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’m always pleased to find a new mystery series! I liked Kate, loved the Jane Austen references, and was surprised by a couple of twists.
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.
Very enjoyable. I believe I received this as a freebie on Kindle. Now that I've read this first in series, I will definitely buy and read the rest of the books. The characters are likeable, the setting gorgeous, and the premise appealing.
Don't bother with this book. Poor writing, poor plot, poor characters in fact poor everything. Boring story. Poor old Jane Austen gets dragged in unwillingly again through no fault of her own, the main character supposedly looking for a location, allegedly in England and looking for a colleague who has disappeared. An American author trying to write about England and it doesn't work-sorry. I found myself getting irritated with English people speaking American. Advertised as a "cozy" hmmm. I'll g ...more
Who's the killer? Have a vague idea just don't care enough.
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
BB-EB-IB-$.99. A very good read. I would have given it 3 1/2 stars.
First line of the blurb 'location scout and Jane Austen aficionado' was all it took to hook my interest in this new to me author, series, and narrator.
Death in the English Countryside introduces female lead, Kate Sharp. She enjoys her work, first as the assistant to a veteran Hollywood location scout, but, now, being brought on as a budding scout in her own right.
A past with a troubled family life and a recent divorce between her parents contributes to her own cautious approach to ...more