Home Front Detective
Books in series5
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(4.2 based on 47 ratings)
  • 1
    A Bespoke Murder | Edward Marston

    A Bespoke Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edward Marston
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    May 1915. With thousands of Britons fighting in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe. Scotland Yard is already overstretched when the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an unprecedented wave of anti-German riots and arson attacks. Among the victims is the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop.

    Even better than the Railway Detective!

    I have enjoyed every minute of this recording; the story was interesting, the characters engaging and the narration very well performed. Can't wait to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 August 2016 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)
  • 2
    Instrument of Slaughter: Home Front Detective, Book 2 | Edward Marston

    Instrument of Slaughter: Home Front Detective, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Edward Marston
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (14)
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    (14)
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    Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy are assigned to the case when the body of a young conscientious objector is found bludgeoned to death. Public sympathy is lukewarm for conscientious objectors with some people even claiming that a "conchie" deserves to die if he won't fight for his King and Country. As the detectives identify one suspect, others pop up in the most unexpected places. Everyone speaks well of Ablatt but is he really the saint they describe?

    Brilliant

    I am thoroughly enjoying the Home Front series. The stories are good, the characters believable, and the narration excellent.

    Reviewed on 29 August 2016 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)
  • 3
    Five Dead Canaries | Edward Marston

    Five Dead Canaries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Edward Marston
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    (6)
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    As thousands of Brits are fighting on the Front Line, a new breed of women emerges to hold the Home Front together. Fiercely independent and fiery-spirited, these women are a raucous group of munition workers. One group of "canaries", so-called because of their chemically-stained yellow faces, decide to celebrate leader Florrie Duncan's birthday, but their frolics are soon cut short when all but one are killed in a startling explosion. With five times the victims there are five times the possible motivations for the murderer, and Marmion and Keedy certainly uncover some surprising clues.

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  • 4
    Deeds of Darkness | Edward Marston

    Deeds of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Edward Marston
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    In June 1916 a young woman is found dead in a cinema. Harvey Marmion and Joe Keedy are assigned the task of finding the killer who fled in the dark. Before long two more victims, of striking similarity but differing backgrounds, are found dead around the city. Meanwhile, miles from home, Marmion's son, Paul, prepares for life on the front line as he marches towards the Battle of the Somme.

    The best yet!

    This series is, without doubt, Edward Marston's best yet; a moving story which highlights the horrors of war as well as producing a sense of intrigue ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 August 2016 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)
  • 5
    Dance of Death: The Home Front Detective Series | Edward Marston

    Dance of Death: The Home Front Detective Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Edward Marston
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
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    London, Autumn 1916. When he slips out of a house in the early hours, Simon Wilder is too preoccupied to realise that he is being stalked. As he walks along the street, lights begin to dim as a warning that there's another Zeppelin attack. British aeroplanes attack the Zeppelin. Suddenly, it bursts into flame and lights up the whole sky. The crowds cheer as the great fireball drops slowly down and crashes in a field but the one person unable to watch is Simon Wilder.

    Great series!

    Really enjoyed this series, hope there'll be a new instalment soon! Highly recommended, be sure to try it.

    Reviewed on 06 September 2016 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)