“Hardboiled meets cozy mystery? Let’s call it soft boiled!! Loads of laughs, action, and genuine 1960s England. Fabulous”

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“Plenty of twists and turns, laughs, danger and charm – and a solution I never saw coming.”

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The mother of all murder mysteries…

Their special day… but for reporter Colin Crampton which of three mothers is in the frame for murder?

A dead body on a stormy night
The cops who dismiss a murder
The reporter who tracks a killer

There are just four days to Mother’s Day and crime reporter Colin Crampton is under pressure to find a front-page story to fit the theme. Then Colin and his feisty girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith stumble across a body late at night on a lonely country road. Colin scents a story when the cops dismiss the idea of murder.

Colin and Shirley flirt with danger as they investigate the killing. They take on a crazy hippie commune and a chemistry teacher with an unusual late-night hobby. And that’s before they tangle with the mothers…

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The Mother’s Day Mystery is now an audiobook!

Narrated by Matt Jamie

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by Peter Bartram | Narrated by Matt Jamie

The Crampton Chronicles are fast-paced stories and they move from scene to scene quickly.  One minute I’ll be in the press office and next on the back of a motorcycle.

Matt Jamie is an actor based in the North East of England. He trained at Drama Studio London and since then has worked on both sides of the stage, screen (and microphone), as an actor, director, film maker, photographer.

Matt has narrated several of the Headline Hero novels into audiobooks. He's also narrated an array of other novels, including the entire Inspector David Graham mystery series by Alison Golden, several other crime fiction books, a Phantom Of The Opera spin-off, and factual books on the moon landings, the secret life of the planets, and a book about an Italian Airship Disaster in the 1940s!

On radio matt has appeared in a couple of BBC radio dramas, and has produced a number of audio dramas for Alphabetti Theatre, Twisting Ducks Theatre Company, and for his own drama podcast series called "Playstream". More info on www.mattjamie.co.uk.

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