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  • A Murder to Die For

  • By: Stevyn Colgan
  • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

When hordes of people descend on the picturesque village of Nasely for the annual celebration of its most famous resident, murder mystery writer Agnes Crabbe, events take a dark turn as the festival opens with a shocking death. Each year the residents are outnumbered by crowds dressed as Crabbe’s lady detective, Millicent Cutter. The weekend is never a mild-mannered affair as fan club rivalries bubble below the surface, but tensions reach new heights when a second Crabbe devotee is found murdered. Though the police are quick to arrive on the scene, the facts are tricky to ascertain as the witnesses, suspects and victim are all dressed as Miss Cutter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly funny crazy village crime caper!

  • By S N Parnell on 27-06-18

bit slow to begin but stick with it. worth it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-18

to begin thought it was a little slow. but well worth persevering . lol at the keystone cops.

  • Fashion, Lies, and Murder

  • Amber Fox Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes, and something's got to give...For starters, Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force. Oops! Then, she accepts a job as an insurance investigator from her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett. Only Brad thinks they've still got unfinished business in the romance department, making for a steamier working environment than Amber counted on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By Suzy Twerds on 16-04-17

Brilliant.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-17

laughed out loud and got some really funny looks on the bus. the narrator was fab.

  • The Devil's Cocktail

  • Book 2 in Wallace of the Secret Service Series
  • By: Alexander Wilson
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Sir Leonard is not a man to desire fame or notoriety. His chronicler has been forced to fall back on office records and information supplied by various members of the secret service to tell of the struggles of Wallace and his intelligence officers and their battles against the Soviet Union, terrorism and subversion in the British Empire, Nazi Germany and the tentacles of global organised crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Suzy Twerds on 09-04-17

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-17

usually listen on walks but couldn't put it down. very hooray henry but this just adds to the escapism.

  • The Mystery at Stowe

  • The Detective Club
  • By: Vernon Loder
  • Narrated by: Joseph Balderrama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

First published by Collins in 1928, this was the first of 22 mystery novels by Vernon Loder, one of the most popular British mystery-thriller writers of his generation. When a guest at Stowe House is found dead, killed by a lethal dart, suspicion naturally falls on the resident collector of poisoned weapons from tribes in South America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average story made worse by narrator

  • By Fes on 06-11-17

Nice light read.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-17

What made the experience of listening to The Mystery at Stowe the most enjoyable?

Easy listening and the storyline kept moving

What other book might you compare The Mystery at Stowe to, and why?

Similar to an Agatha Christie as it is amateurs solving crimes with clues.

Which character – as performed by Joseph Balderrama – was your favourite?

The Aunt.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Mayhem and mystery in a fast paced who done it.

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  • The Secrets Of Gaslight Lane

  • The Gower Street Detective, Book 4
  • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

London, 1883: All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. So, when a young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost personal detective, Sidney Grice, to solve her father's murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee. Mr Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered, with no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. But what piques Grice's interest is the link to the unsolved murders of Nathan's uncle, aunt and servants in the very same house....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By BEN on 18-08-16

Just gets better and better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-17

What did you like most about The Secrets Of Gaslight Lane?

The characters are superb.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love the defective he is so complex.

Have you listened to any of Emma Gregory’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Well read.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was just gripping throughout

Any additional comments?

Couldn't stop listening.

  • Playing With Poison

  • Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Cindy Blackburn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit too American

  • By Suzy Twerds on 05-04-16

bit too American

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-16

really enjoyed this although it took a little while to adjust to the American accent

  • The Mangle Street Murders

  • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440

Gower Street, London, 1882: Sidney Grice, London's most famous personal detective, is expecting a visitor. He drains his fifth pot of morning tea, and glances outside, where a young, plain woman picks her way between the piles of horse-dung towards his front door. Sidney Grice shudders. For heaven's sake - she is wearing brown shoes. The Mangle Street Murders is for those who like their crime original, atmospheric, and very, very funny.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite My Pot of Tea

  • By Simon on 06-02-16

Couldn't put it down.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-15

loved this. It took a little bit to get into but once I did. great