When Jude agrees to lend her vintage chaise longue for the local Amateur Dramatic Society’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, little does she realise she’ll end up in a starring role.
It’s an ambitious play, culminating in a dramatic execution scene: a scene that’s played for real when one of the leading actors is found hanging from the specially constructed stage gallows during rehearsals. A tragic accident - or something more sinister?
As Jude and her neighbour Carole know only too well, the Smalting AmDram Society is a hotbed of seething resentments, clashing egos, overreaching ambition and thwarted passion - but are any of the members emotionally-charged enough to commit murder? Carole and Jude make it their business to find out.
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Not my favourite
Perhaps my tastes have changed over the years, but to me this was not one of the greatest of the Fethering mysteries Mr Brett has written. Not a great deal seemed to happen for most of the book, when it did............. well I guess I had worked out who was going to be murdered, if not the reason why and who did it. By the end I don't in all honesty think I even cared. Perhaps I ought to listen to it again, maybe I might find it better the second time around, though I doubt it.
Got to the murder considerably earlier, added a few more suspects.
Yes, I have all of the Fethering books one way or another, plus many of his other works. This one would be somewhere near the bottom of the pile.
Listen to something else!
Could do better, much better. Go back to the original basics of the Fethering series.
- Mrs. Rm Walters
I would like more of Jude and Carol
This is a book I really enjoyed Simon Brett is so good as well as the author he also reads it and gives the characters life. Yes I would listen to it again and again as I listen I can see them going around doing there investigating.
All of them
Please give more Simon Brett and the more of the Fethering mysteries. I have all of them that is on audible I just want more.. I also enjoy Charles Paris and Mrs Pargeter please give more.