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Death at Sycamore House

A Sukey Reynolds Mystery, Book 12
Narrated by: Rosamund Hine
Series: A Sukey Reynolds Mystery, Book 12
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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Cream tea, a curious cat...and a rather mysterious murder?

It’s been a quiet few weeks on the crime front in Somerset and Sukey Reynolds is starting to wonder if all the villains have gone on holiday. Although Sukey loves solving crimes, she’s happy to have a bit of extra time to spend with the handsome journalist who lives just around the corner....

But when she is summoned to charming Sycamore House, it seems that Sukey has tempted fate. Sitting amongst well-tended grounds bordered by trees, with a view of rolling hills in the distance, this stylish set of apartments is usually home to little more than spirited disagreements between members of the neighbourhood committee. Until the body of Fenella Tremaine, one of their residents, is discovered by the caretaker in the garden....

The police quickly close in on Marcus Ellerman, a neighbour and colleague of Fenella’s, with whom she often crossed swords, both in and out of the office. When his distinctive ornamental dagger is found to be the murder weapon, the case seems closed.

But Sukey has a hunch that the police are barking up the wrong tree and decides to dig deeper into Fenella’s past. Sukey’s investigations turn up an estranged daughter, Fenella’s secret affair with the owner of a local care home, and a neighbour’s cat with a sixth sense for danger. But who is the killer? Can Sukey unmask the true villain of Sycamore House, before any more lives are lost?

Can’t get enough of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, P. D. James, and Faith Martin? Then you’ll love this whodunnit from the queen of cozy crime!

This book was previously published as Unnatural Wastage.

"OMG I loved this book! A proper whodunnit with great characters and a fabulous plot. This reminded me of the Agatha Christie mysteries I used to read as a child.... Excited for the next in the series!" (Mrs Roadley Reads, 5 stars)

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  • Glenna M.
  • 22-01-2020

Love the Mystery

Would love more info on her son....and past life after all she had one.

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  • Nancy
  • 30-12-2019

not the original narrator !

The series no longer holds my interest. In books 1-8 there is a different narrator who I enjoyed and gave me a good impression of the main character Sukey Reynolds. The current narrator leaves me with no interest in the character or story. Unfortunately, this will be my last of the series to buy unless a new pleasant sounding narrator takes over the performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-2019

Narrator

Why did you change the narrator for this book? The previous book series narrator's voice is more appealing to the main character, Sukey Reynolds. Somewhat disappointing.

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  • I. Whitworth
  • 13-03-2020

Terrible new narrator

Very flat delivery, pompous and without any excitement. Predictable story, I guessed the villain in the first few chapters.