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Delightfully entertaining." (Readers' Favorite)

Recently widowed Agnes Lockwood is spending a few days on Tyneside in Northeast England, catching up with her past. When expensive jewelry is stolen at the hotel, Chief Inspector Alan Johnson gets on the case.

After Alan recognizes Agnes as a friend from schooldays, they rekindle their friendship and Agnes bombards him with questions about the case. But after dinner one evening, they find a body lying on the roadside.

Fearing for her safety, Alan warns Agnes to stay away from the case. But being an inquisitive woman, Agnes cannot resist getting involved...too involved.

©2016 Eileen Thornton (P)2020 Eileen Thornton

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  • kdb
  • 20-03-2020

Murder on Tyneside, very entertaining

Widowed Agnes Lockwood is spending a few days on Tyneside in Northeast England, catching up with her past. When expensive jewelry is stolen at the hotel, Chief Inspector Alan Johnson gets on the case.

After Alan recognizes Agnes as a friend from schooldays, they rekindle their friendship and Agnes bombards him with questions about the case. But after dinner one evening, they find a body lying on the roadside.

Agnes is always in the thick of things and finds herself targeted. Alan, distracted by Agnes, is having difficulty solving the cases. Thoroughly entertaining in how the story evolves and resolves.

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  • MDW 77
  • 09-03-2020

Excellent Murder Mystery

I received this audiobook at my request and I am providing this voluntary review.
I thoroughly enjoyed this quaint murder mystery. The narration is excellent, and the author kept me guessing with twists and turns all through the book. Although this story is far from realistic, in that the protagonist (an everyday citizen) essentially runs a murder investigation, I thought the plot was unique and interesting. I look forward to reading book 2 of the series!!

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  • Thrones for ever
  • 06-02-2020

wonderful listen

love it love the plot and also the narrator I like trying to figure out who is the guilty party this was excellent

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  • sci teacher
  • 03-09-2021

3.5/5 stars

Run Time: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Genre: cozy-ish mystery
Summary:
Agnes Lockwood goes on holiday (vacation) to her hometown after a long time away. She catches up with an old friend who happens to be the Chief Inspector looking into a series of robberies at the hotel she’s staying at. Then, bodies start showing up.

Additional Comments:
• The last little bit had some excitement, but it was otherwise about 7.5 hours of the police chasing their tales and Agnes handing them clue after clue.
• I loved the narrator’s accent.
• Would have been way better if the police were somewhat useful to the investigation. I get it, you want your amateur to shine, but it doesn’t help them look good if everybody else is completely inept.
• Book was kind of boring.
• The conclusion turned out satisfying.
• Agnes needs a cat to really sell it as a cozy, but there’s nothing in here to justify categorizing it with thrillers or suspense. Mystery still works, but it’s a very, very slow burn sort of mystery.

Conclusion:
I have another book in the series, so I’ll give it a go, but these aren’t gonna end up on any favorites lists.
*Found a code on a free code site. I have freely chosen to leave this review. All thoughts are my own.

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  • Chester
  • 29-06-2021

Pleasant Surprise

I liked this book enough to already go out and buy the next two in the series. Yes, I did get annoyed at some of the stupid things Agnes does. Telling her not to do something just ensures she will, but you accept that most books like this rely on a the protagonist have a Scooby Doo moment and doing things someone with common sense would not. All in all Agnes likeable enough and the plots credible enough that it is a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 24-05-2020

Great series

Agnes decided to take a holiday and visit a town her and her family left when she was twelve,The River was now clean, old building had been restored..Being around the people in the different groups, not knowing them but added an interest atmosphere rather than being by herself. With the police coming because the woman insisted an item had been stolen .Agnes thought it was rather exciting to be a suspect and have room searched.
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  • SanWex
  • 30-07-2020

A Brilliant New Series

Agnes Lockwood is the new Miss Marple! A brilliant new mystery with twists and turns throughout. A great start to a new series of books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-07-2020

Good Read

I found this book of Eileen Thornton very good. I also found the narrator Deborah Balm easy to listen to. I will be looking for others by this author.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 30-06-2020

Enjoyed it a lot.

It's so refreshing to see slightly older characters as the main protagonists. Not only does Mrs Lockwood help to solve a crime but she finds a love interest as well. I love that she can swig back the wine and brandy too. She is a fab character. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

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  • pigsymalone
  • 10-06-2020

Really enjoyable listen

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The story kept a good pace, the characters were likeable and interesting and the story flowed well and kept me interested right to the end. I will definitely listen to more in the series.
Really good narrator with a nice North East accent.
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None, from story to narration it was excellent.

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  • Helen
  • 25-04-2020

Great book

I Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too

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  • SandraL
  • 22-04-2020

Enjoyable Cosy Crime Mystery

This is the first in a series of cosy crime mysteries featuring amateur sleuth Agnes Lockwood, who fancies herself as a bit of a Miss Marple. She is recently widowed, in her mid 50s, and lives in Kent but decides to spend a few days in Newcastle, the area she grew up in. There she becomes involved in a series of jewel thefts and then murders.

The writing has an old fashioned feel to it, but the story drew me in and I enjoyed it. Will look out for more in the series.

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  • J. Caddick
  • 26-01-2020

Very enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. Excellently narrated and had you wondering the outcome right to the end. Look forward to reading/listening to more from this author.

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  • John Marsden
  • 25-07-2021

A jolly good listen.

This is the first book i've read by this author and it won't be the last I hope. It kept me interested right from the start, it's fast paced and intriguing. The narration is great and adds to the overall enjoyment of the story. Highly recommended.
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