Adventures of Lestrade (chronological order)
Books in series16
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  • 1
    Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By M J Trow
    • Narrated By M J Trow
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    It is 1879, and the young Detective Sergeant Sholto Lestrade has his work cut out for him as he investigates mysterious goings-on at "Lord" George Sanger's Circus. First, the best juggler in Europe is shot in full view of a thousand people. Then Huge Hughie the dwarf dies an agonising death whilst performing the Ether Trick. Finally, the Great Bolus dies by swallowing the wrong sword. And all of this comes after two bodies are found with multiple slashes.

    Good story problem narration

    Thi story has good pace, great characters, lots of plot twists and a good measure of humour to keep the reader reading. But, it is read by the author ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 June 2014 by Twizzle-cat (UK)
  • 2
    Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand: An Inspector Lestrade Mystery, Book 11 | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand: An Inspector Lestrade Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
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    The murder of Sarah Culdrose is just the first in a series of mysterious and often gruesome deaths that London's subterranean trains will witness. The deceased - all women - pile up quickly. There is a maniac at large, and Inspector Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard is detailed to work with the Railway Police. The detective plunges through a tangled web of deviants to solve a string of murders so heinous that every woman in London fears for her life. Will the London Transport System survive? Or will Lestrade run out of steam?

    loved it
    Reviewed on 17 May 2016 by Mrs. K. I. Richards ()
  • 3
    Lestrade and the Sign of Nine | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Sign of Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By M J Trow
    • Narrated By M J Trow
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    It is a puzzle that has faced Scotland Yard from the beginning - whose was the limbless body found among the foundations? And in the murderous world of Sholto Lestrade, one question is invariably followed by another - what do a lecherous rector, a devious speculator and a plagiarist novelist all have in common? Answer: they're all dead - each of them with a bloody space where his head used to be. And six others are to join them before our intrepid inspector brings the perpetrator to book.

    Classic Detective Plus Funny

    I have read a few of this series and while they were all good this was the funniest. There are so many comic moments and puns slipped into the text th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 February 2014 by Ms Lixie (London, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Lestrade and the Ripper | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Ripper

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By M J Trow
    • Narrated By M J Trow
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    The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper terrorises the East End of London; all the victims are found in Whitechapel - but Scotland Yard has to look into another suspicious death, that of Edmund Gurney in Brighton. Foremost amongst the Yard's top men is young Inspector Sholto Lestrade. It is to his lot that a number of unsolved cases fall - cases that include the murder of a former Whitechapel prostitue, and that of Gurney.

    another good story.
    Reviewed on 15 June 2016 by Mrs. K. I. Richards ()
  • 5
    The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade | M J Trow

    The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By M J Trow
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    It is 1891, and London is still reeling from the horror of the unsolved Ripper murders when Inspector Lestrade is sent to the Isle of Wight to investigate a strange corpse found walled up in Shanklin Chine. It is merely the beginning of a series of brutal and bizarre killings so apparently random, that only a warped genius could be responsible.

    Spoof Victorian crime

    These tales are generally entertaining, peppered with excruciating puns, Malapropisms, Spoonerisms anachronisms, and doubles entendres. Expect bad ta..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 July 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 6
    Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
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    Murder is afoot among the footmen of Britain's Royal Household: a servant girl, Amy Macpherson, has been brutally slaughtered. And so our hero, Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard, is once again on the trail of mystery. As he tries to untangle a villainous web of conspiracy, the superintendent must venture north to Scotland. His investigations take him from Balmoral Castle to the Isle of Skye to the North British Hotel, where he narrowly escapes an inferno in Room 13. The intrepid investigator contends with the most baffling clues he has yet encountered.

    another good story.
    Reviewed on 24 October 2016 by Mrs. K. I. Richards ()
  • 7
    Brigade: The Further Adventures of Lestrade: Sholto Lestrade, Book 2 | M. J. Trow

    Brigade: The Further Adventures of Lestrade: Sholto Lestrade, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
    • Narrated By M. J. Trow
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    There is a new broom at Scotland Yard: Nimrod Frost. His first "little job" for Lestrade is to investigate the reported appearance of a lion in Cornwall. This is hardly a task for an Inspector. Yet even as Lestrade questions a witness, a man is reported dead - horrifically mauled. Having solved that case to his own satisfaction, Lestrade returns to London and to more suspicious deaths - all old men who should have died quietly in their sleep. Is there a connection? Lestrade's superiors discount his speculations....

    Good writing, well read.

    This is the second in the series so I'd recommend starting with the first but in any order they are still good. Lestrade's inevitable injuries combine..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 April 2013 by Ms Lixie (London, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    Lestrade and the Guardian Angel | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Guardian Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
    • Narrated By M. J. Trow
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    The first fatality in a bizarre series of killings is a Captain of the Second Life Guards, found in the River Thames with a war medal wedged between his teeth. Then a dead Egyptologist is discovered with a scarab clamped between his molars. When a young soldier is found dead in the saddle (this time a locket is the dying mouthful), Sholto Lestrade is forced to impersonate a barrack-room lawyer.

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  • 9
    Lestrade and the Hallowed House | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Hallowed House

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
    • Narrated By M. J. Trow
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    Inspector Lestrade is called upon to investigate the brutal death of Ralph Childers, MP. It is but the first in a series of perplexing murders that lead Lestrade around the country. The connection between the victims appears to be politics. Is someone trying to destroy the Government? It would seem so, particularly when a bomb is found in the Palace of Westminster. During his investigations Lestrade encounters some old and some new faces.

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  • 10
    Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
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    The madness begins when Captain Orange and his three nieces are killed in a carriage accident. The only clues? A tall man seen near the Captain's house, and a broken mirror found in the Captain's breast pocket. Next, Janet Calthorp of King's College, London, tumbles to her death as she makes her way to her lover's bedroom, the victim of a tripwire. The clue? A broken mirror found in said lover's boudoir.

    lestrade is a superintendant now.
    Reviewed on 24 October 2016 by Mrs. K. I. Richards ()
  • 11
    Lestrade and the Deadly Game | M. J. Trow

    Lestrade and the Deadly Game

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By M. J. Trow
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    The papers call it suicide. The deceased's father doesn't. And when Superintendent Lestrade investigates the death by duelling pistol of Anstruther Fitzgibbon, his suspicions are immediately aroused. One of Britain's leading athletes, Fitzgibbon is the first victim in a series of murders which threatens to extinguish the torch of the Olympic Games in London, in that glorious summer of 1908.

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  • 12
    Lestrade and the Leviathan | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By M J Trow
    • Narrated By M J Trow
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    Lestrade's detectives at Scotland Yard have promised him that 1910 is going to be a peaceful year. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out that way. His daughter, Emma, brings him news of a tragic boating accident and he is soon up to his neck in a series of vicious murders. On top of all this, Lestrade is roped in to help with the coronation of George V and Inspector Walter Dew needs help with the disappearance of a certain Belle Crippen.

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  • 13
    Lestrade and the Brother of Death | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Brother of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By M J Trow
    • Narrated By M J Trow
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    Recovering from a broken leg after his ignominious fall from the Titanic, Lestrade should have had a peaceful time convalescing. But an attempt on the life of his future father-in-law makes him realise that a policeman is never really off duty. What is particularly puzzling is the arrival of a letter which simply reads, "Four for the Gospel Makers", and it isn't the first Lestrade has been sent. So begins one of Sholto Lestrade's most mystifying cases, encompassing both the present and the past.

    Whitehall farce reborn

    Fast moving outrageous iconoclastic detective spoof, generally entertaining. Trow never feels he can't speak ill of the dead (many characters and situ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 August 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 14
    Lestrade and the Devil's Own | M J Trow

    Lestrade and the Devil's Own

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M J Trow
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    Lestrade had never been arrested before, although he had often had his collar felt by unsuspecting constables. But now a woman has died in his arms in a London pea-souper, and he is not only arrested but facing the drop. Millicent Millichip, in the wrong place at the right time, is neither the first nor only in a series of murders by someone so cunning that all the brains of the Yard can't catch them - and this despite the calling card left helpfully at every scene.

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