• Murder Through the English Post

  • Beryl and Edwina Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (316 ratings)

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A rash of poison pen letters has enveloped the sleepy English village of Walmsley Parva in cloud of suspicion and paranoia. But when rampant aspersions culminate in murder, enquiry agents Beryl Helliwell and Edwina Davenport must stamp out the evil-minded epistles....

What began for two dear if very different friends—an American adventuress and a prim and proper Brit—as a creative response to the lean times following the Great War has evolved into a respectable private inquiry business. So much so that Constable Gibbs calls upon Beryl and Edwina to solve a curious campaign of character assassination.  

A series of anonymous accusations sent via post have set friend against friend and neighbor against neighbor. In her new position as magistrate, Edwina has already had to settle one dispute that led to fisticuffs. Even Beryl has received a poison pen letter, and while she finds its message preposterous and laughable, others are taking the missives to heart. Their headstrong housekeeper Beddoes is ready to resign, and one villager has attempted to take her own life.  

The disruption of the peace goes far beyond malicious mischief when another villager is murdered. Now it's up to the intrepid sleuths to read between the lines and narrow down the suspects to identify the lethal letter writer and ensure that justice is delivered....

©2022 Jessica Ellicott (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Only 1 complaint

It was too short:( Other than that I enjoyed the book as I have all of this series.

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Weak Entry, Worried Reader

I have much enjoyed all the books in this series in no small measure due to Barbara Rosenblat's pitch perfect performances. This sixth entry in the series is the weakest so far, in my opinion. The book's plot summary that Walmsley Parva is beset with poison-pen letters pretty much sums up the entire plot. Not much else happens. Our sleuths question the usual suspects, a clue or two turn up, but there isn't much actual detecting or deduction. And Jessica Ellicot's usual whimsy and humor are missing in this book, as well. This series thrives on the absurdities of pigeon-coop murders and Colonel Kimberley's Condiment Company. But this book is just one nasty letter after another, all of which dishearteningly reminiscent of our own era's social-media ugliness. Lastly, I am very much afraid that Ellicot is starting a romance between Charles and Edwina, and I beg her not to do it. Please don't bring Edwina into forward-thinking independence and then shove her back into conventional romance and matrimony. Edwina and Beryl are very much perfect as they are. No men needed!!

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Mildly entertaining

Mildly entertaining with characters of light interest until the wrap up. Everything devolves into roguishly coy winks at the joy of sex. Oh, grow up.

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Another Cozy and Dear Friend!

Since book 1 I have indulged in the small village of Walmsley Parva and the nuances between the friendship of Beryl Helliwell and Edwina Davenport. The synchronicity in which their fundamental standard to advocate for others offers a complex and entertaining juxtaposition in their upbringing, personality traits, ideals, and countenances. I’m probably going to play the book again to try and pickup on anything I may have previously missed. And I do love Barbara Rosenblat’s voices and characters!

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Was not disappointed!

Looked forward to this book and was not disappointed. As usual, a fun story I could get lost in and Rosenblatt’s narration exceptional. Very enjoyable.

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Wonderful

I love love love this series!!! Beautifully written and narrated. Funny and clever and absolutely entertaining!!

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Another excellent addition to the series!!

Can't wait for the next one!!!! I love how much more involved Simpkins is becoming, he's a great character :)

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Great read

The girls have a new case! Beautiful flowers and a poison pen writer keep them on their toes. Thanks Barbara for a splendid narration.

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I liked the story and the narration

Barbara Rosenblat is one of my favorite narrators. I very much enjoy the Beryl and Edwina mystery series.

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Musings unnecessarily too long

I always enjoy Beryl and Edwina stories but this one seems to be 3 hours longer than it could or should be with the ladies musings before they get to the point of what they want to say... dragged out the story line.

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