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Publisher's Summary

Fethering's favorite sleuths are at it again. Jude and Carole Seddon find themselves in the midst of some horseplay after stumbling upon the body of ex-equestrian Walter Fleet at Long Bamber Stables. The police attribute the stabbing death to the mysterious "Horse Ripper", who's been mutilating mares across West Sussex and who Walter obviously caught in the act.

But considering Walter's reputation out of the saddle, Jude and Carole find that there are plenty of murder suspects, including Walter's put-upon wife and more than a few jealous husbands who wanted Walter put out to pasture.

©2006 Simon Brett (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Simon Brett is one of the wittiest mystery writers around." ( Baltimore Sun)
"Like a little malice in your mysteries? Simon Brett is happy to oblige." ( New York Times)

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Frosty Chilean Chardonnay

Too much of the same thing. Why must the Chardonnay always be Chilean?
Why is Carol always frosty.? There ate other wines and words

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One of my favorite

This is a wonderful series that gets better with each book. The narrator is excellent. I’m very disappointed in Audible, there are so many books in the series that are unavailable in the US. It’s ridiculous. I’m willing to get paperback versions to continue, but I wish they’d figure out how to have the complete series accessible.

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Disappointed

Long tedious & poor tying up all the ends despite rambling on & on.
Solution was obvious hours before ending.
Funny that they are so self-righteous but so willing to let criminals off the hook & not follow up on other criminal charges. These two main characters love to feed the “confessions” or info to whoever they are talking to - no better than bumbling policemen.

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Kept waiting for it to improve

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I honestly don't know - it was incredibly dull. Kept waiting for something to happen

Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Brett again?

Most likely not

Would you be willing to try another one of Ralph Cosham’s performances?

yes

What character would you cut from The Stabbing in the Stables?

all

Any additional comments?

no

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Another great book, mediocre narration

I always love Simon Brett’s mysteries. This story is up to par. This narrator, however, was just not as good as Mr Brett himself or Bill Nighy or other excellent performers.
His voice made my throat feel tired and his diction was so choppy and monotone, sometimes I had to rewind to re-listen because my mind had wandered.

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Cute story overall

Cute story overall with tedious filler throughout. This was compounded by have a low voiced male narrator that didn’t really help the two main female characters. With a better narrator this could have been a four. I’ve heard this narrator do better in other books.

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outstanding

Man o man what a intricate story. At one point I thought I had the killer figured out. Boy was I wrong. Great.

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Just Jude and Carole are Off to the Races 😉

This series just keeps getting better. Jude with her off-beat healing and Carole with her proper practices continue to make an unlikely, but perfect pair of amateur sleuths. When Carole accompanies Jude to Long Bamber Stables where she has been summonsed to try laying her healing hands on a lame horse, the two stumble upon the dead body of Walter Fleet. Walter and Lucinda Fleet were managers at the stable. Now Walter was dead . . . brutally slashed to death. Upon further investigation, they find that someone had been sleeping at the stables. But who? Was it the killer? Jude and Carole are way ahead of the authorities on this one (again) 😊. This is a fun listen, taking Jude and Carole into the pubs looking for a bum of an ex-jockey (who also has horse healing powers) and to the races . . . where free-spirited Jude convinces Carole that she needs to bet on the horses. There are also plenty of sad parts . . . to which the gals put their heads together to stop. Excellent story and great conclusion.

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I enjoy mysteries near, in or behind the stable. So this one worked for me.

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As usual another great Simon Brett mystery

Loved it and the complete series. The Feathering series is the one that I like the most but also the Mrs Pargeter is also enjoyable