Saturday, 2 June 2018

For Deader or Worse (John Pickett Mysteries 6) By Sheri Cobb South Narrated by Joel Froomkin

John Pickett and his bride Julia depart London for a wedding trip to Somersetshire, where Pickett faces his greatest challenge yet: meeting his in-laws. Sir Thaddeus and Lady Runyon are unimpressed with their new son-in-law, but the squire asks for his help nevertheless. Lady Runyon believes the house is haunted by the ghost of her elder daughter Claudia, who disappeared thirteen years earlier and whose body was never found. When Sir Thaddeus’s groom is discovered dead, Pickett asks the Justice of the Peace (who happens to be Claudia’s widower) for permission to investigate. When Claudia’s childhood sweetheart takes a hand, it appears the distant past is not so distant, after all. It may not even be past ...


Review 
In this instalment John gets embroiled in the mystery of Julia's sister's disappearance thirteen years earlier as well as the murder of a stable hand who worked for Julia's father.

I enjoy Julia and John very much. John Pickett is such a likeable character. He still can't believe that he is married to the woman he loves and he is very sweet in his interactions with her.
I found some of the story surrounding Claudia to be somewhat predictable but it was nevertheless a very good story. The murder mystery was more complicated and I was convinced of the guilt of one particular person before finding out I was completely wrong. It kept me guessing and listening. The narration was once again superbly done by Joel Froomkin.
I can't recommend this series enough. I am going to be very sad once it ends.


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