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When Edward Townes - famed writer of novels about knights and maids, and castles and conquering - attends a medieval launch party for his latest book, he arrives ready to do more than celebrate. But party night brings a blizzard, a once-in-a-century storm that sees Townes staggering home, alone... only to be found dead the next day. With Cherringham cut-off and the blizzard still raging, Jack and Sarah start investigating. Their questions reveal that many of those still stranded in the dark village have secrets. And Townes' killer is still in the village...

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.

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'. He is also known for his film roles in 'The Nativity', 'Sorted' and 'Son of Rambow'. In 2012 Dudgeon starred as 'Norman Birkett' on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series written by Caroline and David Stafford.

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I really love these stories. Jack and Sarah and little Murders. Yes tame yes nothing heavy but Good easy listening

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  • CS29
  • 17-01-2020

Enjoyable mystery story

Short but still immersive story. I look forward to listening to it again to see if I missed anything

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-12-2019

Jack and Sarah fan

This is unworthy guys! At best it's a pot boiler. We immediately know whodunit. And ,for once, Neil`s Audible is horrible. Very disappointing.

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  • Milo L. Carlson
  • 12-12-2019

Never fails to delight.

I have read all the stories so far and have enjoyed each of them very much. Thanks to the authors and all the others involved.

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  • Sandra
  • 16-06-2020

enjoyed again

I have enjoyed all of this series - stories and narration! Cozy mystery listeners: start with 1 and listen to them all. (I recommend buying the sets, when possible.) I do wish chapters were titled with numbered divisions in this audio series.

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  • barbara
  • 17-03-2020

Death Trap 32

I really enjoy the Cherringham series and this one was no exception. I love the way Jack & Sarah go about solving the murder. Will definitely carry on listening to the rest of the series. The narration was excellent.

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  • Donna Deal
  • 03-02-2020

Just fun!

I love this little series: excellent writing, neat characters and of course; a mystery! This starts in the village hit by a snowstorm... and a murder! More please!

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  • Bonnie Gendron
  • 07-09-2020

Ok storyline

Ok storyline, narrator always good. Story didnt seem to develop like others. It ended abruptly.

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  • Juli
  • 27-05-2020

Great series

As always, great plot and surprising endings. Love the series and narrator. Would love to see a BBC series.

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  • SAF48
  • 27-10-2020

Great winter cozy

Classic mystery in the snowed in village of Cherringham. Jack and Sarah get caught up in the murder of an author who has made life so unpleasant for a number of people at his book signing that there are many suspects. As snow falls, Jack and Sarah attempting discover the murderer. Love the audiobook with great narration by Neil Dudgeon.

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  • Williams, NY
  • 10-08-2020

Boring::::

This story is so boring....don’t waste your money. Have listened to several others, but this one, seriously scraping the barrell. Real shame relationship between two main characters is still benign and dull!

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  • Marple
  • 17-01-2020

Moving to Cherringham

Despite the murders I love my visits to Cherringham and want to move there! Superbly written; you can picture yourself living there and having Sarah and Jack as friends. Meeting up at Huffington's for coffee and discussing the latest case. Could listen to one a month! Love this series and outstanding narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-01-2020

Another great Read

Isn't Cherringham fantastic. Always reliable for a cozy and comfortable read. Looking forward to Grace's wedding.

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  • Janet Nicholls
  • 24-12-2019

More soon please

I love the Cherringham Mysteries. The stories are great and the narration excellent. More soon please.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 24-07-2020

32 Books and Still Going Strong

Winter. Cold. Snow. Cotsold Village. Death. Warm Pub. Candle Light. Cups of Tea. Jack, Sarah & Riley....all ticked off. All the elements for another Cherringham 'Cozy' Mystery. And you won't be disappointed.

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  • Sararara
  • 12-04-2020

Skip this one

Sadly a rather weak instalment. Until now, these little tales have been getting better and better. But this one was bad from the outset, then heaped cliche on top of snowbound cliche. I love a country house style murder but a good mystery tale never relies on a last minute, un-guessable revelation. Hammy unrealistic scenario, 2D cast of characters and way too many unnecessary Americanisms littering the text. One to miss.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-03-2020

always a good listen

short'sh. compact and just the right amount of mystery. thank you very much for an excellent use of my time!!

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  • c.silk
  • 17-02-2020

Just keeps getting better

Death Trap Yet another Sarah and Jack crime solving puzzle written expertly and plotted elegantly. The series just goes on giving. Great stuff.

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  • Natalie
  • 06-02-2020

5 🌟

A must read/listener for any cosy crime fan. Excellently written and read. I would recommend you start from the first book to appreciate the relationship between Jack and Sarah.

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 20-01-2020

Another great story

I don't seem to be able to get enough of Cheringham, Sarah and Jack. So we'll written and narrated.

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  • Trevelyan
  • 17-01-2020

Love it!!

What a wonderfully atmospheric and gripping story. I just love Cherringham and always delight in being re-acquainted with Jack and Sarah. Having listened to all the stories, I feel I have watched Sarah's children grow up and been at Jack's side as he settled into the world of a Cotswold village after traumatic times in NYC. As always, Neil Dudgeon offers a wonderful narration and I could not listen to anyone else telling these stories now. Please keep the stories coming and could there possibly be a little romance on the horizon?

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