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The Winter Mystery

Jenny Starling, Book 2
Narrated by: Charlotte Worthing
Series: Jenny Starling, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Crime & Thrillers
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.

Please note: This book was first published as A Fatal Fall of Snow under Faith Martin’s pen name Joyce Cato.

Jenny Starling is spending Christmas in a snowed-in country house cooking all the traditional food she loves. But the family she’s working for are not full of the seasonal spirit. In fact, they seem to hate each other.

On Christmas Eve, someone is found dead on the kitchen table. And the head of the family is blaming Jenny!

But with an incompetent detective called in, and seemingly no motive for the murder, Jenny will have to give the police a hand.

She will stop at nothing to clear her name and find the real murderer.

This is the second of a series of gripping murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final minute.

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J. R. Ellis.

©2019 Faith Martin (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Classic murder mystery story with a twist at the end." (Oxford Times)

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A Superb and Satisfying Story

The main character was likeable .Her brilliant deductive skills had me cheering for her all the way through!

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A dirty kitchen floor

I have just discovered theses stories about the clever cook. Light and short, they are really enjoyable to read. A Easy read.

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  • FinnsNana
  • 18-04-2020

Clever story with great character development

I love playing sleuth as I listen. Martin develops interesting characters in service of a fascinating plot. I figured out half of the mystery about 3/4s of tge way through but I love that. I hate it when a writer throws six pieces of critical information in the last chapter. Here, I was listening with rapt attention to figure out the entire resolution. Loved it.

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  • Berryjazzy
  • 14-03-2020

Winter mystery

A lot of references to eye color have it away quite early for me!!! If you know 2 brown-eyed people cannot have a blue eyed child, it was easy! Good story!

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  • Natalie
  • 02-02-2020

Scientifically inaccurate (spoilers!)

***Spoiler alert***

Okay, this book has the big ah-ha breakthrough moment of whodunnit and why based on a scientific inaccuracy surrounding genetics and heritability. It states two brown eyed people cannot have a blue eyed child—which is 100% false! This fact is used to uncover a love child of infidelity who is the rightful heir, bla bla...so the entire storyline makes no sense. I lost respect for the author after that.

This is the second book in the series I’ve listened to and am quitting. Mostly because I just don’t connect with the main character at all, plus the books are just a little joyless overall. I’m never excited to listen to them and finishing them is a bit of a chore.

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  • barbara
  • 17-01-2020

The Winter Mystery

I thoroughly enjoy the mustrry series, love the way the solving of this murder is done, while Jenny does her cooking, which can really make your mouth water! Will definitely be reading/listening to them all. The narration is excellent.

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  • Nicky W
  • 01-07-2020

Love this author

Have listened to a few stories by Faith Martin and have loved them all. Worth trying her other detective stories. Hillary Greene series and WPC Love day series

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  • Flower fan
  • 18-04-2020

No Real Mystery

This was ok but I find it hard to believe the police were so clueless whilst the Cook almost read people’s minds. It appeared obvious who did it & the denouement was strung out so long I almost gave up. Characters a bit one dimensional- either good or bad. A tad predictable.

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  • Redgrave
  • 30-03-2020

Good story

Held interest throughout. Definitely recommend. Sad that the science aspect is not correct though. Does not spoil the denouement .

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  • Loui
  • 16-03-2020

not my cup of tea

could not finish found it uninspiring. Story dragged and did not engage me. wrong narrator

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  • Sue
  • 05-02-2020

Jenny Starling is a STAR.Excellent read.




Excellent red. Wll now listen to no 3
and other Faith Martin books READ

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-01-2020

good read

I have enjoyed this series so far this is a light form of thriller not your hard read

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  • Conor Biggs
  • 29-11-2019

Thrilling, entertaining stuff.

Well narrated. However, why is 'he was sat' considered to be correct English?

Worth listening!

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  • Vivien Z.
  • 26-11-2019

light and frosty winter whodunit fun

An easy listen and none the worse for it. Engaging characters and a decent story but no good if you're on a diet and trying to avoid mince pies.

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  • Jacqui
  • 21-11-2019

Very entertaining

Very enjoyable, lightweight but entertaining. Only annoying thing is her obsession with her cooks size which does become somewhat tedious

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  • nightangel
  • 13-11-2019

Waiting for the next one

I've really enjoyed listening to the two books available and am waiting with anticipation for the rest to become available in audible