The Body on the Beach

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Simon Brett

Narrated By: Geoffrey Howard

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2009

Duration: 7 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

Recently retired, Carole Seddon is residing in the Fethering the cottage she purchased with her ex-husband. Theree she maintains a quiet and sensible life with the companionship of Gulliver, her Labrador retriever. But everything changes when she and Gulliver, while taking their daily constitutional, find a corpse on the beach. What's more, there are two wounds on its neck. The body mysteriously disappears and the police dismiss Carole as a befuddled middle-aged woman. She almost starts to believe it herself...until a stranger threatens her to keep quiet or else.Unable to contain her anxiety, Carole confides in her eccentric neighbor, Jude—who suggests that if the police cannot be bothered to catch a killer, maybe they should do it themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Found very amusing, the stuffy society types of the village and jude the new kid in town who fights against the establishment is great. The turn around in Carole is so funny and so much like true life. We all need to be nudged out of our own little ruts every once and awhile. Looking forward to finding more books about these two and listening to them. As to the mystery of the body on the beach. I was engaged through out the book and although I had a fairly good idea who the villain was I was never quite sure until the end.

  • Kathleen

    This type of book is so nice because it presents women over 5o to be fun, intelligent, energetic, caring people as so many are. The story brought in a few twist and turns. The pace of the book was methodical and complete (all introduced clues were tie to something).

  • Anonymous

    Better than average Simon Brett! Wonderful starter of the series involving Carole & Jude. Didn't figure out the villain before the end.