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Murder They Said [Kindle Edition]

David Absalom
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Book Description

Like most quaint English villages, St Dodsbury is well used to coping with murder - but can it cope with two amateur sleuths?


Amateur detective Mrs Devine tires of her jet-setting lifestyle and decides to spend the summer in the quaint English village of St Dodsbury on the Sodd. She is accompanied by her faithful chauffeur Coombs.

Mrs Devine is soon bored with the quiet life and sets out to become queen of St Dodsbury's social scene. Her plans are interrupted when a body is discovered in the tombola at the church Bring and Buy. Mrs Devine reluctantly sets out to investigate only to discover that St Dodsbury already has a resident sleuth - elderly spinster Miss Acres. And Miss Acres has no intention of being usurped by some interloper.

While the women systematically work their way through the suspects, the policeman officially in charge of the investigation, Inspector Tiny, concentrates on looking busy for his superiors and hoping the two women will kill each other.

As the body count rises, which of the ladies will unmask the killer? And will the village ever be the same again?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 419 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M6LZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #430,744 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read. 27 Dec. 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this. It's a thoroughly entertaining spoof of a cosy English whodunnit, complete with a sleuth or two, a policeman, a vicar, an Important Person, a landlord, a librarian and a full cast of other characters, all of whom have idiosyncrasies galore. It picks up pace towards the end in a most satisfying manner. I would definitely buy more of the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab 24 Dec. 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
fab write more you deserve success up there with beaton meier fluke and christie i am hooked i defy anyone to try and put this book down once started
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5.0 out of 5 stars I took a chance... 14 Jan. 2012
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
... and pulled this off the kindle list. I am very glad I did. A very funny read, gently spoofing the Midsomer/Miss Marple type novels but with much more humour. I doubt the actual plotting and final denouement of the criminals was the prime aim of the book. It could have been any of the suspects as far as I was concerned, just as long as it made sense, which it did. But the main two characters are extremely amusingly written and at several points I laughed out loud. The chauffeur having to go commando due to his employer's horror of the VPL, was the moment early on in the book when I was completely hooked. All in all the book was a pleasant surprise and I hope that the many hysterically funny sounding Mrs. Devine back stories that are mentioned in passing, eventually get written.

Off to buy the other book I see this author is selling.

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