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From the authors of the best-selling series Cherringham.

It's Midsummer in Mydworth - and celebrated medium Bellamy Smythe is in town with his lucrative supernatural show, claiming he can contact the departed. Still deep in mourning from the loss of her father in the Great War, spinster Alice Wetherby is desperate to make contact with 'The Other Side' and Smythe is happy to oblige - even though Alice is quite broke. Suspecting that Alice is being played, Harry and Kat investigate. As the Midsummer festivities intensify, they find themselves in a game of high stakes deception and clever tricks, where nothing is what it seems, and everyone is a suspect...

Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer 'Flash' Gordon in the LWT mini-series Piece of Cake. He is also the lead in the BBC series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children's books.

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another delightful book in the series.

I wish there were more books in thus series. I didn't expect it to end so abruptly. I will truly miss it. it was a wonderful and fun, well written series of stories.

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Fun cosy mystery

I enjoy having a Mydworth Mystery on while I’m cleaning, doing dishes or other chores, it makes the work go faster. They are light listens that are entertaining.

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Easy-peasy fun read

This mini-mysteries by the Costello/Richards duo are addictive... like eating potato chips: you just
can't stop at one. Fun characters, lots of laughter, and a mystery.. all wrapped up in the British village
with eccentric characters and a solvable crime. More please.

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Good read!

scam, husband-and-wife-team, historical-fiction, historical-research, short, suspense, 1930, secrets, small-town, cosy-mystery, amateur-sleuth, England*****

The mystery in this episode centers around unmasking a charlatan. An acclaimed medium has been invited to Mydworth by a woman living in genteel poverty who desperately wants to communicate with her dead father (or even her brothers who died in The Great War). A friend asks the pair to debunk this crook and the sleuthing begins.
Whether you've kept up with this series, haven't read one in over a year, or never read one at all, I guarantee that you'll be as caught up in this as I was. And they make a great background while doing mindless tasks or sitting and waiting!
Nathaniel Parker brings the characters alive and adds to the suspense!

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Loved it

The mystery wasn’t up to their usual standards. I love it when they mix real (Amelia Earhart) with fiction. Kat was magnificent and I loved their banter very real to me. The narrator was as always without fault. Looking forward to New York.

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Delightful As Ever

This series is a joy. Filled with people you would like to know. A
“Cozy “ with a strong intelligent female well partnered .
I look forward to my next visit.

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Not Their Best

Usually love their stories but feel I did not get my monies worth on this one. Flat, boring story and not very entertaining. By the middle of the book, I no longer cared “Who did it”.
Appreciate the effort but very disappointed for the second time with these characters.
Going back to reading the Cherringham Mysteries by the same writer duo- much better story lines.

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delightful

This series is so much fun. The story took so many twists and turns it delightful.

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Keeps getting better

Love the series. Narrator is tops as is the plot and characters. Not sure how Mr. Parker does it yet I look forward to his work.

Series started off well and just keeps getting better. Kat And Harry are interesting and complex characters. The background characters complement the story and occasionally offer insight.

I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a mystery.

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Love this series

Short but sweet this series has it all.
Well written, excellent characters and narration perfect.

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  • 06-13-22

Ok but..........

I enjoyed it eventually but slow starting and not as good as previous books in this series.

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  • Anne Dudley
  • 03-11-22

Another nice little thiller/whodunit

Always good little stories by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards and I'm so glad that the narrator is always Nathaniel Parker.