Audiobook Review: Murder on Thames Cherringham.

Murder on Thames Cherringham. A Cosy Crime Series - Mystery Shorts 1
By: Neil Richards, Matthew Costello
Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
Published August 29th 2016 by Lübbe Audio
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins


Cherringham-a quiet town in the Cotswolds. Nothing ever happens there, or so it seems-until one morning a woman's body is found in the river. A terrible accident, according to the police. But is this true? Sarah believes there must be more to it. In Jack, a former NYPD homicide detective, she finds a partner who is willing to start investigating with her. They soon find out that things are not as clear as the police want them to be ... This first of many cases brings Sarah and Jack together in an unlikely partnership.

Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, this cozy detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly-but with a spot of tea-it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.

*I was provided a copy of this audiobook from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

My Thoughts

Murder on Thames is a Cozy Crime Mystery Short by Neil Richard and Mathew Costello. It's narrated by Neil Didgeon, who starred in Midsomer Murders. I often hear these mystery shorts are great to listen to/read on a rainy afternoon with a nice cup of tea. I have no doubt that's true, but I listened to it on a sunny day while doing chores. I couldn't imagine enjoying this book anymore than I already do.

Murder on Thames takes place in the quiet town of Cherringham. Not much happens there, but when the body of a woman is found next to the river, it shakes things up. Was it a terrible accident, or was it murder? Sarah, a friend of the deceased, isn't convinced that it's an accident. She teams up with a former NYPD homicide detective to find out the truth about her friend.

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The plot  kept me engaged. The characters are brilliant. For the audiobook to be less than three hours, the story line seemed fully formed and not rushed. I loved the narration too. Neil Didgeon does a fantastic job. He narrates the entire series, and I'm so glad. I can't imagine anybody else doing it. This is the perfect book to read/listen to on your way to work, in the quiet evening, or while you're doing chores, and always better with a hot cuppa!