - a Sunday - only for it to morph into a normal working day with everyone at work?) but these are minor complaints. The Narrator is first class and really adds to the overall pleasure of a lovely series.

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  • S. MOORE
  • 18-07-2020

great listening!

as always the duo take you on adventures, so well brought to life by the narration of Neil Dudgeon.

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  • Cheryl
  • 23-06-2020

very easy to listen to

I love listening to these books, they are so easy to pick up and put down, if you get my meaning lol. I get these that are three books in one, it just makes you think you've got the wrong language at first as a gentleman starts talking in German but I have a feeling he's just introducing audible, I don't speak German. I like Neil Dudgeon as a actor so that makes it easier to listen to, he does all the voices. The main characters are Jack, a retired NYPD detective now living on a barge in Cherringham with his dog, Riley. And Sarah, a divorced mum of two teenagers with her own small business. As the books progress you get to know more characters and I like that. As I can't hold a book anymore, I love having the credits on Audible and looking through choosing more and more books 😊

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  • L. Halliday
  • 10-03-2020

Terrific series.

I’m really loving this series. Neil Dudgeon’s narration is spot on. The mysteries are really intriguing and I love the interaction between the two lead characters is brilliant. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of the tales.

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  • Angell
  • 14-02-2020

ONLY ONE PROBLEM

I am quite enjoying the series but honestly, I can live without the constant "she knew that this was a compliment from Jack", back slapping etc. Enough already, we get it, they appreciate each other as people and their relative skill sets without being romantically involved.

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  • Richardson
  • 22-01-2020

Yet another brilliant series.

Thoroughly enjoyable stories. Well read and and a joy to listen to at bedtime or anytime. ..

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 11-01-2020

Brilliant

Another great storyline, full of surprises and for me a pleasure to listen to, on to the next installment 👍

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 11-07-2019

Great stories

I really enjoy these stories and the narration is brilliant. They keep you interested right to the end and are always different. I love Sarah and Jack.

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