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If you like clean and funny cozy mysteries, then you will love Patricia Fisher!

She over 50, feisty, and oh so good at solving mysteries.

Patricia Fisher is not your average woman. To start with she lives in a 73-room manor house and travels with a Jamaican butler who is part ninja and fakes his Downton Abbey accent. Then add to those facts that she just opened a private investigations business and throw in the worrying bit where people keep trying to kill her.

When a climber suspiciously falls to his death and a local artist has her dog stolen, Patricia finds herself investigating two cases that seem to have no motive and no clues. Even with the help of her friends these mysteries will be hard to unravel.

But as she starts to poke her nose in where it is most definitely not wanted, a name from the past comes back to haunt her, a mysterious underworld figure issues a confusing threat, and she begins to wonder if she has any idea what she is doing. Will her intuition get her through again? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

If only she had listened to Sam.

Get ready for a new series of thrills!

What Sam knew is the first in a follow-on series from Patricia’s successful Cruise Mystery series

Books in that series:

  • The Missing Sapphire of Zangrabar
  • The Kidnapped Bride
  • The Director’s Cut
  • The Couple in Cabin 2124
  • Dr Death
  • Murder on the Dancefloor
  • Mission for the Maharaja
  • A Sleuth and her Dachshund in Athens
  • The Maltese Parrot
  • No Place Like Home
©2020 Steve Higgs (P)2020 Steve Higgs

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What Sam knew -it may be a good listen but feel r

The voices is terrible I couldn’t stand listening to it so could not tell you about it all sounded like a robot will not get another if that lady is reading in that made up god awful strain voice

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  • Patricia S.
  • 24-08-2020

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I loved all the Patricia Fisher cruise mysteries and the narrators were great but this narrator makes everyone seem like a stuck up prig. Germaine, Barbie and Patricia have turned into caricatures of themselves. I hope the Blue Moon series doesn't start using this narrator too. Otherwise, I'm a big fan of all Steve Higgs books!

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  • Janine K. Jamieson
  • 20-08-2020

Painful to listen

With over 400 audio books in my library, my opinion is, this is the worst narrator ever. I gave it my best shot, but after one hour I can no longer listen. I will contact Audible to get a refund on this book.
I liked the Patricia Fisher Cruise series even though there were multiple narrators. Steve Higgs writes fun stories and they were an easy listen. I will check back in the future to see if this set is recorded using a different narrator. The story does have a good start.

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  • Carol
  • 18-08-2020

horrible narrator

If this narrator is going to continue on with this series I will not continue. Is there not anyone in the sound booth to edit? Not only is the fake British accent shrill, but pronouced words incorrectly, i.e. it is not down town abbey and quay is pronounced key.
I am very disappointed as I was enjoying the series up to this Narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-2021

Narration is terrible

Narration is terrible. Story might be fairly interesting but can’t get past the horrible narrator.

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  • LOVETOQUILT
  • 12-12-2020

Horrible

This self punished “ book” is absolutely miserably written and read. I suggest just dumping it or never even think of buying it.
Sorry I used an Audible credit on purchasing this dud.

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  • grammatoni
  • 24-11-2020

Patricia Fisher Village Mysteries, Book 1

Patricia is in England and trying to settle. Well as much as she can in a huge house given to her by the Maharajah. Along with the house came a garage full of fantastic cars. Now she's opened an investigative agency and is taking cases. She gets two and before she knows it she's swept up in a dog-napping and a death of a climber. Slowly but surely she starts to wonder if the two are related. Her and her friends are swept along as they barrel from one mystery to another.
Maryanne M. Wells brings each character, especially Patricia, to life!
Fantastic audio and story

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 24-09-2020

A well-written story from a very good author

What Sam Knew (Patricia Fisher Mystery Adventures Book 1), my sixth read/listen from author Steve Higgs and the first in the spin-off series of his highly successful Patricia Fisher Mysteries Series. I'm going to have to go backward & catch up as I'm reading books out of order because it's what I have. Well-written & enjoyable. Maryanne M. Wells' narration when in comparison to previous narrators Stevie Zimmerman, Katherine Anderson, Heather Tracy & Deryn Oliver and actually detracts from a well-written book's listening enjoyment. I look forward to reading more in this series, as well as the original series & more from this author. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Judy
  • 10-10-2020

Awful narrator

I am returning this book due to the narrator. This is about a older woman not a teenager but the narrator treated the book as if it were written for teens.

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  • Kindle Customer DVH
  • 19-09-2020

Be careful what you ask for!

What Sam Knew is Book 1 in the Patricia Fisher Mystery Series. Steve Higgs is an exciting cozy mystery author. The narrator is Maryanne M Wells and her performance is outstanding. Although Patricia has some new friends, Jermaine, Barbie, and Lady Mary are still with her. Mr Higgs writes characters that feel like friends. I can’t wait to listen to the next book in the series. I received an arc for my honest review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-08-2020

gteat

another great mystery with twists and turns..great characters and a mystery I didn't figure out..very enjoyable

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  • Gwyneth Hartley
  • 20-03-2021

Narrator irritating

I loved the first series of The Patricia Fisher Mysteries but the narrator for this next series Maryanne Wells has totally spoilt it for me. She is all over the place, she is erratic in her speech, often unbearably slow. She puts emphasis in the wrong places, her voice is so supercilious and Germane sounds ridiculous. I could cope with an American accent for an English middle class woman if she would just talk normally. Unfortunately my eyes are not great so reading for myself is not an option. I am just so disappointed as love these characters and want to hear the rest of these books but the narrator has totally spoilt it for me

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  • Pam
  • 05-02-2021

Enjoyed the story but......

Really enjoyed the story but nearly didn't listen to the whole book, after 20mins the narrator's voice was getting to me.

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  • Mrs. J. Hirst
  • 22-01-2021

hard to listen to

I couldn't finish listening to this. the reader has a terrible accent and pauses constantly.

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  • Vix83
  • 22-08-2020

Mr Higgs has done it again!

Although the plot twists are predictable, What Sam Knew is an enjoyable story. This book is a combination of mystery and murder, with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. The characters have begun to feel like old friends. You can’t help but love them and get drawn into the drama.
Whilst Maryanne M. Wells did a fantastic job with the other character’s voices in dialogue, Patricia’s dialogue and internal monologue sometimes came across as patronising because the speech had odd inflections and was really slow. Listening to the book at a slightly faster than normal narration speed worked well for me.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, and I'm leaving a voluntary review.

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