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A Question of Inheritance Audiobook

A Question of Inheritance: A Very English Mystery, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

December 1953

Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they're awaiting the arrival of the new earl - an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester.

The town of Selchester, rich in scandal and gossip, is unsure what to make of the earl or his teenage daughters, but they know that his sharp-tongued half-sister, Lady Sonia, furious at being deprived of her inheritance, won't be a merry guest over Christmas.

The new Lord Selchester can cope with the strangeness of English country life, but he hadn't expected stolen paintings - or a body in the hothouse.

What's the link between Hugo's investigations and the suspicious goings-on in the town and at the castle? And will he and his allies get to the heart of the mystery before the murderer gets to them?

©2015 Elizabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Louize Ely, United Kingdom 14/02/2016
    Louize Ely, United Kingdom 14/02/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Very week"

    Narrator was terrible and the story week. Obviously no research done on the period it was supposed to be set in.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Smith 24/07/2016
    Ian Smith 24/07/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent continuation of the series"
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    Develops the story on from “A Gentleman of Some Repute”, but with a bit of a jump which is covered by the short story "A Youthful Indiscretion". You don’t need to read that to follow the developing storyline. Some new characters are introduced, which I thought helped the illustrations of life in the early 1950’s, and added some interesting tensions to the story. And things are still left open enough for further books, which I look forward to listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan southampton, United Kingdom 12/06/2016
    Susan southampton, United Kingdom 12/06/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Good old vintage style crime"

    A good lad fashioned style mystery, with interesting characters. The narrator is excellent. I hope here will be more of these stories.

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    AndreaW 24/03/2016
    AndreaW 24/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A worthy follow-on to 'A Man of Some Repute'."
    What did you like most about A Question of Inheritance?

    A good story, likeable and believable characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Question of Inheritance?

    I particularly enjoyed the scenes with the housekeeper in.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of them!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I really looked forward to picking up my Kindle Fire to continue with the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Elizabeth Edmondson writes another soon in this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Simone
    St-Laurent, Montreal
    12/06/16
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    "Cozy Mystery"

    I enjoyed Book 2 much more than Book 1 because I didn’t feel so lost this time! I have trouble keeping track of many characters but in this case I actually remembered who was who from the first instalment and the introduction of new characters didn’t confuse me!

    I’m searching for a new series to get hooked on and as the story unfolded I thought I could really get attached to Selchester; I found the entire thing very charming and entertaining.

    Sadly, the author died a few months ago so my search for a cozy mystery anthology continues.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    06/06/16
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    "Charming English murder mystery"

    I suppose A Question of Inheritance completes the two book series begun with A Man of Some Repute. Both novels are charming if somewhat simple murder mysteries set in the fictional English town of Selchester at centuries old Celchester Castle. The protagonist is Hugo Hanksworth who is in charge of a secret British intelligence service located in Selchester. The most interesting character is Lady Sonia who is the daughter of the former Lord Selchester who was killed in Book 1 and half sister to the new American Lord Selchester who she just learned existed. Lady Sonia is a catty and petty woman. The novel appears to be set around the year 1950.

    Michael Page narrates brilliantly.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Bunty
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    26/01/16
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    "ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. LO VE THE SERIES!"

    I have just completed A Question of Inheritance, book two of the Hugo Hawkswoeth series by Elizabeth Edmondson. The book was very well written and I find the new Lord Selchester totally charming. Lady Sonia is jpher usual self, selfish and self-centred. I love how Hugo solve the murder and I do hope there will be more books on this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Grete
    vancouver, BC, Canada
    16/01/16
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    "English murder mystery with cold-war ties"

    Very well read English murder mystery, with political and cold war complications. Lots of English upper class and village characters, and a well-plotted mystery. You will have to read Book 1, to really enjoy this story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    04/08/16
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    "Highly recommended!!!"

    Excellent book. I listened to book one and book 2 flowed right into the continued story. It kept me guessing until the very end. The narrator did an awesome job keeping all the characters voices separate. I highly recommend this if you enjoy a good mystery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pilgrim
    09/02/16
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    "Great mystery in the Agatha Christie style."

    This series has the potential to be a classic. Hopefully there are more still to come.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jean Ward
    24/01/16
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    "Loved it!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the narrator! Had a hard time putting it down!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ms Peach
    Houston
    07/02/16
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    "Good novel"

    This is a good novel with a mystery in it. The murder does not happen until hour 6 of an 8 hour book. Good characters, good dialogue. The ending seemed rushed. If you like the traditional mystery with the action with the first 10 pages give this a skip.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • james e williams
    SANTA ROSA, CA, US
    28/09/16
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    "Great Second installment in the series"
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    Great mystery set in 1953-4 Britain. Very believable characters, fun setting at a fascinating time in England's history. Murder mystery in the style of Christie. Crisp, well written dialogue and the narrator does a terrific job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PD Austin
    Portsmouth NH
    11/09/16
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    "very English, very enjoyable"

    Great characterizations in small town Britain still recovering from WWII. I will read the next book soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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