Blood in the Cotswolds : Cotswold

  • by Rebecca Tope
  • Narrated by Caroline Lennon
  • Series: Cotswold
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thea Osborne and her spaniel, Hepzie, are house-sitting in the quiet village of Temple Guiting. Detective Superintendent Phil Hollis is looking forward to visiting for a night or two and celebrating the couple's anniversary. A few days into their stay, a pile of human bones is discovered at the base of an uprooted tree. The locals all have their theories about their identity and rumours abound. Thea and Phil discover that the village turns out to have more than its fair share of secrets, including a strong connection to the Knights Templar. The couple finds their relationship tested to the limits as they try to prevent another murder investigation from threatening the quiet solitude they hold so dear.

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Diverting stuff

Starting a New Year with a can of Danish Oil in one hand and a pack of sandpaper and bundle of wire wool in the other, and staring balefully at long-neglected wooden worktops in the kitchen isn't my idea of a great start to 2009. However, the hours have flown by, as I had the sensible idea of playing Blood in the Cotswolds as I worked.

With this title you basically get what it says on the tin (well, not excessive amounts of blood, but plenty of Cotswolds and lots of mystery). The narrator does an excellent job and, having recently returned from a weekend in the Cotswolds, the descriptions are spot-on. Characterisations are good and it's an enjoyable whodunnit set in a comfortably familiar setting. Not overly demanding, but that's no criticism.

When faced with a time-consuming but not mentally taxing task such as beech worktop restoration, I heartily recommend that you consider this title as a welcome diversion!
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- Karen

Least interesting R. Tope so far...

Too much crabbiness between Thea and Phil, too much 'my back hurts' 'oh, shut up, I'm a bad nurse'. The actual murder case becomes a backdrop and understandably so. It is convoluted and confused.
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- The Hawkinses

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2008
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books