bookshelves: families, mystery-thriller, published-1994, summer-2010, amusing, chick-lit, aga-saga, britain-england, witches-and-wizards, women
Read from August 06 to 07, 2010
** spoiler alert **
Glad I listened and not read as I feel this would have become irritating without something else to do at the same time. Slow moving storyline but with some laugh out loud lines and very silly settings - just right for a summer weekend. (2.5 stars)
Unabridged (~8 hours)
Read by Sharon Williams
blurb - Ellie's mum-in-law Magdalene has moved in permanently and poor Ellie finds herself up to her formerly fat neck in crocheted doilies and cheap statues of Catholic saints. As Magdalene runs her finger over every surface in Merlin's Court (checking, undoubtedly, for dust), Eillie discovers that she isn't the only woman in Chitterdon Fells with the ultimate mother-in-law problem - three others are experiencing the same living hell.
One tipsy evening, four imaginary plots to bump off the resident in-laws are hatched and those plots start coming lethally true in real life. Ellie once again plunges into a desperate chase to outwit a killer.