©1999 Jeanne M. Dams; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Nicely paced, inventively plotted, and full of surprises." (Booklist)
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"Entertaining, Easy Listen"
For relaxing listening "cozy" mysteries are my favorites. The characters must appeal to me, the story must move along at a slightly brisk (though not break neck) speed, and there must be enough plot twists to hold my interest. This book met all my requirements. I had a thoroughly good time listening to it.
Narrator Kate Reading is excellent. I like the tone of her voice, and her diction is clear. She adds interest and energy to the story.
The only thing I slightly disliked was that the main character, Dorothy Martin, is an "amateur" sleuth who puts herself into a potentially dangerous situation to solve the crime. However, this is fiction, and all in good fun. I liked Dorothy so much I was only mildly bothered by her boldness.
There are more books in this series available on Audible and I expect I will listen to all of them.
This is not a "thriller". It does not include graphic violence or sex. If you enjoy English "cozies", this book is a good choice.
"The Victim in Victoria Station"
This is my first book by Jeanne M. Dams and I enjoyed it. Dorothy Martin is an American ex-pat in England married to a retired British police inspector. In this book she solves a murder and software pirating at a London office of a Palo Alto company. Lots of descriptions of London and nearby towns. Also some description of the different accents such as America, British and Canadian. This is a short fast pace story that left me feeling relaxed and happy. I had recently finished a book that left me exhausted and down so this was a nice change of pace. Sort of an old fashion British murder mystery book. Kate Reading did a great job narrating the story.
"Dorothy Martin Does It Again"
Entertaining light mystery
A good mystery but no violence to speak of. Every one was quite civilized--even the murderer. (Especially the murderer)
When Dorothy and friends were prowling around the offices where she was a fake receptionist to find evidence to accuse a murderer
Typical "cottage" type English mystery except the heroine is American by birth and this took place in London. Have enjoyed her other books very much which on the whole I liked better.
Character development was a bit weak in some instances.
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