Joe Sandilands
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  • 1
    The Last Kashmiri Rose | Barbara Cleverly

    The Last Kashmiri Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    India, 1922. In Panikhat, 50 miles from Calcutta, the wives of officers in the Bengal Greys have been dying violently, one every year and always in March. All the deaths are bizarre and seem accidental. The only link between them is the small red roses that mysteriously appear on the women's graves on the anniversaries of their deaths. The first victim perished in a fire, the second was bitten by a cobra, another was thrown off her horse into a ravine, while the fourth drowned.

    Excellent evocation of murder in British Raj!

    The detail in the book was excellent - the descriptions and evocation of both time and place brought the novel to life. I didn't see it had been writt..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 August 2014 by Claire Kendall-Price (Dorchester, Dorset United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Ragtime in Simla | Barbara Cleverly

    Ragtime in Simla

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Simla 1922, and the summer capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the energy of the Jazz Age. Simla is where detective Joe Sandilands is heading as the guest of Sir George Jardine, the Governor of Bengal. But when Joe's travelling companion, a Russian opera singer, is shot dead at his side in the Governor's car, he finds himself plunged into a murder investigation. Confronted by the mystery of an identical unsolved killing a year before, Joe realizes that Sir George's hospitality comes at a high price.

    Paints a vivid picture

    I love these stories, especially the ones set in India. The detail and sense of place are quite amazing and are hopefully a fair account of the time ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by Mrs (Crediton, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Damascened Blade | Barbara Cleverly

    The Damascened Blade

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Events that took place on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1910 are resurrected for Joe Sandilands 12 years later. On a welcome break from his duties, he is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay, commander of the British army's fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. There is an uneasy peace in operation, but into the delicate situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors. After a skirmish that results in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages, Joe and James are given a week in which to find the killer.

    Great

    Not sure if it is the narrator, Joe or India but I can't get enough of this series. Beautifully drafted but a gentle enough listen whilst ironing, sew..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by Mrs (Crediton, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Palace Tiger | Barbara Cleverly

    The Palace Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    India 1922. When a tiger, turned man-eater, starts terrorising the northern villages of Ranipur, Governor Sir George Jardine dispatches Joe Sandilands, war hero and Scotland Yard detective, to join in a hunt for the beast as the guest of the maharajah. But Joe's suspicions are soon roused about the true nature of his trip. The maharajah is dying and his succession is unclear. The first heir to the throne has already died in a panther-wrestling incident and a second violent death occurs as Joe approaches the city.

    Good, twisty plot

    I never guess all of what's going on in this series of books, which is great. And the narration is great as always from this reader

    Reviewed on 15 November 2015 by elly gausden (London, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    The Bee's Kiss | Barbara Cleverly

    The Bee's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    It's 1926: Joe Sandilands is back from India enjoying the frantic pleasures of Jazz Age London. But post-war gaiety soon wears off when Scotland Yard ask Joe to conduct a swift enquiry. Dame Beatrice Joliffe, a much-respected member of the British establishment, has been bludgeoned to death in her suite at the Ritz. It seems that death dogged the footsteps of Dame Beatrice, and Joe finds himself investigating the apparent suicides of three young women who had been close to her.

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  • 6
    Tug of War: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery | Barbara Cleverly

    Tug of War: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Joe Sandilands has been dispatched to France to stay as the guest of a glamorous French war-widow who is determined that Joe should support her claim that a mysterious shell-shocked soldier is her husband. The problem is that four other claimants have identified him differently. Joe decides to investigate the four claimants and picks his way through a tangle of lies, deceit, and manipulation, uncovering a cleverly concealed murder committed during the war years.

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  • 7
    Folly du Jour | Barbara Cleverly

    Folly du Jour

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Folies Bergère, Paris, 1927. Joe Sandilands hurries to the assistance of an old friend who has been arrested for murder. In a cell of the Quai des Orfevres he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening dress stained with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was sharing the victim's box, has vanished.

    Up to par

    Once again Joe keeps us 'metaphorically' turning the pages. We meet some old friends/characters and catch some background and links with earlier stori..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 June 2013 by Mrs (Crediton, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    Strange Images of Death | Barbara Cleverly

    Strange Images of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands is on leave, wending his way through France to the Riviera. En route, he stops off at a chateau in the Lubéron, where his niece is to join her father as one of the guests of a generous yet enigmatic host. But arriving at the chateau, they find that a troubling crime has been committed recently. Joe stays on to allay a rising sense of panic and root out the guilty.

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  • 9
    The Blood Royal: A Joe Sandilands Mystery, Book 9 | Barbara Cleverly

    The Blood Royal: A Joe Sandilands Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    1922: Commander Joe Sandilands returns from a stint in India and immediately finds himself up to his neck in a tricky political situation. London is reeling from IRA atrocities and Joe is further plagued by the machinations of a spy ring being run under his nose by a Russian émigrée princess. When a war hero is gunned down and the life of a popular Englishman is threatened, Joe knows he has only days to root out the person behind the killings.

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  • 10
    Not My Blood: A Joe Sandilands Investigation, Book 10 | Barbara Cleverly

    Not My Blood: A Joe Sandilands Investigation, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands is caught off guard one night in 1933 by a phone call from a distressed boy named Jackie Drummond, who just might be the illegitimate son Joe never knew he had....

    Good story
    Reviewed on 23 January 2014 by Mrs Mac (Scotland)
  • 11
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  • 12
    Enter Pale Death | Barbara Cleverly

    Enter Pale Death

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure", this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play. His suspicions are aggravated by his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, Lady Lavinia's widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry.

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  • 13
    Diana's Altar | Barbara Cleverly

    Diana's Altar

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Barbara Cleverly
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Cambridge, October 1933. Inside the old All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, Doctor Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the final moments of a dying stranger. Despite the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the death is ruled a suicide, compounded by a formal confession before death. The victim, it is revealed, is known to Scotland Yard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is sent all the way from London to investigate.

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