Five years after Charles II's triumphant return there is growing mistrust of his extravagant court - and when a cart laden with gunpowder explodes outside the General Letter Office, it is immediately clear that such an act is more than an expression of outrage at the postal service.
As intelligencer to the Lord Chamberlain, Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why an incompetent man is put in charge of the investigation while he is diverted to make enquiries about the poisoning of birds in the King's aviary in St James's Park. Then human rather than avian victims are poisoned, and Chaloner knows he has to use his own considerable wits to defeat an enemy whose deadly tentacles reach into the very heart of the government....
©2013 Susanna Gregory (P)2014 Soundings
You can't really compare them in that way - I love reading but I just don't have time so I am delighted to be able to listen to such good quality audio books while working.
The closing scenes where the post office is on fire.
I enjoyed the whole book.
Susanna Gregory's books always make me smile; her humour is very subtle and she has an excellent way of laughing at her own characters which I really appreciate.
This book is very well read and, therefore, easy to listen to.
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