• Mud, Muck and Dead Things

  • Campbell and Carter, Book 1
  • By: Ann Granger
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first thrilling installment of the Campbell and Carter mysteries.

When the body of a young woman is discovered in the cowshed of Cricket Farm, the tranquility of the British countryside is shattered. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads, a grumbling partner, and the new superintendent Ian Carter piling on the pressure, she's beginning to wonder why she chose to be a detective in the first place.

The shifty land-owner Eli Smith seems to have something to hide, and as Campbell delves into the gruesome past of the dilapidated farm, the mystery deepens. A flashy Mercedes spotted fleeing the scene of the crime leads to a suspect, but when another body turns up, it looks as though Campbell's lead is nothing but a dead end....

©2009 Ann Granger (P)2019 Tantor

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Boring

I am a big fan of British mysteries, but this one is a talky snooze-fest. Do not recommend.

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  • 09-29-19

Eh

Solution came out of nowhere. Very little connection with Jess the inspector. Narration saved it.

The characters just never came alive to me. It's a shame because I know it's a series and I'm looking for a new one to listen to.

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My favorite kind of mystery - rural, British, intelligent, good story line,
a fine narrator, some lovely characters, some bad guys, some very odd guys and people getting coshed on the head rather than stabbed or shot....most of the coshed come around saying, " No, I'm fine." refusing a trip to the ER. I wish now I'd counted them... The author may have set a record :-) I liked this book, now I must go check what else Audible has by her.

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Well done

I really liked the reader for this mystery. She did a good job. The mystery was good, but I felt such emotional distance from the characters that I didn't really have anyone to cheer for except maybe Old Eli. Worth reading more in the series, though.