Death Comes to the Village : Kurland St. Mary Mysteries

  • by Catherine Lloyd
  • Narrated by Susannah Tyrrell
  • Series: Kurland St. Mary Mysteries
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A wounded soldier and a rector's daughter discover strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Kurland St. Mary in Catherine Lloyd's charming Regency-set mystery debut.
Major Robert Kurland has returned to the quiet vistas of his village home to recuperate from the horrors of Waterloo. However injured his body may be, his mind is as active as ever. Too active, perhaps. When he glimpses a shadowy figure from his bedroom window struggling with a heavy load, the tranquil faade of the village begins to loom sinister....
Unable to forget the incident, Robert confides in his childhood friend, Miss Lucy Harrington. As the dutiful daughter of the widowed rector, following up on the major's suspicions offers a welcome diversion - but soon presents real danger. Someone is intent on stopping their investigation. And in a place where no one locks their doors, a series of thefts and the disappearance of two young serving girls demands explanation....
As Robert grapples with his difficult recovery, he and Lucy try to unearth the dark truth lurking within the village shadows, and stop a killer waiting to strike again....

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A Happy Surprise!

Based on the reviews I have read about this book I was expecting a post WWI Rector and his daughter solve a cozy British mystery. It isn't that at all. The story is set during the Regency Period around the Napoleonic Wars--early 1800s. It is a wonderful period mystery with terrific characters, village intrigue and loads of fun interaction and insight. The narrator has a slow drawn out sort of voice which added to the feel of the era and the suspense and drama. The author paints every scene with just enough information to transport the reader back in time. To me it proved an excellent diversion that gained speed gradually and held my attention to the last word. I've done some checking and it is the first book of a new series--book two is due out in December 2014. Can't wait to see what happens next.
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- Sara

Susannah Tyrrell was wonderful.

What made the experience of listening to Death Comes to the Village the most enjoyable?

Susannah Tyrrell was wonderful. She made all the characters come to life. It felt as if you knew them. He accent was perfect for this story. The story was fun. Can't wait for the next book.


What other book might you compare Death Comes to the Village to and why?

It reminds me of Agatha Christi books.


Which character – as performed by Susannah Tyrrell – was your favorite?

I liked the main character


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Warm and Intriguing with a since of humor. Fun mystery.


Any additional comments?

If I don't like the narrator I cannot listen to the book. I found Susannah Tyrrell voice very soothing and sophisticated. I loved her voice. She was perfect for this book. I am looking for more stories read by her.

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- Dave Sprague

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios