• The Mother's Day Mystery: A Crampton of the Chronicle Adventure

  • Deadline Murder Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter Bartram
  • Narrated by: Matt Jamie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The mother of all murder mysteries...

There are just four days to Mother's Day and crime reporter Colin Crampton is under pressure to find a front-page story to fit the theme.

Then Colin and his feisty girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith stumble across a body late at night on a lonely country road. Colin scents a story when the cops dismiss the idea of murder.

Colin and Shirley flirt with danger as they investigate the killing. They take on a crazy hippie commune, an eccentric group of church bell-ringers, and a chemistry teacher with an unusual late-night hobby.

And that's before they tangle with the mothers...Colin’s landlady has been thrown out of the Mothers’ Union. And Shirley’s mum has gone missing in a town where a serial killer is on the prowl.

Join Colin and Shirley for a madcap Mother's Day mystery in Swinging Sixties England, where the laughs are never far from the action.

©2018 Peter Bartram (P)2020 Matt Jamie

Critic Reviews

"A romp of a read! Very funny and very British." (The Book Trail)

"A fun read with humour throughout..." (Crime Thriller Hound)

"It read like a breath of fresh air and I can't wait for the next one." (Little Bookness Lane)

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Memorable Mothers Day

I love this author & narrator combination. The "God of Deadlines" could have so many more honorifics because of his ability to write a neatly clever woven story with many LOL moments.

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Laugh out loud fun!

I startled neighbors by laughing as I listened to this book on my daily walk. What fun it was! Peter Bartram has crafted a delightful story full of amusing, slightly over the top characters, and Matt Jamie brings them and the story to life. Mr. Bartram's writing is slick, there is plenty of cultural detail, and multiple plotlines ultimately diverge to make a tight, satisfying read or listen. Mr. Jamie's narration is easy on the ear and he does a great job performing the characters. The Mother's Day Mystery is set in 1960's England. Highly recommended.

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Charming, Entertaining, and Just Plain Fun!

I have so thoroughly enjoyed every Peter Bartram book I've read--Colin Crampton is a treat. I *might* have a bit of a character crush on the guy. The books are engaging, the twists surprising, and the tone is saucy and hilarious. The audiobooks take the Crampton of the Chronicle Adventures to the next level! Matt Jamie does such an excellent job of capturing Crampton's attitude and Bartram's writing voice. The Colin Crampton books will always have a place on my must-reads shelf.

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  • 05-30-20

Thoroughly entertaining mystery writing

Peter Bartram is a great builder of his world. Colin Crampton and his girlfriend are likeable characters, but with enough quirks to makes them completely believable. Crampton is a tenacious and intelligent investigator who is determined to get to the bottom of a suspicious hit and run. I will be reading more of this series for sure!