The Body on the Beach: A Fethering Mystery

Version: Unabridged
Author: Simon Brett
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2000
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

Recently retired, Carole Seddon resides in the seaside hamlet of Fethering, in the cottage she purchased with her ex-husband. There she maintains a quiet and sensible life with the companionship of Gulliver, her Labrador retriever. But everything changes when she and Gulliver find a corpse on the beach while taking their daily constitutional. 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.

Reviews (3)

Body on the Beach

Written by Anonymous from Kingman, KS on May 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

Body on the Beach

Written by Kathleen on May 7th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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).

Body on the Beach

Written by Anonymous on February 28th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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

Author Details

Author Details

Brett, Simon

Simon Brett is the author of over thirty mystery novels and seven plays. He worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television before becoming a full-time writer in the late 1970s. He is married with three children and lives in Arundel, Sussex, England.