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Welcome Death Audiobook

Welcome Death

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Publisher's Summary

No death could have been more welcome than Evan Morgan's, or more fitting for the Welcome Home celebrations in the village of Llanddewi.

For Morgan had spent the war making money and enemies down in the Vale of Glamorgan with about equal facility. In fact, on the night, it seemed as if a whole posse of murderers had beaten a path to the door of the Manor House.

It is left to the ingenuity of Sir Richard Cherrington, an eminent but slightly eccentric archaeologist with a penchant for amateur detection on a visit from Cambridge, to solve this intricate puzzle of motives and alibis.

©1954 The Estate of Glyn Daniel (P)2106 Story Sound

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    Ginger 22/06/2017
    Ginger 22/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Overall enjoyable"

    The quality was variable. I would recommend this book to people who like an old fashioned crime story where the timing of phone calls, timetables, railway journeys etc are vital to the breaking or otherwise of alibis and are gone into in detail.

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    Gordon Barclay 14/05/2017
    Gordon Barclay 14/05/2017
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    "Very good Golden Age detective story."

    The second of Glyn Daniel's detective novels is every bit as good as the first. A clear storyline and well-defined characters. The hero, like Daniel himself, is a professor of archaeology, but more in the line of the dashing Sir Mortimer Wheeler.

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    Miss Julie E. Ellis Herne Bay, United Kingdom 15/04/2017
    Miss Julie E. Ellis Herne Bay, United Kingdom 15/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "modern"

    i really love to read or listen to a series of books, and the would be amateur detective in this one is good, we need more.

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    Rogayah 12/04/2017
    Rogayah 12/04/2017

    Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try

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    "Too many cooks"

    The plot was well set with almost the whole community having a good reason for murdering the victim. All the lies and misdirection left me feeling confused. I wanted to know who did it and why. I did warm slightly more to the professor.

    The narrator is good and I hope for a better story in the next book.

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    Christopher PaphosCyprus 24/03/2017
    Christopher PaphosCyprus 24/03/2017 Member Since 2008
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    "A new "period" sleuth"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Welcome Death to be better than the print version?

    Well read, gripping, atmospheric - as good as a book - probably.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good post-WW2 setting. Believable central character (straight from "The Cambridge Murders").
    Lots of red-herrings and a long run-in to the murder.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Wickham – was your favourite?

    None stands out - good variation of tone and accent added to this Welshman's enjoyment greatly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Certainly a book that my wife returned to at the soonest opportunity - couldn't wait to see whether we had guessed the killer from a long short-list!


    Any additional comments?

    We await Glyn Daniel's next book with anticipation.

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    10/02/17
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    "Enjoyable listen!"

    I really liked the story and the storyteller. I plan to listen to the whole series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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