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Summary

The irresistible debut novel from celebrity TV chef Rosemary Shrager where cosy crime and cookery collide!

When an old television rival, Deirdre Shaw, is found dead at the Cotswolds manor house where she was catering for a prestigious shooting weekend, Prudence is asked to step into the breach. Prudence is only too happy to take up the position, and soon she is working in the kitchens of Farleigh Manor.

But Farleigh Manor is the home to secrets, both old and new. The site of a famous unsolved murder from the 19th century, Farleigh Manor has never quite shaken off its sensationalist past. It's about to get a sensational present, too. Because the more she scratches beneath the surface of this manor and its guests, the more Prudence becomes certain that Deirdre Shaw's death was no accident. She's staring in the face of a very modern murder....

©2022 Rosemary Shrager (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"A great yarn - Shrager knows her food and she's cooked up a storm.... Rosie can write and Prudence Bulstrode is here to stay." (Miriam Margolyes)

"Rosemary is one of the most positive and resilient people I know. I love her spirit as I love her cooking. Now, I have to admire her writing too." (Pierre Koffman)

"A light-hearted, fun mystery, combining cookery and crime - what's not to love?" Woman's Weekly)

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Loved it 😊

I enjoyed this book so much, I can’t wait for the next one! Story was good, narration was great, quite humorous in places…well written. I recommend this book to everyone

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I’m sorry Rosemary, this soufflé of a book fell flat !

Crime/Detective fiction is my favourite genre. Also as a food lover and country dwelled, The Last Supper looked a winning combination for me.
The style was very much the tongue in cheek darkish humour mastered by MC Beaton. Perhaps unsurprisingly for a first book it lacked the skilled touch of such a prolific writer as Beaton.
The main characters were reasonably well crafted, though stereotypes were over played. The granddaughter and Numbers characters stood out as the weakest, the narrator’s voice characterisation of these I also found jarring.
What I found unforgivable and I’m sorry to say it forced me to not finish the book, were the inaccuracies from shoddy research. The whole game shooting angle, fundamental to the story, was wildly inaccurate and portrayed in a very negative way. I found that particularly surprising for someone who presumably loves to cook game.
The bones of the recipe are possibly there but it’s a good way off a finished dish for me.

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This is great fun and skips along

This is a light read for when you just want something to escape with. However it was not without a few twists and turns and it kept my interest. I would love more with perhaps an even greater focus on food such as we see in the Bruno chief of police series.

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fantastic

absolutely loved it the storyline was brilliant , funny, serious, and a great story , couldn't out it down I truly hope there is a follow on , I loved the characters,

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This book was so bad not sure I've listened to anything as awful stick to cooking

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loved it

If your thing is whimsical murder mysteries then this is your kinda thing.
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The last supper

Well done rosemary . More where that came from . I really enjoyed it . Thankyou so much . I’ve always loved you on the tv . Hope to see more books .

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Narration saved this from being average. It was enjoyable and very 'murder she wrote ' like but although not predictable still felt like an old friend rather than a new and exciting acquaintance.

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Fabulous

Loved this book, great original
story line with lots of quirks, characters & narration - Rosemary has injected a lot of humour into the story too. Really looking forward to the next book- hopefully there is one 🤞

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This is one of the worst audiobooks I’ve ever listened to; the writing is florid and outdated, the characters are unbelievable and the plot is poor. I only read to the end to ensure I was right about whodunnit. The narration is awful and the different voices lamentable. I’m afraid I can’t think of anything nice to say about this book. I won’t be reading or listening to anything else by this author or narrator.