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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.

It's party time in Bunburry! The deluxe Magnolia Inn is hosting surprise birthday celebrations for Bunburry's favourite senior citizens, Liz and Marge. But the party is not the only surprise. A glamorous widow, Francesca Fairfax Adams, is staying in the Magnolia Inn, and catches the eye of self-made man and amateur sleuth Alfie McAlister.

But Alfie's best friend, Oscar de Linnet, down from London for the party, knows Francesca of old, and has some shocking news about her. Alfie is reluctant to believe him and decides to discover the truth for himself ... Is this investigation putting himself and Oscar in terrible danger?

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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One of my favourites in the series

I really enjoyed this. Great to see Betty back, plus heaps of Oscar, Noah and the others from the library and the two ladies from Magnolia Inn.

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  • miz_mdk
  • 05-04-2022

Not getting much for your money

I enjoy these Bunburry mysteries, but this was more like a short story than a full-fledged book. I don't think it's right for Audible to charge a whole credit for a 3-hour reading. The characters and story lines were suddenly truncated, and a brief explanation given in an epilogue. I feel cheated. Audible should combine these stories to make a full-fledged audiobook, like they did with the first few stories. I feel cheated.

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  • Maryb
  • 08-06-2022

I smiled throughout!!

So glad Ms. Marchmont released two new books! This one was particularly delightful!! Highly recommended, but if you have read the earlier books you already have this on your wish list!

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  • Judy Gallagher
  • 17-05-2022

Cozy and fun

I love listening to this while drinking sleepytime tea before going to bed. This is the ideal s roe’s for listening to consistently before bedtime

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  • alisa
  • 16-05-2022

makes me smile

I absolutely love these novels, narration is awesome I find myself grinning at some of the descriptive commentary...i want to spend a while day with Oscar and Alfie

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 15-05-2022

Ditto on Best Yet

Nathaniel Parker is Alfie. Love these stories but Nathaniel should get lots of credit for bringing these stories alive.

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  • Rebecca mosseri
  • 12-05-2022

A really top notch story.

One of the best in this delicious, funny, smart and endearing series. Narration is always spot on. I just can't get enough of this series. I hope it never ends.

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  • Erin Willard
  • 15-04-2022

Best of Bunbury

I've heard and enjoyed all twelve (best when heard in order) and hope there'll be more, but this has been my favorite. Once you listen, you'll likely know why.

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  • Deborah J. Phillips
  • 13-04-2022

Best one yet.

I particularly enjoyed this one . There was a surprise twist at the end. usually I can guess tge ending. Not on this one.

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  • Leena
  • 11-04-2022

Great Story

I really enjoy the Bunburry Series. Nice short stories. The character developments have been awesome. By the time you get to this book the workings of Bunburry Triangle and now adding the Bunburry Irregulars is awesome. This has such a great twist.
Always love the actual appearance of Oscar.

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  • J. Watson
  • 04-04-2022

outstanding stories

love this series....Great characters!!! Narration is Spot on and I really enjoy the bit of humor the author interjects.

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  • Tricky Vicky
  • 22-06-2022

Love these books.

Helena Marchmont can't write these fast enough for me. Bunbury is definitely where I want to live!!

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  • Jay
  • 12-03-2022

Another fantastic story

I love this book series, and Nathaniel Parker is brilliant! I just preordered the next book. I have listened to over 150 books during COVID. Helena Marchmont is a wonderful author and I hope there are a lot more books to come as I want to see who Alfie lands up with. Oscar is a whimsical character who I would love to go for a pint with. The Bunburry Triangle are truly delightful. I have never been a fan of fudge but would like to try some of Liz's.

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