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It is with some trepiditation that Meredith Mitchell returns to the Cotswolds: the Bamford district holds memories that, to put it generously, are bittersweet, and Christmas is a difficult time to find oneself a stranger in a new area. Yet she receives a kindly welcome, in particular from her old acquaintance Chief Inspector Markby and from her new neighbour Harriet NeedhaIt is with some trepiditation that Meredith Mitchell returns to the Cotswolds: the Bamford district holds memories that, to put it generously, are bittersweet, and Christmas is a difficult time to find oneself a stranger in a new area. Yet she receives a kindly welcome, in particular from her old acquaintance Chief Inspector Markby and from her new neighbour Harriet Needham, a striking redhead with whom Meredith immediately feels a certain kinship.But Meredith has barely got to know her neighbour when Harriet is involved in a shocking - and fatal - accident at the Boxing Day Hunt. Witnesses to the death are plentiful, for the incident occurred in Bamford's crowded market square, and many are adamant it's a case of murder. Chief Inspector Markby is inclined to agree, although he suspects the guilty party is not the most obvious one. Before long Meredith Mitchell begins, reluctantly, to think he might be right ......

Title : A Season for Murder
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ISBN : 9780380719976
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 277 Pages
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A Season for Murder Reviews

  • Anna
    2019-03-14 09:54

    I started reading this series in random order and was very annoyed by the dynamic between Meredith and Alan. By the time you get into the later the novels the parameters and distance in their dealings with each other have been established and it was very hard for me to get into them as a couple. That said, now I am going back and trying to read the series in order, it makes perfect sense. Why am I telling you this? Because A Season for Murder is fine little mystery, but if you like this series, it is an important point in the development of Meredith and Alan's relationship and explains her hesitation to get involved and his desire for a more established life together. Not that you need to get involved in their romantic entanglement to enjoy Ann Granger's mysteries, but it does help if you're not irritated with the two main characters throughout.

  • Dick Harding
    2019-03-08 03:40

    This book was recommended to me and I enjoyed it very much. What is it about British mystery writers? It is rare I don't enjoy reading them. I liked the 2 protagonists. Very human and you can't help but smile. This is the first book I have read by Ann Granger and I look forward to reading more.

  • Damaskcat
    2019-03-22 08:36

    This is the second book in this low key and well written crime series featuring Chief Inspector Alan Markby and diplomat Meredith Mitchell. In this book Meredith returns to Bamford when she has finished her spell abroad as consul. She hopes to be able commute from there to London every day. During her first few days in her rented cottage she meets a neighbour - Harriet Needham and likes her. Unfortunately before Meredith can get to know her she is involved in a fatal accident at a Boxing Day Hunt. But was it in accident or perhaps something more sinister? Both Meredith and Alan believe it to have been murder and both set out to investigate in their own ways. This is an interesting mystery with plenty of clues and plenty of red herrings. I certainly didn't work out who was responsible though the clues are there. It is interesting how the author is developing the relationship between the two main characters and I think this is a series which needs to be read in order so that the reader can follow this development.

  • Carmen
    2019-03-10 06:42

    this couple is a modern day couple. They both work, she is afraid of commitment, and they solve murders. A new redo on the English village murder mystery. Meredith has some awesome insights which help Inspector Markby solve crimes. In this one, a woman is drugged and then falls off her horse at a Boxing Day fox hunt and dies. They soon discover that she was drugged and in discovering who her murderer is, also solve one cold case and two new cases.

  • Connie Howell
    2019-03-15 11:42

    Meredith Mitchell returns to the Cotswolds and is re-acquainted with Chief Inspector Markby. They are somewhat awkward friends but Meredith had previously helped him with a case. She rents a cottage opposite Harriet Needham and they soon become friends but Harriet has a fatal accident, falling from a horse but is it really an accident or is she murdered?

  • Cat.
    2019-03-18 12:02

    A 'cozy' mystery with a bit of a bite: all very correct Britishness, except the heroine isn't quite the old-fashioned type you'd expect. The faint romantic whiff makes the story interesting, but I found the main mystery a little ... obvious. I don't know. I liked the characters for the most part, and I'd love to see if Bamford is all that. I guess the story is just slightly dated.

  • Carol
    2019-02-26 08:42

    Ok story. An Alan Markby story. Meredith Mitchell is a embassy worker not happy to be back in England. She's staying in her aunt's house in a town of 6 people on the edge of no where. The only good thing is she is near Alan or is it a good thing. She starts fitting in and making friends then the murders start. Who dunit??

  • Lesley
    2019-03-19 07:01

    A Christmas tradition for me is to pick up a Holiday murder mystery. I particularly enjoyed this one . . . taking place in a remote part of England in a place called Pooks Common. Good mystery, intriguing characters and what I liked that I thought was different is this simmering undercurrent of an attraction between the two main characters. A fun added element.

  • Carol/Bonadie
    2019-03-26 03:57

    Meredith Mitchell and D.I. Alan Marksby investigate the death or Meredith’s neighbor, a horsewoman who falls off her horse after ingesting tranquilizers. I have an inherent dislike of the cozy setup, but have stuck with this because of the relationship between Mitchell and Marksby. I get the feeling that this will be dragged out a bit; not sure how much longer I’ll last with this series.

  • Rina
    2019-03-08 06:42

    this is a cozy mystery involving Meredith Mitchell (from the diplomatic service) and Alan Markby (a police chief inspector). takes place in the Cotswolds area of England. an easy read and good story of love, horses and murder.

  • KathrynBullen
    2019-03-20 09:46

    A good yarn...bit predictable as I did guess the perpetrator well before the end of the story but the characters are solid enough and the relationship between the detective and the narrator holds the reader's attention. An interesting introduction to this author from my local book club!

  • Jenn Estepp
    2019-03-18 11:53

    I really enjoyed this - enough so that I am thinking of tracking down the rest of them (pretty out of print in the U.S.). Or maybe just hoping hard that someone like Open Road will re-issue them as e-books.

  • Kurt
    2019-03-12 07:38

    We had to buy this book (on Amazon) because it was not available in our library consortium.My wife and I read the first book in the series and liked it, so we bought books 2 and 3.Yes, I read 3 before 2 because it was a holiday book and it is the holidays.

  • Julie
    2019-03-24 06:03

    This is the first Ann Granger novel I read. There is whole series on this couple (Meredith Mitchell & Alan Markby) They area an on again/off again couple who solve mysteries together, even though Alan is the detective and Meredith merely the girlfriend with a nose for crime!

  • Caitlin
    2019-03-13 07:02

    I just hope they eventually get together.. but really good books. But yeah.. the best suspense for me, was waiting to see if they finally confessed love etc.

  • Christine
    2019-03-13 10:40

    I enjoyed this second book of the series, and hope to continue!

  • Barbara
    2019-03-10 09:35

    Dithering between 1 and 2 stars. I wanted to slap Meredith way too often. The mystery was...OK. I'm going with one star for now, subject to change.

  • Dustin
    2019-03-27 10:03

    Great book – you wonder who did it until the very end :)

  • Cirrus Minor
    2019-02-26 06:52

    Sehr stimmiger zweiter Teil der Reihe. Ich konnte beim Lesen gemütlich miträtseln, die Auflösung war für meinen Geschmack nicht zu offensichtlich, aber auch nicht sonderlich weit hergeholt.

  • Margaret
    2019-03-10 08:56

    I liked this book a lot - it's been a while since I've read a good British mystery. Enjoyed the characters of Alan Markby and Meredith Marshall and would read more in this series.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-21 07:04

    Enjoyable

  • JenniferB
    2019-03-13 10:45

    Second in the M&M series. Good, suspenseful, and also good re relationshipe between the two characters.

  • Lawrence
    2019-03-05 06:51

    Ann Grangers "A Season for Murder is a good mystery along with sexual tension between Meridith and Markaby.

  • Yulande Lindsay
    2019-03-14 11:53

    Loved it.

  • Pat
    2019-03-27 08:48

    Better than first book. Meredith returns and stays in a rural house. Reacquaints with Markby. A neighbor is murdered and she helps Markby solve it.

  • Gary Van Cott
    2019-03-15 11:41

    What can I say about this book. It was published in 1991 but seems old fashioned. Not much happens except at the beginning and the end. Also the print was too small. That about covers it.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-19 08:01

    I am slow to warm up to Meredith who seems to be a distant personality.