The Torso in the Town by Simon Brett audiobook

The Torso in the Town: A Fethering Mysery

By Simon Brett
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing

The Fethering Mysteries: Book 3

8.24 Hours Unabridged
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A dinner party at an English mansion with some stuffy, not-very-close friends is not exactly Jude's cup of tea—but the practically mummified torso of a woman found in the cellar is right up her alley. There is no way of knowing how long the dead body has been there, or even who it once was. Intrigued by this new mystery, Jude elicits the help of her reluctant neighbor, Carole, to help solve the case. And perhaps in the process she can snap Carole out of her growing depression, the result of a recently failed relationship. Their detective work soon uncovers that Pelling House's previous owners include two divorced couples who harbor a lot of resentment—and Jude and Carole suspect that they may be harboring some dark secrets as well. Once again, the two middle-aged women from Fethering find themselves embroiled in a puzzling whodunit.

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Summary

A dinner party at an English mansion with some stuffy, not-very-close friends is not exactly Jude's cup of tea—but the practically mummified torso of a woman found in the cellar is right up her alley. There is no way of knowing how long the dead body has been there, or even who it once was. Intrigued by this new mystery, Jude elicits the help of her reluctant neighbor, Carole, to help solve the case. And perhaps in the process she can snap Carole out of her growing depression, the result of a recently failed relationship.

Their detective work soon uncovers that Pelling House's previous owners include two divorced couples who harbor a lot of resentment—and Jude and Carole suspect that they may be harboring some dark secrets as well.

Once again, the two middle-aged women from Fethering find themselves embroiled in a puzzling whodunit.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Like a little malice in your mysteries? Some cynicism in your cozies? Simon Brett is happy to oblige…Another witty entry in a blithely comic series.” New York Times
“Brett uses their noisiness as a vehicle for a merry skewering of middle-class pretentiousness, while presenting a dandy whodunit.” Publishers Weekly
“Pungent wit flows razor-sharp out of [Cosham]; each word is uttered with an exactitude that perfectly mirrors the droll social commentary that sets Brett’s book apart from the rest of its genre. Line after line, [Cosham] evokes characters and milieu.” AudioFile
“A marvelous send-up of contemporary British society…the kind of writing that makes you want both to savor the prose slowly and to turn the page quickly.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Simon Brett

Author Bio: Simon Brett

Simon Brett is the creator of four series of detective novels, the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering, and Blotto & Twinks series. His 1984 stand-alone novel A Shock to the System was adapted as a film starring Michael Caine. He was awarded an OBE in 2016 for his services to literature and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Before turning to writing full time, he worked with BBC radio and London Weekend Television Other radio work includes several one-off plays for Radio 4 and a number of episodes of the Baldi detective series. A former president of Britain’s Crime Writers Association, he is president of the Detection Club, as well as being involved with various writers’ organizations.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English