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Urban Explorers love the excitement of 'exploring' long-abandoned buildings, searching for mysteries in the dark, empty places. But when one such explorer takes a solo tour of a decaying mansion near Cherringham, he discovers that some houses can turn fatal. Just a careless accident? His friends don't believe so and call on Jack and Sarah to investigate. And before long it's clear that the past can harbour deadly secrets that nobody is safe from...

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 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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  • barbara
  • 28-11-2020

Killing Time

I have listened to this series from the beginning and can recommend it to anyone wanting nice murder mystery short stories to listen to while doing your hobbies. I really enjoy them and the narration and characters are the best.

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  • Teresa M. Elliott
  • 25-04-2021

Great Mysteries

I’ve listened to all of the Cherringham series, and I have to say that they are one of my all time favorites!! Good, clean fun!! I hope that Matthew Costello and Neil Richards will continue on with Jack and Sarah’s (and maybe Chloe?) adventures in the quaint English town of Cherringham for a long time to come!

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  • Berryjazzy
  • 26-02-2021

More Cherringham, please!!!

Love these fun books! Great for any time! Love Neil Dudgeon’s voice! MORE!!! MORE, PLEASE❣️

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  • Donna Deal
  • 01-02-2021

An easy listen in a charming series

Cherringham mysteries never fail: a lovely setting, well drawn characters, and a reliable narrator (cough..Inspector Barnaby)..
Just 'peace out,' and listen, and let the world float by.

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  • Trish R.
  • 09-12-2020

Love Jack and Sarah..

The 37th novella I've read about Sarah and Jack and I've loved every one of them. This was about 4 ubexers, for those of you who don't know, which I didn't until I read this novella, it's people who go looking searching around haunted houses, deserted military bases, deserted hospitals, and like that. This one was about one of the ubexers getting killed in a house that was left as if the owners just disappeared. It was a good story^^^^^^^^

No romance and no swearing^^^^^^^^

As for the narration: Neil Dudgeon does such a fabulous job on these stories.

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  • SophiaMarie
  • 11-08-2021

Another Great Episode in a Family- friendly series

As a listener from day one, it's heartwarming to hear how all the characters develop. Sarah's daughter is now a twenty- something adult and working at her mother's business to help out until she finds a life direction. The friendship between Jack and Sarah has a richness of a long-term relationship. kudos to both authors and narrator for keeping the series fresh and timely.

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  • Charlene Sirlin
  • 18-02-2021

Another great mystery!

Love this series. Fun to follow the major characters as they age and children become adults. Perfect listen if you love the British countryside. Take a quick vacation and enjoy.

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  • andi
  • 04-01-2021

Killing Time book 37

This time Sarah and Jack need to determine if an accident truly is an accident. The death of an Urban Explorer is determined by police to be just an accident, but the victims friends disagree...too many inconsistencies in their oaks behavior.

Can they find and follow the clues in time to avoid another accident? Listen and see.

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  • Janie
  • 03-01-2021

Just couldn’t relate to this one ... but..

This is another solid story with an interesting scenario but it just didn’t appeal to me personally. Great narration as always. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Jennifer k Cromer
  • 05-12-2020

Jennifer C

Love this series so much I get started and can’t stop listening. Love jack and Sarah and the rest of the cast. They seem real and I love the cherringham village in their cotswalds. I’m waiting for the two of them to realize they are in love. Can’t wait for the next one I wish they were longer. Thank you. Keep writing!

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  • linda
  • 22-11-2021

gripping story

never come across these urban explorers before..scary stuff...death inevitable as so dangerous...caricatures believable nicely rounded..Jack his usual gallant self...attractive..Sarah lovely as a mum and partner...I enjoy these audio books in bed last thing on my own before hubby comes up...it's calming...😍👍🏾

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