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T. E. Kinsey

Autor(a) de A Quiet Life in the Country

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Kinsey, T. E.
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male
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UK

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Mystery set in 1920s London. Perfectly enjoyable read.
 
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bschweiger | outras 6 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
This is a review of the audiobook, read by Elizabeth Knowelden.

A Quiet Life in the Country is the first in a cosy murder mystery series, featuring Lady Emily Hardcastle and her maid Flo, who is more of a friend and sidekick than a maid.

When Emily and Flo leave London to live a quiet life in the country in rural Gloucestershire, the last thing they expect is to find a young man murdered, with at least two possible suspects. As they don't trust the swift conclusion of the investigating police officer, they decide to conduct their own investigation which leads them into murky waters...

As a book to pass away the time while out running or driving to work, this was perfectly passable. However, it doesn't bear up to examination; while it's clearly not meant to be taken seriously, the allowances made for Lady Hardcastle and Flo especially by the police, are just ridiculous. The murder plot itself - which then takes in a second murder and a smuggling operation - gets quite convoluted, and the ending tangles itself up slightly.

However, I really liked the character of Flo (Lady Hardcastle was a bit more annoying, and far too much of a busybody - also the voice given to her character grated on me after a while) and would really like it if she became the main character in later books in this series.

As far as introducing the characters to the reader, this book did a fairly good job and hinted at exciting adventures and escapades in the two protagonists' pasts which I would hope are further explored in subsequent books (if I ever get round to them), but I feel this one was a bit let down by the plot.

Elizabeth Knowelden did a good job narrating, with distinctive voices for the characters, although as mentioned earlier I found the voice of Lady Hardcastle annoying. That could have been because the character herself was a bit annoying!

If you're a fan of cosy crime, you might like this story but my own entirely unimportant opinion is that there are better books in this genre out there.
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½
 
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Ruth72 | outras 35 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
This was def a fun edition to the series. I really liked the element of this book and def really enjoyed the story as well. This book is always a fun read!! and i just enjoy these characters, i really iked the plot and the characters, sad i have to wait for more in this series
 
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lmauro123 | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
This was just a fun read. I really liked the characters dynamics was very fun and i loved the theater elments in this read!! It was a super quick read and just fun time def a new favorite of the whole series!!
 
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lmauro123 | outras 5 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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