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A Lesson in Murder

(Cherringham #13)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  30 reviews
When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at an exclusive girls' private school, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. Now, with murder in the air, Jack and Sarah have their own lessons to learn about the Cherringham Girls ...more
Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published March 9th 2015 by Bastei Entertainment
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Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy it as much as the other ones but it's always great to follow Jack and Sarah through the whole thing!
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, read2017
Wieder eine gute Folge aus der Cherringham Reihe. Ich liebe sie einfach. Jack und Sarah sind klasse und Sabina Godec liest hervorragend.
Hannah Symonds
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you love a mystery thriller you will love this book. It kind of reminded me a little bit of Midsummer Murders which is a good thing as I love watching them. The two main characters are called Jack and Sarah who work together, they have to work out the mystery involving a teacher at an all girls school. There are a few twists and turns and you wont believe the ending. Mystery at it's best I say.
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it
A Lesson in Murder : Cherringham 13
Chronological order, not necessary but recommended.

In A Nutshell: With pranks escalating in severity at Cherringham Girls School are Jack and Sarah looking at murder when a favourite teacher dies unexpectedly? Written the way a mystery should be and it has a modern twist.

The Protagonists: Take one hard-boiled former New York City Detective retired to Cherringham England and one British-born business minded divorcee who fled home to Cherringham, and you have ou
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Jack and Sarah are called in to the prestigious Cherringham Girls' School to investigate a series of increasingly cruel "pranks." Slashed tires, poisoned food, and dead rats in the swimming pool have the school Headmaster in a tizzy but our detectives feel that he is holding something back. In fact, every one that they speak with seems to be keeping secrets. A day later, when a favorite teacher jumps in front of a train, Jack and Sarah know that they must quickly get to the bottom of this myster ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audios-owned
Jack and Sarah are now taking a "fee" for their case-solving, which they split between charities. Very nice development. This installment features a look into an exclusive girls' school where some very gross things have occurred.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
I love going back to Cherringham and listening to the adventures of Jack and Sarah. Neil Dudgeon is wonderful as the narrator of this series. I sincerely hope that Mr Costello continues to write these lovely mysteries.
Sure what happened to that teacher was terrible, but she wasn't a good person. I'm not sorry she died the way she did. She ruined some lives with her action and behavior. She deserved what she got.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
#13 ♥ ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Audiobook : Spotify.
Read by Neil Dudgeon.
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A little far fetched but I did like the twists and turns
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Not the best but ok
DelAnne Frazee
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Cherringham - A Lesson in Murder -Cherringham Book 13
Author: Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
Published: 3-11-2016
Publisher: Bastei Entertainment
Pages: 107
Genre: Mysteries, Thrillers and Suspense
Sub Genre: British Cozy; Murder Mystery, Crime
ISBN: 13-978-3732508457
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

I receive a copy of Cherringham - A Lesson in Murder from the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Sarah Edwards, a divorced
Janis Hill
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I would like to thank Bastei Entertainment for allowing me to read an ARC of this book via Netgalley for an open and honest review.

This is the 13th book in a series of, currently, 14 books. Unfortunately I didn’t know this when I requested a copy and haven’t had the opportunity to read the rest of the series first. Though, in a way, it didn’t really matter. Why? Because there was a helpful little blurb in the front of the book that gave me a quick catch up as to whom the two main characters were
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cherringham - A Lesson in Murder
By: Matthew Costello and Neil Richards

I received a free e-ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

This is a terrific mystery series. Jack (former NYPD detective) and Sarah (British web designer) team up to solve mysteries in their small English village. All of the books in this series are available only in electronic form. I looked them up on Amazon. Some of them are free and some you can buy for around 0.99 cents (American). I checked out
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it

I was drawn to participating in this tour with the book being a murder mystery, one of my most fave genres. This is a short story of just 103 pages but don't go thinking you get less of a story! It always surprises me how much an author can cram in to ensure a decent enough story and its no different here. What I wasn't aware of is that it's part of a series (poor research on my behalf!), however I felt this could be read as a standalone if you're looking for a quick fix but to really get in
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jack Brennan, a former NYPD officer, once again joins forces with English web designer Sarah Edwards to investigate a mystery. This time the duo is hired to investigate strange occurrences at an expensive girls boarding school. What started as innocent pranks is escalating into increasingly more serious vandalism at Cherringham Girls School. When dead rats are thrown into the swimming pool, Brennan and Edwards are hired to discover the identity of the perpetrator. As clues are discovered and a t ...more
J.B (Debbie)
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I have read in the Cosy Crime Series. What a fantastic idea this set of books is! Perfect if you want something good and quick to read but a short story is too short and a book is too long! For those of us that love books, we have to be reading something, no matter how short on time we are! I was able to read this book in one sitting.

The book follows Sarah and Jack, private detectives who have been hired to investigate mysterious goings on at a private girls school in Eng
Karen Wright
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. I was easily able to jump right in even though this was book 13 in the series which was really nice, I kind of didn't notice until after I started reading it. It was a nice quick read and I enjoyed it enough to look for the previous titles in the series. The main characters are really good and make a good team. The characters involved with the story in this book were described well and I felt like I could have been where the book tak ...more
Kristi | Hidden Staircase |
This was a 2.5 for me.

The Cherringham series has a promising premise – it is a serial, with a short mystery released once a month. At the beginning of the story, it gives you background on our two main detectives (American Jack and Cherringham’s Sarah), so you can dive right in. A Lesson in Murder happens to be book 13 in the series; Jack and Sarah are comfortable partners at this point.

The story started out great, the writing pulled me right in. A disgusting prank is played in the indoor pool a
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I've only read the second book prior to Lesson and also gave it 3 stars. Since these are novellas, there isn't a lot of time wasted on secondary characters (though one of Sarah's children has a brief scene) nor building up a series background. Though if you've read all 25 stories to date the bits and pieces may have worked up to a solid background. We are given enough characters pertaining to this story and setting detail to make Lesson feel like a full mystery.

Since I read the second book quite
Kitty Kat
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I’ve read an instalment of this mystery series and I must say I’m impressed. Jack, ex-NY cop and Sarah, a web designer, have become partners in investigating mysteries in the Cherringham area. This is a short read but ideal for the commute to work. In this story they are called to a posh girls school to find out who is carrying out increasingly dangerous ‘pranks’ and putting the reputation of the school at risk. The mystery seems to centre around popular teacher Emily Brai ...more
Susie  Price
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this murder mystery, it was very atmospheric and kept me guessing throughout. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got hooked into this short story, I think some lack in depth and detail, the this was defiantly not one of those! This is part of the cosy crime series, and now I've read this one I will defiantly be looking out for more to read. It reminded me of watching tv murder mystery series' which I love and it had me hooked in the same way they do. I thought the characte ...more
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 s ...more
Leyla Johnson
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I do enjoy this series, this book was short - but again it was very enjoyable. The mystery was very readable, with a few twist and turns and satisfactory ending. The writers do write for television and the story both in its shortness and its ending, did feel reminiscent of a screenplay, but the quality of the mystery did not lose by it. This book was provided to me in return for an honest and unbiased review
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
An enjoyable read from this novella which went straight into the story, and an hour or so later we have the solution.
In an English village of Cherringham Jack (ex-NYPD) and Sarah (web designer) are asked to investigate a series of incidents at a local public school.
Liked the two main characters and we look out for some more from the series.
A NetGalley Book
Deb Novack
Another Jack and Sarah mystery to solve. This one is at an all girl's school where strange things have been happening. I can't wait to read the next one.

***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
A quick, but interesting, read that I would definitely recommend.
Anna Carter
rated it it was ok
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