Thirteen Torland Place was the scene of five terrible murders back in the 19th century, and was also linked to the more recent disappearance of two teenage girls. When a student living in the house is found murdered, DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether her death has anything to do with the house's grim history.
Then other, similar deaths come to light and he fears a ruthless killer is at work in the ancient Yorkshire city of Eborby; a killer who deprives each victim of one of their five senses. Could the deaths be connected to Obediah Shrowton, an executed murderer whose presence still seems to linger in the house? Or is there a yet more sinister and dangerous explanation?
©2011 Kate Ellis (P)2012 Soundings
An original, and well written story about a murder, which creates a lot of dilemmas, for those involved. Worth a listen.
I like the well read performance by Gordon Griffin, the story line is perfection its self, I think I know the killer but in typical Kate Ellis style she fooled me yet again, just like her books.
A Bit of a nonsensical question really, but as I don't have the printed version nor do I have the time to sit and read it, I cannot compare
Joe Plantagenet, although sometimes the continued references to his past can become irksome
I have been irked before with Gordon Griffin and what sounds like lack of preparation in parts of some audio books he has narrated. I am half way through Kissing the Demons and it is hard going. Mr Griffin's narration is slow and monotonous with little change in voice between characters and descriptive text. I am finding it unusually difficult (with a Kate Ellis book) to get drawn in.
Unusually no, this is the first book from Kate Elllis that I haven't been desperate to listen to the conclusion
I really like Kate Ellis books and in particular the concept of Joe Plantagenet with its spooky undertones. This on I have to say is not as good as I had hoped, but then I haven't finished yet so maybe there's hope. I am finding the extensive descriptive text and in particular revising JP past life on more than one occasion very annoying.
"Excellent British Mystery Author"
Eerie, Enthralling, and Twisting
Didn't read with the purpose of IDing most memorable moments, but enjoyed the opening sequence at the party, the oujii board message and the carpet search.
Choose any one of the above three as my favorite. Liked the twist with person who thought he was "Death".
No, just generally enjoyable read (listen)
Ms. Ellis has a number of published mysteries. Would appreciate more available on audio than are available currently. thank you.
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