Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, this cozy detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa.
The Body in the Lake
Cherringham parish council has invited Laurent Bourdain, the mayor of a French village on the Brittany coast, to a gala reception to join the two villages in a mutually beneficial "twinning." The venue: Lady Repton's manor house, which her grandson hopes to turn into a world-class conference center. An elaborate dinner worthy of the French dignitary has been prepared. But as the night wears on, and the wine flows, the mayor will vanish from the celebration, only to be found floating dead in the nearby lake. An accident it would appear-until Jack and Sarah start to piece together what really happened to the body in the lake.
One of the worst blizzards in years hits Cherringham, cutting the village off from the rest of the world. Just outside town, in a gothic mansion behind towering walls, stands Broadmead Grange, a struggling retirement home. One of the home's residents, poor old Archy, becomes Cherringham's latest victim after he loses himself out among the snow drifts. Did Archy really just fall victim to the elements, or was foul play involved? Jack and Sarah take on the case to dig up the truth.
When the Cherringham Drama Society invites a local television celebrity to direct their Christmas show, they get more publicity than they bargained for. Someone's out to sabotage the event, and rehearsals spin into chaos. Jack and Sarah are asked to investigate and soon discover that there's a darker mystery taking place behind the scenes ...
About the Author
Matthew Costello is the bestselling author of a number of successful novels, including Vacation, Home, and Beneath Still Waters, which was adapted by Lionsgate as a major motion picture. He has written for the Disney Channel, BBC, SyFy, and has also designed dozens of bestselling games, including the critically acclaimed The 7th Guest, Doom 3, Rage, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Neil Richards has worked as a producer and writer in television and film, creating scripts for BBC, Disney, and Channel 4, and earning numerous BAFTA nominations along the way. He has also written scripts and stories for over twenty video games, including The Da Vinci Code and Starship Titanic, cowritten with Douglas Adams.
Neil Dudgeon has been in many British television programs, including the roles of DCI John Barnaby in Midsomer Murders and Jim Riley in The Life of Riley. He is also known for his film roles in The Nativity, Sorted, and Son of Rambow. In 2012 Dudgeon starred as Norman Birket' on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series, written by Caroline and David Stafford.