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Murder in an English Village by Jessica Ellicott
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobooks, cozies, favorites, favourite-series, fun-fluffy-reads, strong-female-characters

I loved everything about this book! Delightful, start to finish, and I very much hope that the author has plans for more books in this series.

This is your traditional "odd couple" story, and the two very different main characters - Edwina, the polite, slightly down-on-her-luck Brit, and Beryl, the flamboyant, well-off, and brassy American - make for a hugely fun romp of a cozy mystery!

The contrast in Beryl and Edwina make a perfect combination, as it allows for each of them to take the lead at different times, and in different situations depending what's best, during their investigation of suspicious goings on in Edwina's small, supposedly quiet quaint English town, where Beryl has come to stay with her, not wanting to go back to America while Prohibition is still on.

The two of them are wonderful in their own ways, and together they are just hilarious, clever, and the perfect complement to one another. They each also exasperate the other at times, which is its own kind of fun.

The town is your typical small English village, but the supporting characters offer lots of fodder for goings-on and shenanigans that so often characterize such villages.

Truly, everything about this book charmed and entertained me. I listened to this as an audio book, and had the added delight of it being narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, who is just spectacular, and who brings any book she narrates to the top of the mountain in terms of taking a book to the next level of wonderful by bringing story and characters fully to life through her narration. If you like audio format, this is a great book to listen to.

Loved this start to finish, and already can't wait for a next book!
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Reading Progress

March 16, 2017 – Shelved
March 16, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 19, 2017 – Started Reading
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: audiobooks
November 22, 2017 – Shelved as: cozies
November 22, 2017 – Shelved as: favorites
November 22, 2017 – Shelved as: favourite-series
November 22, 2017 – Shelved as: fun-fluffy-reads
November 22, 2017 – Shelved as: strong-female-characters
November 22, 2017 – Finished Reading

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