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Last year at Cherringham High, and for three girls that means facing the School Summer Challenge, a grueling fifty-mile hike across the Cotswolds, through thick woods, over steep hills, camping each night under the stars. But when one of them disappears in the middle of the night and is found dead in the morning, most believe a terrible accident has taken place. Was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah aren't convinced - and soon discover that secrets and lies can have terrible consequences... and always leave a trail... 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 - most recently - 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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Great mystery

Loved it! Always enjoy these mysteries and have them all but this one was really worthwhile.

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Always fun

Oh I do like this series. Terrifically narrated by Neil dudgeon with characters all easy to listen to. When will Sarah and her American partner get together oh perhaps that might ruin their relationship anyway I like it.

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  • candy
  • 11-12-2019

Consistently entertaining, even at #31....

I buy these installments of the ongoing Cherringham crime series as soon as they are released. The characters and English settings are engaging, and I love, love, love the narration by Neil Dudgeon. This one was every bit as fresh and well-written, at number 31, as any of them. I only wish they would appear more often. In this one, the audio editor failed Mr. Dudgeon in not catching the mispronunciation of Quantico and Adirondack, two American place names that were spoken by the American, Jack. It wasn't enough to make me unhappy, but it was enough to make me wince. All in all, I will just say "more, please".

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  • Trish R.
  • 11-12-2019

Always fun to see Jack and Sarah..

Haven’t read a Cherryingham cozy in a couple of months and forgot how wonderful Jack and Sarah are, and how much I love these little mysteries are. This one was about the death of a girl and Jack and Sarah, once again, made the police department look stupid. Even after listening to 31 of these stories I still enjoy them immensely. No sex or swearing! Just good clean mysteries. As to the narration: Neil Dudgeon is simply awesome in these novellas. I wouldn’t enjoy them half-as-much if it weren’t for him.

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  • Kim Cox
  • 19-12-2019

Excellent!!!

This has to be one of my favorite episodes in this entertaining series. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Cracker1951
  • 30-10-2020

Cherringham mysteries rock!

I enjoy all the Cherringham Mysteries. This one may not be the best, but it's a fun read. Actually you want to listen to this one just to hear the Brit mispronounce Adirondacks & Quantico!

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  • SAF48
  • 21-10-2020

Quick listen mystery

Another installment in the Cherringham series. It’s a quick read wherein a young woman is killed on a camp ring trip - accident or murder. It’s for Jack and Sarah to discover. Always a pleasure to see the two working together but solution was fairly easy to guess.

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  • Lakejewel
  • 09-10-2020

mispronounciations galore

The reader seems incapable of pronouncing the names of American towns or regions. He says "Adeer on dak" instead of "Ad i ron dak" as it is pronounced in the area. Then he says "Quan teeco" instead of "Quant i co". These are not obscure names with odd pronunciations and considering the affront taken by Brits when we mispronounce names from their country, it seems an easy mistake to avoid.

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  • ZL
  • 17-09-2020

Fantastic!

These books are the best. I absolutely love them and would recommend them to anybody who likes cozy mysteries. Set an a great town and great characters. It’s like you go on vacation.

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  • Rita1929
  • 08-07-2020

Fun short read

These are really fun quick stories with excellent narration! Please keep them coming! Hopefully! Rita

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-2020

My favourite narrator

I love these when I'm trying to sleep and I want a cozy mystery- exactly as advertised. The narrator is perfect.

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  • Tonya
  • 06-06-2020

Awesome series

The only bad thing about this series is when it ends. I always want more.

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  • Dan & Kim
  • 15-04-2020

Love this series!

Another great story in this series. Easy listening and very good continuity throughout all the 30-odd mysteries. Audible , please continue to make the compilations of 3 titles in one. I have emailed you, but no joy as yet. 31,32&33 should be the next compilation for us to buy 3 stories with 1 credit. Thank you

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  • Trevelyan
  • 17-01-2020

Great!

Although this is not my favourite of the Cherringham stories, it was still lovely to meet up again with Jack and Sarah and be re-introduced into the warm but not too sugary world of Cherringham. Just love Neil Dudgeon's narration and would happily listen to him reading the phone book!!

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 22-04-2020

I love Sarah and Jack

I enjoy these stories so much. They are always different and always have great plots.

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  • sue glason
  • 04-04-2020

easy listening

although you always know the outcome of these little stories despite that they are entertaining, good descriptions of scenery etc. good for a quick listen.

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  • VioletRuth
  • 05-11-2020

Disappointing

Has to be fifteen words, so: Disappointing disappointing, disappointing, disappointing. compared to her other books.

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  • sinbad4england
  • 14-08-2020

Cherringham series going downhill....

The authors seem to be running out of steam. This story is poor and predictable . Sarah and Jack are stagnating as characters. The book was 'fortunately' short although you feel like you don't get your money's worth . Neil Dudgeon is a bit one dimensional as a reader .

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 13-06-2020

Easy Listening Crime

A good way of passing the time while cleaning the kitchen. Easy listening, nothing too demanding.

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  • Caronne Hope
  • 29-05-2020

Darker than the usual tales.

So another great listen from the writers. This time about 3 girls on a trek into the woods. Reminds me of Duke of Edinburgh course from my own school days. No adults, a group of girls trekking across the countryside, map reading, camping, fire making and of course piping hot chocolate. Only difference is we all came back. My only negative criticism and to be fair it didn't really spoil the story, just made me lol at the wrong moment. Is when Neil Dudgeon mispronounced "Quantico" and said "Quant-T-GO." Whoopsy Neil. Not many left in this series now and will be sad once I finish them. Great short listen for 2 hours of knitting and a Welcome distraction from the world.

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  • Natalie
  • 06-02-2020

5 🌟

A must read/listener for any cosy crime fan. Excellently written and read. I would recommend you start from the first book to appreciate the relationship between Jack and Sarah.

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  • lisar
  • 10-01-2020

another cracker!!

as always fantastic love these stories told by Neil dudgeon !! cant wait for the next

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