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Publisher's Summary

Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry.

In Deadlier than Fiction, amateur sleuth Alfie McAlister enjoys his volunteer work in Bunburry's community library, set up in the mansion of the formidable Miss Radford. The library is home from home for eleven-year-old Noah, an Agatha Christie fan who sees murder round every corner. At first Alfie dismisses this as a child’s overactive Imagination - but then he himself is attacked. Could young Noah be right after all?

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series Piece of Cake. He is also the lead in the BBC series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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  • Jeff Sharp
  • 23-12-2020

Well done!

So nice to be back among friends. Looking forward to the next installment with interest.

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  • D. LeBlanc
  • 14-03-2021

tidy mystery

a short and sweet little mystery, love the characters, love the setting. I feel like I live there.

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  • Lajla Dale
  • 28-02-2021

Wonderful Story, Characters, Setting and Narrator

The Bunberry series is very easy to love. The characters are colorful, compelling and cantankerous. The setting is Cotswold charming. Every book has a challenging puzzle to solve. And it’s all brought to life by fabulously skillful narrator, Nathaniel Parker. No sooner have I finished a Bunburry book than I am ready for the next one.

Helena Marchmont has created a world that’s exciting to visit and far from a sleepy Cotswold village. While waiting for the next Bunburry cosy mystery, it’s fun to suppose who might play this excellent cast of characters if the series were brought to television. 5 stars all the way around. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Sassy863
  • 11-02-2021

Need next book read for Audble

Great short story series, love the character development and the mysteries themselves and the narration is great. could be a little more light voiced for the woman, lol.

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  • Dawn M. Tubbs
  • 05-02-2021

great story

love this series and narration. all the voices are entertaining. looking forward to next one.

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  • Maryb
  • 31-12-2021

Love this series!

These books are simply delightful! I think this one, Deadlier Than Fiction is my favorite so far!! Ms. Marchmont, please keep the series going!!

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  • Nancy McCall
  • 23-08-2021

Enjoyabke

this book was very enjoyable. The young boy working in the library was a great addition to the list of characters in this book. He gave the story a different twist.

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  • James & Noreen Tichenor
  • 12-06-2021

Noah and Ms Ratchford-Jones

Loving a budding new character, Noah who is integral to the tale. The Lady of the manor employs the village!

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  • Linda Brimmer
  • 24-05-2021

Fantastic Fiction

Loved the library setting and the quality of gentle and genteel mystery. The narrator as usual does an exquisite job of narrating. Don't miss this short and surprising mystery series.

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  • eaglecliff
  • 13-05-2021

could use few hundred more

light cozy mystery fun loveable characters -- and some really hilarious bits, with realistic life-saness mixed in. -- could use few hundred of these as background chatter when doing physical work ... will be relistening. i might should give 5 stars, but for 3+ hour shorties? i'm a little stingey...

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  • diane richards
  • 21-04-2021

great series

I love this series of books, so well read by Nathaniel Parker. I do like a good light detective story and these are ideal for me. Great to listen to when I am doing one of my new found hobbies in lockdown

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  • mrs.v.preen
  • 14-04-2021

Another Delight

I have enjoyed listening to all nine books . I laugh out loud. The characters are great and I really enjoy revisiting them . It leaves me feeling calm , cheerful and entertained.
More , more , more .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-2021

simple story but brilliantly executed

There is no challenge in listening to this book, but the characters are so brilliantly represented by the narrator, it makes for escapist easy listening. There are many humorous moments, and I find myself hooked on the series. Each story is short enough to avoid missing or forgetting the characters and twists, and lighthearted enough to hear before bedtime, if you're of a nervous disposition.

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  • Rachel Downton
  • 03-05-2021

Pleasant.

These are a nice series to listen to. Nothing gruesome happening and characters are quite charming. The narration is excellent.
What I really like about this series is the Murder plots, they aren’t ridiculously convoluted, they generally are just accidental happenings that no one has owned up to.
I’ve got the entire series so far and will buy the next one when it is published.

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