Cherringham: Mystery at the Manor. A murder for every month of the year.


Digital Series. Episode 2:
The elderly owner of Mogdon Manor, Victor Hamblyn, dies in a mysterious fire. But was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah are skeptical – The victim’s three middle-aged children, who all live in the village of Cherringham, are possible heirs. And possible murderers – Did one of them set the fire?
“Cherringham – A Cosy Crime Series” is a series of twelve self-contained episodes. A new case for Jack and Sarah is released each month.


So its back into the fray for Jack and Sarah, a couple of great characters we first met in “Murder on the Thames” (review here: ) and I was very pleased to see them again!

In this instalment they get together once more to investigate a fire, cause supposedly accidental, but of course its not going to be as simple as that – they are definitely suspicious of the circumstances and there is money in the mix…

I thought this was a terrific follow up, consolidating the relationship between the two at a realistic pace, giving us another intriguing Christie-esque mystery to get out teeth into and certainly making this reader want to keep up with each episode as it appears.

Im a little bit in love with Jack as a character – I look forward to finding out more about him as this continues, and I adore the quirky and fairly unusual developing relationship between the two – Sarah herself is  wonderfully drawn and very authentic, especially in her role as a mother.

All in all I would continue to recommend this to anyone who likes a nice quick read for those lunch hours and train journeys where time is limited. And I do like the idea of a series such as this – it gives you something to look forward to and its certainly worth the very reasonable price.

If you love a good cosy mystery but would love to have something you can simply dip your toes into and have a lovely reading experience this is for you.

Happy Reading Folks!


Co-authors, Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), are known for their script work on major computer games. The Cherringham crime series is their first fictional transatlantic collaboration. Matthew has written and designed dozens of bestselling games including the critically acclaimed The 7th Guest, Doom 3, Rage and Pirates of the Caribbean. He is also the author of a number of successful novels, including Vacation (2011) and Beneath Still Waters (1989), which was made into a movie. Neil has worked as a producer and writer in TV and film, creating scripts for BBC, Disney, and Channel 4, and earning numerous Bafta nominations along the way. He’s also written script and story for over 20 video games including The Da Vinci Code, and consults around the world on digital storytelling.


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2 Responses to Cherringham: Mystery at the Manor. A murder for every month of the year.

  1. Cleo says:

    These books sound ideal for those times when I want something lighter to read. Interesting that they co-author in different countries, I wonder how they make that work?

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