Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, Kate Sharp, is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Afraid that Kevin has slipped back into some destructive personal habits he struggles with, Kate travels to England to salvage Kevins and the companys reputation before word gets out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage. Even the rumpled, easygoing local scout they consulted, Alex, doesnt know where Kevin might be. Increasingly worried about Kevin and with an antsy director waiting for updates about the preproduction details, Kate embarks on a search that includes a pub-crawl and cozy cottages as well as stately country manors. But Kevin remains missing, and she begins to suspect that the picturesque village and beautiful countryside may not be as idyllic as they seem....
|Title||:||Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||250 pages|
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Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location #1) Reviews
I LOVED this! British whodunit, and with one of my all-time favorite characters - Slink, the Greyhound!
Car In The Creek
Kate travels to England to search for boss Kevin. She hopes to keep his disappearance a secret to save his company. At the hotel,l she meets Alex the location scout he was meeting. The village of is prefect for the shooting of a new movie of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. The plot is thin while the descriptions put you in the area. The killer is easy to spot early in the book. This is the first books in this series.
Any book by Sarah Rosett is sure to be a ood read. I have read most of the ...more
I was very much looking forward to this book, but it really fell flat. I couldn't relate to Kate, the main character, and her sidekick, Alex, was equally blah. Although the premise of being a location scout for a reboot of a Pride and Prejudice movie was interesting, Kate just couldn't pull it off. The murder of Kate's boss seemed halfhearted and I struggled to decide what Kate was more interested in: her job, starting a romance with Alex, or solving Kevin's murder.
Death in the English Countryside is the first book in the Murder on Location series by Sara Rosett. Kate Sharp is a movie location scout in Hollywood. Her boss, Kevin, has been in England scouting out locations for a feature film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. When he fails to return, Kate is sent to England to see what happened to him. Their company, Premier Locations, is in a precarious situation, so she must keep his disappearance discreet and find him quickly. What she finds is his lug ...more
Kate Sharp has a problem. Her boss, Kevin, has disappeared while on a location scouting job in England. She and the office manager don't want word to get out - he's probably just sleeping off a pub crawl, after all - and since they're the only ones who know about his occasional problems with alcohol, Kate is elected to fly over and try to find him before anyone in the industry finds out what's happening. Unfortunately, all her searching is fruitless until Kevin's car is found in the river... and ...more
Who's the killer? Have a vague idea just don't care enough.
A bit different for a cozy, in a good way
I enjoyed Death in the English Countryside very much, despite the first person narrative. Kate Sharp is a location scout for film productions, not the usual work for a cozy heroine. That intrigued me, then add that it's set in England in the country, and I was all in. The book is well written with interesting characters both likeable and not. I figured out who done it well before the end but didn't mind since I enjoyed the characters and the setting. Kate ...more
I didn't think this was a bad start to a new series. The Jane Austen theme didn't take over the entire book and it wasn't another attempt to rewrite P&P again, so I was willing to give it a chance.
The main character has some spark and is the type of personality that can adapt to different situations easily, So I don't think there will be a problem with her leading this series into further stories.
The mystery wasn't impossible to solve, but there were enough possibilities that I didn't gues ...more