A Pint of Murder : Madoc and Janet Rhys

  • by Charlotte MacLeod
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • Series: Madoc and Janet Rhys
  • 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vegetables can be hazardous to your health!
Old Agatha Treadway baked her own bread, canned her own vegetables - and died of botulism in her very own kitchen. Accident, says Dr. Druffitt. Murder, says neighbor Janet Wadman. And says it again when she finds the doctor dead, too. Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys, of the royal Canadian Mounted Police, agrees. But who's the killer...? The town miser, who wants the one thing only Mrs. Treadway could have given him? The miser's son who's panting for the doctor's daughter? Widow Druffitt, who's holding secret meetings with unlikely people? The hired girl who listens at keyholes? The hired man who hides in haylofts? It's an awful mess...and when Rhys gets it sorted out, he faces an even tougher problem of his own.
This is number one in Madoc & Janet Rhys Series.

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an early story?

I was very pleased when it occurred to me to look for Charlotte MacLeod books on Audible and found several I'd not read together, with this whole series I'd not heard of, as they written under a different name.
My impression was that this might have been written earlier than the Kelling/Bittersohn series, as it didn't feel as strongly written, particularly initially. The first part is seen from Janet's view point and she keeps casting through her list of suspects with what felt like multiple choice questions on why they might be the killer. I've since looked at publication dates and see this was published a year after The Family Vault, so the difference in style may be deliberate.
Once the characters were set up I think the story became much more interesting and the stereotypes began to have a little depth.
The story line itself was somewhat absurd (particularly the red herring elements), but I think no-one is looking for gritty reality in this type of book. As with her other books there is plenty of wry humour and poking fun at characters.
The narrator was generally good, but was apparently trying to play Rhys with a Welsh accent. [I'm not sure if the character is Welsh or of Welsh heritage]. The accent was nearer to Irish, but overall,-odd. There were also one or two strange mispronunciations where the emphasis in a word was wrong eg proVENder.

I'll certainly try the next in the series
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- Catriona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios