Trouble in the Cotswolds

Trouble in the Cotswolds

eBook - 2014
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Thea Osborne hopes to spend a quiet Christmas house-sitting for the Shepherds in the picturesque Cotswold village of Stanton, close to Broadway. Walks in the local countryside with the dogs and perhaps a meal in the pub are all the excitement she wants. When her arrival at the village coincides with the funeral of local businessman Douglas Callendar, found electrocuted in his bath, Thea's interest is stirred but the onset of flu threatens to prevent any sleuthing. However, when two people show up brutally murdered the following afternoon, even battling a fever, Thea finds herself thrust into the middle of yet another police investigation. With the Callendar family linked to most of the village, Stanton is bursting with motives for the murders including jealousy, closures of footpaths and secret animal research. Thea turns to local residents for clarification and protection, but even the most seemingly trustworthy of them might turn out to be unsafe, and she wonders whether there is anybody at all who might be relied on to help her survive the festive season.
Publisher: London [England] :, Allison & Busby,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780749014483
0749014482
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: Thea Osborne hopes to spend a quiet Christmas house-sitting for the Shepherds in the picturesque Cotswold village of Stanton, close to Broadway. Walks in the local countryside with the dogs and perhaps a meal in the pub are all the excitement she wants. When her arrival at the village coincides with the funeral of local businessman Douglas Callendar, found electrocuted in his bath, Thea's interest is stirred but the onset of flu threatens to prevent any sleuthing. However, when two people show up brutally murdered the following afternoon, even battling a fever, Thea finds herself thrust into the middle of yet another police investigation. With the Callendar family linked to most of the village, Stanton is bursting with motives for the murders including jealousy, closures of footpaths and secret animal research. Thea turns to local residents for clarification and protection, but even the most seemingly trustworthy of them might turn out to be unsafe, and she wonders whether there is anybody at all who might be relied on to help her survive the festive season.
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Tamihi123
Mar 19, 2018

I was also disappointed in this book and did not enjoy it as I had four other ones of hers that I'd read about Thea. It got tiring reading about her flu page after page and the plot and ending seemed rather disjointed. I never really got into the characters and was glad when I finally reached the end of the book. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen but it never did. I think I'll give her books a rest for now and maybe try another one later on.

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Preeceville56
Dec 28, 2014

Disappointed in this story. Thea has the flu for most of the book.

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