A lesson in murder

Nothing ever happens in the small Cotswold village of Cherringham, making it the perfect place to retire to – or so ex-NYPD Detective Jack Brennan thought. But before long, local web designer and single mother Sarah Edwards had convinced him to help her investigate a suspicious suicide. Since then, he and Sarah have solved mysterious deaths, unlikely accidents and perplexing robberies. “Peace and quiet” never really suited Jack anyway…

 

Cherringham is an ongoing “cosy crime” eBook series, that launched in December 2013 and features unlikely sleuthing duo Sarah and Jack. Released in monthly episode, it is written by award-winning game and TV writers UK-based Neil Richards and US-based Matthew Costello in a transatlantic collaboration – which mirrors that of Jack and Sarah. The new series, released from March, launches with A Lesson in Murder, in which the two are asked to investigate the violent death of a popular teacher at Cherringham Girls School.

 
 

About the authors

Co-authors Neil Richards and Matthew Costello are known for their script work on major computer games. The Cherringham crime series is their first fictional transatlantic collaboration. Matthew has written and designed dozens of bestselling games including the critically acclaimed The 7th Guest, Doom 3, Rage and Pirates of the Caribbean. He is also the author of a number of successful novels, including Vacation (2011) and Beneath Still Waters (1989), which was made into a movie. Neil has worked as a producer and writer in TV and film, creating scripts for BBC, Disney, and Channel 4, and earning numerous Bafta nominations along the way. He’s also written script and story for over 20 video games including The Da Vinci Code and Starship Titanic, co-written with Douglas Adams, and consults around the world on digital storytelling.

Author photo © Wayne Matthews-Stroud

 

LINKS

 

GIVEAWAY

1st Prize – Winner written into a Cherringham episode plus an ecopy of the book

2nd Prize – ecopy of the book


My review

 

 

I must confess that when I agreed to review this book, I didn’t realize it was a short read (it can be read in under an hour) nor that there were at least twenty others in the series. Needless to say I was enjoying the book so much that when it came to the end I was taken by surprise as I was just getting into it. This book then is slightly different from other cosy mysteries but would be great for those who are short of time or just want a quick read. I loved the atmosphere and the characters so will definitely be back for more! It’s well written and well structured and has all you could want from a good mystery. I look forward to meeting Jack and Sarah again soon.

 

4.5/5

 

                                                                               

 

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Thank you so much for kicking off my blog tour, Julie. What a lovely review.
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