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The Stabbing in the Stables: A Fethering Mystery (original 2006; edition 2009)

by Simon Brett (Author), Ralph Cosham (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher)

Series: Fethering (7)

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When healer Jude pays a visit to Long Bamber Stables one evening - to meet her unusually equine new client and his owner Sonia Dalrymple - she does not expect to stumble across a man lying in the darkness. Co-owner of the stables, Walter Fleet, has been viciously stabbed to death.
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Title:The Stabbing in the Stables: A Fethering Mystery
Authors:Simon Brett (Author)
Other authors:Ralph Cosham (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher)
Info:Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2009)
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Brett, Simon. The Stabbing in the Stable. Fethering No. 7. Berkley, 2006.
Fethering is one of those quaint English towns with a very high murder rate that nobody seems to notice. The American version is the Cabot Cove of Murder, She Wrote. Two retired women, Jude and Carol, stumble into body after body, and after a while, figure out who done it. Simon Brett is an old hand at the cozy murder mystery, and he brings to it a little more character development, social consciousness, and understated satire than most other cozy writers can manage. This time Jude and Carol discover, not only the titular body in the stable but a variety of people whose lives need fixing and one person whose life is irredeemable. Brett writes the perfect bedtime mystery. Agatha Christie never did it better. 4 stars. ( )
  Tom-e | Nov 25, 2021 |
Good. A little icky with the psychopathy. I liked the trip to the horse races. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
very lightweight cozy. Less about equestrian activities than about thinly drawn characters. not recommended. ( )
  tarablanca | Jun 22, 2007 |
#7 in the Fethering series. Jude arrives at a local stables to work on healing a horse to find the co-owner of the stables, Walter Fleet, stabbed to death in the horseyard. Jude has the impression that someone has just left the exercise yard, as a back gate slams shut. I enjoy these variants on the cozy village theme featuring Carole Seddon, retired public servant, and her neighbour Jude, healer, yoga teacher etc. Jude and Carole can't resist investigating this murder right on their doorstep. In addition there appears to be someone, known locally as the Horse Ripper, injuring mares. Young Imogen Potten is convinced that the horse that she exercises at the stables is a potential target. Jude enjoys introducing Carole to the delights of gambling at the races. Nothing startling about this book - just a comfortable, cozy read. ( )
  smik | May 6, 2007 |
Good
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To the Equestrian Trio of Sandie, Sophie and Coco
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When healer Jude pays a visit to Long Bamber Stables one evening - to meet her unusually equine new client and his owner Sonia Dalrymple - she does not expect to stumble across a man lying in the darkness. Co-owner of the stables, Walter Fleet, has been viciously stabbed to death.

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