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The Hopwicke Country House Hotel, owned by Jude's glamorous friend Suzy Longthorne, is to host an event for the all-male society the Pillars of Sussex. On the night, Jude helps Suzy serve dinner, and in the early hours of the morning they watch with relief as the guests drag themselves to their beds.

The next morning, one young solicitor does not come down for breakfast. Jude heads for Nigel Ackford's room, presuming he is feeling the effects of the night before. It soon becomes apparent, however, that Nigel has been spared his hangover, for Jude finds him hanging from the beams of his four-poster bed. And she is convinced that this is not suicide.... 

©2004 Simon Brett (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Di
  • 03-06-20

Excellent

Excellent mystery and clever satire. The plot is quite complex, very believable and the truth is not revealed until the very end. I love how the characters of Jude and Carol develop and reveal ever more of their personalities.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-21

the plot definitely thickened

I really enjoyed this story. full of red herrings. Carole and Jude at their sleuthing best

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  • Julie
  • 01-30-21

Cosy murder mystery

I stumbled on these as I love the Charles Paris mysteries. It's great that they are a series and perfect as audio stories before bedtime or on a rainy afternoon. I particularly like that the characters are middle aged women and more rounded characters than the usual stereotypes. The stories are complete in themselves but added interest comes from additional revelations about the main protagonists' histories. Simon Brett conveys the characters so well in his reading.

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  • Franster
  • 05-20-20

good fun

very interesting back story. these 2 friends are always good fun and value for money!!!

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  • Trevelyan
  • 03-24-20

Another success!

Very enjoyable addition to the Jude and Carol books. They are both becoming more 3D characters with each book. I just love the interplay between them. Good story, just gripping enough without being too demanding for a night-time listen and plenty of tongue in cheek humour. Great!

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  • Jon H
  • 02-06-22

Poor recording quality

There is an annoying sound on some scrapers as if the recording came from a vinyl record with fluff on

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This is especially so on chapter 20

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  • Kathleen Barrar
  • 08-24-21

Rubbish

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  • ROB DANIELS
  • 10-30-19

Another good romp

Very good.. Crime with humour. As usual it was read excellently by the Author .

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  • Ms Marple
  • 07-18-19

Enjoyable

Another enjoyable story featuring the adventures of Carole & Jude. A mystery interspersed with a little humour; was it really suicide or did somebody commit murder in the hotel?

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 03-01-22

Easy read

I like Simon Brett as a writer and a narrator he’s great at female voices.